Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'm Committed, Now.

"Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves.
It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go.
It helps us to find out what we are made of.
This is what we do. This is what it's all about."
~PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian

I can't even believe I'm doing this. I signed up this morning. Registered and paid.
I'm committed.
I'm running a race. Oh my gosh. Help me now.

If you are local and want to run with me sign up here. I can't promise that I will actually run WITH you because I'm kinda slow, but we can at least meet up for a picture and celebrate afterward.
Also, it's a "women only" race. Sorry, men! You can come cheer me on and take pictures (because hello?!?, this MUST be documented) and be ready with a cold bottle of chocolate milk at the end.

The girl at Salt Lake Running Company, where I bought my fabulous sports bra, told me that this was a great first race to run. Also, its date in early October will offer a cool brisk air, as well as allow me to recover after I get home from Italy and maybe even work off the pounds of gelato I plan to gain.

Oh, and yes, I'm aware that this is a 6k and I've been training for a 5k. But what's another kilometer when you're already on a roll? Eeep. I'm about to start Week 7 in C25k, so I'll get there. But right now, I just feel like screaming; I can't even believe I'm doing this. Wish me luck!


Shauntel said...

Yay! You can TOTALLY do this. Love. It.

P.S. Some of my favorite runs of all time occurred when I was out of the country. There's something truly magical about exploring a place by the power of your feet. :)

Lindsay RC Wilson said...

Yippee! I am so excited for you. One of these days I will run a race with you. Deal?

eclaires said...

Shauntel-Thank you! I'm totally excited to run/explore in Italy.

Linds-Deal! :)

Kimberlee said...

So excited for you! And yes, running around in another country is FABULOUS! I am checking my schedule for the date, I might just run the race with you.

Marian said...

You are AMAZING! I can't wait to hear how your race goes (and your trip to Italy, of course). I love following your blog, so thanks for keeping us updated. It was fun to get a comment from you on mine(: Hey, and don't forget that if you ever want to visit England, you've got a place to stay with me!

Sharon Young said...

You're gonna do awesome.

Camille said...

Good for you!! I ran this same race last year and it's a beautiful race through the Gardens! (actually, Debbie Pazos was running this race as well...ran right past me by mile 1) You'll love it! And it will feel like a great accomplishment! Maybe I'll sign up too and we can celebrate the completion with a donut! :) Hope you're enjoying Italy!!!