Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hold On, Let Me Dust Off My Tiara

You know what I love? People that are as easily influenced as I am. I have a hard time saying no to things I want to do. This is why I drive an older car and live in a pretty small condo. (I do own the condo, so at least that is a step in the direction of adulthood maturity, right?) Otherwise, my money gets tied up in things I love doing like showing horses and running races.

I mentioned before that I have two new running victims to mentor to their first half marathon, right? Originally, the plan was to do Tinkerbell Half. I knew Tara would be on board because she can't say no, even when her original answer is no.

Me: Hey Tara, do you want to do Tinkerbell?
Tara: Hmm, we've already done that one. I don't think so.
A few weeks later:
Tara: Aren't we doing Tinkerbell?
Me: You are easy to manipulate.

So that was the plan: Me, Tara and my 2 noobs for Tinkerbell.

Then the Glass Slipper Challenge was announced. And the noobs haven't been to Disney World... and there's an option of just a 10K... they were sold on it in a matter of 2 emails. I don't know which race the newbies will end up choosing, but Tara and I are doing the challenge.

In January:
Tara: I hate that f***ing swamp. I don't think I need to go back to Florida.
Me: I'll just wait until your amnesia sets in before I bring up another race.
Me: I think we're doing Princess instead of Tink.
Tara: Oooh, I hope we get a good medal!
Me: How easily you forget your hatred of the swamp.

So there you have it. I may not have been able to pull of Dopey for its inaugural go, but I am doing Dumbo and Glass Slipper. That's probably better because I can't even imagine being able to walk after Dopey. At least I know a 10K and Half Mary will be a piece o' cake when compared with Goofy.

With almost no arm twisting, I managed to convince three people to go to WDW. I'm pretty sure I can blame some of this on Abby, but I haven't quite figured out how. She's stealthy, that Abby. ;)

I may have to live without electricity or insurance in order to pay for it, but that's okay, right?

Princess Half 2011


  1. Replies
    1. Omg, Ari! You and Nicole should totally come, too! It would be so much fun!

  2. mwaahhhhh. . .I'll take credit :)


    1. I'm really excited! Seems so far away, though!

    2. It'll be here before you know it!


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