I was torn on whether to sign up for this year's Cherry Blossom ten miler. I talked myself into it to run with friends. I truly didn't think we would make it in the lottery since this will be my third or fourth Cherry Blossom race. But we made it and I'm running tomorrow.
A look back at my first Cherry Blossom ten miler:The Cherry Blossom race was my first long race. The problem was that prior to the day of the race I had only ever ran 4 miles. Well you know what they say, if you can run four you can run ten. So I ran/walked ten. I had watch issues and I was worried that my friends were going to leave me b/c it was past the meeting time and I was still running. Somehow I fast forwarded time on my watch. Lesson on don't wear a watch for the first time to a race..learn to use it first. Then I ran up to everyone in a panic and didn't know what I wanted to do..throw up...sit down...eat something..I don't know...Then off to lunch and I was having trouble walking. It took me days to be able to walk up and down steps pain free. Just goes to show you that you should run more than 4 miles before race day. :)
Tomorrow I have not ran the mileage I should have..so once again I am just running to finish. I look forward to seeing the beer and oreo guy. I don't look forward to seeing that damn juggler running by me..mocking me with his "this is so easy I can juggle while I do this". I look forward as always to some yummy french toast after the run with some great friends. It is the french toast tradition!
Hopefully tomorrow stays in the fifty's and I'm not cold during the race.