I know, shabby links to posts I am making over at iRun are kind of lame, but really, it is because I have been busy, three kids, running lots, blah blah, excuse, blah.
I have been out on the roads prepping like a mad woman for the race(s) of a lifetime! And, no, I don't mean Boston! In just two and a half weeks I will be toeing the line at Disney's Half Marathon in Florida. Then, as if that wasn't exciting enough, I will be getting up the next morning (ok, the middle of the night, but more about that later) to line up for the Disney Marathon!! Yes! I am doing the Goofy Challenge!!
|They call runners that do both the Half Marathon and the Full Marathon, "Goofy Challengers" You get an extra medal AND t-shirt! Am I nuts?!|
Years ago when I first heard this existed, I thought it would be so great to try. Then I found out that the race always occurs in the first half of January. Boo! I am a teacher. How am I going to get time off to head down to Florida when I have just started back at school after the two-week Christmas break?! ugh. I know, I could fly down for the weekend, but I have small children. I don't normally think of myself as 'parent of the year', but going to Disney for two days (2 days in which I wouldn't really be able to walk, what with all the racing involved) only would not go over well in my family.
So. Long story short: When I figured out that I would be on a maternity leave this January, I decided it would be my (last) chance to use my January freedom! Yay!
I signed up last spring. The races seemed sooo far away. Plenty of time to train, right?!
Then, I woke up and it was December. Yep, the month right before January. Race month. Yikes! I have been running, of course, but I needed ample time to panic too. Throw in the big news about Boston, and you have a mama that has been (smartly) training away, hoping to stay in tip-top shape!
I plan to have a great time running at Disney. I plan to take lots of photos. I plan to watch my kids have a blast (and hopefully fit in some outlet shopping?!)!
I will post more on the count down to Disney--but first I need to get ready for Christmas!
and...if you want to read my current iRun post, it is HERE