Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's Almost Time!

Sooooooooooo...

I'm just getting ready to run my very first 10K race here in my home town and I have to say...

The past few days leading up to Ottawa Race Weekend (that being today)...

I've been feeling a bit nervous!


Almost like...

I've never run 10k before!

Feels like just yesterday when I started running!

I realize I've ran this mileage before (on more than one occasion), but still...

The thought of doing my first race is something I am both...

Excited and a touch anxious about!

Just to give a little background...

I've been running not even a year yet, and in the 10 months that I have been...

I was off for four months due to an injury!

I spent a few weeks in physio!

An injury we are still unsure how to diagnose or pin point! (I had mentioned in a previous post that the pain which I felt in my left knee months ago presented itself again, but on the opposite side! It has since gone away! To be quite honest, I don't think I've seen the last of it!)

Shé puh
(Slang for 'I dunno' in French)

I'm hoping I won't have any surprise issues today! (Knock on wood!)

I can guarantee you though...

I will be wearing my Knee Pro-Tec Patellar Tendon Strap! (It has helped me a great deal!)

Among the 42,000 registered runners, I am one. (How's that for working on my social running nervousness! lol)

One of the many who have been training to run this race for 'x' amount of time! (For the 5K, 10K, Half or the FUll)

If one thing's for sure...

I'm really happy to be running the 10K with my friend Nookie (who is simply running it to support me) because I think, actually I know, she will make this wee little bit of nervousness of mine disappear.

I ran my very first 5K with Nookie!

She will be my rock, calm my nerves, and best of all, make me laugh! (We always find ways to entertain ourselves in the most ridiculous of ways!)


I should also mention that...

Nookie and I both prepped and competed together last July for our very first Fitness Competition!

Getting ready backstage!

Now, one year later...

She will be by my side for yet another first...for me! (She is a Marathon Runner for those who don't already know that!)

I'm also happy that SuperFit, as well as my friends, will be among those in the crowd cheering me on!

Taken after one of our Bike and Runs together :)

Oh, and that...

My running and yoga buddy Nikki will be there too! (She has been a great support to me, always offering great words of wisdom and encouragement!)

Taken from my last 10K!

There's no doubt I'll be surrounded by...

L.O.V.E!

Running with the girls for the very first time!!

In terms of whether or not I gave myself a goal time...

I did!

I want to run my 10K anywhere under...

60 minutes!

If I meet this goal...

Awesome!

If I don't, then...

That's okay too!

Thumbs up for effort! :)

The importance lays in the mere fact that...

I'm actually running in a race, which...

Is something I never imagined doing before! (Actually, I had sworn I'd never get into this sport! lol)

That in itself means a lot me because...

It has taught me a valuable lesson, which is...

Never say never!

Source

I'm going to run this race and I will cherish those memories stemming from my very first one!

Honestly...

This marks a great accomplishment in my books! (Even if this distance may seem short to some!)

Heck...

I'm proud of myself for even running past my street corner without gasping for air! (And having to walk back home lol)

So having said all of this...

I'm FUeling up, I'm keeping myself hydrated, I have an outfit picked out, my Mizuno Wave Inspire 8s are just waiting to get laced up...


And most importantly...

I've got my FU Face on!

I honestly think I walk around like this daily ;)

Let's just say...

I'm ready to run!

***

Before I go...

I want to give special shouts out to...

Sly and Annie...

Both running the 10K.
Sly and Annie (in yellow)!

My neighbours, Roger (Half), Pierrette (10K)...

This is Roge back in '86 running a FUll Marathon in 3:52.

Richard B. (doing the Half)...

And...

SD and D!

SD and D (far right) are both doing the 10K.

***

Lastly, I would like to say...

Good luck to all the Runners running Ottawa Race Weekend!

And...

Thank you to everyone for your constant support and encouragement!

I truly means the world to me!

Thank you :)

Question FU you...

What are some of your favorite memories from your very first race?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

9 comments:

  1. My favorite moment of any race is coming in the last 100m, seeing the end in sight. It never ceases to amaze me how dead you can feel but when you see it you manage to squeeze the last bit of energy out of you to sprint it in.

    Finishing is the best feeling ever, no matter what the distance.

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  2. OMG. you guys are hilarious with those pics. Love the shoes. Have a wonderful race girl. Kill it! #BEASTMODE

    you are going to rock it girl!

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  3. So excited to hear your recap!!

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  4. Oh I know it's too late to say good luck - but I can't wait to hear how it went. I've yet to run a 10K race. I went from 5K to half but never the 10K.

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  5. I LOVE YOUR FACE!!!!
    and you inspire me to race.

    That it does rhyme.
    I do it all the time.

    :-)

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  6. I ran my very first race with my hubby, it was a 10k and we had only been running a short while and both got injured during our training (oops). I still have the technical shirt from that race and I still wear it all the time.

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  7. Love love love this post and seeing your journey. You are going to rock it and regardless, this is a huge accomplishment that you should be so proud of. It's so true - never say never. Can't wait for your recap!

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  8. Thanks so much for a great, motivating post! I love that you have so many different workout buddies; always someone there to support you and have fun with it!
    Go, girl go!

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  9. Congrats on tackling your first 10k- running is such a journey! Hope you got that hour mark, but regardless, enjoy your accomplishment!

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