About fourteen months ago I made the goal of my life—I was going to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon. To be honest, I was not sure back then that I would be able to do it. After all, I had a hard time running the mile during physical fitness week in junior high. When I played softball, I had to be able to hit really far because it took me a long time to get around the bases. Me, 13.1 miles? Really?
I started this blog as a place to meet new friends, but also to keep me accountable. If I stopped training and in turn posting, I knew some of you would call me out on it. It happened last spring. I was having a hard time accepting that things were not improving with my daughter’s health. Because of my readers who called me out, I got back to training and back on track. I trained hard, along with all of you right there with me, and I accomplished my goal.
So now that I have completed my first big goal, what now? I have been asked that a lot over the past two weeks since the Disney Princess Half marathon. Would I keep running or was it a “one and done” deal for me. Well, I am happy to tell you that I will keep at this running thing. The princess was a wonderful first half marathon, but now I need to get a great PR. I have come to far to stop now. I have more half marathons line up for this year, as well as some smaller, local 5 and 10k’s. Here is a list of what I have planned for 2012, so far anyway.
- Hershey Park 10k April 15, 2012
- San Diego Rock and Roll Half to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: June 3, 2012 (click to the right to donate wink, wink)
- Baltimore Women's Classic 5k: June 24, 2012
- York Rail Trail 10 Miler: August 25, 2012
- Disneyland Half Marathon: September 2, 2012 (anyone need a roommate???)
- Diva Half Marathon: Long Island, October 7 2012
- Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon: November 9, 2012
As a lofty goal, I am considering doing the Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge in January 2014. The Goofy challenge is a half marathon on Saturday and then a full marathon on Sunday. Crazy, right? To do this, I am going to try to do a full marathon some time in 2013.
Since the princess is over, what are you running plans now? Was the princess your only half marathon, or are you now hook on running , like me.
A dream is a wish…
***Please remember to register formy virtual 5k. Registration is just $20 and all proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help kick cancers a$$! You walk or run the distance between now and March 18. As a thank you for supporting the LLS, I will send you a finisher medal—BLING included. I am also giving away a heart rate monitor watch in a raffle of all registered. Will you help us to kick cancers a$$?