Recently I announced that I had registered for my first 5k run.It just dawned on me that this run is only 2 weeks away and I am getting a bit nervous, although I’ve been told to just chill and enjoy the moment. I constantly have a thousand questions going through my mind, and I can’t seem to make them go away: “Am I ready? Did I make a good decision? Am I doing a 5k too early in my running career? What if I start running and just can’t complete it?” What it, what if???
I know it is silly for me to be thinking thinking negative, but I just can’t help being a nervous wreck. I also don’t want to keep being nervous, so I think the only way to fix the problem is to practice some more. Lately I have been pretty good with my training, and I must say I am very proud of myself. There are those mornings where I don’t want to go run, times when I just want to stay in bed a little bit longer. Fortunately I have been able to battle those feelings these past few weeks and get up and run whether it’d be for 20 mns or 3 miles.
Today is a classic example of what I just mentioned. I put my body through the ringer this past week between running, the gym, work and everything else I have going on. Now I am paying the consequences. My body is so tired, I am lacking sleep, I just wanted to stay in bed. But that won’t get anywhere, is it now? Lol. Waking up was a hard thing to do, but somehow I managed to take my butt out of bed and get my 3.5 miles in anyway. Oh Hallelujah!!! Man, I’m glad I did. Now I’m ready to pass out, somebody please bring me my bed.
It is a gorgeous day today unlike last Saturday when the weather was all shitty (you might have read about it in my “Running in the rain” post). It also doesn’t hurt to be running by the beach. It is such a different world over here. Everyone seems so happy. They are all smiling and either running, walking, or biking. (I stopped to take a few beach selfies and this lady was super nice to offer to take a couple of pictures of me :-)). This kind of atmosphere promotes an active lifestyle and definitely gives me a push to be out running even when my body is telling me no.
I managed to to do a lot better on my 3.5 miles run today versus last Saturday. I’m very happy with that. Anytime I see progress I get excited. So I am definitely feeling a lot more confident about this 5k run coming up. I still have some more time to train, and hopefully by that time, I’ll be ready to conquer this 5k run.
Well I sure hope you guys have a marvelous day. Any tips you might have for me about my upcoming 5k run, don’t hesitate to share in the comments below. Stay healthy friends 🙂