Last week I received an email from the Team Inov-8 Rep. She asked me if I was interested in racing on a woman's team for Inov-8 at the JFK 50 Mile Race in November, in Maryland. The woman's team can have 5 members and 3 of the members will score/place. My first comment was "oh my gosh, I'm not good enough". Then I felt foolish for spurting out my true feelings about myself. I was worried she would think less of me, because I thought less of myself. I wasn't sure what I was feeling. That I was too fat, that I was too slow, that I'm an imposture runner..all of that. I need to work on my feelings about myself.
After conversing with another member of the team, I have decided that I will participate. I mean, really, what an honor! I get to travel to Maryland, a part of the country that I have never visited to take part in a race that I wouldn't be running in otherwise, and I'll get to meet these other women that I wouldn't otherwise meet. It really will be awesome. I've never flown to a race before..I've never raced farther from MN than IL! I'm looking forward to it.
I am going to put the feelings that I am not good enough away, and I am going to continue training hard, getting into the best shape of my life, and come November I'll run as well as I can and have a blast doing it! Isn't that what this is all about anyhow?? This is just the reason why I was so excited when I received the Inov-8 sponsorship.
This morning I and Topaz hit the trail for 6 miles. The ponds are drying up, we need some rain. I took a few pictures of him and see that I am not the best 'focus-er'. I'm focusing on weeds and noses and who knows what else!
Tonight is Run Club. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.