Hi everyone, my W9 R1 coincides with my very first 5k, organised in conjunction with the nhs C25k course run by our local Council. It means that I will be among fellow first-timers and helped along by some very welcome volunteers who have previously completed the programme themselves. I am feeling a mixture of nervousness, excitement and dogged determination at this point; obviously I have run 28 minutes but 5k is going to take me considerably longer!
It feels like a special occasion, members of my family are coming along to watch/support/post embarrassing photos on social media. To be frank, I think they are in a state of disbelief! I have always been the wife/mum/sister on the sidelines cheering them on (and holding the coats) through sporting activities. Or at home cooking the meal after the event! They are surprised but proud to see this side of me emerging.
I have also splashed out and purchased a new outfit (to replace my "hide at the back" black primark garb) from TX Maxx and will be wearing a bright blue top.
I would like to pay tribute to the various posters on this forum, especially all the Ladies who responded to my recent post regarding my dilemma with mascara; you have given me such a boost to my self-belief - you know who you are! I am unsure that I would even have got to this point without everyone's help and support.
So I am looking forward to that moment of amazed achievement when I cross the finishing line tomorrow. I will let you know how I get on.