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Excited and Nervous

Friday, May 03, 2013

I’m really excited and nervous about my 5K tomorrow. It’s my Bark In the Park. First one I’m EVER doing. I’ve wanted to do it for years, but I couldn’t have walked it before last year and I missed the registration last year.

I picked up my packet last night. The girls were really sweet and there was a Jack Russell at the table. Guess I’m in the top 5 for fund-raising (yeah Kitty). I didn’t feel like I did as well as I could have but the girls at the table were impressed. I have a new fleece to run in! Just being with them last night I got really pumped up!

But see, I’m also nervous about this run. I’ve been fighting a cold all week. When you pair that with my allergies and my nose is non-functional. It’s also supposed to be cold and rainy tomorrow. I know my time doesn’t “really” matter, but there is that competitive part of me that wants to do really well for my sponsors. And the puppies, always for the puppies.

I have no idea how I’m going to dress. I think the tutu is out for the rain. Shame, I’m picking one up for Tazzy tonight that would have been a delight. I don’t think I’m going to take her now. She couldn’t run with me anyway, only walk. I had a friend who was going to walk her but I can’t expect her to go in the rain. And I'm really not certain how she will handle the strange place, no mommy, rain, and so many other dogs. Guess, I’m on my own, and that will be a first too.

I’m still running and I know it will be fun. Maybe I’ll try to bribe the hubby into coming with by offering to go to China town for lunch. He NEVER says no to Lao Sze Chuan. I can do a veggie or tofu dish there. The sodium will be a killer but the calories are not as bad as other places. I know this is counter-intuitive to my blog yesterday but I' m concerned that my anxiety might act up if I'm alone in a huge crowd. And it is going to be a huge crowd from what I've been told.

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