Donating to my Aware 5k

I’ve debated long and hard about posting this, but I decided to just leave it out there and then leave it be.  As you know, I’m running 5k in the Aware 10k & 5k Christmas run.  I’m also fundraising for it so if anyone is interested in donating through my fundraising page (as little as you like, or as much, that is entirely up to you!), follow the link below.

http://www.mycharity.ie/event/carrie_ps_event

For more information on Aware, and their efforts at supporting people through depression, check out their website http://www.aware.ie/ Please note this is an Irish charity and donations are made in Euros.

I sincerely thank each and every person who has donated to this very worthy and much needed cause.  I also really appreciate the support and encouragement I’m being given as I prepare for this run.  Not one person has expressed doubt about my ability to run (and to run a 5k!).  I can’t even begin to describe just how much that respect means to me.

If you don’t want to or can’t donate, please just wish me luck on the day, that would mean a lot to me!

Thank you!

Now that you ran a 5k, what’s next, Fat Girl?

Good question, I’m glad you asked! I have a few things in mind to round out 2013.  Since I started running the last few months have been so unexpectedly crazy and awesome, but have ultimately led to my having a self-confidence I’ve never had before, and never imagined I could have!

I’d like to end the year on the same note! So, my plan for the next month and a bit is:

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5k MoRun? Mo of the same please!

This morning at 7am I was up and getting ready for my first 5k run.  And when I say first, I mean first! The furthest I’ve ever been able to run has been 3k!  This was also my first official, organized run and when I got up this morning I was soooo nervous! I hadn’t slept well, although I wasn’t tired and did feel energized. I got to the course extra early, as I didn’t want to arrive feeling rushed.  I took the chance to soak up the atmosphere and shake off my nerves!

I had so many thoughts and impressions of the morning, I can’t really share them all, but here are the highlights!

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5 days and Counting!

In 5 days I’ll be running my first 5km;  a Movember MoRun that I signed up for in August!  I’m still feeling pretty good, although if I really stop to think about it I get a little hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach.  I think the nerves are there, simmering under the surface.

I know I can do 5k.  Technically I already do because on running nights I walk 2km home from work (briskly!), get in and changed and stretched and then I’m back out running my usual 3km route.  I shouldn’t be nervous about 5km right?!

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