And so here we go. I will be in sunny Orlando soon and in just 6 days, The Walt Disney World Wine and Dine 10K will be right in front of me. Here are all the thoughts that are currently going on in my head in song version.
At this point in time, I wish I would have trained harder. I wish that I would have pushed myself more. Just like the 5K I did a few weeks ago, I know that I will finish this 10K. I just really want to be more of a runner and not just do some impressive power walking. I will run some, but I know it will be a lot more walking VERY QUICKLY than running. I just can't run very far without feeling like my lungs are going to explode. Even still 10 weeks later. I wonder if there is such a thing as a running mentor and if so, I should probably get one! I must be doing something wrong . . .
This week before I leave I will be spending a lot of time at work, so this is really interfering with my plans as well. I don't have time to get in an entire practice 10K. So, my bits of short training will just have to do. I also don't want to wear myself out or worse yet - injure myself.
I am just going to go into this with the mindset that I am doing something fun with my Disney BFF's. I certainly couldn't have done this 3 years ago before I lost all that weight. And to be honest, even 10 weeks ago I don't know that I could have gone over 6 miles in any capacity!
I will make it to the end. I will wear that medal with PRIDE! I do want to continue running and hopefully, I can actually RUN a full race one of these days. I am going to do a 2 mile on Thanksgiving. We will see how that goes!
(To follow my journey from the start - view all my running posts.)