I knew this day was coming, and still I am caught by surprise on how I feel.
Annual Passholders were able to sign up for PHM 2014 early, on June 6th. That day also happened to be my 17th wedding anniversary. Luckily, I was very busy at work, and then we all went out for dinner, so the majority of my attention was diverted from other princesses signing up.
I told myself yesterday that I would avoid the Princess Posse Facebook page today because of all the "I registered!" posts, but couldn't. So, now I'm depressed. I feel like a kid who is watching everyone else get to go on a field trip, but I have to stay home with the measles.
Maybe I'll go down and volunteer to be a Screaming Fan or work at a water station. I can still enjoy the energy of the weekend and be a part of it.
I started running to do the Princess Half Marathon, but somewhere along the way I realized that I LIKE running (well, interval running!), and I want to do more races. I hold a special place in my heart for PHM, much like a woman does for the first man she ever loved.
Hopefully, I will be able to sign up for the Space Coast Half Marathon (December), Celebration Half Marathon (January 2014) and/or the Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend (end of February 2014) to fill that void.