Crossing items off the bucket list: Run a half-marathon!

Just a few weeks ago I got to cross one major accomplishment off of my bucket list, running a half marathon.  A friend of mine, Lalita, and I had the great idea to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Orlando Florida this year.   I use the phrase “great idea” with some sarcasm.   The marathon itself was a lot of fun, there were around 28,000 runners, which led to a lot of bobbing and weaving through other runners along the way, and we were all cheered on by the Disney princes and princesses the whole time.  It also took a lot of self motivation to get my little butt outside every Sunday to do my weekly long run.  Between snow, freezing cold temperatures, and bone chilling winds it was not the most pleasant training experience, however I managed to run every weekend even if it wasn’t as far as I wanted to be based on my training schedule.

Fireworks, what better way to start a 13.1 mile race!

Fireworks, what better way to start a 13.1 mile race!

with Lalita before the race started

with Lalita before the race started

Looking kind of silly running down Main St in the Magic Kingdom

Looking kind of silly running down Main St in the Magic Kingdom

I finished in just over 2 hours and 35 minutes and I am proud to say I did not stop to walk. I was however hoping to have a time of under 2:30, this just means I will have to sign up to do another half marathon and improve upon my time.  I think I will be doing one the summer with my fabulous cousin Ellen.

Made it to the finish line

Made it to the finish line, where Donald Duck gave me a high-5!

Mickey and Minnie were there too.

Mickey and Minnie were there too.

13.1 Miles and still smiling!! :)

13.1 Miles and still smiling!! 🙂

2013 is shaping up to be a very good year! I have been trying new things, ran my first (but not last) half marathon, signed up to go back to school and begun the house/condo search.  Its good to be try new things and make decisions that make happy.  I currently have no one to tell me I cannot have what I want or deserve, and hopefully I will be able to cross a few more items off my bucket list this year.

This is one sweet medal

This is one sweet medal


Crossed anything off your Bucket List lately?

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