Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It"

Back in July, I wrote a post admitting my family's obsession with Disney and announcing my entry into the WDW Half Marathon.  I've been to Disney many times in my life, both as a child and an adult.  If you've never been, GO.  Yes, it can be expensive.  Yes, it may seem silly for an adult to want to be surrounded by cartoon characters and princesses.  But whether you're a Disney fanatic or not, you can relate to and will be inspired by Disney's main message.  It's all about following your dreams.  Walt Disney famously said "If you can dream it, you can do it."  And I don't think that only applies in the world of pixie dust and magic carpets.  I'm all about dreaming big and seeing what you're capable of.  There's nothing more rewarding than setting seemingly impossible goals for yourself only to crush them. 

Tomorrow I'm heading to the Most Magical Place on Earth to follow my dream of Running Disney!  While I've been a lifelong Disney fan, this will be my first Disney race and I absolutely can't wait.  Less than a year ago, I took on the challenge of my first half-marathon and on Saturday I'll be finishing my third.  I'm so ready to take on those 13.1 magical miles.

On Sunday, I'll continue experiencing the magic by cheering on my crazy Dad as he completes the 39.3 miles of the Goofy Challenge, another dream of mine.  He has put in the hard work and definitely has the courage to pursue his dreams in running and continues to be an inspiration to me.  Don't forget to follow us on race day via runner tracking or through my twitter feed.  And of course, stay tuned for my race recap! :)


 Life is short, set big goals for yourself and then work as hard as you can to achieve them.  And don't forget to have fun along the way!

Tell me your big dreams! Have you #RunDisney? Dreaming of a future magical race?


3 comments:

  1. Beth @RxBethOnTheRunJanuary 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    I LOVED THIS POST! One of my favorite quotes; "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." I'm so excited for you and your "crazy" Dad this weekend. Take tons of pictures and enjoy those magical miles. I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  2. Wow, your dad is amazing!! I cannot wait to see pictures and hear all about what I'm sure will be a really successful half.

    I went to Disney with a Disney fanatic a few years ago and the experience was incredible. Even the most jaded adult has to appreciate the care and attention to detail that Disney puts into everything it does. I came away with a new appreciation for the magic of Disney :)

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  3. I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a MOUSE..... W.E.D .

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