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5K and Up and Down

Friday, February 08, 2013

Well....I signed up for my first 5K ever....man am I nervous, but I'm trying. I'm terrified I'll come in last or I won't make the time or...I don't even know, but I'm definitely nervous.

I've been doing really well with healthy living this week. I've gone to the gym every day. I've eaten healthy. I've made healthy choices at the grocery store. I bought new running shoes. I've challenged myself on the treadmill. I've pushed past what I thought was possible. I've been proud of each of those things. I am proud of what I've done.

However...right now I also see everything that's wrong. I don't run fast enough (I don't really run, I jog). I ran a 5K on the treadmill yesterday (yay!) but it took me 52 minutes which is far too slow. I'm seeing the bad right along with the good. I wasn't earlier this week. Earlier I was only seeing the good things, the growth, the good choices. But yesterday and today the pride is being overshadowed by the doubts and negativity. Suggestions? Thoughts?
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  • WINDSURFNERD
    Congratulations on signing up for the 5k! Doubts are part of racing...we all have them, whether it's our first race or 500th. when you toe the line you'll be joining a strange and crazy club of folks who love the surge of adrenallne and the thrill of racing.

    Here's a little inspiration for you:
    http://www.youtube.com/watc
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    X-Gu51xs

    Have fun!
    Naomi
    3099 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Nice job on getting that distance done. Speed is not the issue, persistence is.
    3099 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3494791
    Congratulations for signing up for your first emoticon . Get the notion out of your head as if you racing against everybody else. You will be there to do something for you. Just go out and have fun and complete your emoticon . Don't let the time and others passing you by overshadow your joy. Just Do It! emoticon I can't wait to see how your emoticon goes. Looking for feedback after it's all done. Good luck!
    3099 days ago
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