I'm doing it!
Thanks to all of you for weighing in. (no pun intended).
One of my goals this year was to cross the finish line of a 5K race. I'll probably run half of it, which isn't what I had hoped for. But it's better than not running it at all. Instead of looking at this from an "all or nothing" point of view, I'm just going to give it my best. It really represents my views on my journey to better health. There's no such thing as being perfect. It's just about doing the best we can, step by step. I am going to apply the same principle to this race.
In some ways, it's a relief that I'm not trying to finish within a certain time. My goal is to step over the finish line. It seems less daunting somehow. Funny how I thought this would be the "check-point" along my running journey. But now, I'm looking at it as the beginning. It's great motivation to continue running this winter (even if it's on the dreadmill) so that I can pick up in the Spring and try my hand at another race.
That's it! So please send me a little luck on Sunday morning. I'm going to need it! I'll post back when it's done.
Thank you so much!