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Excited and Nervous

Friday, May 03, 2013

Iím really excited and nervous about my 5K tomorrow. Itís my Bark In the Park. First one Iím EVER doing. Iíve wanted to do it for years, but I couldnít 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 Iím in the top 5 for fund-raising (yeah Kitty). I didnít 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, Iím also nervous about this run. Iíve been fighting a cold all week. When you pair that with my allergies and my nose is non-functional. Itís also supposed to be cold and rainy tomorrow. I know my time doesnít ďreallyĒ 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 Iím going to dress. I think the tutu is out for the rain. Shame, Iím picking one up for Tazzy tonight that would have been a delight. I donít think Iím going to take her now. She couldnít run with me anyway, only walk. I had a friend who was going to walk her but I canít 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, Iím on my own, and that will be a first too.

Iím still running and I know it will be fun. Maybe Iíll 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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HZGLORY 5/5/2013 2:11AM


I hope it all went well with your run and your nose did not run faster than your legs. I am sure you did great. I am so sorry you are sick it must really suck to have a cold when you are facing a really big fun race. I can't wait til your blog on how you did. You are so darn busy I don't know how you do it all and then throw in a bug and anxiety what a challenge. Get well my friend and I hope you had fun with it.


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CBGBG5 5/4/2013 7:13AM

    I hope your nose cooperates today.
Have fun!

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MERRY_XMAS 5/4/2013 7:09AM

    Good luck with your race and don't forget to enjoy yourself!
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NUTRON3 5/4/2013 6:13AM

    Good luck!

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PMRUNNER 5/4/2013 6:06AM

    You will do great! Looking forward to hearing the results!

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BLITZEN40 5/4/2013 2:17AM

    Good luck! You'll do great!

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JUMPINJULIE 5/3/2013 10:14PM

    You can do it. Sounds like lots of fun. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 5/3/2013 10:01PM

    Deep breathe in...... maybe through your mouth, not your nose....... And slowly blow it out. You've got this!!

Good luck!!

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JUSTME29 5/3/2013 9:48PM

    You'll be fine - even if you do have to go alone. I bet hubby would go just if you asked him, no bribe necessary. Chinese does sound good though.

Stay warm and have fun!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 5/3/2013 9:34PM

    You will do great tomorrow. Think Happy Thoughts!

All will be fine.

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    I find I do better in the rain, oddly enough. You'll be great, you'll rock the race, and you've already made this sponsor very proud. The really big races are a lot of crazy! Have fun!

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    I'll be rooting for you!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 5/3/2013 7:47PM

    Actually, the cold and rainy may be what HELPS your nose and breathing (think cool humidifier)......well, at least we can hope :o)

Have fun in any case!!!

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SOULFISH80 5/3/2013 7:13PM

    Have fun, hope the bribe works with hubby!!!!

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BESCATS 5/3/2013 6:47PM

    Good for you taking the initiative. You will do a great job, just like you always do.
Hoping that the weather is nice, but if it isn't and you are still fighting that cold, make sure you dress well, we don't want you to get pneumonia.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/3/2013 6:07PM

    You can do it! I'm looking forward to hearing about it! :)

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1CRAZYDOG 5/3/2013 5:31PM

    Wishing you all the best for your run tomorrow. Wish the weather would cooperate, but that's Cgo. area for you, right! Don't like the weather, wat a minute and it'll change. Here too in WI.


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    emoticon Wishing you the best! When I did a 5K in downtown Atlanta, GA, I started out with friends. But within minutes, I was out ahead of them and never looked back. I had a mission to get to the finish line, to see what was up ahead. to find out my time. There was so much going on in my head that I forgot all about being alone. Rather you go alone or with your husband, enjoy every second! It will go by so fast!!! Can hardly wait to hear how you feel about it afterward!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/3/2013 4:29PM

    You will so rock that 5K tomorrow!

Relax, don't worry about it and have FUN!

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KATRINAKAT23 5/3/2013 4:24PM

  emoticon emoticon You should be proud that at least you are getting out there and doing something. I haven't even started walking yet.

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HAPPYMENOW58 5/3/2013 4:24PM

    Good luck! How exciting!!!! Hope it all goes well...You are doing GREAT!!!!! emoticon

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