So, it’s a week until I run the Dirty Dozen race and I have been asked to write about how I’m feeling. Let me think, 12 kilometres, I don’t even know how many obstacles, and I HATE running – seems I’m dreading it!
I’m feeling guilty that I haven’t practised more, and about that last slice of pizza I ate! I’m feeling scared that I might be the most unfit person participating and that I might have to be dragged around the course. I’m feeling nervous about all the obstacles, especially the ones that involve dragging myself through water – I knew watching clips of the race on YouTube was a bad idea.
I’m excited to challenge myself and test my limits and endurance. I’m also feeling lucky to have been included in such a warm, welcoming team of people and I’m looking forward to meeting those I don’t already know and putting our teamwork to the test.
Maybe I am looking forward to the race?
See you at the finish line – I hope!
Rachel is a food blogger and patisserie chef, and can be found on twitter as @bakewithrachel