Tomorrow is the next 10K race in my Crohn’s Running Challenge and I admit, I’m a bit scared.
First, I’ve been on a long holiday this month. Yes, I did manage to get myself up and out the door early to go running a couple of times on my trip. (Which, by the way, is a really great way to experience a new city). But compared to how I’d been training for my last 10K, my training regimen the past few weeks hasn’t been very strict. My biggest accomplishment some days has just been getting out the door to run, never mind trying to do specific training intervals, sprints, etc.
Second, this race, the Zest Alpro Challenge, is more than just a 10K, it’s an “adventure” 10K. Honestly, I’m not sure what to expect other than doing a lot more than just running and getting really muddy. There are things on the course map labeled “Pontoon Maze, ” “Zig Zag Balance Beam,” and “Inflatable Assault Course Slide.” What on earth have a gotten myself into?
So my goals for this race are pretty simple and I’m not worried about my time at all.
Finish. Don’t hurt myself. Have fun. Oh, and don’t crap myself.
Wish me luck! And, help me support Crohn’s and Colitis UK by sponsoring me over on my JustGiving page (or the handy little button over there on the right).