Hi. My name is Kim, and I’m a horrible runner. Wait, let me clarify that statement. I’m not any sort of runner. But because I have moments of euphoria and enjoy random goal-setting activities, I signed up to do the following:
The inaugural Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon at Disneyland in 2012!
I’m really not joking here about my inability to run either. It’s a long-standing joke between Mr. M and I that I would die running around the block. I can run on a treadmill… and do cardio exercises with no problem… but I’ve always sucked at running if it didn’t involve following a basketball up and down a court.
There’s no reason or logic behind why I signed up, other than my nickname-sake is sponsoring this extravaganza, and I was up for adding a bit more randomness to my life this past Wednesday.
And people think I’m joking when I call myself crazy? :)
But I know I’m not the only person who has done something very similar to this and I’m hoping some of those people will come out and share their best advice for starting this journey now. Shoes? Distances? Music? Thank goodness for my BFF starting a running blog… that must have had some part in convincing me this was possible. She’ll be my running coach from afar, and then she’ll finish the race and have to wait like 2 hours for me to follow behind.
Seriously friends… I need all the help I can get to make it to the finish line on January 29th!
p.s. if you want to personally witness this insanity, you can sign up for the event here!