Hi, I’m ThoKat and I just registered for my very first Disney 5K! Which is also my first 5K ever!
A little background for the maybe 2-3 of you that haven’t stumbled onto one of my threads before.
I’m a breast cancer survivor and am BRCA2+. Due to a hysterectomy causing menopause and the post cancer meds I still take daily my bones are deteriorating at a faster rate then the average person.
I was diagnosed with osteopenia in April. I’m not allowed to run, but my doctors recommended I start walking to help keep my bones as strong as possible for as long as possible. So I started working up to 10,000 steps a day and it felt great. Then I added in 3-4 days a week of a more intense walk and am working up to 5K.
A few weeks of being out of town recently have slowed my progress but now that I’m registered I’m ready to get very serious about my training!
I’ll use this thread to keep track and share my ups and downs along the way.
Feel free to join me and share yours too!
I always wanted to try a RunDisney race just once in my life! While I’m not able to actually run the race I’m looking forward to checking this off my bucket list!
Hooray! So excited to follow your journey!
Would you ever be allowed to run in the future? Is there a way to stop the bone deterioration from progressing and/or even make it reverse?
I can’t wait to follow along! It’s amazing that you’re taking this leap to doing a 5k - and yay for registering.
I’ve been thinking about 5ks too - I would likely not be able to run due to some heart health concerns - but walking would be doable.
Thank you for your vulnerability and sharing that you are a cancer survivor. I am most certainly grateful for that and for your presence in these forums!
Not sure I didn’t really ask because it isn’t something I enjoy doing
Yes! I’m on meds and the walking plus some light weight training I’m also doing will help a lot!
Some think I overshare But oh well!
She keeps trying to get me to carry her through WDW instead.
And you keep ditching me! Even after I offered to buy drinks!
Palaquins really do seem like the best way to traverse the parks
Well see this is why I asked about running in the future. High impact activities - like running - can support bone health. So I wondered if there might be a time in the future, when you’ve been fully and properly enabled into falling in love with the thought of running, that you would be allowed to.
How exciting for you @ThorKat
Wishing you all the very best with your training and the event itself.
I hope it’s awesome and helps your bones
I would love to, but they’re never at a time of year that I would be likely to travel.
Perhaps in my future empty nester days…
You can push me in a wheel chair then
oh, feet. Flipping your fins you don’t get too far. Legs are required for jumping, dancing, strolling along down the what’s that word again?
Wohoo!! Happy for you! This will also be my very first 5k ever, assuming I can actually finish it. We will see.
So excited @ThorKat. Maybe we can coordinate liner costumes!
@Flavita you will most definitely finish it. It will not be difficult at all. You walk 3 miles in Disney all the time.
That would be fun!! We have to at least get a pic of us all together!
There will be plenty of opportunity for that. We can all start in the same corrall and meet up down there.
So exciting @ThorKat!!! I’d say it’ll be more a mental hurtle than physical for sure. It’s basically walking around Epcot - that’s the whole course! I really enjoyed being there during pre-dawn hours this year.