The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend was this past weekend and my family went and participated! We had a fabulous time! The event is so well put together and that is saying something considering there were over 20,000 people running in just the half marathon! Wow!
This was my first half marathon, and to be honest this was my first time really running outside. I put off training till the last minute and while my body regretted that desicion I still finished and am proud of my time. I finished 13.1 miles in just over 3 hours! But boy was/am I sore! My husband completed his first full marathon (26.2miles) in just over 4 hours and I am so proud of him! Both of us experienced some pain durring the later portions of the race but kept on going! My mother also participated in the Marathon Weekend by taking on the Goofy Challenge! The Goofy challenge is amazing! Participants run both races over the course of the weekend, starting out by doing the half marathon and then continuing on the next day and run the full! What a challenge it is. I am so proud to say she completed it and was amazing! Over the weekend she tripled what I ran.. I can’t imagine how sore she is!
The runDisney Marathon weekend is a lot of fun! I hope that next year more of you will consider participating in it! There are characters all along the course and some great picture spots! Maybe one of the best parts about the race is the fact that people dress up in all kinds of costumes! My mom and I wore Minnie Mouse tutus and Minnie Mouse headbands during our race! Other people were dressed up as all kinds of princesses and superheros and a few men in tutus! It is just plain fun!
I had so much fun, I am counting down the days until next years Marathon Weekend! Will you be participating?