Deployment and Disney- Running the Coast to Coast PINK runDisney Challenge!
So my husband is deploying. AGAIN. This blog will likely remain my motivational / vent off / training log space. I need a motivation outlet through deployment tool because the last one was brutal on me. More brutal than I let people know. I always tried to put on this ” its ok ” smile, but as a mental health professional surrounded by therapists – they knew. Miserable sums it up pretty much, and sort of bitter at the happy people out there. I get ANGRY and very very bitter at girls who say “oh my god its been two days since I have got to see my boyfriend, he works soo much ” or wives ” My husband is home from his four-day work trip, I was so lost without him! ”
Do. Not. Talk. To me.
I can only take so much. My empathy/sympathy card does not go that high. I would like to think I can focus on other things -but “Shut the front door” on that one.
Also something not helpful to say to me ” I don’t know how you do it” Yeah? Me either. Last time I not only was right out of college first job, first time out of my home state, with zero friends or family, but I was getting a grocery list of health problems. At the time it was cervical cancer, unexplained digestive issues, migraines that were debilitating, and unexplained ( later to be found as Hashimoto’s Disease.) All things I still struggle with.
You just DO it. It isn’t always a happily filled day. Sometimes you cry for no reason. Didn’t even sleep in our bed while he was gone, sleeping in the spare bedroom only. Sleeping in our bed without breaking down, was an impossible feat.
On to the WHOLE point of me starting this post, I am going to DISNEY!! Disneyland for the first time in my 25-year-old life, and DISNEY WORLD ( I have been to a few times, but somehow never enough. )
So on our long grueling drive home ( over 2 hours in the car is miserable for me, we were in the car for 13+)
I talked to my new husband about deployment, and looking for distractions to keep focused on bettering my health, staying happy and busy while he is away.
My maid of honor and I were talking about Tinkerbell half marathon for a while, and The Hubs said GO for it!!
Well while registering I couldn’t help noticing – Princess Half Marathon in WDW was STILL open. Seeing as it sold out very fast the last time we signed up I was so interested in doing it!!
I was MISERABLE at this year’s Princess Half Marathon 13′. It was my first half. Apparently, I loved runDisney enough to return but had NO intentions whatsoever to do that overpass hell ever again. ( thanks to a lot Toy-story army guy… I wanted to DIE, and you LIED ..” one more hill” my BUTT!)
I took one look at that pink coast to coast, flashed it to the hubs didn’t even have to say anything- ” Go for it!”
I NEVER thought I would do one half-marathon. Let alone two in five weeks..but that medal, my insatiable love for all things Disney- I still didn’t want to do it!
I am not impulsive, I think, I stew, I ponder, I analyze, I plan. Then I plan again. You get the picture.
The hubby- Impulsive! So, of course, he saw a good healthy plan for me to focus on while he is away – helping indulge the Disney lover in me, two girlfriend weekends, etc.
We discussed the what ifs the this’s and the that’s.
And with no girlfriend that agreed to run Princess with me at the time, I signed up and……I AM GOING COAST TO COAST!!
(I have since then found an amazing friend who was my college roomie, as well as my impeccable wedding coordinator for our birthday trip! She gets the Disney love!)
These will be ALL MINE!
Now off to sweat it out!