Friday, October 31, 2014

Tomorrow's Race Goals

I'm taking a short break from my Halloween festivities to prepare for tomorrow morning's race. I'm laying out my clothes and shoes, packing my gear check bag, and double checking that I have everything I'll need ready to go and easy to find because I'm not a morning person and tend to be something of a zombie until I've had coffee, especially when I'm waking up at 5am.

I'll keep this short because I have scary movies to watch and candy to eat. My goals for the Carrera de los Muertos 5k are simple:

1. Finish the race. I know...I know...this is always one of my goals. But this feels especially important this time. My recent runs have not gone well, and for the first time in a long time, I'm actually a little worried about being able to run a 5k. Don't judge me.

2. Have fun! I was so focused on running at my last race that I failed to step back and enjoy myself. I want to be able to enjoy not just the run, but all the festivities that go with it. I'm not running a marathon, after all. This is a fun themed 5k. I've heard that this race is a giant party from start to finish, and I'm ready to party! There will be other races in my future where I can focus on time and pace. I don't want this to be one of them.

That's it. Pretty basic, huh? And yes, I know that these are pretty much the exact same goals I set for every race, but I've been having trouble following through with the second one.

Wish me luck!

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