For those good Georgia fans out there who automatically assumed I was talking about the Georgia/Florida game this weekend… you’re half right 😉
…but no, I won’t be attending the largest cocktail party in the world, like I did for many years…
…instead, I’ll be RUNNING my first 5K!!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday I decided to give 3.2 miles a whirl. Well… Around 2.7-2.8 miles I felt whipped…
and I had to stop.
This FREAKED me out.
Suddenly thoughts of ‘omigaw, what if I can’t finish’ came rushing through my mind.
My only saving grace might be that I knew conditions weren’t right for me yesterday. Usually I eat, let it sit for an hour, then run. However, my run was delayed yesterday with the unexpected arrival of the fireplace man…
side note: we now have a wood burning fireplace… & I <3 it!
However, this delayed me for another 1.5 hours, and I was feeling slightly hungry when I left the house.
Also, it was a lot warmer outside than usual yesterday. Probably close to 80, which I haven’t been used to.
I’m hoping the combo of not being ‘properly fueled’ and the ‘heat’ were my reasons for not faring so well.
That being said, I decided to go ahead and develop my game plan for Saturday. Since we’re spending tonight with our good friends that live in Charlotte and are also running the race , I won’t be at home to prepare. So I’m prepping now. Here’s my plan:
Get enough sleep – although I haven’t seen these friends in a while, we can stay up late Saturday night and catch up. Friday, I’ll be in bed by 11.
Eat breakfast – is it crazy that I’m bringing my own breakfast? PB&J. I don’t want to risk not having something to eat that I know sits well on my stomach.
Drink plenty of water before
Warm up – I never start my runs off cold. I usually walk for a few minutes to get the blood flowing. I plan on doing the same on Saturday
Ok, I realize it’s a 5k, not a marathon, but it’s a big race for me, and I want to do well! (Do well in my mind = cross the finish line running ;)).
Anything I’m missing? Tips? Tricks? Ideas?
Ahhh… so exciting 😀
Oh yeah, and GO DAWGS!!! Beat those gators!