In 20 days I will be running in the Bologna Women’s Running Festival! At least that is the plan.
I have sent in the registration form and the fee.
I have made non-refundable hotel reservations.
I even bought new running shoes!
~~~~~~~~~~~Why yes, my socks are mismatched, thank you for noticing.~~~~~~~~~~
So here is the problem…
I have massive anxiety when it comes to running in front of other people. Like heart pounding out of my chest, can’t breathe or even think straight anxiety.
The last time I participated in an organized run I had my lovely friend Jacqueline next to me the entire way. I was very nervous the morning of the run, but knowing my friend would be waiting for me at the starting line made me suck it up and go. This time I don’t have that accountability so I am going to have to give myself a little tough love the weekend of the run.
I am also going to do a few 6km practice runs before the big day, hopefully that will reduce my anxiety.
Since I will be in Bologna for the weekend, I am trying to come up with a cool activity to do as a reward for finishing the 6k. Suggestions are most welcome!