I was running Sunday night unplugged and alone with my thoughts and this popped into my head: ” you regret 100% of the runs you don’t take”. And you know what? For the first time in 3 attempts at the holiday run streak, I am not letting life get in the way. In fact, I am making reasons to run. This has easily been the busiest year of all my attempts, but even eeking out one mile has done wonders for me. I ran my fastest mile in a month on Tuesday night, totally unplugged (for the second time) and just enjoying the actual run and meaning to take my time in transporting myself from Hollywood Studios. Guess I was just dying to get my hands on some holiday treats at Epcot! My mileage is not high, but seeing all the small miles add up is making a huge difference in my confidence. So continuing to live with NO EXCUSES, PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION.
On a non-running note, I performed in my very first Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World. In case you’re not familiar, the Candlelight Processional is a holiday tradition in which a celebrity reads certain portions of the Christmas story, alternating with songs performed by a mass choir and full orchestra. My family has gone every year that we have lived in Florida, and it is easily my favorite December tradition. This year, I auditioned to be in the Cast Member choir, and was lucky enough to get selected as an alto. I lucked out even further and got my top choice of shows with Neil Patrick Harris narrating. And you know what? It was indeed lengen-wait for it…DARY, but only due to getting to finally perform in something so special to me I regularly tear up watching it. NPH was icing on the cake.
Are you doing the streak? How’s it going? What’s your favorite holiday tradition?