So, here I sit. Disney Christmas Music playing on YouTube and the smell of a gas station hot dog eminating from my coworker’s desk making me feel like I want to vomit. I finished my third glass of water (this one with FIZZ grapefruit electrolyte replacement in it). I think now is a great time to pull together my “holy crap it’s getting to be nearly time to worry” post for the Disney Half Marathon.
For starters, I’ve been preaching at Amandya to work on HER blog about her volunteer teaching in South Africa helping work through things in her mind and through planning and passing the time. I guess practicing what I preach is probably a good idea.
I signed up, today, at work to join our company partially funded Gold’s Gym Membership. It’s probably still more expensive than I should be really doing all things considered, but it is close to work (and frankly close to everywhere) so I can run over at lunch, even when I’m on pager patrol, and get in some workout time.
It won’t be all of the training that I need, but it will certainly help. I know having that helped before and I know it can’t hurt. It’s horribly warm out when I can be out walking at lunch and I don’t want to make myself sick.
This trip was kind of stressing me out a little before. When I signed up, I thought I wouldn’t care so much that I was going to have to deal with the adventure on my own. I was wrong. I was stressing. Being ALONE with a half marathon half a country away from anything resembling people or places of home… not the best feeling in the world. And the advice to try to get people who were from around here to admit to running Disney was an even bigger joke.
Now, though, it looks like this is going to be an incredibly wonderful trip. We are not only all going, as a family, we are making it an extended family adventure and taking grandkids and all kinds of stuff along with us. It’s going to be a truly magical adventure.
I’m actually feeling like I’m going to be up for this challenge because I’m looking forward to it so much. I’m determined to make this a magical adventure for the kids (big and smallish) and bringing really lasting memories to everyone.