I took the plunge…I registered for a 5K. I knew that unless I did something drastic – like actually registering, spending money on, and telling the whole world about doing a 5k – that I’d let myself NOT complete one by my goal date.
I can’t let that happen.
So I’ll be running/jogging/walking in the 2011 Thoroughbred Classic 5K on November 24th. The race is being held at Keeneland Thoroughbred Race Track in the heart of horse country. My birthday is 2 days before that, so I will consider the completion of this event as Goal Achieved.
I’m being very blasé about this aren’t I? “Oh, hey guys – by the way, I’ve decided to run in a 5K on Thanksgiving.”
The truth is; I was very nervous about this. I haven’t been exercising for a couple months. I have lots of excuses that I could give, but I could have continued if I’d chosen to do so. I got lazy, plain and simple. I allowed myself to use excuses.
I even e-mailed the organizers of the 5K and asked them if I’d be expected to actually RACE other people! Good Lord! I certainly can’t keep up with seasoned runners! Luckily, they e-mailed me back and said this is a family-oriented race that invites people of all fitness levels.
Good! My goal is to finish, not win.
I was calmer after that.
I have 75 days to prepare.
Who wants to join me?