This morning I ran my second-ever 5k, this time for Aware, a charity that aids people with depression. It was an interesting morning all around, with lots to report, so let’s get on with it shall we?
This Saturday I’m running my second 5k race, the Aware 5k/10k Christmas run. I’m excited about it but also nervous! It helps that this week has been a stressful one at work, I haven’t had much time to really think about it!
Ok, ok, I’ll admit, I’ve been thinking about this upcoming run a lot! But this time, I’m more excited than I am nervous. That’s a good thing right?
10 days ago I posted about my plans for training for my next 5k (14th December). I’ve actually managed to do better than I had hoped!
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.
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!
On December 14th I’ll be running in my second 5k. As with my first, I’m a little nervous! But at least I know what I’m capable of, and that I CAN actually make a 5k, and in less time than I originally expected too. I’m still grinning over that!
So why the countdown to my next 5k?
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: