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Old 01-14-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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Mrs. Darling's 2010 Half Marathon Trip:Yes, it does snow at Disney World

to my latest trip report. For those of you unfamiliar with any of my previous adventures you can check out my last trip report here
The Darling Family June Beach Club Trip: Hugging Ewoks and Finding Peter Pan

This trip report has a much shorter cast of characters and a much shorter duration, but it was definitely an adventure. So without further delay I’ll introduce our limited cast:

Mrs Darling (that’s me and you can call me Jenny). I’m now a 38 year old mostly SAHM that loves all things Disney (except maybe Hannah Montana). I also dabble in running and one of my favorite things is combining the two. I “ran” the Disneyland Half Marathon in 2007 and this trip was planned so I could “run” the Disney World Half Marathon.



Mrs. Disney (but we can call her Liz). My great friend that used to be my great neighbor. She left me a few years back, but I’ve long since forgiven her for that oversight. She is a huge Disney lover too and we’ve been lucky enough to meet up in Disney World three times since she moved far, far away. I planted the seed in her head of running in Disney way back in 2007 when I did the Disneyland Half. She started running herself a little less than a year ago. She then took me up on my promise that if she ever ran the Disney World half I’d come run it with her. (Of course that was a promise I was thrilled to keep.) She took to running right away and as you will see as the report progresses the student has overtaken the instructor. (Not that I was ever a great instructor.) Hopefully she will pop in regularly and tell ya'll the real story



The final cast members play very minor rolls that involve voices only (sometimes they come from the cell phone and sometimes they are just in my head.) If you read my summer trip report you’re familiar with the ones I left behind. DH (he’s not Peter this trip because he is nowhere near Disney World), Wendy, John, and Michael. This is the whole family last summer.


The Plan:
This was a quick weekend trip with the sole purpose of getting our Donald Duck medals though we did fit some other fun in. I’d rented some DVC points for the weekend at a Bay Lake Towers studio and we’d decided on the Deluxe Dining Plan. We figured it would be OK to splurge on a weekend that we ran 13.1 miles. Our reservations were made and we were ready to go.

So let the good times roll!!!


Day 1: The Journey
Bay Lake Tower Arrival
The Expo and the Tyvek Man
A California Grill Birthday Dinner
Night Night

Day 2: The Marshmallow Gang
Will we ever get to the Magic Kingdom?
A Sad Parting
Racing Up Main Street
Blazing our way through the Magic Kingdom
Heroes
This Race is On (for one of us anyway)
Epcot Here I Come
The Big Finish
It's Freezing Out Here!
Liberty Tree Character Lunch
A Magic Kingdom Afternoon
Our Celebration Dinner at the Castle
The Day Finally Ends

Day 3: Goodbye Bay Lake Tower
The End

Final Thoughts

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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I am here girlfriend!!!!!

And I forgive you for putting that huge, half-blinking picture of me in your first post!!

This will be fun, am I spoiling anything with my signature pictures?
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:33 PM   #3
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I am here girlfriend!!!!!

And I forgive you for putting that huge, half-blinking picture of me in your first post!!

This will be fun, am I spoiling anything with my signature pictures?
OK I changed the picture! After I get your CD I'll put that cute picture in the far right of your siggy up. I don't think of your signature as spoiling, I think of it as previews
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:59 PM   #4
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I'm here!! You two are so darling it makes me (almost) want to drop this cup of cocoa I'm holding and start jogging. NOT! Can't wait to hear the details, especially about BLT.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #5
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OK I changed the picture! After I get your CD I'll put that cute picture in the far right of your siggy up. I don't think of your signature as spoiling, I think of it as previews
You silly girl! I was perfectly FINE with being the ugly step-sister in your Cinderella TR!!
(Really, I was fine with the pic, it actually made me laugh because it showcased what dh and I refer to as my "gimpy eye" that blinks more than the other one! LMBO! cracks us up.)

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I'm here!! You two are so darling it makes me (almost) want to drop this cup of cocoa I'm holding and start jogging. NOT! Can't wait to hear the details, especially about BLT.
oh my......that was so funny!
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:09 PM   #6
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I am loving your TR!! I am thinking about doing the Princess Half in 2011, and this is just what I needed for motivation. I can't wait to hear about the end of the race!
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Great update! I would have stopped for the prince too!
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Jenny,

I finally got to finish your TR!!! Oh, my goodness, I loved all your photos. Really enjoyed all you and Liz squeezed into the weekend. Working on finishing up mine at this point. We'll be there in January for marathon weekend. Hope to meet you at the Dis meet then. Planning on doing the 1/2 again so I can take photos and enjoy it (yet, I really do want a Mickey now).
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Jenny,

I finally got to finish your TR!!! Oh, my goodness, I loved all your photos. Really enjoyed all you and Liz squeezed into the weekend. Working on finishing up mine at this point. We'll be there in January for marathon weekend. Hope to meet you at the Dis meet then. Planning on doing the 1/2 again so I can take photos and enjoy it (yet, I really do want a Mickey now).
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Thanks for reading! It was fun to write it all up and it is pretty amazing all we did in those 3 days. I hope we get a chance to meet next January too. Hopefully it will be warmer next year
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I just read your entire TR and loved it! I am doing c25k right now in hopes of continuing on and running the half next January. Your TR got me even more excited about it!!!
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I just read your entire TR and loved it! I am doing c25k right now in hopes of continuing on and running the half next January. Your TR got me even more excited about it!!!
Thanks for reading! I saw you over on Carissa's PTR. Disney is definitely a great place to run! Where else can you run into giant ducks and mice Congrats on getting started with the C25K plan. You definitely have the time to get ready for next January's half. Go for it. It really is something you won't regret (at least after you are finished. You might regret it during the training)
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Thanks for reading! I saw you over on Carissa's PTR. Disney is definitely a great place to run! Where else can you run into giant ducks and mice Congrats on getting started with the C25K plan. You definitely have the time to get ready for next January's half. Go for it. It really is something you won't regret (at least after you are finished. You might regret it during the training)
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