Um… Shit just got real, yo!
I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve run 5km, but suddenly I feel like “Oh my God, what if I can’t finish?”
I never ran track or took part in any group/team sports. I did some dance and ballet as a kid and played the piano, that’s about it. I remember getting really nervous before a piano recital or exam (I made it to grade 11 Royal Conservatory). Before most exams in university and medical school I would need a bathroom visit at least once or twice before walking into the examination room. My running friends say they have “tummy” issues all the time before a race and I’ve suggested they take an Immodium the night before a race to calm the nervous bowel. I have no idea if that’s going to happen to me. Should I take one just in case?
I’ve been getting emails daily, sometimes twice a day, from the race coordinators and every time I see it in my inbox, my heart skips a beat. Why am I doing this?! I’ve got nothing to prove. Is it going to be fun or am I going to be a ball of nerves? I have no idea what to expect!
I just want to wake up and have it be March 2.