Running Diary, Week 16: And I’m so excited
I haven’t trained at all this week and I think it’ll be quite apparent when I fumble my way through the Terry Fox Run but that’s OK, I’m still really looking forward to it. When last Sunday rolled around I started to feel a bit of anxiety but with each day I’m growing increasingly more excited and the anxiety is subsiding. The run isn’t timed; I can take as much or as little time as I need to complete it. It’s the fact that I’m doing it that matters and it feels so great to belong to a community.
The only thing I can’t wrap my mind around is this: if this is what I’m feeling in advance of a charity fun run/walk how on earth do people manage their nerves before a marathon!? Every time I think I’ve figured runners and the running mentality out, I learn something new and it throws me for a loop.