Proud but scared

Proud but scared

Why? Because I jumped at the opportunity. I have registered for a fun run.Tomorrow morning 7.20am I will Be making a fool of myself running with fit people. There is a 10k and a 5k. I will do the 5. Bitumen path along the road and 300 metres of soft sand at the finish.

On one hand I am so proud of myself. I feel I belong.

On the other hand, I am like:

"oh my God! I can't do this. I may be too tired. I may need to go to the toilet. I may stumble. I may be hungry. 7.20 is my usual breakfast time. Which shoes. The trail ones I have used the last five weeks or my good expensive Asics I haven't worn for the last five weeks. Blah blah blah....." the list goes on.

Wish me luck.

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  • It's supposed to be fun! Don't panic, just wear whats comfy and have a good time 😊

  • Thank you

  • > oh my God! I can't do this.

    >I may be too tired.

    >I may need to go to the toilet.

    >I may stumble.

    >I may be hungry.

    >Which shoes.


    You may finish

    You may get a PB

    You may meet new friends

    You WILL enjoy it. Good luck nhs2015

  • Thanks rmnsuk

  • Those thoughts go through every runners head before a race, tell yourself it's not a race, you're just going for a nice little run. You can do this, you're a C25K graduate! I look forward to your report, have fun!

  • Glad I am not the only one thinking like this.

    I was even worried what to eat tonight. I think because it is the first time I will run in public, at a later time so I am out of my comfort zone.

  • Just have fun. Unless you're expecting to come in the first 3, there's no pressure, just the opportunity to run, have a great time and meet likeminded people. Good luck. Can't wait to to read your run report :)

  • Thank you AncientMum, I will keep you in the loop

  • Just got in from my 40th agonising Park shuffle and this made me smile, so thank you.

    I love the doubting questions, but surely as a lady there are so many others, how shall I do my hair?, what if someone else turns up in the same outfit?, will I get too hot and my make up run? You may think I am being silly, but then so are your questions, I notice by your name the word "Graduated" I also seem to remember a post about an ex-obese xx year old running 6k so what are you worried about?

    Go out there, have a great run and let us all know how it goes. I can only dream of the day when the words 'fun' and 'run' can appear in the same sentence.

    God Bless x

  • Hahaha, thank you for your nice post. Actually you must have telepathy because I wanted to go to the hairdresser this afternoon but they were all booked out. I will have to run with scruffy bush camping type of hairdo!

  • How exciting! I hope you love it. You know you can do 5k, you'll have no problems. It's for you and only you, it doesn't matter if you're fast, slowslow, walk, run. Only tip is to contiously keep it slow at the start because I get excited with the speedy folks. Post back, can't wait to hear how it went.

  • Thank you. Yes I will keep it slow. I just hope the end walkers will not overtake me!

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