Race day is tomorrow. It feels like I’ve been waiting 100 years to tie up our laces and go, but in reality, it’s only been a few months. I’m not going to lie. I’m terrified.
It’s been a very, very long time since I’ve ran 10K. 6 years and two babies ago? And even then I struggled a bit. The pain in my knee has been a constant reminder that I shouldn’t try to run, and yet I choose to ignore its awful screams for me to stop, Stop, STOP!
No matter. Tomorrow I will run. I will run as long as I can. Chances are I will make it through the finish line, but maybe I won’t. EIther way, I’ll have tried. And I’ll have given it my best effort. I’m a big believer in doing something that scares you as often as you can because doing so reminds you of all the A. Ma. Zing that you can accomplish. I can do this.
“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”
That being said, I’m looking for advice. Any runners out there? What do I eat on race day? Or better yet, what don’t I eat? How much rest before hand? Any tips for staying the course during the race? Ice the knee before or after?
Seriously, People, I need your help.
Oh, and just for kicks, my time last time I ran was close to an hour. Like 57 minutes or so. I can’t wait to see what it is this time. Anyone want to throw a guess out there??
I wish you all a great weekend. If you are running, good luck and have fun. If you are running the 10K, give me a tap on the shoulder as you run by. Just knowing I have the support of friends would mean the world.