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Running a Race - first 10km ever!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

2 days to race day gorgeous woman!
I know you are full of nerves and feel you have not prepared enough and know you could have done better if you hadn't self sabotaged this month.
You will go with the flow on Sunday. You will run that race, your first 10km, and learn this:

Routines are the backbone of my successes in life.

A busy month travelling interstate and regional has left my training schedule in tatters! Not to mention celebratory drinks. I let myself down and feel bad about it. :(
I am anxious about being exhausted before I even start the race.

I need to believe in myself, know that I have trained for 3 months and not trained much for 1 month.
So I am not as fit as I was a month or 6 weeks ago, this means I'm going to run a hard race.

It doesn't matter. Kick out that perfectionism!
Why?
Because this year I ran an 8km race & this 2 km more is doable.
Because this time two years ago I could barely run a block, not even 1/2 a km.
Because this time last year I was happy to say I run, I run 5 kms!
Because I know I am going to finish and achieve this years goal of running my first 10 km race.
Who am I racing for? Myself. My health, my body, me!
Will I enjoy this race? Yes. It's in a beautiful bush town. I get to run up a mountain to a gorgeous waterfall.
I get to run down a river path, in the bush.
I get to enjoy a rainy run in nature, not too hot, maybe windy.
I get to run with my partner and we both get a break from parenting & pet ownership thanks to a supportive grandma, uncles, aunties & dog-sitting friends.
I am grateful to have legs that run, a body that feels, good health and great community.
I think my strategy is to take it really really slowly up the mountain and then fast as I can down the track.

"There are only three winners: The one who competes with himself, The one who crosses the finish line first And the one who finishes the race."

Sri Chinmoy
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  • FRENCHIFAL
    I hope your race went well! Happy belated Thanksgiving!
    1977 days ago
  • BASEBALLMOM410
    Great blog!! Hope you have a fantastic run!! emoticon
    1981 days ago
  • JOAN_HEO
    You will be great!!!! Go get 'em!!!!
    1981 days ago
  • LIBBYFITZ
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1981 days ago
  • AGREENSLADE79
    Great!! Enjoy the run!!! :) You'll be great!!
    1982 days ago
  • ME_HERE_NOW
    you know you can do it, and you will do it! cannot wait to hear some descriptions of the lovely nature path. if you run with tunes make a playlist of your most energetic faves & enjoy the day! pump up on the way to the race with those tunes, sing along, feel the joy of all you and your body can do! :D
    1982 days ago
  • LOOSEIT57
    emoticon emoticon You are going to smash it.
    1982 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    Well done for all the prep you've done; life happens and it's not always in our control so cut yourself some slack - you've come a long long way and you are still enjoying yourself. Isn't that what it's about?

    Hugs and strength
    1982 days ago
  • APED7969
    Have a great run! You'll do fine even if you haven't been training much :)
    1982 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    Love it. Kick perfectionism to the curb. Just running the race makes you a winner. How fun that you & hubby get to do it together as a couple.
    1982 days ago
  • FIERCEONE4PEACE
    Yeeaaaaaah so exciting!
    1982 days ago
  • JAZZEJR
    Ah, Sri Chinmoy--he could really remind us of the fundamentals, couldn't he? Well, I'd say you have a mighty fine plan there, Smart Girl, and with that determination, you'll run light-hearted and happy (don't EXPECT it to be hard and it won't be--no matter the last few weeks). Look forward to it with great expectations of enjoyment! And you know you're a winner before the gun even goes off, right? Right!! We're proud of your win! emoticon emoticon

    Right after reading your blog, I saw this article:

    http://www.sparkpeo
    ple.com/resource/motivation_art
    icles.asp?id=188
    1982 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/24/2011 11:07:02 PM
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