Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1ST 5K and...................

I'm a Nervous Wreck!
I have my 1st 5K this Sunday and I am going bananaz over it. I am losing sleep over this mess, which is crazy. I think I’m feeling this way because, I know I haven’t completed the C25K due to me being sick, weather delays and my foot injury but, most of all because, I know in my heart I won’t be able to run the whole thing. Is that bad if I can’t run the whole thing? Will others look at me with the side eye for walking when I’m tired? Is it against the 5K rules?

I am very competitive and I’m not sure I feel this way because, my friend who’s a runner is doing it with me and I know she is going to whup my tail and leave me in the dust. She runs 3 miles almost every day for the past year. She should leave me in the dust with the training she has, right?

For anyone who ran their 1st 5K or did anything that terrified the mess out of you, how did you get through it? For 1st 5Kers did any of you have to walk? What did you think about to keep your mind off of being out of breath and from dropping down and almost dying?

As you all know I am catching up on everyone’s Blog and came across Alexia's post over at dimplesnatcher. It was very informative and it was comforting to know she felt the exact same way I am feeling right now. She mentioned or maybe it was a comment someone left for her about my brain is going to tell me to stop way before my body wants to. How do I get past that? How do I push my body through that notion of wanting to stop because, my brain is telling it to? Any suggestions or feed back on this is greatly appreciated.

Today’s Workout:
-          30 Day Shred Level 1
-          35mins of Spin. ( I would have ran but, of course it’s raining Cats and Dogs over here) SMH!!!

Have a great evening and Keep on Pushing!!!


MissHaneefa said...

First of all congratulations on your first 5K.If you have to walk , walk, try to walk for a minute and when you feel up to it run again. I have no problem walking actually, I run for 10 minutes and walk a minute (that is how I am doing the half marathon). Get a good night sleep the night before, DO NOT DO ANYTHING NEW, do not eat anything new, do not wear anything new, down to your underwear, this could mess you up. Remember that the weather is something that you cannot control, all in all HAVE FUN!

Yum Yucky said...

Welp, my teenage kid is a competitive runner, but outside of his high school 5K's - in the community 5k's he runs - there are ALWAYS walkers. Always. You will do great. Expect greatness!

Ro said...

Yay 5K. Iw as super nervous but it wasnt as bad as I thought. I walked for about a minute (twice) and was back at it. Just keep your pace and it will be over before you know it!!

Hope you do well and above all else HAVE FUN!

LeeLee said...

I really love you Gals! I have never felt more at ease until I read your comments. Thank you for that 4REALZ!!!
Much Love to you Ladies!

Oh & Josie thanks for hitting me back! You're Awesome Gyrl!!!

Skinny Mini said...

Congrats on your 5k. I like your writing style. Keep it up.

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