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Old 01-25-2010, 07:12 AM   #121
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Oh wow that looks so awesome running through Main St and seeing the Castle must have been really cool.

Love that pic of Buzz runing, bless him. Looking forward to seeing who else you bumped into along the way
Running up Main Street is one of the highlights for lots of racers. I love seeing all of the characters. There are many more to come!

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How awesome to see the Christmas decorations!! Are they not normally up during marathon weekend? I'd love to be able to see them.
I'm pretty sure they leave the Christmas decorations up through Marathon weekend. Since this was my first marathon weekend I wasn't expecting it so it was a bit of a suprise. Now watch next year they will take them down when I'm expecting them up!

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Thanks for the info on the other marathons, I'll have to look into them

Isn't Main Street suppossed to be empty that early in the day
So much for getting that castle shot with no one in it before park opening!

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The castle is such a beautiful sight! I might take up running to run up Main St.
During rough training runs thinking of the castle is one of my motivations! Could work for you too

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Wow! Great updates!!

I didn't realize that you got to run down Main Street!! That is so cool that you were able to see the castle and all the Christmas decorations!!

Ahh...that was so nice of your DH to let you take his jacket. But...poor Michael--feeling so bad that it was left behind.

Cute picture of Buzz!! Hmm...wondering who else you found???

Brrr....it still looks really cold!!
Lots more characters coming up and it was really cold. It never got any warmer
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:24 AM   #122
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Ohhhh - I thought you'd run the half marathon before?
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:32 AM   #123
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Ohhhh - I thought you'd run the half marathon before?
I've run the Disneyland Half (in CA) and the Baltimore Half (here in good old MD), but this was my first Disney World Half (in FL). Wouldn't you know the Florida race was by far the coldest too
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I've run the Disneyland Half (in CA) and the Baltimore Half (here in good old MD), but this was my first Disney World Half (in FL). Wouldn't you know the Florida race was by far the coldest too
Here's hoping next year is a bit warmer!
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:42 PM   #125
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Here's hoping next year is a bit warmer!
But not too warm!
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:45 PM   #126
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But not too warm!
Exactly! But, I think the chance of it being too warm that early in the morning during the month of January is pretty slim. Hope I didn't just jinx us.

January is my favorite month to visit WDW.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:23 PM   #127
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I can't wait to run the half-marathon in 2011

Ha. Disney Hills. Can we trade Disney hills for the hills here in Maryland/Delaware?


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Old 01-25-2010, 02:30 PM   #128
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Exactly! But, I think the chance of it being too warm that early in the morning during the month of January is pretty slim. Hope I didn't just jinx us.

January is my favorite month to visit WDW.
A couple of years ago it actually got up into the 80s during the full marathon I think you're probably right about the half though. It finishes early enough that it shouldn't get too hot.

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Ha. Disney Hills. Can we trade Disney hills for the hills here in Maryland/Delaware?


It is a great race! I'd trade for those Disney hills anyday
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:43 PM   #129
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Blazing our way through the Magic Kingdom

So at the end of our last installment we were heading for our first meet Ďn greet of the race. Who did we chat with?



It was the Queen of Hearts that got me. Iíd never met her before and I am all about meeting new people. Alice is looking like she wants to climb right out of this rabbit hole isnít she?

So we passed the Teacups and headed towards Dumbo (which was flying high)



Then we were waylaid by these scoundrels.



I told Captain Smee he was quite the gentleman when he took my arm and I think he fell a little bit in love. And Liz is charming Captain Hook by cuddling up close. (Men are such suckers!)



The Carousel was also in full swing



We made our way towards the castle



Trumpeters heralded our arrival



Looking backwards



We saw another pair we couldnít pass up.



I insisted on standing by the Prince and Liz kindly agreed. I giddily approached and he kindly gave me his arm while I told him I donít get pictures with Princes everyday. I think he may have liked me just a little. Liz was trying to pull me towards her side of the picture, but I was sticking with the Prince. As you can tell I was feeling the love, or maybe itís just the cold rain making me loopy.

The Moment had arrived. It was our time to run through the castle. Every Disney runner pictures this moment in their head when training gets tough and it pretty much lives up to the expectation. As we came out the other side we hammed it up a bit for the course photographers.







And then we noticed a photographer that was actually taking posed shots in front of the castle. We were all over that.



After the castle we left the hub and headed into Liberty Square. (For those of you that know Sandy that is her in front of us).



Liz snapped of shot of Liberty Tree Tavern where we planned on having lunch.



We headed into Frontierland



There were some bears out



And some banjo players



And we hit Mile 6



In case you werenít paying attention Mile 5 took us around 30 minutes. That is 2 miles an hour. Iím pretty sure my 93 year old grandma could walk that pace. Ainít nothing wrong with a leisurely stroll through the Magic Kingdom on a cold blustery day. The only problem was Liz thought we were actually in a race. Would we ever speed up?
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:52 PM   #130
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Love all of the pictures with the characters, but the one with the prince and the look on your face is priceless!!! Love it!!

I just noticed Liz was wearing a running skirt, too. Do you guys normally wear them without the "tights" when it's hot or are they to keep people from staring at your bottom??
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OMG! I was about a minute ahead of you at this point. I only stopped for the pictures at the bottom of the ramp though. You guys still finished faster than me.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:41 PM   #132
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Oh wow, awesome post. Loving all the pics and look your very own fanfare of trumpets were playing to cheer you on and your Prince too
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:48 PM   #133
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Hi, Jenny! I just stumbled upon your TR, and am love, love, loving it! It's so cool to read about your adventures during the race, as I'm planning to run the Princess 1/2 in March! I love that you look like you're having such a great time! I only hope that my run is as fun as yours looks!
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:17 PM   #134
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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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