Race day is coming up - it's making me realise a few things.
Oh, how things have changed!
Today it's t-10 days until my 10k... I think my heart just attempted to beat its way out of my chest.
I'm scared. I'm excited. I'm scared. I'm excited. It's my first race - ever, its my first attempt at proving to myself I can do this and its my first 10k, 6 miles - that I haven't actually run yet (I know, I know, shh..)
It's 4 months since I decided to sign up for Race For Life & I haven't regretted it one bit. Every single time I run I am happy & (most of the time) impressed with myself. Who knew just putting one foot in front of the other often & consistently would lead to me being able to run 5k's (yes, plural!) when 4 months ago I wouldn't even jog for a bus, walk (willingly) more than a mile or exercise in general? I'm happy just at the fact I've finally managed to stick to something I said I would do, and low & behold, it's next week *more heart beating*
Running has changed a lot of things for me, the way I think, the way I feel & I'm constantly learning and that is something as a bit of a not-so-secret geek, that always pleases me! One book I would recommend is "Go Faster Food", by Kate Percy. I've been reading it like a woman possessed, reading bits out loud probably to the annoyance of anyone near by and making notes of recipes I want to try.
|Currently hooked on - weetabix, strawberries, blueberries, natural honey & a splash of milk. Mm, mmm.|
This week I've been working hard in the gym, had a personal trainer session that nearly killed me / nearly made me vomit all over the mat and tomorrow I intend on doing the same again, aiming for 3 miles Wednesday, 5 miles Friday & then let the taper-ing begin for the race on Saturday!
Fingers crossed & send me some luck!