The Race is On

Tomorrow is the 5k!

I feel ready for it, too. More ready than I’ve ever felt for a road race. Every other time I’ve done one, something has happened beforehand – injury, moving, lack of training – that left me feeling ill-prepared. This time, though, I feel good!

I did pretty well following the 2-week training schedule I talked about earlier. I missed two days when I was on vacation, but I made one of them up when I came back, so it’s pretty close.

And yesterday I had a breakthrough: For the first time ever, I ran 3.1 miles, outside, without walking. For me, this is huge. HUGE!

I truly believe most of my problems with running are mental. I get to a certain point and think, “Wow. I’ve been running for a long time. It seems like I should start walking about now,” and then I walk. That’s not the case all the time, of course, but it happens a lot.

Now, though, I’ve done it! I now know that I can do it… because I did! And I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t be able to do it again tomorrow… and then over and over again! [I’m feeling a renewed sense of confidence, can you tell?]

Tomorrow is actually going to be a very long day: It starts out very early with the 5k, and shortly after that is a 3-hour long Kung Fu Marathon, a charity event that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Doing either of these things on their own usually wears me out, and tomorrow I’ll be doing both!

Don’t worry, though: I’m all over this.

Stay tuned for a recap!

4 Responses to “The Race is On”

  1. Sabettcher Says:

    After you have a nice BM you'll be back at your target weight and feel lighter than ever. I KNOW you can do this (race and Kung Fu). No doubt in my mind. KICK SOME ASS KIMBERLY!!!

  2. mom Says:

    good luck! I know you will do well

  3. Sabettcher Says:

    After you have a nice BM you'll be back at your target weight and feel lighter than ever. I KNOW you can do this (race and Kung Fu). No doubt in my mind. KICK SOME ASS KIMBERLY!!!

  4. mom Says:

    good luck! I know you will do well