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I hate running.  I don’t hate running in the way that people say, “yeah, I hate running, but I feel so good after I do it”, way.  I truly hate it. 

I hate everything about it.  I hate the panting, the flailing arms and legs; the feel of my ponytail and chest swinging back and forth.  I hate running on a treadmill, I refuse to run outside.   A FunRun is an oxymoron. 

The only time people should run is when they are running for their life.  Not in the organized run for this particular disease sort of way.  I mean running -because the guy behind you is chasing you with a knife and will stab you repeatedly until you die so running away is the only option- running. 

So please tell me why I’m pondering adding running a marathon to my bucket list? 

I guess I should be more specific.  I want to run in the Walt Disney World Half Marathon.  I know, I’m a crazy Disney-loving person.  But I didn’t think my love was so obsessive that I would actually be considering doing the thing that I hate most in the world, just because it’s sponsored by and takes place at my favorite travel destination. 

BUT I AM!  I’ve looked into the details of when the race is, how much it costs to enter, how much the trip would be, and even fantasized about having my husband or siblings joining me either to run with me or cheer me on.  

I can almost picture myself running along the closed roads heading to Magic Kingdom, my headphones blaring a mixture of Disney and pop music, sweating and cursing the long road ahead of me, but loving it at the same time. 

I think I need professional help. 

What do you think?


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