The Beginning of the Road

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This picture is a good approximation of my current look. Those apples should probably be some french fries though… I’m pretty sure I’m mostly made of potato.

Fast facts:

  • I am 33 years old.
  • I do not currently run. At all. Not even a tiny bit.
  • In 18 months I will run the 2017 Disney Princess half marathon.
  • Before that I will lose 100lbs.

I love my life. It’s seriously awesome. I’m a very happy person with a crazy fun and supportive husband, 2 cool dogs, a great house and a job I love that pays me well and I am good at. The one thing that sucks serious balls is the weight I’ve let myself get to. I have zero excuse. I have a lot of time to spare for working out and I’m very happy. I don’t know why I feel the need to put so much food in me but something’s gotta give here, and it’s going to be my joints if I don’t make a change.

The Goal –  2017 Disney Princess half marathon.

I LOVE Disney. My parents took me there quite a bit as a kid and I’ve returned a few times as an adult and it just gets better. Last month my (fit) friend challenged me to run the Princess half with her and it clicked with me. THIS could be my goal. A reason to weasel another Disney trip out of my husband and do something great for myself at the same time. Any other half I wouldn’t even have though twice before saying no to her. She’s sneaky that one…

We went to Disney World in October 2014 and it was both amazing and terrible. Amazing cause it’s Disney and we had so much fun. Terrible because my feet and ankles swelled up from so much walking that I was not accustomed to and my right leg started doing this numbness/burning pain thing that would kick in after walking for about 5 minutes and stick around after I stopped. This problem definitely wasn’t there at the beginning of the trip but by the end it barely went away. It would have happened wherever I was but since it kicked in at Disney it will feel like I’ve really come full circle when I return triumphantly.

I don’t want to vomit too much information at you (not that I expect anyone to read this but me, you never do know though) because I can’t stand reading super long blogs. I’ll leave it there for today and see my vast reader base of one again tomorrow!

~PP

8 comments

  1. It’s a great goal to have! You can definitely do it! Can’t wait to read more about where your journey takes you!

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    1. My first follower! One day that will be a prestigious title my new friend 😉 Possibly…. Thanks for the comment!

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      1. I’m honored to have the title 🙂

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  2. My dream is to run the #GlassSlipperChallenge in 2017 – Hope to see you at the start line

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    1. That’s awesome! I will see you there for sure!

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  3. This is amazing!!! I’m sitting at work and have only read this first post but I love it! I started one…which I hope no one ever reads, I don’t know why but was inspired! Wish we lived closer we could bring it full circle back to our childhood!! Good on ya tho, keep it up! And keep the posts coming…

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    1. I’m so glad you like it! I think you should probably get on the road (or maybe you already are) and pack up those kids and meet me there! It will be an elementary school/neighbourhood/dispatcher reunion!

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      1. That would be amazing!!!! Who knows what a year and a half will bring! Any plans on coming back home soon???

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