|1. daffodils & tulips at yerba buena gardens; 2. uc berkeley; 3. california poppies.|
|1. me on the roof in the wind, nighttime; 2. obama-visiting-related traffic on 3rd street yesterday evening--ouch!|
Well, it's Friday. The race is in less than 2 days (my 5k, if you're new here). All this time leading up to the race, I've been wondering to myself why people tend to be so nervous beforehand. Now that the date is so close, I have a new perspective, because I am freaking out.
There are so many "what ifs" running through my head right now. But I won't air them, because I know what my brain is trying to do: its trying to make my psyche myself out. Oh no no no, brain. I've got your number. I know I can do this, and it's only 3.1 miles, and I can do this even though I feel like my schedule these last two weeks has left me completely exhausted and unable to train for close to 2 weeks. I can do this.
Reasons why I am worrying for no reason include:
I'm going to be excited because it's my first race. I'm going to eat a lot of bananas and coffee and water before the race. My husband and my running fan club president will both be there cheering me on. There will be people walking, so even if I'm walking, no one will be disappointed pointing and laughing at me. I am doing this for me, and though I'm scared, there's no reason to be.
Other plans, for me, include nailing down details on a probable art show I'm doing this summer (more on this later!), photographing one of my favorite local bands, going out on the town with Scott (yay!) & doing a massive deep cleaning of the house. Oh, and lots of editing wedding & show photos, of course.
What are you doing this (long) weekend?
Is anyone reading this? Bueller? ☆