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 is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)