Wednesday, March 4, 2009

what was I thinking? take 36

Oh, god.

This 5K race that I signed up for in some kind of fugue state is in four days. I think I'm gonna be sick. Seriously. What was I thinking?

On the plus side, it has brought out the inner jock of half the department. We all used to stand around and talk about what there was to eat back in the break room, but now we talk about training schedules and how far we ran the day before and how bad our feet hurt. Oh yeah, and who's going to crash and burn on race day and not even make it to the finish line. For a laid back bunch of people we've got some seriously Type A crap going on. Someone pulled up a half marathon course on the internet the other day and said Well, if you can do a 5K...

On the minus side, I'm trying to figure out which of my friends I trust enough to use the defibrillator on me when I collapse in a heap just the wrong side of the finish line. I'm up to running 5 miles, but something tells me that the conditions of an actual "event" will make the 3.2 mile course feel more like 20. Is it too late to sign up for the 2 mile Fun Walk? Is it too late to just skip the whole blasted thing and go straight for the green beer?

I don't feel so good.


Maggie May said...

Keep saying it! You know you can win it!
When it is all over you will feel great and need to immediately put your name down for something else.

Wimbledon Common said...

You will do brillantly. Have some confidence in yourself!

laurie said...

good lord, girl, don't psych yourself out. 5 K is nothing.

Flutterby said...

Relax and enjoy the experience. You can do it. Often the process is more rewarding than the end result.

Devon said...

I ran a 5K once and the only problem is that I started too fast and had to adjust my pace half way through. It was a blast... good luck and have a great time with it!!!

P.S. There are two types of people who work in emergency medicine, the Type A's and those in denial that they are Type A.

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

5K is nothing,You can do that easily. Do not let yourself become intimidated. Don't listen to horror stores. You'll be fine.

polli said...

You can DO IT! I know you can. Keep running the way you are now, you'll be fine. You just want to finish, that is all.

I wish I could be there to cheer you on (and drink green beer with you) but I've got class. To be in class, that is.

I'll miss your Kodak moment. Bah.