Posted by Sarah Herman | June 2, 2011 | 1 Comment
Hi everyone! I hope you’re all excited about the race this weekend—I sure am! I’ve brought my dog on so many runs with me that he’s probably ready for the race as well.
After last year’s race, as I’ve said before, I realized it was more about community and every person running with you will gladly support you and push you along if you need it (not to mention the crowd that lines the streets to cheer you on as well! I remember people shouting at me, “Way to go UB!” or “Keep it up University at Buffalo!” because of the shirt I was wearing). Remember, HAVE FUN when you’re running! Pace yourself, especially with the warm weather, and remember to take a cup or water when it’s handed to you! Don’t skip out on breakfast, either. My breakfast of choice last year was oatmeal and it satisfied me the entire way. I grabbed an apple and some OJ after the finish.
Keep doing what you’ve been doing for training because it’s what will work for you. Everyone has their own methods, so don’t look for a new tip the week before you run; believe me; what you’ve been doing is fine! Even though you might feel like you’re toast when you cross the finish line that fire hose will bring you back to life in a second!
To all of you novice runners, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You’re officially (real) runners! I only say “real” because after the race, I exclaimed to my family, “I’M A REAL RUNNER NOW!” (Hahaha!) Please, see this as a milestone before you even begin, not an obstacle you need to overcome. Starting to run was the obstacle; pushing yourself was the obstacle. Now, you’re basking in all of your glory that you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
Good luck to all, and see you Saturday!
You can read Sarah’s blog posts from 2010 here.