All week the recurring theme has been my first 5k and the completion of a major milestone in my road to fitness. Well, I noticed the event ticker on the side bar has switched from days to hours and is now counting down the hours till I run my first 5k and complete the initial goal I set for myself back at the end of April,beginning of May.
I am nervous and excited at the same time, eager to get the race started and the first step on my road to fitfulness completed. It is almost painful to focus on work and anything else right now. A billion things are running through my mind… Did I get enough rest dasy? …. Did I take too many rest days? …. Why does my calf feel tight this morning? … Did I stretch enough? … Do I need to stretch more? … Am I truly ready for this? … Will 45 minutes for my time be ok?….
As I said a million things and none of them will matter till I get out and race tomorrow. I have taken three days off of my legs, with only swimming workouts mixed in. I wanted to be rested. When I go to pick up my race packet later I am sure the walk will help stretch out the muscles. Because the race is in downtown Atlanta, I have to pick up my packet downtown. So I will get a good chance to do some walking and really stretch my legs. After I get my packet then off to the gym to stretch and relax in the sauna and hot tub. Then sleep and tomorrow morning I am off to the race!
To tell you the truth, I am a mixed bag of emotions right now and I am not sure if it will get better till the race is over tomorrow. It is only a 5k race and is the least serious mileage out of the events running distances. It is not chip times, but I chose it because of people walking and having fun in costumes. What a better first time experience then something extremely fun. Also, I figured the shenanigans might help to mask the slowness that is chatter right now. Just needed to post the nervous excitement and get it out there. Tomorrow is a big day and I am uber excited for it to finally get here. Next major event will be my first triathlon in four months, just ecstatic to finally get to the point of achieving my first major milestone on this current journey. Til next time.