The Peachtree Road Race Blues..

It’s exactly 2 days away from running the Peachtree Road Race and I’m not excited–at all.  Last year (if you remember) I

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was so pumped about running it that I documented EVERY, SINGLE, step. No this year.  Back in June I started to get excited about it then something happened that sucked ALL the fun out of my body.

The heat. Not just any heat but the 100 plus degrees temperatures around Atlanta. On top of that, it’s been getting hotter, early and earlier in the day! Some days when I take my kids to summer camp(s) it’s already 95 degrees at 8am!

Truthfully, I’m scared I’m going to pass out. Or worse take one of those “God Awful” race pictures that will haunt me for years. I should be happy because I will be running with 4 of my line sisters but  I just can’t get my “happy juice” flowing.

Honestly, I’ve thought about selling my bib.

Shhh..don’t tell anyone!

To make matters even worse, I will not have my family there because the hubs has to work. ((sigh)) So instead of my family cheering me through the finish line, I’ll have to do it by myself!

Despite my fears, I am going to “keep it moving” and lace up my tennis shoes and complete my second race–all by myself. Does anyone else feel like this? Am I being a baby or is the heat getting to you also?

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Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed “runnergirl”. Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .

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About BossyGirl1980

Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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6 Responses to The Peachtree Road Race Blues..

  1. Roses Daughter says:

    The heat made my final decision for me. I just can’t!!!!

  2. _K_Rock_ says:

    I can soooo relate to this. I am running this year too but I'm already over it. I'm not running for a time this year. I am just gonna run, walk, and see the sights. I'll get to the finish line when I get there.
    My recent post Let's make it official…

  3. pat says:

    Me too! We've had record highs here in middle TN. It's still 99 at 8pm! My best friend storngly encouraged me to do the race this year. I just started running 3 months ago and I am so nervous, but everyone tells me to just pace myself and enjoy the race. so, I am going to focus on that and getting to the finish line because finishing is winning! By the way, I found your blog as I was perusing the net for race tips. I really enjoy it and look forward to reading more when I return to TN. I wish you the best!

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