Tuesday, March 05, 2013
So I've wanted to sign up for a 5k since I became more motivated. Since I just started getting back into exercising, I thought it would be a good idea to register for one of these races in the middle of summer or late summer to give me time to get ready. BUT...there are some runs close to me that my friends want me to join in May. Can I do it?
I told myself when I started this journey that I can't say no anymore because I'm scared. That I have to be a "Yes Man" (woman) like Jim Carey in that movie. So I said yes to a "Color Me Rad" race in Syracuse, NY. May 4th...YIKES! I've made a commitment! And now I have to be accountable! It really excites me and frightens me at the same time.
Who can relate? Can you tell me how someone might stay truly motivated to work towards something like this? Because I'm working on building my confidence, I'm still worried about being embarrassed or letting myself down if I walk instead of jog. How do you cope with these feelings? How do you prepare mentally?