A little over a week ago, Mike and I flew down to Orlando, Florida (Disney World!), and on October 2 at 10pm, I started jogging with a crowd of over 12 thousand at the Disney Wine&Dine half-marathon. A little after midnight on October 3, I finished my first half-marathon--13.1 miles!
|Mike and I pre-race|
It was so much fun! The course took you through three Disney parks, and there were bands and characters along the way cheering on the runners. We ended in Epcot for a late-night party, and got back to our hotel sometime around 4am. The whole experience was a blast from start to finish, and I can't explain how excited I am about this accomplishment. It's huge for me. A year ago, I would have never believed I would be able to run this distance. I ran more slowly than I hoped and missed my target time by about 10 minutes, but I could care less. I finished a half-marathon, running the entire race (except planned walking through the water stops), and that's all that matters.
I spent the next several days pretending I was Minnie Mouse.
It was a much needed vacation from home, from work, and I admit, even from knitting. Despite great intentions, I did almost no knitting. I think I needed the break. I'm ready to make all kinds of progress now. Let the fall knitting begin!