So I signed up Chris and I for the RunDisney Star Wars Dark side 5km race in April. I have to admit that I’m both excited and nervous. I use to run years ago then life kind happened and the next thing I knew, running had become a distant memory. So a few months after my miscarriage, I had a redefining moment, an awakening, I guess you could call it. I looked at myself in the mirror and realized that I no longer recognized the woman staring back at me. After years of falling into a dark hole, maybe one day I’ll share why, I decided enough was enough. I didn’t like the person I had become. I decided I didn’t want to continue down the same path.
So in an effort to find that woman I could love again, I decided that I need to refocus my life again. I’ve been doing hot yoga again, mediating, and dealing with my issues. I also changed my relationship with food (THANK YOU WHOLE30) , made time for the people and things that I love, and took up running again.
Okay, so if there is something that I have learned about running again, it would be that I NEVER SHOULD HAVE STOPPED!! Holy Crapola! It sucks to start over. I now run 2-3km everyday before work and I take my fur baby with me. I’m pretty sure she is judging me…We’re probably a pretty funny sight….my running pace is Lady’s power walking pace. BUT at least I’m running again. After a few weeks of running, I realized that I needed a goal. I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of person who needs goals and accountability. So I started surfing Pinterest for tips on running and came across RunDisney runners. I began reading their stories, their training routines, and their medals! Yup, those Disney medals. I want at least one of those. So that’s my motivation, I want a RunDisney medal. In order to make that happen, I surfed GoogleApps to find an app that want help me run 5km again. I could have used the Couch to 5k but instead I found Zombies5k. It’s fun and it keeps me interested while running. But I’m not going to lie, at 430am with ear phones on, it gets a little creepy….but it works.
Are you guys running? Are you or have you ever run a RunDisney event or any running event? How did you find it?