Tuesday, June 09, 2009
What am I so scared of?
I have set a goal to run a 5k this year and found several in my area. But I just never felt ready.
What if I come in last?
What if I can't finish?
I'll look like a fool! So I've put it off and put it off.
Until now. Last month a very good friend offered to run this 5k with me. She never runs a 5k - she is a marathoner! But still I put it off. You have to maintain a 15 min pace or they pick you up. I can't do that.
You have time to train she said. You can do this she said. What are you afraid of another friend said. But I put it off.
She called and said have you signed up yet? I'll still run it with you. But still I put it off.
Tonight I went for a run - a short one just 2.11 miles. I did 1/1 intervals and finished in 30 minutes. And I thought I can do this!
So I signed up 10 minutes ago to run a 5k at Disneyland in September!