Thursday, May 16, 2013

Keep Calm And ...

I'm not sure if it's because I've run out of adrenalin and cortisol or if it's because of all the positive calming vibes people are sending from all over the world BUT today I woke up calm. And that's bizarre because today's the day I get on the flying tin can that's going to take me over 1000 k away from my comfort zone.

And yes, I'm still feeling calm.

And no, I haven't taken any drugs today.

See I told you I was crazy.

I'd totally expected to wake up around 2am in a lather of sweat and bubbling over with nervous tension. I'd taken precautions too and stocked up just in case of an apoocalypse. At least we'll be fully prepared in case of family outbreak of diarrhoea.

I still can't tell you exactly why I was feeling so out-of-control with anxiety but I can tell you that it is awesome to be feeling back to my normal, only slightly psycho self. 

I'm pretty sure that part of the reason why I've calmed down is that I've told everyone (and I do mean worldwide admission of my own personal crazy). Not having to hide it actually took a lot of pressure off. I told Sam that his Mum might need extra support and his response was absolutely 100% supportive (plus he told me that whenever he feels a little bit nervous he just reminds himself of how awesome that he is and the nerves vanish - my boy doesn't have too many problems with self-esteem). I told Hannah, his girlfriend and she too was supportive - even offered to be my own personal drug-pusher. I told Coach Chris and he was great too - he'll understand if I can't make dinner Saturday night. I've had lovely texts and phone calls from my breakfast buddies, Bec and Jenny. And from family and other members of the squad. It's like everyone's lending a hand to carry me to the starting line and give me a shove over it.

And the comments on my post have been wonderful. They've confirmed again what an amazing supportive community that runners are worldwide. You guys will all be with me in Sydney on Sunday morning.


  1. SO excited for you and this weekend! You are going to do GREAT Char!! I can't wait to hear how it goes. Lots of race details please!!

  2. Best you take a couple of rolls with you...

  3. So glad you're feeling calmer! I'll be thinking of you on Sunday!

  4. Are you sure that's enough toilet roll? Glad you're feeling less anxious. Have a great run and ENJOY it!

  5. The one thing you never want to run out of is tp so you are all set for awhile. Enjoy your trip!

  6. Good luck this weekend! Enjoy the day. And say hi to Sydney for me!

  7. Have a fabulous trip on the 'flying tin' and a great race--I know you will! I'm so there in spirit!

  8. Have a great trip and enjoy the race!! You are ready!!!
    Hopefully, you will even enjoy the flying!!

  9. wheeeeee!!! enjoy the will do awesome, i know it...we'll all be there running along with you in spirit! can't wait to read your race report!

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  11. YIPPPEEEEEE!!!!!! Enjoy, enjoy!!!!

  12. Of course, I also will be with you in on Sunday morning and I will help you to find the right spirit ... On the same day, about eight hours later considering the time zone, I will be running the "Race for the cure" in Rome :)

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the race!

  13. Thinking on you during the race. Run for all of us too.
    Good luck and have a good trip.

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