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Old 01-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Poor Unfortunate Soles: Marathon Weekend 2013 (5K, Half and Full Marathon)-COMPLETE!!

Another Marathon Weekend at Disney has come to a close. Let me tell you about it!

The cast includes me (Shannon, 28), my husband Will (27), my brother Craig (aka Princess Craiggy, 26), my mom, Kriss, my aunt Laurie, and my mom’s childhood best friend Barb. I got no photo of all 6 of us, and in fact have no photos at all of my mom, aunt or Barb (not my choice). Le sigh.

Anyhoo, as the title of this report suggests, this year I participated in the 5K, half marathon and full marathon (unofficially known as the Dopey Challenge) during Disney’s Marathon Weekend. Originally this trip was strictly for the Goofy Challenge (the half and full), but the idea of the 5K had been in the back of my mind for a while...eventually I pulled the trigger and signed up in August.

In my previous race reports (for the 2011 Princess Half and the 2012 WDW Full) I rambled on quite a bit about training. This time I posted a whole darn thread about it! I really enjoyed documenting my training and feel like I made a friend or two along the way, so I'm glad I kept up with the "In Training" journal. The Cliff's Notes version: I am extremely Type A and was very, very diligent when it came to preparing for these races. Having said that, I should warn you that you won’t find any speedy fast times here, but if you’re looking for a somewhat detailed play-by-play of all 3 races with lots of character pictures, you’ve come to the right place.





4 parks. 3 races. 42.4 miles. Let’s do this!

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Travel Day!
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Expo, Part 1
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Expo, Part 2 and Downtown Disney
Check-In...FINALLY!
Nighttime Wanderings, Part 1
Nighttime Wanderings, Part 2

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run 5K! Arriving
2013 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run 5K! Part 1
2013 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run 5K! Part 2
2013 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run 5K! Part 3
2013 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run 5K! Finish Line!
2013 Walt Disney World Family Fun Run 5K! Final Thoughts
The Beauty of the Annual Pass
Solo Morning in the Magic Kingdom!
STAY OFF YOUR FEET, DUMMY! Part 1
STAY OFF YOUR FEET, DUMMY! Part 2

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Arriving
2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Waiting for the Start
2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Miles 1-3
2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Magic Kingdom, Part 1
2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Magic Kingdom, Part 2
2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Miles 7-10
2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Miles 11 & 12
2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! The Finish!
2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon! Final Thoughts
16.2 down, 26.2 to go...FEED ME!
A short Studios afternoon
Welcome, Cousins!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Arrival and Start
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Miles 1-5
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Magic Kingdom, Part 1
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Magic Kingdom, Part 2
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Miles 7-10
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! The pain begins...
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Miles 13-16
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Wide World of Sports, Part 1
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Wide World of Sports, Part 2
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! The Mile 20 "Spectacular"
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Miles 21-23
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Challenge Complete!!
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! OOOH SHINY
2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! Final Thoughts
Jambo, Everybody! LET'S EAT!
Nighttime Magic!
"I use antlers in all of my deeeecorating!"

Monday, January 14, 2013

Good Morning, Cousins!
Now It's Time To Say Good-Bye...
Final Thoughts
Final Thoughts - Goofy's Race-and-a-Half Challenge/Dopey Challenge

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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I love the title of your report, it made me giggle Sounds like a fun trip!
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I'm really excited to read your report!!

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I'm here!!! I can't wait to see how it all unfolds!!
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I am so excited to read this report! I can't wait!
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I'm in!!! Soo excited to hear about the marathons
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I'm so excited to read this! I plan on running the Disney Marathon for my 21st birthday next year and I enjoy reading about it so that I can know what to expect.
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I love the title of your report, it made me giggle Sounds like a fun trip!
I know! I read the title and thought it would make a perfect supporter sign for a Disney race.
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My friends just ran the 5k and full marathon! looking forward to reading your report!!
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I'm here!!!!! Congrats on your accomplishment!!!!! Loved your TR last year....I'm excited for this one too!
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Subbing! I really want to do this sometime, I can't wait to read all about it!
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I'm in! I'm hoping to run the full next year so I'm excited to hear about your experience this year. I read your TR from your last races, they have def been part of my inspiration for running the full.
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