Friday - pick-up race packages during the day and tool around Vancouver. In the evening we are having a surprise party for my son's 16th. I've ordered the COOLEST cake! Though he's just come down with his annual birthday flu. Hopefully I don't have to cancel it.
Saturday - My husband & son are going to their favourite bi-annual diesel truck event (snore). Then in the evening there is a UFC event and my daughters last jazz dance competition.
Sunday - The SUN RUN! Could I be more excited????
Monday - My son's 16th b-day. He'll be going to test for his L (Learner's Driver License). My daughter also has her last dance competition (this one in Hip Hop).
So ... my goals for this year's Sun Run .....
Last year my goal was to finish under 1 hour and I came in at 58:56. This year I'm setting a few goals:
1) under 57:00 - I'm pretty confident that I'll surpass this one.
2) under 55:00 - I think I can probably beat this one too.
3) under 53:00 - If I beat this one you will see me on the news as the crazy lady running around downtown Vancouver, ripping her shirt off and screaming at the top of her lungs.
Secretly, I really hope to be that woman on the news! I have actually run 10K on my own under 53 minutes a few times. But I also know that this is a super crowded course and that anything can happen in a race.
Realistically I expect to be in the 54-55 minute range. I will be happy with that. This is the race that I will give it my all, so I will have no regrets. There will be no holding back!
As for my fears .... well, I'll have to let them be. I can't control everything and I will try not to get worked up about it. I have a bit of a game plan, just in case. Should I get hit by the bathroom bug, I will stop my watch for any necessary stops, and the time on my Garmin will determine my finish time (not the chip time). This is MY race, MY time. I'm not out to win any awards. I'm out to see what I can accomplish.
Not sure if I'll get to posting tomorrow, or over the weekend. Everyone who is racing this weekend ... I wish you the best of luck. I know off the top of my head that Syl has a very meaningful 5K on Sunday and Lynsey has a 5K that shes going to rock on Saturday. On Saturday I will run a 5K to support Lynsey (though I will do a nice, easy pace as I have my big run the next day). I will definitely be taking you guys along with me during my race. I will be wearing Syl's necklace and will definitely use it as motivation to give it my all. Let's do this ladies!!!!!
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