Wednesday, June 06, 2007

5k ... or Die

Not to be overly dramatic or anything!!!
Last week I signed up for the Scotiabank Rat Race for the United Way- a 5km run around downtown Toronto.
In January I decided I was going to run a 5k, and here we are 6 months later and I'm ready to go. I've been working hard. I ran one with my friend Lou (who, dontcha know, will be running in the next Boston Marathon!) and I done it on my own as well. I know I can do it.
But the idea of running 5k with tons of other people, my colleagues, dressed in some sort of costume ... Ahhhhhhhhhh!
I have to admit, I'm scared to death.
But, determined.
Very determined in fact.
When I heard that my company was not going to be taking part in the Rat Race this year I was really upset. So, I found out whose mind I had to switch, pled my case, and now we have a corporate team. Yay! However, it's a corporate team made up of runners - and me!!! Oh well, if nothing else I have enough spirit for everyone, and I'm convinced I won't come in dead last.
I have a fundraising goal.
Let me stop for a just a second - this is not a plea for money. I'm working my butt off to get sponsors, and I'm close to my goal of $1000.
Not bad for a week. Not bad. The money I can get. The nerve I'm still working on. (If you do want to sponsor me let me know - I'll send you a link)
We're down to the wire here people. One week to go - and I'm getting nervous.
Any advice on how to get through the jitters? Please share!!!

An Update ... If you do want to sponsor me ... here's the link


AndreAnna said...

I can't run for crap, so I am not the one to help you. I know you'll do great and $1000 - wow!! That's such an accomplishment. I'll be rooting for you (and secretely glad I am rooting from my couch.. lol)

Haley-O said...

Breathe in, breathe out! :) Good stuff, LD! I can't run. Loathe it.... But YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Ruthie said...

Congratulations! You can do it!

Meggeriffic! said...

We are going to kick some serious *censored word here*. YEAH!!
You shan't be the slowest... because we'll be the slowest together!!

Urban Daddy said...

Good luck!

What's the link?

Just focus. Take it seriously, like you want to come in 1st. Put on your "game face". That should help you with nerves. You can't be nervous if you're going to kick ass!