Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I've gone and done it...

So I finally found some courage and registered for my First 5k Race. 
On April 3rd I will be running Harry's Spring Run Off @ High Park in Toronto. That's 3 weeks away!!
A 5km Loop over the scenic Traffic free, paved roads of High Park... should be fun.
It's fairly easy run but has a BIG Hill right at the end. The plan is to run the course before Race day. I'm just hopping to finish and looking forward to my Medal !!   

AND why stop at that I also registerd for a 10k Race. 
On May 2nd I will be running Sporting Life 10k, after all the Running Program is for a 10k.
This course is considered one of Canada's easiest and fastest Downhill 10k's, straight down Yonge Street!! Gald to hear that... I could use EASY and FAST!!

I'm a bit stressed out about this ... who am I kidding, I'm REALLY WORRIED about it.
WHAT was I thinking yesterday when I signed up for these? I must have had a mental lapse.
Will I be able to do it? WHAT was I thinking signing up for TWO Races?
The last session of week 11 didn't go that well and today was supposed to be a run day but my shin is still hurting so I'm resting.
The 5k is 3 weeks away which means I can't miss a day of my Training, which stresses me out a bit... and I usually don't get stressed about anything.
I have never done anything like this before, so I'm just wondering if I bit off more then I can chew? 
I can barely run for 25minutes... wow I'm such a Negative Nancy today!!
I guess the good part about it is I just realized while checking my calendar that my 'Aunt Flo' wont be visiting during that time... which at least is some good news, one less thing I have to worry about. 

Que Sera, Sera... 

How did you feel when you signed up for your first Race?


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

You can totally do it girl!! It's such a rush!!!!

Claudia said...

Thanks Jessica!!

Paige said...

I was so excited when I signed up for my first race. I wanted to be able to run 3 miles by my 30th birthday; so I got prepared, and signed up for a race exactly one day after my 30th b-day. It was a very small 5K, so I ended up getting second in my age group. I was SO proud. What a birthday present! You will do great. It is so inspiring to be around other people who love to run and talk about running!

Kelly said...

I felt nervous and excited. You'll feel nervous when you step up to the starting line, not gonna lie. But you CAN do it! Reading all your training you've been doing, you'll be able to make it 3.1 for sure! Can't wait to hear all about it!

ajh said...

Congratulations! Good for you. I was giddy, nervous and impressed with myself when I signed up for my first race. I wanted to tell the world.

Life, Health & Fitness said...

Whoo hoo!! You're totally going to rock both of those runs!

Running down hill is easy and so much fun, hehe sometimes it feels like I'm almost flying b/c I pick up so much speed on steep hills. :)

destination262 said...

I am super duper excited for you and your first 5k & 10K! Yayaayayayya!! :) You have been training hard and you are going to do great. The thing about races that I learned, is all those nerves go out the window once you get there. The excitement is in the air, and you just do it. It's crazy fun.

My first 5k (and first ever race) was almost a year ago exactly and I had been training but was so scared. Once I started running I felt amazing and didn't stop until the end. I didn't know it was possible at that time for me to run 3.1 without stopping as I never had before.

I say, just listen to your body and go with it. How exciting!! :)

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on signing up for these two races! I never done the Harry Spring Run Off, but have done Sporting Life a couple of times. It is super fun - I'm sure you are going to love it! It is always a bit nerve wracking signing up for races, but then once you get your medal all seems worth it! :)Maybe I'll see you at Sporting Life!