Princess Race Details

So, I told you that we were doing the Princess Half, and like magic the Race Packet Information magically appeared in my email box! It’s like the Disney Princesses read “Mom Can Run?” HAHAHA!! Anyway…I was browsing through the information & tips and started to get a little concerned about our hasty decision to partake in this 13.1 mile torturous trek! I mean are they trying to scare the bajeeses out of us?

Initially, I was really excited to read all the information and get myself pumped up and ready to go!!! But then I read that we have to be up and on our way from our hotel (which is 3 miles away) to the EPCOT parking lot at 3:30AM…WHATTTT! The last time I was up at 3:30AM I was birthing my daughter! WHY SO EARLY?!?! Don’t you know that all of us need our beauty sleep? Oh I forgot, they’re Princesses… they don’t need beauty sleep! UUGGHH!!! They also say not to really sleep the night before the race, just to rest… WHATTTT?!? I am about to run 13.1 miles, I intend on SLEEPING my normal 7 hours!!!!

Oh, and they say not to eat full meals the day before the race, just eat snacks all day. WHAAATTT?!?!?! I signed up so I could go to the mega-mounds-o-pasta party the night before the race… and now the Princesses tell me that that’s not happening?!?! AARRGGHHH!!!

Oh and THEN I read that my “peeps” or as they refer to them the CHEAR Squad,  have to PAY a fee to get a seat at the finish line. WHAAAATTT?!!? Is it not enough to ask them to …1. get up at 4:30AM to make it over to the start line to get pictures of us, 2. then jump on the monorail and cruise over to the Magic Kingdom to snap a quick shot of us running past them on Main Street, 3. jump back on the monorail and head back over to EPCOT to try to catch a glimpse of us crossing the finish line?!?!?! Now we have to make them pay $$ for this? Needless to say… we will not have any peeps at the race!!! FROWNY FACE 😦

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Back to School

back_to_school_bannerThe kids are back in school. Aaaaaahhhhhh….deep breath in…and slowly…let….it… out. My days are free to do what I want for 6 hours. Yes, 6 whole hours of hot rock massages, deluxe manis & pedis, 2 hour lunches with the girls!!! Sounds wonderful, huh? Yeah, but not my reality!  So, what am I doing? Freaking out!!!! Why, you ask? Ummmm…because I  had a moment of complete delirium when I typed in my credit card number and hit submit, making me $120 poorer, and the proud owner of a piece of paper that says I’ve agreed to run 26.2 miles…woop woop. (Notice the lack of exclamation point) Again, I must convey my feelings of “what the *#$&” have I done!!! (And there are those exclamation points…in triplicate)

Yes, I am the type of person that likes a challenge, but I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with this particular “challenge”. So I decided to make a plan…a training plan to get me moving in the right direction.  The thing about plans, though, is they’re only good if you actually follow them. Just because it’s on the calendar, doesn’t mean it’s going to get done! And this is where I’m at right now! You see today, my calendar says “Tempo run-5 miles” but my body is screaming “PEACEFUL SLEEP-6 HOURS”.  OK, so which would you listen to? I’m leaning towards the sleep-thing, but the guilt is building….it’s getting really heavy…and yeah…I’m lacing up my shoes now. Looks like guilt won and I am off for my “tempo run-5 miles”. Smiley face 🙂