Friday, November 4, 2011
I want to run this 8k in March.
In 2011 I ran three 5k races. One in June, one in July and one in August. Each time I ran for a specific time and each time I missed the mark. I decided that I wouldn't run competitively anymore because I just put too much pressure on myself. It was exhausting.
So in order to run this race, I really have to change my mindset. I want to run this race because I want to prove to myself that I can do it. I can't be concerned with the numbers on the clock. I want to finish and I want to run the entire way. That was my goal for the first 5k ... I wanted to prove that I could do it the first time. After that I just wanted to beat my time.
I haven't registered for the race yet but I probably will after the weekend. I'm scheduled to run five miles on Sunday. I'll see how I feel after that and then I'll make a firm decision.
I so enjoy running. Even outside. Even in the lower temperatures. Who knew? Of course, it's only November. We'll see how I react to the lower temperatures in January.
Anyway, so what do you think? Should I register and run the Towne Bank 8k in March?