Monday, February 20, 2012

Things I HAVE to do at Disney World!

So, do you remember that one time I was two weeks out from my first ever half marathon and I injured my foot and the doctor told me it was tendinitis and I should NOT run on it until the day of the race.  Oh yeah and then I got a cold.  Um, hello!  That is now.  But take heart, I have not given up!  I came close though!!!  I have followed doctors orders, iced, and rested and I am RUNNING this thing in just 6 days.  Apparently and 11 mile run on a gravel road with lots of hills is not a good idea...who knew?  So, as I bike my way into an oblivion (doctor approved and actually recommended to maintain my umph until the big day), I decided I need a little Pollyanna.  I am glad! God is good!  I have had so much going on lately that this time has actually forced me to slow down.  Slowing down to realize where my focus should really be!  Lately I've been reading about the apostle Paul in the book of Acts.  It was only fitting that a sweet friend of mine gave me the best half marathon goodie bag (post to come soon) and the best encouragement with a verse...
1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

While I know that Paul didn't intend this to refer to my half marathon, it has touched my heart in just the right way.  And so with encouragement for my physical race and the race which I was created to run by God, I am taking a sigh of relief and posting on a fun topic! 

Did you see the Bucket List?  I am not a fan.  I know that it is inspirational but I think that translates into too sad to me.  I am a happy ending kind of girl.  I kind of wish it had just ended with Morgan Freeman meeting Jesus in Heaven.  That's the best kind of ending right!  That eulogy kills me.  Break out the thanks...I'll just break out a feel good movie like Cinderella. To me, it is so sad that I can't even stomach saying bucket list.  Not even when it comes to Disney.  So, I have decided that I am going to call my list of things I want to do before, well, leaving Disney World something more upbeat.  I'm calling it my "Wonderful Wishes" List.  I know it's the same thing as a bucket list but I want to live life to the fullest while I am here on Earth!  I am full of wishes!  Especially Disney World wishes!  So, here is what I am working on for my trip in just a few days!

Wonderful Wishes List 
 - Have a PUSH encounter
-Experience something extraordinary
-Finish a half marathon
-Ride something that scares me!
-See my sweet nephew's face when he first sees "Meena Mouwwse" (he's only 2...I've trained him well!)
-Eat a beignet at Port Orleans
-See a celebrity (I tend to have a lucky streak for this one.  So far this girl from nowhere SC has seen Louie Anderson at Epcot (imdb him and you'll have an "ohhh" moment), Joey Fatone (OMG!  I still love NSYNC!) at Universal Studios Harry Potter, Meagan Fox, Brian Austin Green, Olivia Wilde, and that red head girl from We Are Marshall at the Four Seasons Maui.
-Eat tonga toast

What are your wishes?  list them below in the comments!  I am getting excited!!!  Whatever your roadblock may be I hope you find encouragement!  Love you all....6 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. You have no idea how much I needed this post today! I dropped my boyfriends laptop last night and now have to buy him a new one. Which, sadly, is about the same cost as a trip to Disney. So, no Disney trip for me this year. =( This definitely helped my mood, thanks! =)

    My wonderful wish would be to meet Princess Tiana and to hear the goodnight kiss at Magic Kingdom!

  2. I am glad you found some encouragement! Sorry about the laptop! That stinks! Maybe you'll run into some extra money or someone who can repair it? I like your wonderful wishes!