Today's the day....the day that looked so far off just a few months ago, and here it is. I'm having a lot of "Why did I want to do this again" and "What have I gotten myself into" this morning. I know that once I start running all will be fine. It will just be me, the road, and my iPod (I created a new playlist especially for the event last night including such musical wonderfulness as AC/DC, Eagles of Death Metal, Fear Factory, Iron Maiden, The Ramones, The Rubberbandits, Slayer, and Judas Priest).
The truth is I can't wait for so many reasons. I can't believe that I've stuck with C25K thus far (today's technically W7D3) and have progressively made my body stronger over the course of these past months. I put my "I want it now!" attitude on the back burner and trusted and followed the program. It feels good. And I'm not done - I'm going to follow the program to the finish no matter what happens today.
I want to show my daughters that hard work is worth it and that fitness can be fun - and that even when you doubt yourself, you're stronger than you think you are.
Mostly, though - I want to prove to myself how strong I am. Because ya know what? I am.
I'll do a race recap at some point this weekend. Wish me luck, and get out and do something WONDERFUL for yourself this weekend!