First, my dad completed the Disney World Goofy Challenge back in January (1/2 marathon on Sat. followed by full marathon on Sun.). I was his cheerleader which meant that I was up early in the morning to see him off, running around the parks to cheer at mile markers, and jumping up and down at the finish line when he crossed. I figure if I'm going to spend that much energy (and valuable sleeping time) at a race, I might as well be in it. So my goal is to get ready for a Disney half marathon in 2 years. Should be plenty of time.
The second reason (and probably biggest kick in the butt I needed to get started) is Luna. The therapist recommended that we start jogging with her to help build up her strength before we let her run off leash. Had Luna's accident never occurred I guarantee I would never have considered jogging with her. It's just not my thing. But now that it is doctor's orders, I'm ready to support Luna in any way I can.
So today I bought a new pair of sneakers so we could get started. Since Luna had physical therapy tonight I gave her the day off, but I still ran. I'm really looking forward to getting in shape with her. Wish us luck!