Ahhh, the pre-race nerves…
I’ve focused rather obsessively this week on work- I’m in the process of writing another book, and I’ve spent a lot of my time and mental energy focusing on that story. But as the race gets closer, yea, I’m a bit nervous.
Ultimately, I keep reminding myself that this is just a run. I know I’m not going to win, and that’s okay. I’m not running to be the fastest person there. I’m running for myself, and I will win just by running it.
Would I be this nervous if I was just planning to get up tomorrow morning and run 4 miles around my neighborhood? Not likely. So I keep reminding myself of that and bringing my mind back to that fact. Just get out there and run 4 miles as best as you can. In fact, don’t even think about 4 miles. Think of it as running one mile four times. You can do this. No need to be nervous.
Tomorrow will be an adventure!!