Pre-race nerves

It’s stupid to be nervous about a 4 mile race, but I am, a little.

Reasons why:

1) It is my first race in more than 2 1/2 years. My last race was the Niantic Bay 5K in September 2011.

2) I haven’t run 4 miles in 2 years. The last 4 miler I ran was when we were on vacation in Louisiana in March 2012. I remember because it’s when I realized I could no longer ignore my hip pain.

3) The race course is hilly.

4) Getting out the door when you have a baby, even when the baby isn’t coming with you, can be a challenge. I hope I get to the start on time!

And some reasons why I shouldn’t be nervous:

1) I have run several 3 milers recently without issue. I can do 4 miles.

2) I’m not racing for time, just for fun and for the joy of running a race again after so long.

3) If I have to walk the hills, I have to walk the hills. No one besides me will give a shit.

4) J and H are going to come cheer for me (weather permitting). And J will probably eat my post-race pizza and cupcakes (unless there are vegan cupcakes… mmmmm vegan cupcakes).
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2 Responses to Pre-race nerves

  1. barif0815 says:

    You’ve got this! So excited for you :)

    • runnerjen521 says:

      Thank you! I’m excited, too. Especially since it’s the first time my little cheerleader will be there. :)

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