80,000+ people running 14 km.
In the words of Bob the builder "can we do it, Yes we Can"
I'm not pumped for the run yet, it might have something to do with:
# Ensuring all the washing is up to date
# Purchasing snacks to bribe the kids with
# Cooking meals in advanced to make hubby's life easier
# Packing (hand luggage only, not a major deal)
But I know when I get up tomorrow morning and everyone else is still in bed, I will be pumped, yet still not quite pumped for the race. I'll be looking forward to sitting on a plane in peace, no one nagging me, I'll be looking forward to catching up with my Sister-in-law and hitting the shops.
And as the buzz of being in Sydney sets in I know the buzz of the run will set in also.
If I'm honest I probably have a little bit of anxiety about the run. I want to do better, I want to run longer, but know in my heart I haven't managed to crush that barrier. The one in my mind that fails me when I think I'm tired, even though I know if I had to I could keep going.
I know nobody can help me overcome this, I know I need to do this all on my own.
I'm only six months into my running expedition and my goal is to be able to run 10kms without stopping within 12 months. So to be kind to myself I've got time.
And this is what I'm up against this weekend. That's a hell of a lot of people. No doubt there will be a bit of a hold up in the initial part of the race, there always is, but I imagine with a race of this size it will last a bit longer.
I'm taking my camera, when I did the Run for Kids back in March, I was bummed that I didn't take my camera. Emotions were so high and I really wanted to capture that.
I don't know what to expect, or how I will feel. I'm hoping that the awesomeness that will be in the air with so many people running this race, will sweep me away and help me get over the line in record time.
I want to push myself to limits I've never been before.
Fingers crossed I can do it.