Countdown to race day – 1 day to go

I am ridiculously nervous. You might even call it “freaking out.”

It’s not so much the running, although it is a little bit the running. The last few attempts haven’t been as good as I might have hoped. They do say that a bad dress rehearsal signals a good opening night, though, so I’m pinning my optimism on that.

So, yes, it’s not so much the running, as the running in front of other people. The only mid-exercise interaction I have had with others is when people walking their dogs take a wide berth as they pass me by.

I have five definite goals for tomorrow, in the following order of importance.

  1. Get to the start.
  2. Get to the finish.
  3. Get to the finish without falling over.
  4. Run the whole way.
  5. Don’t be last.

I don’t really want to put a time on it, but I guess anything under 45 minutes is good.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me. I had to up my goal a couple of times thanks to you lovely generous people. This is the last time I’m going to use the banner, but the donations page will remain open until the end of the month.

This time tomorrow, I’ll be making my way towards the Big Warm Up.

ARGH.

7 thoughts on “Countdown to race day – 1 day to go

  1. Good luck! I am sure you won’t come last, there’s sooo many people out there that can’t run anywhere near 5k.
    Speaking of which, I seem to have given up on running. Again.

  2. All the best Christine!

    You know you can do it, just stay positive and you will be fine.

  3. Go Christine! Enjoy the run. Just remember you’ve done it before and all those other people are are nervous as you. Mostly. Just don’t go too fast at the start, run steady. You won’t come last. There’s always someone faster and someone slower, unless you are Usain Bolt.

  4. Best of luck for tomorrow, I’m sure you’re going to do great. It’s common to have a bad run (or what you think is a bad run) just before the race. You’ll do great!

    it’s not so much the running, as the running in front of other people.
    People will be too busy worrying about themselves to be looking at others.

    It’s wise advise not to set off too quickly. Run your last kilometer quicker than your first.

  5. There’s always someone faster and someone slower, unless you are Usain Bolt.

    Hehehehe! Thanks Paul 🙂
    Thanks everyone!

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