Is the word that rings in my brain when I think about the 5k race coming up on Sunday.
I really wanted to race it but here are the reasons I don't think it's going to happen.
1) Due to my hip/back issue that started 3 weeks ago my training has been derailed and I don't feel fully prepared nor confident to run my guts out.
2) My Body (hip/back), will it cooperate with me to run fast, I tried to run quickly the other day and my hip started to bug me, odd thing was it was my other hip...hmmm, but then I did some stretching and it felt better. When I ran I felt my cardiovascular output could increase but my hips weren't going to let my legs run faster since they felt tight.
3) I'm fighting a cold now. Just a little pesky one...that I'm hoping will go away by Sunday. But still, it's an annoyance.
So there are my excuses pre-race for not having race goals.
Initially in my mind I wanted to run sub 8 min miles but who knows.
I will try my best and it is what IT IS.
I could be expecting too much out of myself since my body is not what it was before I was pregnant and I really have only been back running (continuously) for 4 months now.
I just need to remind myself to:
Tomorrow I'm going to try and walk in Honor of Sherry Arnold but I'm busy helping a friend all day and hoping she will want to walk with me if the weather is nice. If not I'm going to run my race in honor of her and I'm keeping her family in my prayers.