I’ve been running since last November. I have pushed myself, ran when it’s 10º outside, and cross trained like nobody’s business.
I decided that it was time to move forward.
I entered my first race. (So I wouldn’t have to sell my left arm, some dear family members chipped in on the entry fee. Thank you!)
It’s just a 5k, a distance I can now run easily (at the moderate pace of a 10 minute mile), but I am nervous out the wazoo. I don’t expect to place, and I will be thankful just for crossing the finish line (not to say I don’t hope I get a 30 minute or less time anyway!).
It’s on Sunday, February 23rd, and the weather is supposed to be in the mid-thirties with wind and possibly freezing rain, conditions my sister-in-law that lives in Florida would have a heart attack at the thought of running in.
Here’s to hoping I don’t have a heart attack myself.
Have you raced before? What was your first race like? Answer in the comments below!