I am a more prepared for my 5K on Saturday even though I did not train last night. Thank you for all of the support on my last blog & my Sparkpage! I really appreciate it.
Mentally, I am now ready to give it my all on Saturday! I woke up in a very happy mood today which is still here! I was invited to a board game night, and I am going to that tomorrow night. At least I will be having fun instead of worrying about the race the whole night! I keep reminding myself: The time I get only matters to ME - not to anyone else. If I get a slower time, I am the only one that can allow myself to be upset with it. OR I could use the slower time to push myself to train MORE! I am in control of me! I have my outfit all ready now for the race even though I will probably still be cold on Saturday morning! =)
There are many things I have changed in my life - completing 5K races was definitely not in my past! Not only am I being healthier by getting the cardio, but I am giving to a greater cause. The Jingle Bell run supports Arthritis research. My Grandmother & Great Aunt had really bad arthritis before they passed away. I am sure they would both be proud that I donated for this cause & I am also running to give my support! Although I am running as an individual & not on a team, I still know I will do my best no matter what the time says!
I can't wait to post my race results no matter what time I get! I am ready & I am PUMPED UP!!!
The Jolly Holiday challenge starts on 12/10 & I am going to be an honorary team member for a different Winter Challenge which starts 12/16. Both will help me push hard to reach my goals! I have been part of a December Challenge too which has been very helpful also. I have two pounds to lose this month to get to 161. I KNOW I can reach that goal. It just takes one dedicated day at a time!
Thank you to all of my Sparkfriends for giving me that push to believe in myself no matter what. I am in control of myself, but you all have helped me in many ways! This website helps guide me in the right direction. Thank you! I hope everyone has a great rest of the week & a great weekend.