Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Okay, so I was not trying to subscribe to the idea that you had to pay $100 (or so) for a pair of running shoes. I went to Target and bought a pair of running shoes for $29. After a week of blisters and bruised feet, I gave up and splurged on a pair of $75 (on sale!) Nikes. So I tried them out today and they feel like running on pillows! Lesson learned.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Difficult Start

I haven't been able to start training this week. Our family had a series of unfortunate events including two seperate funerals. This has been a long cold winter:( I actually did get on a treadmill, but I just didn't have it in me with such a heavy heart. I'm hoping for sunnier or at least happier days soon.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Registered for Half Marathon

Imagine me, are marathon runner!?! I registered today for the Disney Half Marathon, with both excitement and a great sense of fear. I have never been a runner, but have been somewhat athletic most of my life.
This winter in MN has not been kind, and has kept many of us Minnesotans inside. I have come to realize that staying indoors has made me very out of shape. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I thought that I'd hop on that treadmill and start running 5 miles. No way! This is going to be a long, long journey.
I was able to con a few of my co-workers and my cousin into registering with me for the half marathon. I'm trying to surpress my disney fanatic side, so I don't freak them out:) I visited Disney World last year and during my planning process, became hooked on all things Disney. I have watched many disney world television shows, read many books and especially love disney world podcasts. It was while listening to one of these podcasts that I became inspired to run the half marathon.
I ran the idea of running in this marathon by my husband. Of course, he thought that I was crazy but was willing to support me. I'm always setting crazy goals for myself, so I suppose this is no different to him.
My 9 year old son simply laughted and said there was "no way" I could do this! Well, I hope to prove him wrong and teach him to set goals and follow them. Pressure!
Well, I hope you enjoy this blog as I begin to train. Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it!