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So for the second year in a row, I will now start talking about the Disney Princess Half Marathon, and every time I say that I’m “running” it, “running” will be in quotes. Because I couldn’t run 13.1 miles if I were being chased by an ax-wielding maniac. I finished last year with the less-than-impressive pace of about 16.5 minutes per mile. Now, before you leave supportive comments saying I should be proud just to finish, I am. Very. But when you fly all the way to Florida to run a race and don’t bother to train for it until a couple months before – twice – I think it’s OK to get a little pissed at yourself.
So, I realized yesterday that the race is a little less than eleven weeks away, and I got on the treadmill. Something I need to do just about every day between now and the race. I’m not expecting miracles. All I want is to get my pace to 15 minutes per mile, which would mean finishing in about 3 hours, 16 minutes. So that’s the goal. We’ll see how I do.
Getting some weight off will definitely help. I’m heavier now by about ten pounds than when I “ran” the race last year. So I’d love to take that off before the race. I’ve been losing about 1.5 pounds a week on Slim-Fast, so if that continues I’ll be in good shape for the race. Well, not good, but better than last year. :-)
Working against those plans are the loaf of white Pullman bread in the oven right now, the two loaves of sourdough bread that will be in the oven later, and the cake pops I’m making for a Blogging Angels recording session I’ll be doing tomorrow. I know, it might seem like torture, but my brain doesn’t work that way. Having a little of that stuff works better for me than not having any at all.
Last, we’re on Day 10 of the 12 Days of Change from One.org. Day 7 was from The Culture Mom, who had a very inspiring post about bringing her kids to a food pantry. Day 8 was from the very techy Coast to Coast Mom, who turned off all electronics for an evening and lived to tell about it. And today’s action is from my friend Nancy (From Hip to Housewife), who (with the help of One.org) will be sending messages of hope, thanks and support to Africa. This may be the easiest action to take so far: all you have to do is leave a message in Nancy’s comment section! It will only take you a minute, so I implore you to visit Nancy’s post and help out.
OK, I’m off to make cake pops. Wish me luck. I’ll be dealing with frosting in a can, a huge weakness of mine.
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