One Month?!

Wow. When did thatsneak up on me?! The Goofy Challenge – 13.1 miles on Saturday and then 26.2 miles on Sunday – is just one month away. Again, wow. I have completed two of three long runs – a 16 miler and 18 miler. I have a 20 miler in two weeks (this weekend is a fallback week) and then I will begin the taper. I feel ready, as ready as I am going to be. Sure, I would like to be faster, but I won’t be, not this time. And, I don’t think this race is about speed. For me, it is about remembering my mother and her favorite place, Walt Disney World.
It is about taking the vacation my mom, sister and I did not get to take earlier this year. And it’s about now enjoying a vacation with the ones I love most:
Mollie (sister), Michael (husband), Me & Dad.
In one month, I will be staying here:
The Beach Club
With views of Epcot – my favorite place!
And enjoying this after my races: 

Not to mention, this:

Hollywood Studios.

And this:

The Animal Kingdom.

And this:


And, of course, this:

Magic Kingdom.

Can you tell I love the parks at night? I am mesmerized by all the lights and fireworks. 
This training season hasn’t been my best. In fact, it may be one of my worst. My whole life has changed and I can’t change it back. Ever. Many of my runs have been a struggle, but I have had some great runs too. Those are the ones I am choosing to focus on. Like my 16-miler with my friend, Deb. I felt fantastic that day!
So, in one month I’ll hopefully get to hang with some of these guys, who always make me smile:
I really can’t wait!
Until the next mile marker,