After much debate, I finally pulled the trigger and registered for the WDW marathon- my first full marathon! I spent a lot of hours talking it over with my hubby and slept on the idea before deciding. Even then, when I was registering, I stared at the "pay now" button on Active.com for a good 5 minutes before clicking it. And even after, I had a moment of "Oh my gosh! What did I just sign up for?"
Today is also my birthday and this WDW marathon trip is a birthday gift of sorts. :) While I'm sad I'm turning another year older, I'm excited for what the future has in store. Running a marathon has been on my bucket list for a while and I figured we should do it now while we're still DINKs (double income no kids) and have the time. With a baby it wouldn't be impossible, but it would be a lot harder to train/travel for the race. Kudos to all you running mamas out there! The thought of running for 5 hours still freaks me out, but I'm excited to take on the challenge.
My husband and I are debating whom is whom here...
Now that I've committed to the full, I'm starting to look at training plans. We've got about 37 weeks to go (yup, I counted) so I know I have time to build up to it. I usually like to run the full distance of the race I'm training for, just to know I can complete it, but for the full, I highly doubt I will. I'm thinking 22-24 miles max.
I've never been to WDW, so it'll be exciting to run through all 4 parks!
As far as visiting WDW goes, I'm most excited to see Epcot. After running 26.2 miles, I can eat whatever I want, right?
Did you register for any of the races during the WDW Marathon Weekend? Do you have a favorite post-race place to eat?