Dress Rehearsal




I ran a 5k over the weekend; as a warm-up for my race this weekend.  It was just a fun run, but I was so glad that I decided to do this race because it reminded me of a few very important things:



  • First, I am only ever racing against myself.  It doesn’t matter where I place, it only matters whether or not I meet my own goals.
  • Second, many people start WAY too fast.  As I was quieting the voices in my head (you’re going to finish in last place, etc.)  I remembered that I would likely be passing some of them down the road, when they had to start walking.  And that is exactly what happened.
  • Third, what you do the night before your race matters.  I will not be staying up until midnight and scrambling around in the morning on Sunday.  I will be getting a good night’s sleep, have all of my “stuff” ready for the morning and enjoy my cup of coffee before heading down to the park.


There is a reason people have dress rehearsal.


As a side note, I was wholeheartedly impressed by the number of kids who were running this weekend.  I wish I would have learned how to enjoy running (or any other regular exercise) as a child.  My god-daughter watched my race this weekend and she wants to start practicing with me so we can run together next year!

Posted on July 5, 2011, in Ramblings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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