If you’ve known me for even a minute, you may know that I go back and forth on wanting to be a runner. It’s something I want to say about myself. That I run. It’s how I want to see a new city, to go for an early morning job. I want one of those widgets on the side of my blog that tracks how many miles a week I run. And after watching the marathon, I want to run for the accessories, like running skirts.
Here’s what my ultimate running goal is: The Disney Princess 1/2 marathon. Yes. I first heard about it just last year. With the year this was, dedicating myself to training for it did not take priority. But I want to do it. I want to be a part of this experience. I want the tiara shaped medal you get. And just LOOK at this video…
Check out these fun outfits!! Last night I was on the treadmill and the thought that got me through the workout was how to fashion a tiara to a headband that will keep my hair out of my face. Hey, you have your motivation, I have mine.
I clearly won’t be ready for the 2012 race. So, this is a 2013 goal. Which is perfect in another way. Disney World is adding and expanding the Fantasyland section of the Magic Kingdom and all updates should be done by then! I see 1/2 marathon and Disney vacation in my (year away!) future.
More things making me happy right now – Newsies is coming to Broadway! Newsies is a live action Disney musical about newsboys in 1899. I have loved it since 8th grade. It’s where my true love for Christian Bale began. And it’s coming to Broadway!! I’ve already contacted my East Coast friends – I’ll meet them there in April!
I love that butternut squash is in season. I love that it’s so chilly at night and my cat Quinn is extra cuddly. I love that it’s fall movie season and I have plenty of free time right now to see all the ones I want. I love that my friend Claire told me it’s not that I have quit things in the past, it’s that I picked the wrong thing to begin with. I love the song that plays on the Lowe’s commercial right now (Home..is where you are..you can come home to me..).
Mostly, though, I love that I can dress up like Tinkerbell to run a race….stay tuned for progress. I feel good about this.