Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What if?

I need to get some insight from my oh so smart friends!

I am really thinking about signing up for a 5k in May. I even discussed it with my husband and he thinks it would be great for me.

I have never done a race and while I would love to do the half marathon I know I am just not ready for that at this point. Hopefully I know I will get there one day though.

I would kind of be going into it blind as I have never done, been to or seen a race of any sort. So I need advice, help, tips, ideas etc.

None of my friends would be going so I wonder if I will find anyone there to talk with or will I just be the odd man out. I am not good with being in solitude for very long. With the distance from home to the race I would need to stay in a nearby hotel and I am not sure how crazy things get the night before the race. What about foods to eat before the race? What if I have to pee in the middle of it? What do I wear so I don't have a wedgie the whole time and chaffed thighs? What if, What if, What if? I just realized that I am intimidated by the pictures of all the racers.

I know its only 3.1 miles but still, all of these things are possible and totally my luck.

Anyways, if you could spare some advice or words of wisdom I would totally appreciate it.

On another note, I got a super fancy new scale for Valentine's Day and I love it! However, this one is not the same # as my current scale. :(



  1. I've never done it..but I say go for it :)
    And love the new scale..remember it's just a #, it does not define who you are :)

  2. I say go for it and I'll write more later. I ran my first 5K @ 210 pound, so you can definitely do this.

  3. You can do it! Personally, I LOVE solitude. I have walked a lot of 5Ks by myself. I even tried running one...You can do this. The 26th of this month I am doing a stair climb...56 is all about one step after another...the 5K is the same thing. EVEN if you do not run the whole thing, it will be an accomplishment!

  4. I am doing my first 5k in May:) My only goal is to finish, no matter the time it takes or how fast I go. I just want to finish:) I got fitted for running shoes a few weeks ago and love them!! I have to but running shorts yet, but it is still cold here so I am holding off until it gets warmer to make the purchase. You can do it!! * I love my glass digital scale, they are very reliable!