Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I Run for Me

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Yesterday was a bummer with a dentist appointment and hip pain. I have been stretching and haven’t felt the hip pain since yesterday morning. I hope it stays away for my 5K on Saturday!

At this point, I think I am just as excited for my race as I am regretful for signing up. I had to turn down some friends for drinks on Friday night because they wanted to meet at 8:00 p.m. and I want to be in bed by 9:00 p.m. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, which means that we will be there around 8:00 a.m. I will most likely be waking up at 6:30 a.m. and that’s not something I prefer to do on my day off. I am a little salty about it right now, but I know it will all be worth the rush of running my race.

I say “my race” because I’m not racing against anyone but myself. My first goal is to finish sub 51 minutes. My second goal is to finish sub 60 minutes. If I don’t reach those goals, I will resort to my third goal of just finishing, period!

In effort to feel less salty about my race on Saturday, I am going to remind myself of some of the reasons why I signed-up.
  • For the feeling of accomplishment
  • To finish what I started
  • To push myself further than I thought possible
  • To do something now that I couldn’t do only a few years ago
  • For my sweat, tears and efforts to show for something
  • For the “runners high”
  • To feel like I’m unstoppable
I run… for me.

When you run a race, what are you running for?

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