However, all was not lost. In the last two years, I have run a half marathon, 3 15ks, 2 10ks, a sprint triathlon (I almost drowned) and even won 2nd place in my age group in a 5k.
|Proof I haven't ONLY been eating ice cream this whole time!|
I was looking for my next running challenge and promised myself I would give up on long distances for awhile. Famous mistake, convincing yourself you don't want to run long distances while secretly keeping one eye on all of the upcoming half marathons and marathons. That's when I decided to do it, to REALLY train and run my first marathon. I chose the 2013 Disney Marathon for the following reasons:
- It's the Disney Marathon's 20th anniversary and the course changes really peaked my interest. Check out this awesome course overview, I think this might've been what sold me. Darn you Mickey!
- It's 9 days before my 30th birthday. I really think this would be a great way to end my 20s...without toenails while gaining a new, awesome limp. Either way, I'm celebrating being old and being able to run long distances.
|Lundy's always down to celebrate a birthday..|
just don't make him run 26.2!
- I've always wanted to run a Disney race and I figured I would just go for the big one and work my way down. Last year I was going to run the Princess half (definitely considering it again this year if I survive marathon training) but I wasn't in running shape, and didn't want to spend the money as I was unemployed at the time.
- Finally, I'm just plain crazy and I've always had the itch to run a marathon. Please note, if you would've asked me to run a marathon after completing my first half, I would've told you that you were crazy.
So that's it, I hope you will follow my journey. There will be tears, there will be complaints, there will be lots of pictures of my dog but I promise you, I will prevail, and I will reach my goal if I have to drag myself across that finish line. Wish me luck please...I need it!