Running is something I do for fun. I ran indoor and outdoor track during high school, ran in a local running club during college, and coached track during the beginning of my teaching career. Let's be honest. . .I was never very good. No state champion plaques or medals adorn my walls and my PRs (personal records) were considered a bad day for elite runners. But running was always fun. It was a time when I could push myself to the limit while also getting some time to be alone with my thoughts.
And then something happened. I hit my mid-20s, fell in love, got married, started grad school, and stopped putting my health and alone time first. I stopped running. While I was very happy with my husband, my son, and my career, I felt like I was missing something. I found it again last year when I made a commitment to start running again. That alone time, that me time, is something important for everyone. Some find it on a bike, others find it in yoga. For me, it's on the road as I pound pavement. Disney was part of my inspiration to get back to running and the Castaway Cay 5K on my April 2014 Disney Cruise was a training goal I was happy to achieve. I wasn't the fastest. I wasn't the slowest. But none of that matters. I was running again and it felt good.
|I did it! And I've got a Mickey medal to prove it!|
|Isn't he cute? Well worth the break from running for this guy!|
|Getting my runDisney shoes back out to start training!|