Yeah...that race is NEXT WEEKEND!!!!! When I signed up for the Shamrock Shuffle back in January, I was convinced that I would be back to running 3 times a week and would be MORE than ready to pound out 5 miles.
Fast forward 3 months and I am no closer to 5 miles than I was back in December when my chubby, post-holiday butt was planted on the couch. Whoops!
To be honest, I'm not that worried about the race. I have run a few times in the past month and I was still able to do 3 miles. But 5 is very different than 3. I guess I am just hoping that with 40,000 other runners, someone will be able to just push me over the finish line....
And if I have to walk some of it...then so be it. It will still be a fun day in the city with my SIL Dana and my running buddy Joe. Who knows...maybe the beer and food at the end of the race will help me pick up the pace?
If nothing else, I am hoping that this race will motivate me to get back into my running routine. I miss it. I am really hoping that the adrenaline of race day and the Spring weather that is surely around the corner will get me back in the groove.
So...is anyone else out there just starting to run? Anyone starting the C25K program? Any C25K graduates (who fell off the wagon this winter) looking to get back on the road? I could use some new buddies to get me motivated again!