Disney, Running

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!

 

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