A Big Decision to make

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ok since I've been pouring my heart and soul out here to the world I figured I'd put this out here too. I really feel like this is a safe place and if I don't go through with it I won't be judged where in my real life people tend to be a little judgy (it's a word for today lol). A little story...believe me you'll catch the drift here pretty quickly. My sister decided 3 years ago that she was going to run a marathon for her 30th birthday. She was never a hard core athlete or runner (we're dancers and baton twirlers) so this was a little shocking. But my sister comes up with crazy things all the time so not totally out of her realm of shockers. Anyway I've always been the proud big sister and supported her (see pole dancing post), and she's been trying to get me to join Team iN Training and I've always said NO...FLAT OUT NO! This year she is doing her first Triathlon in May and a full Marathon in September and again Proud big sister moment. Ok now to the real story....the other day a friend of mine since H.S. ran her first 5k (I've had plenty of friends that interest on my part btw) and then she posted something about the Tinkerbelle 1/2 marathon in Disneyland next year, and I swear I went into full blown I'M GOING TO DO THIS mode! I have NEVER EVER EVER EVER had the desire to run. I was the one in Middle and HS walking the track with the chip on her shoulder because she was going to get sweaty and it hurt my lungs to run girl. So I called my sister and asked her if TNT does this race...and she said they did it this year. So she got me the phone number of someone that could answer this question. Well the answer is YES they did participate this year...but NO it's not showing up on the list of events, but that doesn't mean they're not doing it but that only this "Seasons" events are listed. BUUUUTTTTTT there is the Disneyland 1/2 on September 2nd. Ok remember I'm NOT a the thought of training for January 2013 sounds a whole better than September. But let's face it I love Disneyland so whatever date sounds so exciting to me. Then Bomb #2 drops...I would have to fundraise $3300 in order to even qualify for the race and that doesn't include travel expenses...That's a very scary thing...actually I think I'm more afraid of the 3300 then the 13.2 miles that I would need to run. My husband is being very open to this and I'm very excited at the thought of doing this. The other good thing is it's over Labor day weekend...and I would only have to take friday off to travel...and we were planning on doing disneyland for christmas or thanksgiving with the boy's this year and this just pushes it up a bit. So another option is using vacation time after the race and keeping the boy's out of school and do disney then. There are so many factors to consider...but my gut keeps saying just go for it! And my heart say's yes....My head is the one saying slow down and look at the WHOLE picture!
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    Well,I think you should do it!!! I wouldn't worry about the fundraising part of it just yet, because if you set the trip and the run as your goal, you will work towards it, and the money will follow.

    I don't know if you believe that things happen for reasons, but perhaps the Disney run was supposed to get your attention, and tempt you to "just do it!" Good luck! If you set your mind to it, you will do it!
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