I have to tell you something.
I’m running a 5K tomorrow morning.
And I’ve never run a 5K before.
I don’t mean that I haven’t run an official 5K race before: I mean that I’ve never run 3.1 miles in my life.
Gretchen and I have been training using the Couch to 5K (C25K) program, and we’ve only had time to run through to the beginning of week eight. Which means that we’ve only worked up to 2.75 miles of running.
I know that a quarter of a mile more is nothing, and that I very likely can do it. I just think my mental stamina would do better if I were going into this race with the confidence of having run such a distance dozens of times before.
Regardless, I’m running my first 5K tomorrow, and I will run the entire thing, even if it hurts and I want to stop and walk more than I want Anthony Hopkins to win the Best Actor Academy Award for Hitchcock.