Sunday, November 9, 2014
2 Short Years
2 years ago.
That's what I am thinking sitting here tonight, while strapped into a medieval torture device. 2 years ago I first found out that Disney World had races. You see we had just finished a cruise and were killing a day at Disney before flying home. I had seen people walking around with medals on wondering what they were from. I asked a nice couple and they informed me it was from the Wine and Dine half marathon, which they had run the night before!! It was as if the clouds parted and the sun came out!
I love Disney how had I not heard of this before? So I went home and immediately signed up for the Princess Half Marathon (which was in Feb) and then got lucky and wiggled into the Tinkerbell Half Marathon (which was in Jan) when they had a Black Friday sale.
I had never run a half marathon before, but what the heck why not? Turns out I loved it. So after doing those two races and because they were each at different parks (Disneyland and Disney World) I also got the coast to coast medal! And of course when it was time for Wine and Dine I signed up, turns out it was my favorite race, one of the few that is a night race and they keep the park open late for an "after-party" after the race, it's fantastic.
Those races it turns out were just preparation for Disney's newest race introduced this year, the Dopey. I happily forked over the money to run a 5k, 10k, 1/2, and full marathon (4 days in a row). By now everyone thought I was crazy, it's one thing to do a half but a full? And running them back, to back, to back, to back? But I did it, and had a great time doing so, and now as a sit here tonight looking longingly at my facebook page and everyone who is running Wine and Dine where I should be I'm saddened, but it has also given me a chance to reflect on t how much I have done in 2 years!