I was always taught as a child to dream big. I was raised on Walt Disney’s philosophy of “If you can dream it you can do it.” I have about six figures or plaques with that saying in my house. And I totally believe it.
This is my 30th year of life, and although 30 is not old by any means, it is a milestone that sends me running to my bucket list to see how much I have left. Ahh the bucket list, my goals and dreams in life. I started this list when I went to college and I have been able to cross off a few things, like go to Europe, see a tornado (I’m totally counting a water spout on our cruise) and go on a Disney cruise. Those were all amazing things but I have SO MUCH MORE to do and see on my list.
One big dream of mine is to run in a Disney race. The good news is in 145 days I will be running 13.1 magical miles in Walt Disney World. The bad news is, I have never been a runner and my training needs to start immediately. My legs hurt just thinking about it. I’ve been trying to get myself pumped by watching Youtube videos of the 2013 half marathon and all I come up with is looking at the mile markers and thinking “dear God, what have I done!”
In all reality, I am very excited! Now I get to get some new shoes and some new workout clothes and start hardcore training! To be fair, I did run in high school. I was dating a soccer player and I was a cheerleader. We both practiced until about 9 p.m. a few days a week. We would meet after practice and run two miles at the track. This was by far the healthiest relationship I ever had! But those days are long gone and I’m not even sure I can run to the mailbox without getting winded. Looks like the weeks ahead should be pretty interesting!
I.Will.FINISH. I will push hard. I spent $160 on this race — I will come home with that medal! If there is ever somewhere I can do this, it is at Disney. I want to conquer and enjoy every magical mile! Bring it Mickey!