For a couple of weeks now I was pretty certain I was going to enter the Vancouver Sun Run this year. That was until I found out it is 10K not 5K. I’ve never run 10K, I’ve moved 10K certainly. I’ve run 5K, and I have run/walked 7K. I have walked 17 km continuously and I’ve worked several 12 hour shifts serving that included only one 15 minute break.
So, can I enter the Vancouver Sun Run? And run/walk 10K? I have not got enough running in for the last month for a variety of reasons, so I am nervous. The race is only 30+ days away. Can I be physically prepared for such a race?
Even as I type this, it for some reason seems to be a bad idea. I asked Emile if he would do it with me, and he said – unfortunately – that he would.
I just checked the balance of our bank account – we can afford it.
March 18th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: Running out of excuses, we are now registered.
I get nervous about lots of things. I don’t like to make mistakes. Which is funny because if you asked anyone – most think I am bold and brave. I’m not really – it’s just bravado.
I couldn’t sleep last night worrying about our race the next day (Band On the Run – 5 km). What if I don’t get enough sleep? What if I can’t handle the hills? This is a much harder race than the Chocolate Race. (we burned 300 calories just walking the race route) What if I don’t hydrate enough? What if I hydrate too much? Should I run or walk up the hardest hill right at the beginning? What if I can’t handle it? What if it rains? So I lay in bed, counting down how many hours of sleep I might get if I go to sleep right now.
But here I am the morning of, up, hydrated, eaten, and listening to my husband update his FaceBook about his “wife going to do great”. Now he’s proclaimed it. I’d better do it.
June 9th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Being stupidly nervous about things that just get worse when you get nervous about them. Don’t you think I know that?