It has been a super busy few days. I am behind on everything, work, laundry, reading, blogging, eating, sleeping.....you get the point.
This past Saturday I ran the Foot Pursuit 5k. I placed first in my Age Group at 24:45. I was going for a PR and missed it by 2 seconds.... Oh well. It was a fun race put on by my friend Linda and the race raised over $2000 for the Special Olympics.
I will be adding some extra speed work into my training after the Half this weekend to hopefully get my 5k time under 24 mins.
Speaking of the half this weekend, only 4 days left until the Nashville Country Music Half....I am really nervous...like dry mouth, nauseous, pitting out just thinking about it...nervous. I wasn't this nervous before the last two Half marathons that I ran. I think I am putting
Saturday night I had a dream that I was running the Half and I was staring at my Garmin and no matter how fast I ran I could not get my pace under 9:30......I woke up pretty freaked out. I never have anxiety dreams.
I ran my last big training run on Sunday. A 12 miler that started off rough and turned into an 11 miler. That run didn't do anything for my confidence....yesterday I did an easy 2 miles, this evening I will do an easy 4 miles, tomorrow I will do a 30 min tempo run and then Thursday and Friday I will
My friend and running buddy Angie put a race care package together for me yesterday that included everything I will need for race day, GU, new race socks, kleenex(because the porta-potties are ALWAYS out of T.P.), sanitizer wipes, my favorite cherry Laffy Taffy(for after the race) and some other great goodies!! Angie has really been a huge support and it is nice to have someone to keep me accountable as race day approaches. Especially when normally I would be feeding my anxiety like a mad woman, Angie continually reminds me to eat clean. And I have been eating clean....... for about 2 days....;)
The rest of the week I will be focusing on peace. I am happy to serve a God who is the Prince of peace!
What do you do to calm your nerves before a big race?
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Grace and peace,