It's time for another race with some of my daughters. The last race I participated in was in March. I must love these cool weather races! The difference between this race and the one in March is; I have actually been preparing for this one! I've done more running these past several weeks, and I've become friends with this organization:
and have lost almost 10 pounds. I have participated in 5K races before but for some reason, the extra K is playing with my mind! Wasatch Woman said it's a 6K instead of a 5K because we're running through the gardens at Thanksgiving Point and they want us to enjoy the gardens. I'm not sure I'll be taking time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens while I'm sucking air and wondering when my right knee and left lung will explode!
If I don't do as well in this race as I'm hoping to, I have a couple of things to fall back on that could be to blame:
1. I got my flu shot today. I could be sick with flu-like symptoms.
2. Tonight, while washing dishes by hand because our dishwasher is a piece of garbage, a glass broke and cut the dickens out of my hand. I'm sure that could affect my running.
OK, I think I've got myself covered. However, one of my daughters has pulled ligaments in her foot and was advised to wrap her foot and walk instead of run. If she goes across the finish line before I do, I'll need to find a few more excuses.
For my marathon runner friends - just ignore this post.