Sunday, April 21, 2013
That's how I'm feeling on this eve of my first major running event. It's the Vancouver Sun Run, 10K. 47,000 partipants registered, several thousand last-minute entrants in response to the Boston Marathon tragedy.
I expected to feel terrified at this point. I know I haven't trained as consistently as I should have. I know I didn't prepare mentally--it was a busy week leading up to now. But nevertheless, I feel sanguine about it. Excited--in a low-key sort of way. But quite "cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident"--sanguine. My goal is to feel and savour the entire experience. I know I'll finish and it doesn't matter to me if I end up walking a lot of the course--I've registered in the slowest cohort so I don't have to apologize to anybody if I don't set any speed records. It'll be my first 10k run this season but I was doing 10k pretty regularly last summer. It won't be as easy this time, but it's doable. And so I'm sanguine as I head to bed.