Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How much to fulfil a goal??

I have discovered that the cost to fulfil a 10km running goal costs around about $75.00.
Of course, this is not taking into account the hundreds of dollars spent at the gym, the expensive jogging sneakers, new shorts and tank tops, as well as tanks of petrol to drive to the gym....

No, this is just the cost of the entry fee for the GOLD COAST 10KM RACE!! That's right, I registered and paid it and now I'm waiting for July 3, 2010 where, at 7:45am I will stand at that starting line and the gun will sound and I will run the race I've been training for for the past 6 months! I put myself down in the 2nd heat which is for people running over 1 hour. I will try to complete it in an hour or as close to that as I can, but I didn't want to be in the 1st heat with all the pros (some finish it in under 35 minutes! ...R.U.Kidding.Me?? :-0 ...) and I'll be the one coming last and then the 2nd heat people will pass me and I'll feel like quitting. Hence, I'm hoping that by me being in the 2nd heat I'll actually feel as though I'm running a good race and hey, it might be ME passing the slow trailers in the first heat! ah ha haaaa! That's right, I'm going to overtake them all!!!!! Mwah-ha-ha-haaaaaa!!!!!! ;-) ...yeah right! I'm just hoping I actually FINISH the race at this point!!! There are lots of things that can happen as you're running: shin splints, dehydration, sprained ankles, hunger, a painful stitch, tripping, fatigue, needing to go to the toilet, etc, etc, etc. You NEVER can tell what is going to happen, even if you prepare the best you can...... On that note, I think I'll go practice........

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mission Accomplished!!

Attention please! I would like to announce that I, Rani Montes have officially ran 10km!!! I did it! I accomplished my goal! I did it last week at the gym on the treadmill. I know, I know... the treadmill is renown as being 'assisted running' but I am going to claim it a personal victory anyway!

I am so excited about it! I pushed myself and I actually accomplished my goal. What a wonderful feeling! The BIG DAY is coming up quickly on July 3rd where I'll be 'competing' in the Gold Coast 10km at 7.20am. I am really excited about it, even though I haven't ran on the road since the time Juan and I had our race that night a couple of months ago.... it will be interesting to see how I go.... I will hit the road some time in the next week and give it my best shot. Part of me actually just wants to keep training on the treadmill because it is now my comfort zone (!!!) and then just give it all I got on the actual day and see if I can pull it off.... Hmmm... we'll see. For now I am just ecstatic that I have come this far. I started on JANUARY 1 and couldn't run more than 200m at a time. I went from 100m to 1km the first week, then 2km the second, and the rest is history! And VICTORY!

What a wonderful feeling to accomplish a goal! This is quite comparable to walking across that stage to collect my degree! (Listen to me.... imagine what I will be like on the actual 10km day!!)
I'll keep you posted!