Grandma to Half Marathon is now on a new journey. While the name won’t change because I’m still working on improving, I have done the unthinkable, I have signed up for my first marathon. The Disney World Marathon, January 2017. Yup…26.2 miles. Just saying that gives me the chills.
When I think about it though, they’re probably the same chills I experienced when I decided to participate in my first half marathon. The fear of spending all that money and not finishing the race. The terror of the balloon ladies and the possibility of being picked up by “the bus”. All those thoughts running through my mind.
There is a difference this time. The difference is this time I welcome those feelings of uncertainty because this time, I know what I’m in for. Okay not really, but I know what will happen if I don’t train enough, like that first half. I know there will be pain, but I’m determined this time. I’ve paid the registration fee and training has already started….so balloon ladies or finish. I’m headed to Disney – January 2017 to run a race I said I would NEVER run (kind of like that half marathon thing) a marathon.