Today’s the day.
I’m running my first 5K ever.
I’m nervous, scared, and excited all at once.
To seasoned runners, a 5K might seem like nothing. 3.10 miles? Too easy!For me, though? I’m not seasoned runner. I’m slow. My stride isn’t very long. I run because it makes me feel good, not because I want to be the winner of the race. I’m nervous I’ll forget that during the race, that I’ll want to win and that my competitive nature will only make my anxiety about this race go up.
I don’t need to be the winner to prove to myself that I can do this, though.
Attitude is everything and this morning, I’m telling myself that I can do this.
Yesterday, I was frantically looking up last minute tips about how to prepare for a 5K (so on top of my game, right?).
I found this lovely piece of advice from this article that reminded me why I want to do this in the first place.
I’ll just leave it here for everyone to appreciate:
Celebrate every finish. You only get to run your first 5K once a lifetime. Take it all in, run for the finish rather than the watch, and celebrate your accomplishment. You’ve earned it?
Yes, yes I have. Cheers to today and my running first 5k ever.