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!
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    So excited for you and cant wait to see the pics.
    3822 days ago
    Good luck - maybe next time Becky can pick me up for my first 5K
    I won't be able to walk more than 15-20

    Cant' wait to read your experience blog!

    3822 days ago
    You can do this and know that those of us who are not there will be rooting for you.

    3822 days ago
    I know you can do it! Enjoy and we will see you at the finish line! emoticon emoticon
    3823 days ago
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    emoticon Good luck!
    3823 days ago
    Thanks guys! Julie, I keep telling myself "slow and steady" because I tend to take off and wear down quickly.

    I will look for that sleep aid. I do prefer natural remedies to drugs.
    3823 days ago
    I'm so excited for you - you will do great and you know what...even if you did finish last it would not matter one little bit because you will have finished!

    As for meds to sleep, I feel ya on that, I sometimes slip some to my older son because he has a terrible time sleeping...he functions on like 3 - 4 hours a night and it's insane! Hylands makes an all natural sleep aid called Calmes Forte, it's awesome! It helps shut off your brain...not really something that will make you tired, but it calms your brain enough that you can actually go to sleep. Might be worth a shot if you are into homeopathic rememdies rather than drugs.

    Good luck tomorrow and I can't wait to hear all about it - remember, slow and steady and YOU CAN DO THIS! If you feel like stopping or quitting or anything negative, you listen to my voice in your head telling you how capable you are, because you KNOW you are, sometimes we all just need a little reminder. :)
    3823 days ago
    Yay!!! I'm so glad you are getting to run in the 5k and not work it. That is awesome! I can't wait to hear how it goes. You are going to do great!
    3823 days ago
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