Then reality kicked in

So in my post last week (here) I told you that I had finally registered for the 2011 Disney Princess ½ Marathon scheduled for February 27, 2011.  After riding the high from actually registering for the race…and thinking about how much fun my friend Patina (she’s running the race with me) and I are going to have and how good I’m going to feel checking this item off my My Mighty Awesome Life List …well let’s just say that reality started to set in. 

Holy crap…what in the heck was I thinking?????

 I can barely run 3 miles without feeling like I’m about to blow a major artery…how in the hell am I going to be able to complete 13.1 miles! 

Oh and let’s not forget the fact that I have to be able to maintain a 16 min mile pace or else the Disney Princess patrol is going to come and haul my slow-moving rear in the back of their pick up and cart me to the finish line with all the other slow pokes!  Oh how embarrassing!!!!!  Then panic started to set in and well I started getting anxious and sweating and feeling like I was going to cry.  Then I started to think about how out of shape I am…and how it was going to take me forever to lose this baby weight and get back in shape so I can at least complete the race in 3:30:00 and oh let’s not forget about my diet and how I was going to have to do a major overhaul and cut out some of my favorite places like this  and this . 

Well you can where this conversation I was having with myself was going…to put it mildly I was beating myself up…convincing myself that I couldn’t possibly complete this race without actually giving it a try.  I had already claimed defeat without even trying.  It’s funny because I’m always talking to my boys, letting them know just how great they are and reminding them that they are capable of accomplishing great things…all they have to do is put their mind to it and like  the Nike ads “Just Do it!”.  And look at what I was doing to myself….

So this morning at 4:45am, I got up…put on a t-shirt and sweat pants, laced up my Nikes hopped in the car and ended up here

Where I ran/walked 4 miles and probably could have gone longer/farther but I had to go home to get ready for work.   

And I logged on to 

And started to re-familiarize myself with my daily point allotment and started to find tasty recipes I can make for me and my family.

I also reminded myself that I CAN do this…all I have to do is put my mind to it and do it!

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Then reality kicked in

  1. Teri

    You can do it!!

  2. Celina Wyss

    You can do this! You are right, you cannot beat yourself up about something that has not even happened yet. I applaud you for signing up. I am so not a runner so I cannot even imagine what that would be like.

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