Thursday, July 22, 2010

Destination Marathon

At some point this summer, I decided that running a 1/2 marathon would be a good idea. I have friends who are runners, but I tend to err on the side of avoiding running. I have asthma and am simply not a good runner. I guess there is only one way to fix this problem: run a half marathon! This length seems long enough to feel like an accomplishment (and it requires me to dedicate myself to training), yet I probably won't die attempting to finish.
Since I'm such a good sister, I encouraged (read: begged) my sister to run one with me. I thought we could make a vacation of it. What place could be more fun than Disney World in Florida? Yes, folks, my sister and I plan to compete in the Disney's Princess Half Marathon on Sunday February 27, 2011! It will include 13.1 miles of Disney magic. We'll make it a fun weekend by taking my sweet little niece to the park after we run.
Not only did my powers of persuasion work on my sister, but they also worked on my husband. I've encouraged him to run a half marathon with me in November. Yes! He's actually training (although he, too, hates to run). He's taking it seriously and everything.
I will definitely keep you posted on the training and events...


  1. I <3 running! This is such a great marathon to do as well! You'll have a great time!

  2. I think it will be tons of fun! I just hope I can finish it, though. :)