Running to the Castle

  • t-shirt
  • medal
  • 13.1 car sticker

Those three things drew me towards this race.


It’s not a death wish although I’m sure it’ll feel like it. During my high school days, the excessive swimming kept me in good shape. So going out to run 5 or 6 miles didn’t affect me. I’d bounce back in a day and do it again. Just for fun. I literally ran for fun.

These days, not so much. Stairs make me winded, my knees are not working, and I am tired… all the time.

So naturally, I signed up for a half marathon.

You may be asking yourself why because it doesn’t seem like an awesome idea considering my current state.

However, if you google the medal I’m going to get you might just understand why. Then know that I’m getting a t-shirt. THEN know that it is the PRINCESS half marathon and the 5k and 10k was already full. So I think pulling myself together for 13.1 miles and paying the $200+ entry fee will be worth it. (Yes, I know, that’s a lot of nights of not getting Wawa’s mac and cheese.)

Or it could be. I only have three and a half hours to do this which means I’ve been googling the best way to finish 13.1 miles without training because I’m me. You’ve guessed right, they want me to actually run.

Now two years ago I was motivated to start running. I had a whole plan. Start at half a mile and work my way up slowly. Eventually, I’d be running 13.1 miles effortlessly. My legs wouldn’t hurt and I’d be (in Forrest Gump’s voice) “runningggggggggg”.

So that first day of class I was awake at 7, ran my two miles, showered and went on with the rest of my day. The next day, it was raining. Knowing myself I’d slip and so I took it as a sign and haven’t exactly run since…


So basically…

  1. Any tips are welcome
  2. A cheer squad is welcome… I’ll show you my shiny medal.
  3. A medical team is welcome to catch me at the finish line.