I have a 5k on Sunday. Anymore, it feels like a small, tiny race. Why am I even doing it? Well….because I LOVE it! It’s so much fun to be around other runners and people who have such a huge passion for running! Runners are typically super nice, friendly people who care about each other. It doesn’t matter if you are really fast, or a walker. You are welcome with open arms.
Today I have a fresh new attitude about running. I knew it would come back! I decided that I will PR on Sunday. Honestly I don’t even really know what my best time is right now……which is why I am trying to add race recaps on here to have them all in one place. I have been chasing (silently) a 30 minute 5k. I know I can do it, but I always psych myself out. This is one of my last chances to get it this year. The question is, do I just GO FOR IT? I know it will hurt. To truly RACE for it! The biggest problem is the unknown. If there are a ton of people, and if it narrows down to a small path, it makes it difficult to stay on pace.
BUT these are all excuses. I am GOING FOR IT!!!!!! I may even decide to do it without my watch this time. That way I don’t freak myself out and negative talk myself into a bad time. Have fun. A ton of fun! Run with my heart. Know that I can do it and I will do it. That is what I want. To feel amazing when I am done. To find my love and passion for running again. This is the time. After this race, I have 2 left. A half marathon and another 5k on Thanksgiving. That will more than likely be my last and #15 for the year!
The whole point is, I can do it. I am determined. I am focused. I am ready. I am here for myself. I have a very small amount of people supporting me, but that is enough. The biggest thing is, I am doing it on my own and I absolutely love it! I have come so far in a relatively short time, and I need to be proud of myself, rather than beating myself up.