Happy New Year, everyone!
Ok, I know it’s not January first by any means. It’s a almost a couple of weeks after the big day of renewal and resolutions. The hype has died down just a tiny bit–“new year, new me” posts are slowly disappearing from social media, the gym next to one of my workplaces is becoming deplete of fresh cars in the parking lot, and we’re all sneaking a chocolate bar into our grocery baskets. We also might be hiding those said chocolate bars under the bunch of bananas. Hide the evidence!
Ok, not everyone. But I might be guilty as charged when it comes to the chocolate. I love chocolate, gosh darn it.
I’ve intentionally decided to write this post a couple of weeks into the new year, when the hype has died down and we settle into our “normal,” whether that normal be new or familiar. It’s a motivation for me and–maybe, just maybe–for you.
I’m trying for a new normal; I’m the first to admit I’m a little ambitious this year in terms of resolutions. If you could take a hint and are a Disney fanatic, you might have guessed something by the title of this post: I’m trying to become a Princess.
Well, a Princess who will have finished 13.1 miles at the 2018 Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon.
If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you might remember that I used to be a college athlete. I’ve always been active, fairly athletic, and fiercely competitive. Everything I’ve ever done, however, has involved quick bursts of energy–college and high school volleyball, high school basketball, and high school track (jumping events and hurdles). I’ve never been much of a long-distance runner. The farthest distance I’ve ever run consecutively is three measly miles, at the peak of my athletic capability, my junior and senior year of college.
I’m so ready to change that. But, most importantly, I’m so excited to embrace an outlet that will keep me in shape and keep my beloved Disney in my life.
I have a little over a year to train, but I’ve decided to share my journey with my little blogosphere as a way of accountability and as a way to document the process and my progress. I love to write (obviously), so why not bring all who read these posts along for the [carriage] ride?
Here’s to becoming a Princess in 2017! “Let’s get down to business” to “chase the wind and touch the sky” and “run the hidden pine trails of the forest.”
Is that princess-y enough for you? Yeah. I thought so.