Well, we have been talking about it for a while, and we have finally made it official. Jackie and I have registered to run a half marathon on January 12, 2008. And where else would I choose to run it? Disney World. That weekend is marathon weekend at the parks. Apparently it’s a pretty big deal. People come from all over the world to participate. There is a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. They also do a thing called Goofy’s race and a half challenge where you run both. The race goes around Disney World property and you actually run through the parks, so that’s pretty cool. Here is the web page with all the details:
I have been running lately, so I am on my way in my training for it. We have 8 months to train, so we should be in good shape to do it. I’ve lost some weight, but my goal is to lose 15 more pounds over the next couple of months. If I do that, I think it will be less difficult for me. Right now, I can run 3 miles in a half hour pretty easily. Trainers recommend that you just gradually increase your running, so I’ll take it slow since I have so long to prepare. This is a big step for me in trying to live more healthily. Since the beginning of this year, I have been doing pretty good about eating right and exercising regularly. Hopefully, this will be a further motivation to make it a lifelong lifestyle change for me.
As a reward for all of our hard work, we will be staying at the parks for a few days after the race. It will be just Jackie and me, so it should be a lot of fun. How could I be at Walt Disney World and not go to the parks? I’ll keep you updated in my training. I’d appreciate any encouragement you could throw my way!