Friday, June 15, 2012

Run!

…or just amble…

Early tomorrow morning, I will be hopping on a train and heading for Sapporo. On Sunday, I’ll head east to Otaru. Why? I’m running in my first ever grown up race. And I’m excited. I tried to get into races twice last year, and they both fell through. So, maybe I shouldn’t get toooooooo excited just yet.

I will be running in the 5K race, and I have three goals for this race. Four, if you add in not getting lost on the way there.

1. I want to finish the race within the 35:00 time limit. I’m pretty sure I can do this, but everyone needs an achievable goal!

2. I’d like to finish in under 30:00. I’m not a fast runner, so 30:00 is challenging for me. Sometimes, I can do it.

3. My dream is to not finish in last place. My goal times aren’t that far from the cutoff, so it is very likely that I will be in the back of the pack coming in to the finish. My goal is to not be the very last one though. I don’t necessarily have a say in this goal, though! If everyone else has trained harder than me…well…

I’m just excited to have a chance to be in my first race! And it’s in Japan!

…stay tuned for further developments…

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I enjoy your full-hearted enthusiasm for life!