Thursday, April 17, 2008

chasing gorillas

Saturday will be my first 5K since last summer. It's called "Chase the Gorilla Down Argilla" up in Ipswich, MA. I ran this one last year and it was a blast! This year though...I'll admit, I'm a little nervous. My goal is not to PR, it's simply to finish. And to hopefully not walk at all. Last year, a group of 10 or so friends came out and did the race as well...this year, I'm on my own.

In all honesty, I'm kind of glad to be alone for my first race back. No one to judge me but myself...of course, I am probably my own worst critic so I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. :)

Part of the reason I enjoy running so much is that it's something you do on your own. If you screw up, there's no one there to say "we lost because of you." If you screw up in running all you can do is train better and work harder and hopefully do better next time.

Let's hope I've worked hard enough these past few weeks to achieve my goal, if not I'll just hopefully do better next time!

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I was checking a map of Ipswich and noticed that near the YMCA is "Heartbreak Hill". If that doesn't say marathon to you, I don't know what does.