Back in 2011 my Husband and I were in Disney World (My favorite place, my mothership if you will). While there we were shopping in Downtown Disney, now Disney Springs. I was standing in front of a clothing rack in the Disney sports store and was admiring all the tech shirts they had. It was now November and nearly all the Disney races were completed for the year. The shirts I was staring at were from the races of that year.
They had pictures of different characters, depending on the race shirt. So Mickey Mouse was the full marathon, Donald was the half, Goofy was both, and Pluto was the 5km. They said things like, I just completed my first Disney Marathon, or Half Marathon 2011.
I so desperately wanted one of those shirts, I ached to have one. Hubby approached me as I was coveting these beauties and plainly stated “if you want one, buy one.”
It was a simple statement and it couldn’t have been easier for me to just pull it off the rack and buy it. Nobody would know whether I ran one of those races or not. I thought about it for a brief two seconds and said, “no, I want to earn it.”