I’m so supposed to be sleeping! My training partner will have my head when she realizes I’m not in bed. Tomorrow is the day! My first 5K. My cold is ebbing and my anticipation is rising. I’m waiting for my ipod to synch with a mishmash of music, hastily thrown together at the last minute. Nothing went as planned today, but it was fun.
I got home late, threw a load of laundry in, half unpacked our bags and got my racing gear together. I was supposed to wipe an sd card clean so I could get pictures but what are you gonna do. There are only so many hours in the day! I guess the nice part is that I don’t have a lot of time to freak out either. Tomorrow will be what it will be.
I finished my 8 week 5K101 training program yesterday. That’s a HUGE accomplishment. I’ve already won! So what’s left? Of course to win again. Winning looks like getting up, going to the race and doing the best that I can. That’s my plan and I’m sticking to it!
If you are reading this and thinking you wish you could, but know that you can’t…you can. Just give it a shot. Be it racing, taking a class, asking a guy out – whatever. Somewhere inside I made a choice to try something new and tonight I am on the eve of the first race of my life. I’ve been at that choosing point many other times and decided against moving forward. I’m not sure what was different this time around, I’m just glad it was.
And I’ll be thrilled for you when you step out and try your something new.
(Please excuse any typos – no time!)