I have been able to run quite a bit this winter. Unfortunately it has been exclusively on the treadmill. Even though I put an incline of 2 the treadmill it's just not the same as running outside.
As I found out on Tuesday. I got outside amd began running. It felt good to be outside and running - but it was HARD. Hard on my body and hard to breathe.
And tomorrow? I have a race I signed up for. The Shamrock Run - a 5 mile run.
And I am so worried about running it! I told that to my friend today and she asked me why I was so worried. I told her that I was afraid of humiliating myself. By running slow or - worse - having to walk some of it.
She told me lovingly that I am fucking crazy and to get over myself. She also reminded me that I was just in the ER with an IV in my arm. And if I have to walk some of it, big deal.
I laughed. And went back to obsessing.
Wish me luck!!