Monday, August 6, 2012

Getting Goofy

After a follow up visit to the doctor today about my stress fracture I'm formally announcing that......I'M GOING GOOFY!!! That's right! I am crazy enough to go 39.3 miles over a weekend!! That's just .7 short of doing 40 miles for my 40th birthday!! A few years ago I talked about wanting to do Goofy for my 40th birthday. Then feet problems started happening and I really didn't think it was going to be feasible but that didn't stop me from signing up for it right away. I figured if I had to I would only do the full and at least do my first full marathon for my birthday.

Getting the stress fracture made me nervous. I was just going to be getting out of the camwalker right when I should start my training and I wasn't sure if the doctor was even going to clear me for it since I would be putting stress on it right away to train. The doctor and I came up with a plan. Leisurely walk for 2 weeks then pick up the pace and go from there. Sounds good to me. I wasn't planning on going out and setting any records. Actually, if I finish I will be thrilled! I don't even care if I'm the last one to cross the finish line. This is a goal I set year ago and I want to see it through.

But wait it gets even better. Since Cassidy and my family will be with me, she wants to do the 5k that weekend too. She did the 5k Princess weekend last year and loved it. So not only am I Goofy........ I'm also Dopey!!

Since we will just be getting off a 4 night cruise on the Disney Dream the plan is to walk the 5k with friends.

I really wish Disney would recognize that the Disney running community calls doing all races marathon weekend "The Dopey". They could market it and believe me people would buy the merchandise! I already plan on getting at least a Dopey pin to put on my Goofy medal lanyard.

Now to come up with a "just finish" training plan, a killer play list and most importantly to stay healthy and injury free for the next 5 months.  Oh and to get my head examined for doing this!!