1. You are doing great, I’m so excited for you and impressed by your journey to get this far. You will finish the race. The best words of wisdom I can think of is: “Slow and steady wins the race”. There will be a lot of adrenaline and excitement. Try not to start out to hard with that boost of adrenaline. Ease into it and save some for the strong finish 🙂 Good luck 🙂

  2. I’m pretty excited to hear about your experience. I’m toying with the idea of doing the Couch to 5K program, and I use your experience as motivation. 🙂 Of course, Richie thinks I’m nuts for wanting to willingly try running.

    You’ll finish that race, and you’ll own it like I know you can. YOU GOT THIS!

    • Thanks, Olivia! After searching around online and talking to a running friend, it most definitely sounds like shin splints. I bought new shoe inserts and got some old lady compression socks and I plan on icing and stretching so I will be my best by race day. I AM GOING TO GET THAT FINISHER’S MEDAL.

    • Also, programs like Couch to 5K (and the one I used, Ease Into 5K) are amazing at introducing you to running. I think they are the best way to get started with the sport, because you’re not overwhelmed.

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