So, I'm a little bit jittery and nervous today.
Tomorrow is my first official fun run- the Mother's Day Classic where my gorgeous friend Carlie and I will be pulling our runners on and jogging 7.2km to the finish line. Now, I know that quite a few of you who follow me will think I'm being ridiculous for feeling nervous as I ran 11km not too long ago, but I'm feeling a little unprepared. I haven't been able to put in many kms during the last 3 weeks- in fact I've only done 3km as daylight savings and a head cold have screwed me over- and so I really don't know honestly how I'm going to go.
It's freezing out there now too, and I'm the biggest sook when it comes to running outside. And seriously, I really do mean the biggest sook ever! I can never seem to get warm enough, and then when I finally heat up all my outer extremities are still freezing from the cold and it bloody hurts. The air is like a knife down my throat and my ears are super painful and aching. The cold bites man. Ugh. There's no endorphins when it comes to running in icyness for me.
But really, at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter how I go running wise. It matters to me that I've entered this to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, to challenge myself, and spend time with friends and family. My main reason though? I'll be doing it for my mum, who is currently in remission from breast cancer. Each time I feel like stopping, I'll be imagining her and her strength which will push me to the finish line. Deon and the Little Lion will be there to cheer me on, and then we'll head off for lunch to celebrate Mother's Day.
And really, that sounds like the perfect day to me.