Somebody talk me out of this

For the past few weeks I’ve been looking at pictures of me from when I was training for the Disneyland Half Marathon. “Wow,” I thought, “look how fit I was.”

Not skinny, mind you, but fit.

I wasn’t someone who had to work hard to get 4,000 steps in a day. I wasn’t someone who just sat around all the time. I had a goal, and I accomplished it.

It almost killed me, but that’s why I’m here, on this blog, trying to get this going (more on that later).

I have zero idea what possessed me to look at the Run Disney website, but when I did, I saw it:

A virtual half marathon.

A Star Wars virtual half marathon.

Eeeeeeek! My 2014 self was ecstatic, and my 2018 self thought, “maybe I should do this again.” I mean, it’s virtual. I can finish it anytime between January and March. Theoretically I can break it into sections, or I can train and train and train and start the new year off right.

Ever the pro/con person (and compulsive list maker), here are my thoughts:


  • Be healthy
  • Get an awesome medal
  • Very little cost outlay
  • Potentially buy smaller clothing
  • Prove to myself I can do this again
  • Motivate me to get off my butt


  • It’s a heck of a lot of hard work
  • Costs $60 that I don’t have
  • Will mean training during the holidays
  • Could mean health risks

So this is where I need you, dear reader. Tell me why I should do this. Or shouldn’t do this.

What do you think?

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