I’m staring down a deadline of twenty-four hours until my first 10K ever. I am feeling nervous and excited! All my clothes for race day are washed and dried. My shoes are currently drying out from my final run. I am trying desperately not to stare at the weather channel all day long to determine exactly what the temperature will be at the start of this race. Also I am not a morning person by nature. This race starts at 7:00 a.m. Eek! I will have all the alarms on to make sure that I arrive early. I am feeling the nervous buzz of anticipation. This will also be a big crowd – 6000 racers. I will need to practice lots of self-care (music and yoga) so that I am not overwhelmed by the crowds. I know that physically and mentally I am ready for this race. I cannot say enough about the amazing staff at PRO in Brookfield, with a special shout out to Micaela. Running has been such an part of my self-care routine. I have reconnected with friends and family, and I have made new connections through running. I’ll share all the details next week! It is so amazing to set a goal that is way outside of my comfort zone and to know that tomorrow I will be accomplishing it.