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Inexplicably sanguine.

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.
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