I calculated the days until my very first race today: 42
I am no where near ready, considering I haven’t even been out on the trails/roads since my wisdom tooth surgery 11 days ago.
Before that I was doing my 5km runs in about 35 minutes, which isn’t fantastic, but I think is pretty good for a beginner who has no idea about pacing or how to carry a water bottle or whether to carry one when she heads out or a multitude of other things. Music, no music? Morning, Afternoon?
So tomorrow morning at 9am I am going to go for my first exercise venture outside of the house since the surgery. I planned one on Friday (slept through my alarm and into my work day so no run there), and today I didn’t want to rush a run before work and needed to finish errands I was supposed to do yesterday.
Therefore, I am heading out tomorrow to the trails, for a walk/jog with a friend who is as enthusiastic as I am but who doesn’t exercise as much as I do. We will probably be well matched for my easy runs. I hope to be out for 45 minutes or so.
Monday I am going to do a 2km run in the afternoon on my own after work, and then Tuesday I will do yoga at the gym.
Hopefully by Wednesday I’ll have a (by then 39 day) plan of how to approach my race! Any advice from experienced runners is greatly, greatly appreciated.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m kind of excited!