Nerves of . . . ?
Right now I definitely do not have nerves of steel. I do not know what the correct adjective would be. Jello? That’s a little more appropriate. What am I nervous about? Not the Jelly Roll Sampler. I love the way my block turned out. In fact, I am having trouble waiting for another week to show it to you.
The Saturday after next I have signed up for a 5K. I started running them again a couple years ago, and I have really enjoyed the extra incentive they give me to get off the computer chair. However, I am feeling my age. It is more difficult to get back into shape when I take time off like I have all winter.
A couple weeks ago, there was a break in the weather, so I took my kids to the track. I made it two miles, but my 11 year old daughter was kicking my butt. It was like the tortoise and the hare. She was bouncing around running ahead, running back as I just plodded along. I knew she would be faster than me eventually, but I wasn’t ready for it to happen yet.
The dose of humility is good for me. My goal with this race is to run the whole way. (I just hope my daughter doesn’t get too bored waiting for me at the finish line.)
I am still shaking in my shoes because I am not ready. Any advice to firm up my nerves of jello?