I'm running my first race in months tomorrow morning--eek! I am filled with equal parts fear and excitement. Fear: my legs will cramp up, my legs will cramp up, my legs will cramp up... You get the idea.
Excitement: OMG IT'S BEEN TOO LONG SINCE I'VE RACED!!!!!
Wonderful college and teacher friend Miss R and I are running a 5K in the city this weekend. I'm so excited to race with her! Miss R's first race ever was the Girls on the Run 5K this summer. Her wonderful running buddy, a fifth grade girl, was more of a WALK-runner, emphasis on the walking, so that was a pretty leisurely race. (Note: There is NOTHING wrong with walking, especially at Girls on the Run!!! Just sayin' is all.) I know Miss R is going to love the race atmosphere and the endorphines that come along with it though! Although I am bummed that there are no tiaras involved in this race...
Miss R lives in the city so I'm crashing at her place tonight...I just shoved a whole bunch of random running clothes into a duffle bag, crossing my fingers that I have SOMETHING appropriate for the unpredictable fall weather! I am pretty sure I have at least 3 complete running outfits for different temperatures, but I'm pretty sure I forgot essentials like toothpaste and a hair brush...don't worry, I DO have my grid foam roller (obv), 4 pairs of compression sleeves, and 4 headbands. You know, the important things. ;)
Here's hoping my legs loosen up a little and the sun decides to show its face! It's just a 5K and I'm excited to run with a great friend, so no matter how my legs feel and how slow my time is, it will be a good race. :)
What are your weekend plans? Are you racing this weekend?