I'm a Nervous Nelly!
Monday, June 25, 2012
So I'm getting ready to start the 30 Day Shred and, I must confess, I'm a bit scared/excited/nervous! It reminds me of when I ran my first 10K.
I had only been running for about 6 months when my (now ex) boyfriend signed me up without my knowledge. Well, of course, at first I was upset that he had done that, but secondly I was scared that I wouldn't be able to run a 10K. Standing in my start wave that morning I was so nervous. My goal was to run at least 5 miles...one mile farther than I had ever run, and how I felt at that point would determine if I ran on or walked it out. The end of mile 5 came and I thought to myself, what's another mile? I ended up running the entire race, and at a pretty decent pace!
Thinking back, I wonder why I was so apprehensive. What was the worst that could happen? I'd only run part of the race and walk the rest? Not a big deal. There is no shame in walking part of a race if you need to. Maybe I was still fuming about being unwittingly entered and it just came out as nerves.
Which brings me back to the 30 Day Shred. I've read about so many people starting and stopping, or only making it part way through. I know it will be tough but I need to be prepared mentally to commit to doing it every day for one month. I have been inspired by some Sparkers that have finished the program and got great results. I haven't taken any measurements since I joined SP but I am definitely going to take measurements and before and after photos for this.
The Shred starts Thursday!