I bet you're thinking to yourself, "you are already starting your countdown? You still have over a month to go!" True, I won't lie, the race is 5 weeks away. However, when you have been counting down since 50 weeks...5 weeks is a VERY short time.
That is all that separates me from my first half marathon.
That is all that separates me from running through the "Happiest Parks on Earth"!
That is all that separates me from meeting new friends, making memories and forging strong bonds in the running community.
5 weeks...may seem like a ways off to you, but will be gone in a blink of an eye for me. I registered for the Princess Half Marathon in September and busied myself with my training program that would take 21 weeks, all the way up to the race. 21 weeks sounded like forever to me and that the race is so far off, but now with only 5 weeks left to go in my training, the dream is becoming very much a reality. Those 16 weeks have sure gone by VERY fast.
I watched all the tweets and pictures and posts about the WDW Marathon last weekend and now I'm watching all the tweets, pictures and posts about the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in Disneyland this weekend. These are only fueling the fire in my belly for the Princess Half Marathon. I simply am giddy with excitement!
I'm giddy not just for the excitement that seems to brew around Run Disney events, but also because my long weeks of training are starting to come to its pinnacle. All my toil and hard work will be paying off in one splendid weekend where I will run a hard fight against 13 miles and collect that coveted bling. I will sweat, laugh, cry and sparkle with a few thousand other women in a race that is just as much about fun as it is about running.
5 weeks...its arriving so soon, and yet not soon enough.