Tomorrow is the Big Day!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tomorrow is the big day. I am really excited but soooo nervous. I don't know if I would be this nervous if it weren't for my co-workers being there. They are all so supportive and have really encouraged me to do this, but it still feels like I will be letting them down if I don't do well. The stupid thing is, I know I will be fine. I have been working toward this since this spring. I have done three miles twice this week. On Tuesday I walked most of it because I wasn't feeling well and still came in right at an hour. This morning I ran a mile, walked two laps, ran a half lap and walked the rest, ran a lap, and walked a lap to complete just over three miles. I used the stopwatch app on my phone and came in at 50:56. I know the excitement and adrenaline tomorrow will really pump me up and push me a little harder. My goal is not to win, it is to not come in last. I don't care about time but would like to come in under an hour.
Today, my stomach is in knots. Since our office is doing the race, we have a lot to do to get ready. It will keep me nice and busy. By noon tomorrow it will be all over and I will get to enjoy the victory of having completed my first 5K. I will also be meeting a fellow Sparker for the first time tomorrow as well! She is going to participate in the 5K and I am so excited to meet her. It will be great to share this experience with a Sparkfriend.
My kids are participating in the 1 mile walk. I plan to leave my camera with a volunteer for them to come back and get when they finish. Then they can try to get a picture of me at the finish line. I also want pictures of the four of us with our numbers. Hopefully Becky will be willing to take a picture with me as well. I will post pictures this weekend.
As for sleep, last night I took Bendryl and only woke up once. I hate taking something to sleep but I really don't want to be tired tomorrow. After tomorrow, I am going to try to figure out what is going on. I figure it is psychological. I have a lot going on and stay really busy most of the time. Usually I wake up with my mind whirling so I am sure it is just that. Maybe if I try some meditation before going to sleep it will help calm me down. I will let you know how it goes.
Have a great Friday!