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Inexplicably sanguine.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

That's how I'm feeling on this eve of my first major running event. It's the Vancouver Sun Run, 10K. 47,000 partipants registered, several thousand last-minute entrants in response to the Boston Marathon tragedy.

I expected to feel terrified at this point. I know I haven't trained as consistently as I should have. I know I didn't prepare mentally--it was a busy week leading up to now. But nevertheless, I feel sanguine about it. Excited--in a low-key sort of way. But quite "cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident"--sanguine. My goal is to feel and savour the entire experience. I know I'll finish and it doesn't matter to me if I end up walking a lot of the course--I've registered in the slowest cohort so I don't have to apologize to anybody if I don't set any speed records. It'll be my first 10k run this season but I was doing 10k pretty regularly last summer. It won't be as easy this time, but it's doable. And so I'm sanguine as I head to bed.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAMARIEZ1 4/25/2013 7:12AM

    You can do it! Run like the wind! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AELARLEE1 4/22/2013 5:57PM

    Can't wait to hear how it went. Bet it was wonderful!

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TECH1960PS 4/22/2013 9:33AM


Have good run, emoticon enjoy it and keep positive.

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HANSBRINK 4/21/2013 6:42PM

  Good luck, though it might be post race since today is Sunday.

My first marathon was the Vancouver International marathon. Loved running through Stanley Park. This was in '86. Afterwards, my family and I toured the World's Faire.

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DOUGDC 4/21/2013 11:27AM

    Enjoy the run! And it's great that people are responding to the Boston tragedy in such numbers. You've got a great attitude - we want to hear how you felt about the experience when you can get back to the blog.

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ALDEBARANIAN 4/21/2013 10:03AM

    Have a great day.

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PLMITCH 4/21/2013 9:04AM

    Have a great run! That is an AMAZING amount of runners!!

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NWFL59 4/21/2013 8:16AM

    Enjoy your 10K run and establishing your first public personal best for this season's event. Thanks for the megaphone encouragement. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 4/21/2013 7:49AM

    That's the right attitude! I always strive to enjoy the experience first, then start thinking about times, etc.

Enjoy and run strong!

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RUN4FOOD 4/21/2013 7:35AM

    Hope you have fun doing your 10K and you keep your positive attitude.

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