Getting ready for race 1

Well this Saturday will  mark the first race of my season! I am quite excited but a bit scared at the same time. My season did not get off to the best start. It began with an ankle injury from cross country skiing and then once I recovered from that I strained my hamstring and it has decided to linger on. 

I am quite happy it is just a 10k as I haven’t been able to put in the miles I would have liked. Despite all this I took advantage of the nice weather and day off from school Friday to go for a 5 mile run. I wrapped my hamstring and went off. The weather was georgeous and I told myself if I can do this I can run the 6 miles Saturday. It was slow and steady but I did it! 

I know I’m not going to get the best time Saturday which when you have had a rocky start and are still dealing with some ailments is the mindset you should go in with. I am not setting any goals for this race so I can push if I only feel comfortable pushing myself. I am just trying to stay positive as I know the strain will not linger forever.

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