I went to the Disneyland last weekend and the signs were everywhere.
It’s time to get serious about going Goofy.
I was there to run the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, but Goofy was never far from my thoughts.
First thing I saw at the expo: Goofy.
I stopped by the runDisney booth where they oh-so-helpfully informed me, “Hey, you know Goofy is still open!”
Yep. I know, I know.
GAH… I KNOW!!! (Remember how I registered on day 1 because I worried the anniversary bling would make it a fast sell out? GAH I say!)
I walked over to the New Balance area and looked over my shoulder.
You know it.
He was there.
Back over to the runDisney booth where I needed some pick me up support from my buddy Jeff Galloway.
In his awesome-nothing-ever-bothers-him-cool-as-a-cucumber voice he said, “You CAN do this, Patty.”
I almost weeped. I may have to buy his app just so he talks me through this sucker.
I did buy his book because, y’all, this is my weakness.
Physically I can do things- all the things, all the miles. My body works. I deal with minor injuries but nothing that can hold me back.
It’s the mental issues that hold me back.
psst… that’s foreshadowing for the Disneyland Half Marathon re-cap to come. GAH!
I had a chat with Goofy.
I signed up for this. and now it’s time to get serious about training.
I will fully admit that the half marathon on Sunday shook me up. (foreshadow, foreshadow, foreshadow!) Spoiler: That was one HARD half marathon for me. And I went into feeling fully trained… what’s up with that?!
In hindsight I probably should have signed up for “just” the 26.2 and called things good.
But Goofy, man, Goofy won’t leave me alone. I WANT to be Goofy.
So I might as well embrace it, and get to work.
Do you have a big goal race coming up? How do you handle the mental freak outs?
Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but with training, tips, and a little bit of pixie dust, they can be a lot of fun! You can also find her at noguiltlife.com and noguiltfangirl.com