Tuesday, September 28, 2010

get that pumpkin!

Since I started running more consistently and seriously {about 2 years ago} I've competed in a 1/2 marathon, full marathon, and half-half marathon {relay style}.

I've failed to do what many, many of the training plans and running websites have encouraged new runners to do before a big race {ahem, marathon}: complete a few 5ks.

I laughed at the distance of a 5k {3.1 miles) and thought they were for wimps. Hahahaha! I love how I'm so naive sometimes and honestly, just a big scardy cat!

Deep down I always thought I would be to slow. I would finish last. I would be disappointed in myself.

When, with all the other races all I did was have to finish and no matter what place I came in it was good just to make it to the end! Does that reasoning make sense to anyone?? I'm sooo competitive it's disgusting {and a character trait I'm trying to tweek}.

So I did it. I signed up for my first serious 5K:

First and foremost I plan to have FUN, no matter how slow I am or who passes me -- young & old :0)

However with that FUN I do have a few goals I'd like to meet.

1) Get a picture with Mr. Pumpkin. How cool is this guy? {He better be there!}

2) Finish at or under 25:00. That's just about 8min/mi pace...holy smokes!

3) Not feel like this when I'm done. Poor Charlie Brown.

If anyone has an extra pumpkin costume laying around and would like to dress up and cheer me/all the runners on please do!! I think the morning will be fun and seeing you will be just plain amazing :0)

I would make Ryan, but he's already signed up to run. hehe

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