A year ago this week, I did the Dopey challenge in Disney World with my sister and my friend Julie.
4 races over 4 days. 48.6 miles in total.
It was to be my second Disney race experience, having done the Princess half in 2016, to celebrate Jill’s 30th birthday.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I walked away with one of the most important lessons I could have received.
Running should be fun.
Yes, you should work hard and go after big dreams. Disney is all about dreams, after all. But you need to find enjoyment in the experience, in the moment. Why else do something so difficult and time consuming? You need to love it.
I hope to carry this lesson through with me into the next phase of my running career: the phase where I go all in on Boston.