Friday, May 10, 2013
I'm very fortunate to have a mother-in-law whom I really love and respect. She's in her early 60s and in AMAZING shape! Her support and coaching advice has propelled me down the jogging path, and I know I wouldn't have done it without her. We're both doing the Bolder Boulder 10k in a couple weeks. It's my first time; she's a repeat runner. Last year, she finished around 6th place for her age group (did I mention AMAZING?!). She'll probably be well over the finish line before my wave even takes off.
In previous years, she's always done a test run of the course so she knows what to expect. My mouth randomly chimed in with, "That's a great idea!" What did that lead to? Yep, we're going together this Sunday. She knows I'm much slower than she is, and I need frequent walk breaks, but this is the first time we'll actually go at the same time.
And I'm NERVOUS!
I'm already kinda embarrassed since I know it'll be much slower than she'd be on her own. I don't know how to shake these feelings. I know she's proud of me no matter how I do time-wise, and she completely understands this is my first 10k, but still... It seems silly to be anxious over something like this. Anyone have any ideas to overcome pre-race pre-test run jitters??