In 120 days… I’m running another one of those half marathon things. And yes, it’s another Disney race. This time it’s the 2012 wine & dine half marathon at Walt Disney World.
Am I crazy? Perhaps. But noticing my level of fitness prior to the Tinker Bell Half marathon and after, I’m greatly in favor of the Kim who was pounding the pavement weekly rather than the one who’s enjoying sleeping in and the a/c on a hot summer afternoon.
Am I racing or just running? Well, I’ll try to beat my own clock during this night race and see what happens. Now that I know what to expect and what my body can handle, maybe I’ll try to push a little harder. But in all honesty, it was nice being able to finish that distance at the easy pace I set for myself and then spend all day at Disneyland after. This time around the race starts at 10pm and I’ll end sometime the next day… so at least I’ll get to sleep a little before I have to be “up and at ’em” at a theme park!
Am I doing this just for the bling? Yeah probably. I’ll be excited to grab that extra Coast-to-Coast medal as my 3rd and frame it on the wall. But maybe I’m doing it for the grub at the party that goes until 3am! Maybe that will actually make me run faster… ??
So there you have it. Another race. Another 18 weeks of training. Another pair of shoes to run into the ground. And another good excuse to visit a Disney park! (Did you know that my entry fee is pretty much covered due to the HUGE discount on the park tickets we can buy?)
And I guess I should plan out some sort of creative running costume to tie into the theme, but I have a feeling my options are limited. Remy? Chef Louis? The Swedish Chef? Hmm… maybe I’ll just stick to a sparkle skirt.
Check in with me in November and see if I’m happy about all of this. If I am, then I’ll keep up the running. If I’m not… maybe I’ll just stick to silly 5k Color Runs?
(p.s. the 2013 Tinker Bell Half filled up already … so I won’t be racing it next year … are you???)