Ahouseholdkate taught me how to make message boards. I have seen them in shops but I never found a size I liked, or the pattern I disliked or the price was to high. With her help I found the perfect size, the least obnoxious Star Trek fabric I could find and some sheer ribbon. We made this together and I hung it on the wall next to my bed. It has become my inspiration board, I put postcards or pictures I like. For the longest time I had my race paperwork on the board as a reminder of what I’m working towards and to make sure I get out of bed to run.
Last night Anonymous and I had a rare dinner out. Before we headed out we looked for deals or new restaurants to try and Anonymous discovered that there would be a local race. We talked about it over dinner, I had already ran that day and usually I rest on the day after. This race would fall on my rest day but I was tempted.
This morning (Sunday 25th of August) I woke up early around half past four. I made coffee then made the decision to go. I got dressed, got in the car and head out. I ran my first 5k and got a decent time 31:06 and that was even stopping to help a young lad who had fallen behind me. I was amazed that no one was stopping to help him. I went over made sure he was ok. His knees and shins took quite a beating. After a few minutes a race official came and was able to help and I was able to continue. I came home with a smile on my face and put my runner’s bib and medal on my board next to my race paperwork for December.