Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Re-introductions, motivation & a MARATHON!

Two months into my blog and you all are sticking around to read some more.  THANK YOU!  Writing this blog as been so much fun and I absolutely love, love, love reading your comments, as well as reading everyone else’s blogs too! 
So what’s going on in Heather’s World this week…
I knew as soon as the 5Ks I was signed up to run in March were over my motivation would be hard to keep up going into the summer. 
I… was… not… wrong.  It’s been two whole weeks since I ran a step, ugh!  What to do?!  First, put down the iPad…
What!?  It's not normal to walk around all day with your iPad?!
Second, Heather let me re-introduce you to your new sneakers, which last month you said you loved.  Now, put them on!
Sneakers... love them... wear them...
Third, remember how Shakira’s Waka Waka is your new favorite running song?  Well in order to hear it you need to use your iPod shuffle, headphones from the 80s (I LOVE these) and then time your run on your Nike+ sportsband.
Good music, good times
Here’s to hoping this little motivational talk helps.
If not, I also just subscribed to Runner’s World magazine & ordered a couple of their books (which I will review in a later blog post).
'New Year, New You'... Ok.
I decided to subscribe because I want to read up on anything and everything concerning running since my fall will be full of half marathons.  I just signed up for one of them today actually, Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon on October 1st. 
Can't wait to run this race a second time!
I ran this last year and it was the very first half marathon I have ever done.  I swear Disney made this race for me… Disney parks at night, running, wine, dine… all things I love in this world!  Last year’s race was the inaugural and there were some issues with crowding, etc., but Disney seems to have gone above and beyond to correct those issues and make this year’s race the best it can be!  I am absolutely so excited for this race!  Annette… Trish… sign up already!  Anyone else want to run!?
I am hoping the half marathons I run in the fall will really help me to prepare for my next challenge… the Disney Marathon on January 8th!  Yup, I am going all the way!  26.2 miles!!  I also signed up for this race today!!  You’re welcome runDisney for my generous donation to your running program :)
My mantra:  Mickey medal, Mickey medal!
One statement I often hear about marathons is that 26.2 miles is a distance to be respected.  Not gonna lie, I am a little freaked out about it.  I know I have LOTS of work to do in the next 9 months, but I know with hard work and motivation I will be happily accepting my Mickey Mouse medal from one of the volunteers in January! 
Wish me luck! I hope I can keep you thoroughly entertained throughout this little challenge!


  1. Yay! You will kick 26.2's butt just like you did 13.1! Very excited for you! I'll be there running something - distance TBD but I'll be cheering you on our runnig with you!

  2. I just wanted to say I love reading your blog! I look forward when you put up new posts...plus you are very good at it. Keep yup the good work and see you soon! :)

  3. nice work on running a marathon. looking forward to this weekend. Should be fun to sweat out all the wine and food from Saturday night on Sunday morning!

  4. Yay! Disney is a GREAT first marathon - you will have a blast!!

  5. go girl is right! signing up must have been exciting!!! hoping I feel up to a marathon next year! :)you'll have to let me know how scary it is!