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The Disney Princess Half Marathon

 

I signed up for the Disney Princess Half Marathon on February 24th.  Let’s let that marinate for a moment or two…….

OMG!!!  Now that I’ve officially paid my money, I have GOT to do it. I’ve GOT to train, I’ve got to run!  Cause I’ll be damn if I spent $149 and don’t do this race!  I guess this is my version of go big or go home????

Geez, why can’t I ever just take it slow????

I started thinking about this waaaay back in July when a co worker of mine stated she was going to run it and I should too. Now this co worker is always coming up with new and exciting ways to loose weight. And I thought she was crazy. Even as I was taking the training packet she handed to me….

But the idea stuck with me. And while at BlogHer is August, I happened to mention it and Mimi over at Lipgloss and Binky said SHE was going to do it.

Hmmm Disney Princess Half Marathon…..

I barely survived the Peachtree Road Race last year and that was a 10K( 6.2 miles). The Disney Half Marathon is 13.1 miles. 13.1!!!!

But the Disney will be in February( High 74) as opposed to the sweltering 90 degree heat of July.

Anyhoo, I’ve got a plan. I will be getting myself back up to being able to run three miles straight by the end of this month. Then, I will start the training program by Jeff Galloway that’s on the Disney Website on October 1st. That gives me 21 weeks to train. Or 5 months.

I CAN DO THIS!

When I told C-Dub I was going to do it, he looked at me like I was crazy. Buuut, he agreed since I kinda sorta talked him into making this a Disney Vacation for Pookah. He’ll be three by then and this will be the prefect time to take him to the happiest place on earth! Not too hot, not too cold…not too crowded…

So, I have my shoes….I have motivation….I have the time……

Here we go…………

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    Dr. Reginia; The Social Mistress
    September 10, 2012 at 5:59 am

    You can do it girl! Make sure Pookah and C-Dub take lots of pics.
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      LaShawn
      September 11, 2012 at 5:08 am

      I know right?

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    Kita
    September 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

    You can do it I will be rooting for you. Get your camera ready to go
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    Nellie
    September 10, 2012 at 8:01 am

    You can totally do this!! I would tell you to take it slow, but you sure nuff gave yourself a short amount of time 🙂 You should be fine though, sounds like a LOT of fun. Good luck!!
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      LaShawn
      September 11, 2012 at 5:08 am

      I hope I can do it!

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    Daphne (aka Mushy Mamma)
    September 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

    You can Do it! I was supposed to run it last year but I flaked. I flaked because I wasn’t fit, didn’t train like I said I would etc. but my friend ran it and she says it was so fun and a great experience. Also great thing is that Florida is a flat state so no real hills. Good luck on your training. Stay committed!
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      LaShawn
      September 11, 2012 at 5:09 am

      I’m counting on the no hills part!

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    Whitney
    September 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Yes you can do this! We are here to give you support. Proud of you.
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      LaShawn
      September 11, 2012 at 5:09 am

      Thank you!

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    Mrs. Mocha
    September 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Good luck. I’m sure you’ll be FABULOUS!!!!!

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    Krissy
    September 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    You can do it!

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    Jenifer
    September 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Best of luck Lady!! You’ve got this!!!

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    Shalawn
    September 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    You can do it! A friend of mine did the marathon this year, and really enjoyed it!

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    Katherine G
    September 11, 2012 at 12:21 am

    You got guts girl. I will be rooting for you. You are doing something amazing !!
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    Disco Diva
    September 11, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I will see you there! I wish the course time limit was longer…I don’t think I will have enough time to take pictures with the princess’ on the course!

    Who is your favorite princess?
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    Stesha
    September 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    LaShawn I’ll be cheering you on! Every year I say I’m going to sign up and never do so kudos to you for actually doing so. I’m sure both you and Mimi will have a great marathon experience.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha
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    BossyGirl
    September 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    You’ve got this!!! I’ll train with you since we’re so close! I’ve done two and you will feel so good afterwards!
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      LaShawn
      September 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Yay!! I’m scared, but i know I can do it!!

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    Veronica
    September 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Have you always been a runner? Ive heard awesome things about that race. I have one planned too but im sticking to a 5K to start. Good luck with training!
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      LaShawn
      September 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

      I’ve been running on and off since I was 14, I just have to stick with it! Good luck on the 5k!!

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    LaShawn
    September 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Thank you! I love that quote! There is a black girls run group that runs near me. I always mean to go, but it’s never a good time!

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    Blessing
    September 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

    What? I want to do it too!!! Will text you!

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