Saturday, January 19, 2013

WDW Marathon Weekend: Royal Family 5K Recap

The Family Fun Run 

Remember when we were young and the day after Christmas we began planning for NEXT Christmas? We couldn't wait for the season to come around again, we looked forward to everything about it! We were on our best behavior, we dreamed about what it was going to be like.

Maybe I'm the only one...

Well, this 5K was the equivalent of Christmas morning.

 It is the event that I begged my sister in law to register for, the event I convinced my mother and father in law to attend, the event I've been dreaming of for the last 10 months. Those 3.1 miles of beautiful Epcot.

Daisy and Belle

3:32 on Friday morning had finally arrived and I have absolutely Z-E-R-O desire to get out of bed. My throat hurt, I didn't sleep very well, I felt horrible. Around 4ish, I pulled myself out of bed and began to transform myself into Daisy Duck.

My husband and I led our team of Fun Runners through a series of warm ups and stretches, gave them a couple of last minute tips and then warned them that we wanted to RUN!  Belle (sister) and I all dressed up and ready to run.

The course was everything I imagined it would be, and I loved every minute of this race! The Family 5k is such much fun, absolutely perfect for people who are just starting to run and love Walt Disney World!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Resolution Run: Miami

My Facebook friends already know this, but I'll say it again. Every single part of my being wanted to be out of Miami for New Years. Truth is, we have spent almost every single new years over the last 13 years doing something adventurous. However, do to our recent love of running and competing in races we have had to be a little more strategic with our run-cations. So, despite multiple attempts to be away, my husband and I enjoyed a nice evening at home with 2 friends (who left at 9:30 p.m).

This morning we made the trek across Miami to South Beach. We met up with Amanda (@Runtothefinish) and a group of others for a Resolution Run! It was part of the 5 by the 5th challenge I am doing. Since my foot is still hurting (like a lot) when I run, I ended up walking for most of the 5K. I was beating myself up about it for a while but, I got over it. I run for me. I don't run for anyone else. I run to do my best, and at that moment, I was proud to get up out of bed on January 1st and drive 40 minutes to the beach for a run! 

I am glad that we were still in Miami for New years, because who would have wanted to miss this? 

I am blessed to have had the opportunity for an adventure in my own city and I am blessed to be married to someone who sees the value in celebrating every day. Every day is an adventure and we have a choice as to what memories we take with us. 

Happy New Year everyone! 

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