Monday, February 9, 2015

Operation Sparkle & Operation 2015: The time is nearly upon us

Well yall...It's almost time to do the thing I set out to do over a year ago. I can't believe I've made it. In 10 short days I will be on a plane to the Happiest Place on Earth to participate in the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.

This weekend was my last long set of training runs. I did 2 on Friday, 5 on Saturday and just shy of 12 on Sunday to try and simulate what the race weekend will be like. I'm feeling pretty good and my soreness over the weekend was minimal, even though I was still pretty active. It made me pretty excited because I'm hopeful that my park time will be doable.

I've made my schedules and plans everything for me and mom and...well, I'm ready. I just

I've also been fulfilling my year-long challenge for myself, Operation 2015. In January I ran the Phoenix Challenge as part of the Miracle Match Marathon weekend. I wanted to use it as a practice for back to back races at Disney and I must say went very well. I PR'd the half (not hard since my first half was disasterous) and it did wonders to boost my confidence. Even if the hills were murder.

So now the time has come for my #22point4milefebruary. And I have a hot bag to pack in.

The time has come to trust in my training. I have put in the miles and that's what I have to tell that little nagging voice in my head when it starts spouting doubt around mile 8. I'm going to do 3-4 more runs between now and leaving, and I'm going to take them easy.

I cannot believe I've made it this far. I had dinner with some friends on Saturday and they confessed to me that when I told them 15 months ago I was going to do this, they seriously doubted I'd make it this far. Honestly, I did too. I'm the girl who avoided PE as much as possible. I couldn't run a mile without feeling like I was dying and I thought runners were INSANE.

But now, I'm one of them. And I have bling to go get and add to this board.

Keep on running.

1 comment:

  1. I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You're going to have an amazing time! :)