I decided to run the Disney World Princess Half Marathon this year. The Princess Half Marathon benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as other charities. I had originally wanted to run as part of Team in Training, but I started too late to fund raise for it. My mom was worried that I wouldn't be able to do it at first. I had only run two 5Ks prior to deciding, one of which I sprained my ankle.
From October on, I have developed a love of running. I spent time and energy running farther and farther than I ever imagined I would run. I sought advice from runners who had run Disney before (This site has great advice). I began to feel better about running and my decision to run the Princess Half as my first half marathon.
February came, and I completed the Princess in 2:44:27 (chip time). I started in corral F and enjoyed every moment of the race. There was always something to see or people cheering us on. I made some rookie mistakes (cotton t-shirt), but I was running for a purpose. Even though I didn't run for Team in Training, I felt like I was supporting them.
Since the Princess, I have finished three more 5Ks, achieved a 5K PR of 27:28.10, and married my husband. This year has been full of many adventures, and I can't wait to see what else this year has in store!