DisneyBride suggested I break up my initial incoherent ramblings into smaller pieces. Here is the 1st installment.
this a couple’s blog, I guess it is time that I chime in. Since the
days when she was DisneyGirlfriend, I have been bugging DisneyBride for
an outdoor activity that we could do together. After about 1 year and 9
months of trying to find that activity, last September she convinced me
to do the Princess Half Marathon. I did fight the idea at first; the
idea of running with a bib that says “Princess” doesn’t really appeal to
I was (still am) overweight, very slow, not a distance runner, or a
runner period. However, running has given us that activity, and Disney
Bride has even been suggesting going to state parks for trail runs.
(The first time this happened I may or may not have surreptitiously sprinkled some holy water on
her - just to make sure this was REALLY my wife.)
will both be running our first half marathon in a few weeks. Long runs
and lengthy workouts have taken their toll on our bodies. We have both
cursed the training and had doubts about race day performance. It
seems like each week we take turns being the one to trickbribeblackmail motivate the other to go out and complete the training runs.
the bright side, we have both physically benefited from the training.
DisneyBride is looking hotter every day (How youuu doin?). Also, as of
this week I am closing in on an amazing/scary milestone; in the last 16
months - losing 60lbs (that’s 640 Oreos, or J-Lo’s butt times 3- if you
for the half has introduced me to many things I never would have
imagined. Who would have thought that one needs to eat while running?
Silly me, I thought you ran so that you could justify the huge post-run
meal. I have experienced chafing in places I had never considered
possible. Don’t worry, I won’t elaborate or post pictures. Purchasing
running-specific clothing and shoes; I had always run in basketball
shoes in the past. Finally, when thinking about vacations, we discuss
the possibility of doing a race at the same time. Why would any sane
person interrupt eating and sleeping in with a long run?
have made many new running friends either at work, on Facebook, and
twitter. I never thought that I would enter and run a 13.1 mile race,
or consider doing even longer distances. (I have decided that I will
attempt Goofy in 2014). RunDisney has made it easy to enjoy Disney and
running together, and I look forward to many more years of Running
Happily Ever After with DisneyBride.
for both of us at the Princess Half Marathon. I will be in a black
tuxedo tech shirt that has DisneyGroom written across the back. Disney
Bride will have some sort of a white shirt dress looking thing on (DB's
edit: white sparkle skirt, white tech top, bride mouse ears fascinator) that will have DisneyBride printed on the back.
hope you are all successful in your race regardless of what you are
running for. Me, I will be running for bacon, and to build up an appetite
for our reservations at 'Ohana.