6 weeks in, going strong.

So it was about 6 weeks ago that I first posted about my plans to run the Disney Marathon. I’ve been following the Jeff Galloway plan that Disney put out and I’m very proud of my progress. Usually in things like this I get excited at first and that tapers off and I lose interest. This is different. I’m excited to see how far I can go. At this point I’m not too concerned about my pace, despite the fact its right on the line of the guidelines Disney gives. Most of my runs are around 16 minute paces, but I also have been doing most of my running out in the heat and pushing a stroller. This past week was my longest run coming in at 7 miles in just under 2 hours, 1:55. I felt pretty rough the next day but was doing fine a day later. So, bring it Mickey. I’ll be ready!

pep talk

It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. I don’t normally “dread” mondays, but this morning I woke up feeling less than good, but not horrible. This icky in-between stage leaves me feeling guilty about postponing my previously scheduled morning run, not doing anything horribly productive yet (and it’s already 11), and watching way too much disney channel. I figured I might feel better about my productivity level (or lack thereof) if I gave myself a little blog pep talk. Nope, not working. I’ve got some homework to do, a sewing project I’d like to work on, a house to clean, laundry to do and a little girl to cuddle. I think I’ll pick the last option for the majority of the day.

So, not sure how much my pep talk actually worked.

Here’s to just another manic monday!

PS- I hope to update you on some recent crafty projects, as soon as I finish my aforementioned to do list… haha.

Journey to a Dream

Apparently I enjoy setting high expectations for myself. I do it over and over again. and I’m at it again. Since high school I have always wanted to be able to run. It always seemed like an unachievable goal for me. I buried myself under books and called myself an intellectual to avoid the world of athletics. oh how i regret that now. It seems like I’ve been able to believe in myself in every other area but athletics. Over the last few years I’ve dabbled here and there in the running world, at the beginning of this year I even built myself up to running 6 miles at a time (watch out!) but this year I’ve decided to get serious….

That’s right, i’ve officially registered for the Disneyworld Marathon on January 8, 2012. I’m so excited. I actually believe I can do it. I needed a goal to work towards, so why not make it a lofty one? ha. One of my “bucket list” items was to run a marathon, and I figure if I’m going to run 26.2 miles I might as well do it in the happiest place on earth, right? I don’t really have a time goal, I just want to finish. I think that I’m going to try to do a half marathon sometime before to give me a taste of the experience. I’m thinking the Rock-n-Roll St Louis Half Marathon in October.

Call me crazy if you like, but there is just something so empowering about setting a goal, training hard and reaching it that is so empowering. I crave that kind of adventure. I know its gonna be a long haul with training and stuff, but I’m ready for it! I’m glad to have a supportive hubby, he brought me home a new pair of Nike Plus running shoes with the nikeplus band to help with training.

Bring it, Mickey. I’ll see you at the finish line!