Friday, March 19, 2010

Where the Rubber Meets the Road.

This is it. Race weekend.  I will be running my first 5K on Sunday. The only problem I foresee is that I have been sick this week, really sick. The last day I ran was this past Monday, which means I missed two runs. Until this week, I hadn't missed any runs in 11 weeks of training.

During the last 2+ months of training, I have not run outside...AT ALL. To say I'm nervous, would be a huge understatement. I'm what you might call, "Grace-Challenged" to be more precise, somewhat of a klutz, which is why I run on the treadmill. I like my two front teeth thankyouverymuch and I prefer to keep them right where they are. I'm also worried that this bladder challenged non-runner has the potential to really embarrass herself in a crowd composed of residents from our small town.

It would be so easy for me to back out. I could hang it all on being sick this past week. But, I won't. I can't. I have to do it and mark it off my to do list.

I just pray I survive and that I don't pee my pants. Ok, I'll probably survive and I'll also probably pee my pants, I just hope no one notices. 

3 comments:

Jennifer Friedman said...

Way to go, Peaches! I am so proud of you and I know you can do it!

Mainly a midwife said...

ok..you are going to run this race or rather...we ARE going to run this race. And I will carry a water bottle with me and "accidentally" spill it all over you if you need it ;)

We are going to do great...which means we are going to finish the 5K and it doesn't matter how long it takes us!!!!

Jessica said...

That's wonderful!! Good luck doing that tomorrow.

Thanks for putting my blinkie on your site - I'm glad you love it! Happy (early) Easter!