In my very first run Disney race - my costume will be Jessie from toy story so that I can wake up that morning and tell my self to "run like the wind bulls eye!" Hi! I'm Katie Faye and I guess this is where I share a little about me. I'm pretty fat and unhealthy. I'm also obsessed with all things Disney. So a year ago, I was looking for way to use Disney to motivate me to live a healthy lifestyle be cause you know "A spoon full of sugar" and all that. I quickly discovered the virtual running shorts for runDisney. I downloaded a couch to 5k type app (it's by fitness 22 - not quite the the name brand one) and the rest was history. I fell in love with running and I gave the mouse all my money (well $150 anyway) for the 2017 virtual running shorts. I ran 3 5ks and received the most legit medals I've ever seen in my entire life. Fastest time was 45 mins and even though I was putting in the hours, I couldn't improve my time. So I'm slow! At least I'm running right? Except I haven't lost weight or inches and I've actually gained... Then I tried to run a four miler in September (2017). I couldn't even run the first 2 miles before I had to walk. I had bronchitis, it was the weekend before my weeding, and there was WAY MORE elevation than I was used to. Oh and my lovely husband Walk/Jogged it faster than I "ran" it. So I was pretty discouraged. Took a rest week. Got married and then planned a honey moon. Between the stress of the wedding, the disappointment of my first race with other people and the overwhelming feeling of exhaustion I was feeling I stopped running for a bit. Also, my new dog ate my running shoes and I've had some achilles pain so I convinced myself that I needed a longer break.. Which brings us to December 27th. 3 months after the Terrible 4 miler and a few days before new years. I still love running and I still dream of a marathon at Disney. My pity party is nearing it's close and I've gotten a renewed sense of motivation thanks to my favorite youtuber Heather. I recommend checking her out here. I have new running shoes with a tiny "drop" to help with the achilles pain, a fancy new jacket to cope with the sub freezing temps, and I've discovered this thread to keep me accountable. So comments are not only welcome, but encouraged. I could use the cheerleaders and hopefully I can provide some motivation for you guys. Currently I'm working through the 5k Runner app again. Since I've fallen completely off the wagon with both healthy eating and running, I think a fresh start will be best. My question for all of you - How do you stay motivated?