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Paige Tyler
January 12th, 2009, 10:35 PM
My hubby and I just got back from our first half-marathon! It so rocked! Of course, it was a Disney Half-Marathon, so it totally had to rock! LOL!

It was so much fun! We had to get up like crazy early, like 2:30 am to catch tp Epcot, where the half-marathon started. But it was really cool because the restaurant at the Disney hotel where we stayed was open for breakfast, bagels and carbs like that. How excellent is that?! So, we eat and catch the bus to Epcot. Did I mention it was chilly, like fifty degrees! Which was why most of us were wearing throw-away clothes on over our running clothes, so that we could just strip 'em off and toss 'em to the side on the run. But that was cool because Disney picks up all the discarded clothes and gives them to goodwill. The half-marathon, which is 13.1 miles, went from outside Epcot all the way through Magic Kingdom, where we stopped to take a pic with Goofy, Mickey, and Donald, who were dress in Revolutionary garb, and looking too cool! I couldn't resist, so we had to stop to take a pic with them! Then it was out Magic Kingdom and to and through Epcot to the finish line, where we got our Donald Duck Half-Marathon Race Medals and some yummy food!

It so rocked! I'm so psyched! Can't wait to do it again!

*hugs*
Paige

rebelheart
January 13th, 2009, 12:43 AM
Paige,

That does sound like fun. I've never heard of this and we've gone to Disney at least once a year for the past 12 years. My hubby is getting to go next week for a computer conference, but he's going alone this time---and our 20th anniversary will be during that time. But that's life.

Do you have info on this marathon or a link to it that you could post? I'd love to participate myself if it's a yearly event. Though I would have to work myself up to being in good enough shape to complete it.

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Julie

Paige Tyler
January 13th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Paige,

That does sound like fun. I've never heard of this and we've gone to Disney at least once a year for the past 12 years. My hubby is getting to go next week for a computer conference, but he's going alone this time---and our 20th anniversary will be during that time. But that's life.

Do you have info on this marathon or a link to it that you could post? I'd love to participate myself if it's a yearly event. Though I would have to work myself up to being in good enough shape to complete it.

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Julie


Here's the link!

http://disneyworldsports.disney.go.com/dwws/en_US/events/eventDetail/detail?name=WdwMarathonDetailPage

There's also a Disney Running Forum to give you some ideas on how to train for it. We'd just been doing 5K's and 10K's before, but then trained up by running up to ten miles to get ready for it.

Here's the link to the running forum!

http://disneyrunning.com/forum/


You should so do try to do it! It's so much fun! Let us know if you guys decide to do it!

*hugs*
Paige

rebelheart
January 14th, 2009, 12:10 AM
THANKS, Paige! I'm bookmarking this link, though I can see I have a long way to go. I did walk my 2 miles today. Julie

Paige Tyler
January 14th, 2009, 12:11 PM
THANKS, Paige! I'm bookmarking this link, though I can see I have a long way to go. I did walk my 2 miles today. Julie


You're welcome! And walking is a great way to start!

*hugs*
Paige