Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Anxiety or Excitement?

It’s Saturday morning and I’m trying to get this scheduled so I can hang with my girls this afternoon. I decided on a free writing SOCSunday today because that’s how I’ve been feeling this week. You can tag along with my anxiety/excitement or write whatever is in your brain.

Your five minutes starts now!

stream of consciousness sunday

I’ve been a bundle of nerves the last few days. I’m not sure if I can pinpoint it to being anxious or being excited.

In a few hours, Karen and Amy will be at my house. Then Tina will be here. We’ll be trekking down to the World Congress Center to pick up our packets for tomorrow’s (today’s) 15k.

I’ve never run that far.

I’m anxious. And excited.

I’m both things at the same time. About the race and about the sleepover that we’re having.

Karen and I have been joking around for months that we need to have a sleepover and well, now we are! It sounds silly, but I think it’s going to be so fun.

No, there aren’t going to be pillow fights and there won’t be lots of wine (see above where we’re running NINE POINT THREE FREAKING MILES), but I’m sure there will be lots of gossiping and laughing and eating and heck, maybe even crying. Who knows!

But all I know is that I’m anxious. And excited.

Maybe it’s a build up to running all that excess energy out tomorrow. Maybe I need to up my Zoloft. Maybe I shouldn’t have had 3 cups of coffee this morning.

Maybe they just need to hurry up and get here!

ps: by the time you read this, I’ll be either getting ready to run or finished or dead.

pps: hopefully not dead.

ppps: I’ll check in to tell you I’m not dead.

pppps: I love you all for helping me keep #SOCSunday going!


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (in the sidebar). .
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

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  1. Good luck on your 15K!

    I understand the being excited/anxious part. I felt a little of that Thursday when I went back to school to start a new semester. It was my fiftybillionth semester, but oddly enough I found myself a little bit nervous about even walking into the classroom. I skipped right by it and went and sat in a sitting area until closer to class time. A friend who is also in the class came a long and we both went in together.

    Sometimes, you just need a friend to get over the jitters I think. :)
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  2. You will do just fine in the 15k. The nerves are the worst part, they say. I wouldn’t know–I’ve never run anywhere. I’ve walked it, however! Good luck!
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  3. Lots of luck on the 15k! You’re going to be great!

    Check in when you get a chance and tell us how it went. :)

    Here’s my SoC post for today:
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  4. I remember the morning you headed off into Central Park with Kelly – and now look at you.
    You go girl xxxx
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  5. Good luck! I hope it went great. I’m running my first 5K next week and I’m just as nervous for the 3 miles. 9 would blow my mind. Any way you finish, it will be a personal best for the distance.

  6. Good luck! I hope it went great. I’m running my first 5K next week and I’m just as nervous for the 3 miles. 9 would blow my mind. Any way you finish, it will be a personal best for the distance.

  7. That sounds like a lot of fun.

    Not the running so much as the sleepover.

    But the running is exceedingly impressive…and for that I have to applaud you. With full-on standing up and cheering. You deserve it!
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  8. That sounds like it should be a lot of fun. Good luck with the race and enjoy it!
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  9. Wow – 15K?! As a non-runner, I am impressed. As a veteran couch-potato, I’m having aches and pains just thinking about it.

    All the best! You’ll do great, I just know it.
    Jules recently posted..SOC Sunday: Thinking About a Name ChangeMy Profile

  10. That’s awesome Jana. I know you had a great time with your friends. What a beautiful day.
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  11. Congrats on your run!!! Grown up sleepovers are awesome. :)
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    Woo hoo!!! Congrats, girl! I hope you’re feeling OK tonight!!
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