Wednesday, February 4, 2015

So What's Next?

It hit me the other day, what do I do now?  I ran a marathon, something I never thought I would want to do.  I've run the half marathon distance several times.  So what's next? 

In the short term, Princess is looming in front of me in two weeks.  But unlike the past two years, I've dragged my heels on this one.  I just booked my flights last Thursday, and just started putting my costume together on Friday afternoon.  Which is shaping up to look a little like this...

I went into the marathon with a one and done attitude.  I know, I know, I said that about Princess 2013 and look at me three years later.  Or at least three Princesses later.  So obviously this lady doth protest too much. 

I was adamant on the Sunday night following the marathon as Kristen and I were walking around saying "no, I won't ever do it again." And then this popped out of my mouth "but you know I am always easily persuaded."

When Shannon and I were at Universal, "no, I won't do it again."  "We can just cheer and spend time at the parks."  Which truly sounds heavenly.

Then I get home and start reflecting on my goal for the marathon that I didn't come close to reaching.  Why?  Because I freaked myself out enough to think that it wasn't attainable.  That I couldn't do it.  Even though with the exception of a few of my week day runs I put the training in.  If you have spent any amount of time here.  You know that I'm competitive with myself.  So after a few days of stewing about it, this starts coming out of my mouth. "I want to do another marathon, not Disney, for time. " I know, I know.  Then the weekend after this came out, " I think I want to do two more, one for time, and I want to do Dopey." 

Yep, I said it.  Not terribly surprising. 

So I am scoping out semi local marathons soon'ish while I still have the training on my side and contemplating when I will approach Dopey. 

Never say never, right?

So who am I going to see at Princess this year?  Are you better prepared than I am at this point?