July 3, 2009
Running Goal #2
Tomorrow morning, early early morning, I will be getting ready for a 5 mile race. This feels like my first "official" race, complete with the paper number you wear and the timing bracelet. There is a running club here in the area and they do a run from one large park to another. This is only my 3rd race ever, and it's the second step in my goal to a 1/2 marathon. Of course, it's supposed to rain in the early morning, but thankfully, the weather is supposed to be 70's - unheard of for this area on the 4th of July. I'm running the race with the old friend who got me into running back in high school. We hadn't seen each other for years until we reconnected on Facebook(my new addiction), and we ran the 5K I did a few weeks ago. It seems weird to say, but I'm very excited for this race tomorrow. I honestly don't think I'll be able to run the entire 5 miles, but maybe, since I'll be running with such a large group, I'll surprise myself. I even bought a new running outfit for the occasion. Regardless, running and actually doing races has been a HUGE self-confidence booster. Just to know that after 30 years, 3 kids and 2 c-sections, my body can still allow me to run miles feels really awesome. I can only imagine the rush after I finally run a 1/2 marathon, but one step at a time! Wish me luck!