Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I knew it was coming, I prepared for it. I convinced myself that it was for the best that I didn't even consider a 10K followed by a half marathon, but when the announcement hit this morning, I considered it anyway!
Run Disney Announcement: A New Race Challenge & a Coast to Coast Medal
Yep, RunDisney announced a new 10K race the day before the Princess Half Marathon and Glass Slipper Challenge for doing both back-to-back. For those of you that don't want to do the math, that's 6.2 miles on Saturday, followed by 13.1 miles the next day. 19.3 miles.
Shew, when I look at that number, it subdues me a little. But oh getting 2 race medals AND an inaugural third medal for the Glass Slipper Challenge?!?!? *swoon* WHY does my blog have to be so ironically named when it comes to this challenge?!?!
The Coast to Coast challenge sounds fantastic as well, but not nearly as tempting (uh, hello...all I can think of is the price of coast to coast trips!) Look at the bling though!
After getting excited and considering it, I still arrived at the same conclusion that I did before the announcement. I'm not ready. Not in the way I want to be, at least. I think in 9+ months time I could probably "pull it off" but that's not what this journey is about for me. I don't just want to struggle through that half marathon and barely finish. I want to train and grow strong and run it with the pride and knowledge that I worked hard and the race is really just the reward for all the training.
I am also going to try to remember this isn't instant gratification and if I am patient and just do the Half in February 2014...then I will be ready to do the Glass Slipper Challenge the following year in 2015! This means MORE DISNEY! ;)
So, let me live vicariously through you! Are you going to run the 10K, the PHM, or take the Glass Slipper Challenge in 2014?!? What about the Coast-to-Coast?