Well yesterday was my first 5K. I got my race number and shirt on Friday and was quite excited. I had been waiting months for this and it was finally going to happen.
I went out Friday for a couple of beers and was home by midnight so I could be well rested for the race. Well I ended up not being able to fall asleep until 2:30am. It may or may not have been YouTube’s fault. Haha.
6:30 came and I was woken up by my mother calling me. The first question out of her mouth was ‘Are you sure they’re going to still have the race?’ She then rambled on about how it was pouring down rain and that they couldn’t possibly have the race. I told her it was going to happen rain or shine and to get her happy butt to my apartment.
I stumbled out of bed and turned on the weather channel. There was a mess of storms spanning the whole state of Iowa. This can’t be good I thought to myself. I refused to be rained out though. Especially after getting on Twitter and seeing several people wishing me luck. )
I made myself a delicious breakfast of peanut butter toast topped with a banana. Yum!
My mom finally showed up and we headed across the river. It was raining, but nothing major. We walked up to where the race would be starting and headed into The Mark (concert venue).
There were tons of people everywhere. Lots of pink shirts and people with signs. I got really excited to be part of something so huge.
Well it was a waiting game from that point on. The race was delayed and they would be making an announcement at 8:30 on whether or not they would be having the race.
In that time I scored some free key chains and a scarf. I also saw a group of kids that were walking for their teacher. It was sweet and sad at the same time. I stretched a bit and waited some more.
8:30 finally came and they made the announcement we were all waiting for.
They were cancelling the race
I was rather bummed. Here I was all excited for my first 5K, only to have it cancelled.
Silly Mother Nature, she had other things in store.
So, I will soon be hunting for a new 5K to partake in. And I WILL run that one.
Let’s be honest…
I’m scared shitless for this 5K on Saturday.
I’ve never done a 5K race before…ever. Not even walked in one. I have no idea what to expect, which is part of the reason I’m scared.
Fear of the unknown.
I know nothing about 5K races except that it’s 3.1 miles long and Race For The Cure is a pretty big deal. There will be a lot of people there which also scares me. I fear looking like an idiot out there running this thing. Stupid, but true.
It also doesn’t help that I’m now doing this alone. Jared backed out on me on Saturday for reasons unknown. It really ticks me off and actually hurts that he backed out. I wanted someone there to rock it out with me and cheer me on.
But I’ll be alone. (Thanks, asshat)
My mom did talk of walking it, but she’s still not sure. Either way, I’ll be out there running it solo.
I also fear that I’m not completely prepared for the race. I have had some decent runs lately, but have only run 3 miles once this past week. I feel like I should be running 3 miles at some sort of consistency. Not everyday, but more than once a week. Maybe I’m asking too much of myself. I don’t know.
I fear I’m going to get there and quit halfway through. Or I just may decide not to run it at all. I’m a champ at talking myself out of things.
All I can do is go out there and give it my all. Try my best and rock it out.
I do know I will be rocking my I Am My Own Superhero tshirt and proving to myself that I really am my own superhero. So, at least there’s that. Oh and I’ll be sure to find someone to take my picture after the race. I need the proof for my Bucket List and of course to share with all of you!
Hopefully this pit in my stomach will go away. Oh and the horrible pain I have in my hip. I’ve been told it’s my IT band and I’ll be stretching it a great deal this week. Don’t want to be sidelined for my first race.
I guess I’m asking for tips and encouraging words. Also, anyone wanna come to Iowa and run with me on Saturday? )
Well it’s June. Time to make my monthly goal list!
May was a total busts. I had ups and downs all month in the scale department. And it was really my worst month since starting Weight Watchers. I ended up losing a little over 3lbs for the month. The pattern for the month was lose, gain, lose, and gain again.
I’m not beating myself up for it because that wouldn’t do anything but bum me out. June is a new month and it will be better.
I have no special occasions to worry about either. Graduation parties were starting to kill me. I had my last one on Sunday and I’m glad to say I made it through 5 graduation parties and a wedding without a single slice of cake! MAJOR NSV for me!! )
Okay, onto June’s goals!
*Run Race For The Cure
*Complete the Smart Girls Do Dumbbells 30 Day Workout
*Try Quinoa (tips/recipes welcome!)
*Be Awesome (Thanks Jess!)
*Cross 5 Things Off Of My Bucket List
*Earn 125 Activity Points
*Research Finding A New Job
*Start A Writing Project
*Take At Least One Photo A Day
*Hang Out With Jared More Often (he made me do it. Lol)
So, there you have it. Stay tuned to see how the goals go!