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Sometimes I get scared..

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sometimes I start to think about my goal, about how close I'm getting to it, and get very nervous. What if it's not what I thought it would be? What if I can't maintain? And then I remember that it's only a number on a scale and look at how far I've come. Nothing can be worse than going back to the beginning.

And SOMETIMES I get really really anxious thinking about my second 6K coming up this summer! What if I can't talk myself through the obstacles like I did last time?! What if I chicken out at the starting line (like I almost did last year!) What if I don't beat my time?! What if I don't know what to wear! What if I invite a support group this time and they see me break my ankle or something?! AHHH!!

Breath....

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." Henry Ford

Seeing as I make a living by driving all day... it occurs to me that as drivers, we look ahead on the road to prepare our vehicle for what's next. Of course I'm not going to go to race-day unprepared. I'll have an outfit picked out a month ahead probably. And I'm bringing a support team this time because I need them there. Last year I went alone and I deeply regretted it. Luckily the announcer was egging me on, but there should have been others. Of course, it was my choice. I wasn't sure how things were going to go seeing as it was my first time doing this sort of thing. Now I know better. And I *will* beat my time because there's fewer obstacles this year and I'll be more prepared with my running.

Sometimes I get scared...

And talk myself through it. Then at the end, it doesn't seem so bad.
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  • v TOUGHENUFF
    Awesome blog! emoticon
    1248 days ago
  • v THRDTRY
    I've read a couple of your blogs today and I am really, really impressed with your attitude. You just exude strength and confidence even in posts like these. You might get scared when you look ahead to the summer because you are not there yet. But you have so many things going for you. For example, you've already done a 6k once--so you know that you can! You also did a while ago, with a different body. Think about how much stronger you are now. I think that bringing "groupies" sounds like such a good idea! I hope your lungs heal quickly. I'll be thinking about you!

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    1262 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2013 12:26:33 PM
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