I’ve run one 1/2 marathon in my life.
Right after my husband was diagnosed with his cancerous GIST tumor in February of 2012, I signed up for a local 1/2 marathon in Providence, RI. I wanted to raise money for Dana-Farber, where my husband was being treated. I trained for 5 months straight. Every time I wanted to quit, I just kept thinking of my husband and all he was going through. I kept saying to myself, “I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.” Training for that 1/2 marathon back in 2012, it was one of the most emotional training experiences of my life. When I crossed that finish line, I just broke down in tears. It was a cathartic race for me.
I haven’t run a race since then.
It took so much out of me physically, mentally and emotionally, I just haven’t been ready to commit to training for another race… until now.
This Sunday I’m running the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Disney with 2 of my blogging friends – Natalie and Nadia!! I’m BEYOND excited for this weekend and I can’t wait to get there and be in the excitement and in the energy of it all.
I felt the Disney Princess Half Marathon would be the perfect comeback for me because it’s polar opposite of what I experienced before… for this race, I will be celebrating my inner princess. I will be embracing all things princess and I cannot wait!
I haven’t been training perfectly… I’m kind of hoping the Disney magic will be with me, but I am ready for 13.1 miles of fun.
The race has been a dream for a few months now, until last night… when my tutu arrived!
Oh, yes! My tutu!
It was like opening the GLASS SLIPPER!
The Disney Princess Half Marathon is happening!
I’m ready for it.
I’m excited for it.
And I can’t wait for this one to be filled with laughs and smiles and cheers!