Running events can be expensive, especially when you consider one that involves the cost of the event itself, travel, lodging, food, and then being at the Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resorts for a day or two. I’ve previously talked about runDisney events as well as my goal to participate in one this year. Fortunately for all of us on a budget or looking to participate in a runDisney event without taking time off of work or traveling, runDisney’s first ever Virtual Running Shorts Series allows Disney fans to participate in a runDisney event at a low cost ($142 for all three 5ks or $39 each) and with the convenience of participating from wherever we are in the world.
I’m not a runner. I get bored easily while running, so unless I’m constantly updating my playlist or route… I’ll just do a HIIT workout instead. I’d like to be a person who runs 6+ miles like it’s nothing, but I have trouble hitting four miles before I just… stop. I mean, I can run a 5k, which is cool, right?
Anyway, I’ve been looking into different ways to motivate myself to push past that 5k/3.1 mile mark on my runs. New music, a new outfit, and new shoes are all great motivators, but after 3.5 miles my brain doesn’t care about them. “A 5k at this pace is healthy. You don’t have to be a runner. You don’t have to be able to run beyond a 5k,” my brain says.
And I listen.