Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Path to Princess Half: Four weeks

Yes, that's right four weeks. By this exact time 28 days from today I will have completed my first half marathon.

Oddly, enough I'm not freaking out. I'm excited. After yesterday's run I know I am about as ready as I can be. I feel prepared. Of course that may change in the early morning hours while waiting in my corral before the start.

It's been funny to see me go from "this is going to be my only half ever" to "my first" to committing to a few more this year.

I have gone from being scared of a 10k to being happiest running ten miles consistently on Saturday. I have learned that miles seven to nine are my favorite. Mostly, I have learned to believe in myself above all. I am capable of way more than I think I am.

So what do I have to do at this point? Oddly enough, just wait. Oh and pack! Hotel is booked in Kansas City for the night before our flight. Mickey's Magical Express has arrived. As have our park tickets. My half costume is done and my Sparkle skirts Ariel skirt is en route.

I suppose my biggest jitters at this point is leaving my family for my longest stretch. No doubt I will have fun. No doubt my littles will be ok and have fun with their Daddy. Especially since my little Princess will be getting her new super cool bed. It's just the mommy nerves.

Here we go on the final stretch of this journey! Watch out Mickey and friends I'm on my way!