For the past 5 years, the Princess Half Marathon has been a race that we have looked forward to and run with friends, family, and all of the other women who show up for this race weekend in Orlando. It was our first half marathon and while it was also to be our last, you all know what happened....we became running converts!
The Princess race weekend is special to us for so many reasons, but first and foremost, spending time with Christine and my sister are at the top of the list. We always have lots of giggles and laughs, but also enjoy the competition that the race brings us, whether it's running a new distance, shooting for a new PR, or pacing a family member.
But something changed between 2014 and now. After qualifying for the Boston Marathon, it became a goal of mine to run all the major marathons before I turn 65. This year, Boston and NYC are my races and in February 2016, I will be toeing the line at the Tokyo Marathon. I am so excited to have this on my race calendar and it will be even better since Tom will be accompanying me for the race.
There are lots of things to plan in regards to this trip, but suffice it to say that it is very exciting to know that I will get my third major marathon accomplished next year.
Princess race weekend is not forgotten and I know we (my sister, Christine and I) will be back to run it in the future.