Have you met my two biggest fans?
First Disney Marathon Weekend 2008
Marathon Weekend 2009
So the mommy guilt has set in. This will be my 5th year heading down to Orlando for the Disney Marathon weekend, and it is the third year without my kids. It is not that I don't take my kids to Disney, as we just spent a week there in August, but who wouldn't feel guilty about leaving these sweet things home?
Introducing the cousins that will be in school on Friday while their Moms hop a plane to Orlando. My sister and I need a girls' weekend so the kids are staying home with their dads. When we booked the trip in August, we were excited for the vacation. It is time to get away without kids. We plan on meeting other bloggers, Twitter friends, and relaxing in the hot tub. The whole weekend is spent talking about running and totally relaxing.
This weekend, I brought up the trip with my daughters. I led the conversation with, "What do you want Mommy to bring you home from Disney?" Then the questions began....You're doing a race? How come we don't get to watch?
This is what I love about my girls. They know my trip is to Disney, but they are more upset they don't get to watch mommy run a marathon. My girls have been to many of my races and have been good sports putting up with my hobby.
Vermont City Marathon 2011 in the rain
Baystate Marathon 2010
So I have a list of requests for souvenirs and a promise of running a 5k in the spring with my oldest daughter. I will put the guilt out of my mind and enjoy my weekend alone. I will read on the airplane. I will enjoy my milkshake after the marathon. And I will wander around the shops at Epcot and not worry about little girls wondering when their next ride will be. There will be very few rides on this trip. Just running, margaritas, and Mickey!
Kelli, are you ready for Friday?! It is time for us to run hard and celebrate US!