I’m running a 5K on Saturday. It will be my fourth. The first one I just wanted to finish. The second two I ran with very little preparation and on the heels of trips/vacations, so i didn’t expect much. This one I’ve actually trained for.
I have a time goal in mind, but I’m too modest, shy, scared, f-ing petrified to put it in writing just yet. I do have some other goals though:
- Finish faster than last time
- NO WALKING (you’ll remember that last time I started to quickly and had to take a short walk break)
- Finish strong
- Finish with a smile
- Maintain a somewhat even pace
WHEN I meet my time goal I’m buying myself a fancy running watch. My current system of adding up the song times on my iPod just isn’t cutting it. But I’m not sure I’m ready to invest in a Garmin– not yet anyway!! IF I meet my other goals, I’ll buy a new pair of running pants.
Now I just have to get out there and DO IT!! (And pray for good weather and “race adrenaline”).
* My “training” thus far has been pretty much self-directed. Starting Monday, I’m going to follow an actual 10K training plan. I’m excited about it because there are dedicated days for Cross-Training, which I think will help with my overall fitness and with fighting boredom. Stay tuned for more.