Friday, February 17, 2012

Single Digits

In less than one week, I will have that bib in my hands.  I will have my official princess half shirt, and hopefully my new Dooney and Bourke wristlet.  My goody bag will be spread out on my bed at Bay Lake Tower.  My race outfit will be hanging in the closet.  I will be looking out my window at Cinderella Castle.  Yes ladies, we have entered the single digit countdown until the Disney Princess Half Marathon.

It seems like forever since I started my training.  Actually, it’s been over a year.  After all that time and all that training and I am a week out from one of the biggest goals I have ever set for myself.  Now that we are just one week out, you would think I would be nothing but a bag of nerves, right.  That I would be a crazy, nervous mess?  Yea, so did I.  Well, none of that is true.  I am happy to report that I feel a strange calm.  I am not calm about anything!  I feel like I have put the time in, that I am as ready as I am going to be.  That I am ready!  There is nothing to do now but pack my bags and head to Walt Disney World.

I have three runs left before we go.  I plan to do around five miles on Sunday, but that could prove difficult with an impending snow storm destine to hit.  Hopefully I will get my run in before the bad weather hits.  Then I have my 30 minute runs on Tuesday and Thursday.  That’s it!   Walt Disney Princess Half Marathon, here we come!

How do you feel in this weekend before the race?  Are you nervous, confident, calm, ready?  

A dream is a wish...



  1. This morning at the end of my last weekend run, I felt so excited - it's almost here and I'm ready! However, I just read the race program, and for some reason I'm panicking!! Probably par for the course over the next week.

    I don't know if I've ever said in my comments but my 15-year-old son will be running as well. This is his first, and I am excited for him. He and I have been training this winter with a Galloway group in the DC Metro area.

    My husband plans to run, however, has suffered an ankle injury and either won't run or may do so at my pace.

    Happy last week everyone!!

  2. That's so great Sue! I hope one day my family will run together too. Are you flying out of BWI? We will be flying out of BWI on Friday morning!

  3. Amy - I have enjoyed reading your blog about your journey to the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Can't wait to read all about experience. My daughter and I hope to run the race in a couple of years. It sounds like you are well prepared! Good luck and have a great time!

  4. We fly out of Dulles on Friday morning. I have to study the program to figure out packet pick up and interesting speakers - definitely do NOT want to miss one of Jeff Galloway's sessions!

  5. Sue B.--I REALLY want to see Jeff Galloway speak too. I hope to see him Friday afternoon.

    Carol Ann--you can totally do it! Thanks for reading. See you at the Princess in a few years.

  6. Hi Amy, love your blog! I have been following Jeff Galloway's run/walk method to training for the Disney Princess half marathon. Unfortunately about 8 weeks ago I was diagnosed with shin splints in my right leg, which forced me to stop training for 4 weeks. I have only been able to get back in to training 2 weeks ago with the help of my Chiropractor and Acupuncturist. I am feeling quite nervous as my limit has been around 6.5 miles (halfway) I am hoping the atmosphere and excitement of everyone around me and the Disney Characters will spur me on to make it to the finish line. oh and hopefully not get sweeped :( I wish you all a fabulous race. Good Luck Ladies!