I am NOT in shape. A million years ago I was an athlete. Today, I am not. On Christmas Day I turned 47. 30 days before that, one of my daughters made me a grandfather for the 1st time.
I know need to get moving, but, it stinks.
So, how do I make something I really do not want to do, something I really DO WANT TO DO?
Well, for many years I had no idea. Like many others I have tried many things. But, here I am out of shape still.
Enter Disney Pins. My daughters & my wife have collected Disney Pins for years. When we lived in Southern California a few years ago we were annual passholders. My wife & my girls would go to Disneyland often & they became fairly avid Disney Pins collectors. I would head off to work as they would sometimes hit the Parks 2 times a week. (Yeah, I do still sound jealous don't I?)
Last October we took our 1st trip to Walt Disney World. Since my girls LOVED these Disney Pins I dove in and I caught the bug! Now, I think I love collecting them EVEN MORE than they do!
Then, I see these things called #RunDisney medals. I mean, they are essentially even bigger & better versions of DISNEY PINS! I want one. No, that was a lie. I am sorry.
I WANT 20!
But, here is the thing. You have to EARN them. By RUNNING! What mean former Phys Ed Teacher created this?!?!?!?
After some thought it became fairly clear. This could be somethign that DOES motivate me!
So, perhaps it was another birthday. (It wasn't) Maybe it was becoming a grandfather. (nope, not really) You know what it is...a medal. But not just a local my hometown 5K Optimist Club medal....it is a Disney Medal I want.
So, a few weeks ago I started walking. Day 1 I just walked 10 minutes. A few days ago I listened to the Be Our Guest Podcast during my walk. beourguestpodcast.com
They discussed #RunDisney & made it sound super fun! Follow the show's host Mike Rahlmann on twitter @BeOurGuestMike. Then I watched a few #RunDisney youtube videos.
I also follow on twitter @GabrielVeasey & @RaisingLasVegas AKA as Christina on twitter. Talking with them about it kinda has we hooked! I want to cross a finish line, put on my medal & buy them a drink at Carthay Circle Lounge disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/disney-california-adventure/carthay-circle-restaurant/ Totally Christina's fault!!!
So, like I said, a couple weeks ago I started by walking 10 minutes. Today I was out for 20, walking most, jogging for 3 minutes. I tweeted about it. I even used the hashtag #FattoWDWtoFit
So, the night of the 5K during the Disney Wine & Dine Weekend I hope to meet up with Gabriel, Mike & Christina, show off our medals and talk about it all! This is an invite Gabriel, Mike & Christina! I am buying the 1st round!