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10k test run with my MIL - I'm nervous!

Friday, May 10, 2013

I'm very fortunate to have a mother-in-law whom I really love and respect. She's in her early 60s and in AMAZING shape! Her support and coaching advice has propelled me down the jogging path, and I know I wouldn't have done it without her. We're both doing the Bolder Boulder 10k in a couple weeks. It's my first time; she's a repeat runner. Last year, she finished around 6th place for her age group (did I mention AMAZING?!). She'll probably be well over the finish line before my wave even takes off.

In previous years, she's always done a test run of the course so she knows what to expect. My mouth randomly chimed in with, "That's a great idea!" What did that lead to? Yep, we're going together this Sunday. She knows I'm much slower than she is, and I need frequent walk breaks, but this is the first time we'll actually go at the same time.

And I'm NERVOUS! emoticon I'm already kinda embarrassed since I know it'll be much slower than she'd be on her own. I don't know how to shake these feelings. I know she's proud of me no matter how I do time-wise, and she completely understands this is my first 10k, but still... It seems silly to be anxious over something like this. Anyone have any ideas to overcome pre-race pre-test run jitters??
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  • DRPOOH63
    WOW that is impressive doing the Bolder Boulder route twice. So much more fun with all the entertainment on race day but enjoy the great weather and time with someone who will push you! emoticon
    1869 days ago
    Don't be embarrased. I'm sure she knows that it takes time to build up speed and stamina. It's great that she is helping you on you jouney. I have not done a 10K but I have done several 5Ks and a couple of 5 mile tail runs (which I mostly walked LOL) Have a great time. Let us know how it goes!!!

    1870 days ago
    I was nervous on my first 10k, it was my very first race. But I was just walking, not running. I got over it and just went with the flow. Your MIL knows that you need to walk at times and that is ok on this test run. Have a good time.
    1870 days ago
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