18 days!! 18 days!!! I am so flippin’ excited that in just a few weeks I’ll be running the Run Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon 2013 at Disneyland..my FIRST half marathon…ever! I’ve logged the miles, dreamed the dream, now it’s time to construct an outfit!
Preparing for my first half marathon, the Run Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland on January 20th, 2013, has been a long time coming! In the second half of 2012, I ran 250 miles, sometimes with difficulty, telling myself that every mile got me “closer to Tinker Bell.” I am more ready than nervous- I know that no matter what, I’m ready to cross that finish line.
In 2012, we even hit our fundraising goal for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention a month early. I’ve done the fundraising, the training, and after 6 months of training like a beast, I finally get to dress like a beauty! I’ve been toying with some ideas, but have been drooling over some gorgeous possibilites to dress up for race weekend and the final weeks of training.
I have been drooling over some new Brooks Running gear which coincidentally comes in Tinker Bell green and if I can score some Pro Compression socks in lime green I’ll be set to race! Throw in a sparkly skirt, Tink Tee from Raw Threads and the look will be complete!
Part of me is totally excited for the post-race goodies that I’m going to treat myself with to celebrate my first half marathon. I’m excited to have this big run in the books and cannot wait to meet this goal! I currently have 6 medals- and with the Run Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon medal plus the Princess Half Marathon medal and Coast To Coast Challenge medal, I think it’s time for a real, big-girl medal display.
Additionally, I’m totally jazzed to be one of “those people” who gets to put the 13.1 stickers on their car (that non runners like my former self think is some kind of radio station!). I am so psyched to wear my new Keep Calm and Run On zip up hoodie.. after a long distance run I always need something cozy and relaxing to wear.