Happy Saturday morning all! I’ve been down here in Florida since Monday night. See, the fam & I come to Disney World every year during January for the Disney Marathon weekend. The past few years, I’ve done the Goofy Challenge, which is the Half Marathon on Saturday and then the Full Marathon on Sunday. Crazy, right?
Well, last spring, Disney added another challenge to their Marathon Weekend Extravaganza. The Dopey Challenge – 5K on Thursday, 10 K on Friday, the Half Marathon on Saturday and the Full Marathon on Sunday… 48.6 miles in 4 days. So you bet I signed up! LOL.
Well, sometimes life throws a few kinks into your plans. I found out I was pregnant in the fall and that was going to make doing the half or full difficult as I would be 4 months preggers at the time. So we decided I would do the 5K and 10K and my brother-in-law would run the Half for me and the hubs would run the full for me. Unfortunately, back in November, I miscarried and lost the baby. It sucked, but what do you do. We weren’t even trying to get pregnant so this whole thing was kind of a blessing in disguise. Six months ago when people would ask if we wanted kids, our response was a resounding “HELL NO!” but now, we’re just going to leave ourselves open to that option. Anyway, after the miscarriage, it took a bit to get back on track with my running. So today is Saturday – the half marathon. And I’m sitting in my room at Old Key West instead of running. In my place is my brother-in-law. I ran the 5K on Thursday and the 10K on Friday. And I’ll be out there running the full marathon on Sunday, but unfortunately I had to sit out this race. And this is the very first race I’ve ever been registered for that I had to sit out due to being unable to adequately train. It sucks, but I’m glad it happened. If I didn’t get pregnant and have to give away my half marathon leg of the Dopey Challenge to my brother-in-law, he may never have began training for a half. His wife, my older sister, is a runner, like all of us Martin siblings are. But her husband was happy just going for short little runs. So I guess it’s a good thing as now he’ll want to keep running these things. But tomorrow, I’ll be out there running 26.2 miles. And next year, unless I’m preggers, I’ll be doing all 48.6 miles. That’s for damn sure.
Oh well… Enough about me and my crazy running family. For those of you who missed the FREEBIE day for “A Beautiful Mess” yesterday, I’ve temporarily lowered the price to just $.99 so make sure you pick it up. The sequel “A Tragic Wreck” comes out on 1/27, so be sure to get your hands on this till the sequel comes out (which has been getting incredible reviews!!!!).