1/2 Marathon or ???
Over the weekend I received a text from one of my BFF’s from college (TBG) that said the following, “What would you say if I thought we should do the Disney Princess Half Marathon next February?? We could make it a girls weekend!!” My first reaction was to laugh and it took me awhile to even respond so guess I was a bit speechless too (and special note: girls weekend <> running). I finally responded with a “Who are you? And what have you done with Tracy?” I never responded No at any point though (which is important as I dislike, loathe, hate running – you get the picture). At some point in the afternoon we spoke – and I agreed to do it with a couple of caveats – I have a knee injury and need to lose some weight (which I believe is also contributing to my knee injury) before I could completely commit. I also found out the TBG shared with her husband that the two of us were doing the 1/2 Marathon – he wanted to know if I knew it yet – which I didn’t 🙂 This still makes me laugh!
So then reality started to set in – will my knee be able to handle, will I lose some of the extra weight that I’m carrying around before I start training (which I believe is part of the knee problem), what would my time per mile be? – then I did the math – 2 hours + probably running for me – I’m just not mentally there yet – nor do I truly believe Couch to 1/2 Marathon is a smart thing to do from a training perspective.
Today, TBG and I agreed to the following:
- Complete the Disney Princess 5K next year with a girls trip (either weekend / maybe week)!
- Complete the Disney 1/2 Marathon the year we turn 45!
I’m looking forward to the challenges of completing each goal!