12 days and counting until I run my first 5k! Which one you ask? Where? Well Walt Disney World of course! Some of you that follow us on Facebook may know that I made a very ambitious New Years resolution. I will run the Royal Family 5k at Epcot on 2/21/2014, and then run in at least one race on each of the WDW race weekends, ending with the Princess Half Marathon 2/2015. Here’s the course from last years 5k, theres not much change this year:
My schedule for the year is starting to shape, with new race dates being released slowly but surely. I’m registered for the Expedition Everest Challenge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 3rd, and next on the docket is the Tower of Terror 10 miler in October. I’m using the Jeff Galloway training program, and I’m in complete awe of what we can train our bodies to do. I’ve gone from barely being able to run a mile, to stretching my weekly long runs to 4.25 miles (12:12 mile pace, #tootsownhorn). I am a self proclaimed running hater. I’ve avoided it like the plague since middle school (many, many, many years ago). However I’ve officially been bitten by the running bug and really growing to love it.
So much that I’ve actually revised my goal recently. Not only will I run the Princess Half Marathon, but I will do the Glass Slipper Challenge!! The Glass Sipper Challenge includes 3 races included in the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend, a 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon. I know that I can do it with the right training, so I figured why just do the half?? If I’m gonna do it….I’M GONNA REALLY DO IT!!
So I raise my glass of cab tonight to unbroken resolutions, and Walt Disney. Because as he has so aptly taught me, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney