My first 5k is on saturday morning! I am excited, nervous, anxious, etc for this race. So many emotions. You may ask why? Well, to tell you the true- I remember saying out loud, "I will never run for fun". I remember being 231 pounds and thinking, why do people run? It's so boring. Plus running isn't fun. Running is something that skinny people do. I remember walking to class in college and going up a flight of stairs made me lose my breath. I remember thinking to myself, how did I let myself get so big. Looking back at pictures from 6 months ago, I can't believe I thought I was in good shape. I wasn't. Running for the past 3 weeks has been so awesome for me mentally/emotionally. Never would I have thought that I would be signing up to RUN a 5k. Never would I thought I would ENJOY running. Never would I think I would weigh under 200 pounds. Things change. You change. People always say something is impossible. It's impossible to lose weight. It's impossible for me to work out with a schedule like this. It's impossible for me to eat right. Nothing is Impossible. You make something impossible- when it can actually be possible. To all of you who think you will never like running. I was there. I had that in my head all growing up. Until 3 weeks ago- I got my ass of that stupid elliptical and actually went for a run. I enjoyed how calming it was, how I got to be by myself, I got to think about different things and I went where my feet took me. Running has changed me. It may take a while for others to find out they like to run- it took me 20 years. But I finally found it and it has been awesome.
I got two more days until the first 5k of my life. I know many of you have ran 5k's before. What is one thing you would like me to know about the race. It can be anything- I want to hear from you. Any last words of wisdom for this noob?