Once I invite people, if they agree to come cheer, I usually try to dissuade them after the fact.
So one of the things I'm most nervous for this weekend has very little to do with the race...it has to do with my buddies! I can't help feeling like it's selfish to ask people to hang out on the course to cheer me on...and I hate to think of people waiting at the finish line for me! I'm nervous to let people down by taking "too long"!
I am overjoyed that Megan and Kristina will both be running the half, and I can't wait to see them, but I already feel really guilty about cramping their style because I'll still be running hours after they finish!
Kristin is tentatively planning to come spectate, and I've tried to talk her out of it because she drove all the way to Space Coast last year with her daughter and I feel like that's more than enough, but she seems to want to come!
|Kristin and Claire drove hours to come see me race, stayed the entire time, and even ran with me a little bit around mile 21!|
And there are a couple other maybes from friends who are going to come if they can.
I feel totally humbled by all this support. I have never been someone who toots my own horn or asks for recognition, especially for something I'm barely mediocre at. In a way, I don't feel deserving of these kinds of friends or this kind of friendship.
I am just so incredibly lucky. I hope I can make them proud!
Do you invite friends to spectate your races?
Do you ever feel this way?