I hope everyone is having a lovely day and a happy Friday! Today at work is the costume before the costume (like the shirt before the shirt a la J-Shore) for Halloween and we’re all dressing up as things from around the office! I’ll post a picture of my costume tomorrow.
For the past 5ish weeks I have been training for a 5k using the Shape 5k Plan. I’ve never been a natural runner, it’s always been hard for me but I’ve always wanted to be a good runner. Where I live and work, there are always tons of people running outside and it inspired me to get my butt in gear and get moving! I started with the Couch to 5k plan but saw the Shape plan in their October issue and I liked it because it was more comprehensive and challenging than the C25k.
I feel stronger and more in shape now and I felt ready for what I have coming for me this weekend. Dan and I signed up for the Hobooken 5k for this Saturday and I was so excited for the challenge. I trained really hard to get to this point and I knew I would be able to run the whole thing.
Unfortunately, this Saturday is supposed to look like this:
Pure misery. It is not supposed to snow in OCTOBER!! I don’t usually run outside and I’ve never run in the rain, let alone the SNOW! I feel like all my training has been in vain because if I can’t breathe due to the coldness, then I won’t be able to be my strongest and finish strong. I keep worrying about this but there’s something that quiets my mind.
I Can Tri
I’ve completed a triathlon. I was strong enough to swim .25 mi, bike 11.2 mi and run 3.2 mi all at once.
I signed up for the tri on a whim but I completed it and it was the first road race I ever competed in.
So every time I get a little worked up about the impending October blizzard on race day, I just think about this feeling:
(I have the best friends. They woke up at 6am to be there for me )
Crossing the finish line was the best feeling ever, and while I know I won’t be as proud to finish just a running race, I know it will feel good.
So question for the day:
Have you ever competed in a road race?
How did you feel crossing the finish line?