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Old 01-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #16
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Ever since I found the DISboards, I've met some great people. It is weird that you can tell a persons personality from what they type on a computer screen. And you still haven't met one of your first and probably one of the best.

I'm Tim and that beautiful woman standing with me is Melody..



Yes she is beautiful. She's actually always beautiful, but more so when she is radiant with pregnancy.

Not only was this the weekend of our marathon challenge, but a group of guys here on the DIS, the SELF PROCLAIMED DISDads, were having their convention in WDW during this weekend. I'm sure you'll see them pop in here from time to time. Let me apologize to you all ahead of time.

Heaven help us.

This is a 4 day TR about running, friends- new and old, and an adults only trip to WDW!
Sounds like this will be very, very interesting.

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Friday 1/11

The alarm went off and Melody & I slowly rolled out of bed. We threw the last few items in our carryon and were out the door . My mom was taking the first shift watching our kids- Juliana (6) and Christopher (17m). We were running a little late but when we arrived at the airport there was not 1 person in line at the Southwest check in. Not 1. It was unbelievable. Every time we fly with the kids the place is a zoo. Figures. Security? Though that in 5 minutes. It might of taken 10 minutes to get from the door of the airport through security total but it was probably less.

Isn't that always the way?

On the way to the gate I had to play with the umbrellas since Juliana wasn't there.



There you go again, using your kids for your excuses.

We were flying Southwest and had a B 40-something boarding position. They started lining people up. Melody and I were standing near the counter discussing if we would end up sitting next to each other when an agent called us over. She gave Melody a pass to be the first group on the plane... even before the A's!

Check it out, an empty plane!



That is awesome that they did that for Mel!

I tried to fall asleep on the plane but the captain kept buzzing in and waking me up. The flight was good. I think we just passed the DelMarVa when Melody grabbed my hand and put it on her belly. I felt our daughter kick for the first time. It was so amazing! (She is pregnant for the wise guys)

That is great.

I tried to go back to sleep but no luck. (I'll probably lose my man card for this) I leaned over and started reading what Melody was reading on her iPad. 50 Shades of Gray. LOL I think we read that for a little over an hour when it was time to land. (Just when it was starting to get good.LOL)

Oh, I am not touching this one...I'm going to leave it to all of your DISdads!


The doors to the plane opened and we felt a rush of warm humid air. It felt really good. A short ride on the fake monorail...



Don't you just love that hot, humid air hitting you first thing.

We were barely off the plane and we were already stopping at the Disney store.



Well, you had to start your excitement somewhere...where better than a Disney store.

We followed the signs for ME, we never have taken it before...



..waited in line for 5 minutes- which seemed like 2 hours.. and boarded this.



How did you like the ME? We really enjoy it and saving on the car rental until the end of our trip when we drive to Marco.

It wasn't long before we saw this beautiful sight!



Best sight in the world.

We had to stop at POR then it was on to our home for the next few days- OKW!

We checked in but our room wasn't ready. No biggie. We weren't planning on hanging out at the resort anyway. We did love the balloons and knew the kids would of loved them if they were with us.



You'll have to stay there on a future trip. With your growing family, renting a one-bedroom villa is probably a very good idea for the future.


While we were checking in, a CM next to us was from our hometown. The CM & Melody started chatting. Come to find out Melody went to high school with her niece. Small World. We were all set and they were going to text me when the room was ready.

We didn't even look around the resort. We walked out and hopped on a bus heading over to the WWoS. I had to pick up my race packet.



We got to WWoS just before 1pm and the place was an absolute zoo. I had to go into the HP field house to grab my bib and change my corral. While I was waiting for the corral change Barry walked in and was waving to me from the entrance. His kids just ran in the RunDisney kids races and did a great job!

The line moved quickly and I was presenting my 10K time to a very nice lady. She placed a sticker on my bib. I ended up in corral B. Sweet. Barry, who was in corral B, texted me and asked me what corral I was in. I told him I was placed in A. He didn't believe me so I broke down and told him B. He still didn't believe me. LOL





That's a whole lot of people.

We were only in the HP building for 20 minutes, not too bad. But then I had to go get my shirt and goodie bag in a different building. The Josten's Center. The line was close to a 1/2 mile long. It is hard to tell but the line started when we walked out of the HP building...



Wow...all those people were running? Incredible.

The Josten's building is where the expo was located. You can see the people to the left of the picture. We were so far away they look like ants!



Hope you didn't step on them.

There was a huge wall with every runners name on it. I had to find my name. There it is Tim blur..



It would have been better if it had said timmy

We walked to a bus that was dropping off at the boardwalk and were going to take the backdoor into Epcot.



Up next... a meet and the pre-race meal
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Loved using that back entrance to Epcot and a big reason we chose BWV for our December trip this year.
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Scott! You might make an appearance in this TR...



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Thanks for the heads up.

Now I guess I'll go back and read.
I gave you a heads up! Did you read the post on my other TR?



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That is the reason I'm writing it now... so I don't forget.
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Don't forget, Barry's wife has pointed out that you guys are the worst nemesississes ever.
Yes she has. Numerous times.

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This was when my leg fell off.
Did it have anything to do with these guys? -->

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Cool! She was obviously excited to be near Delaware.
Maybe. Or maybe excited she was leaving the general vicinity.

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Um...wow. I'm sure there something to say here, but--

SQUIRREL!
aaannnndddddd I thank you!

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Melody's shirt is cute.
Are you writing these responses or is your DW?

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Seems awfully convenient...
It does, doesn't it.

I was looking at him from 100 yards away... waving at me.

Me: But I can say the data on Barry is inaccurate.
CM: How's that Tim?
Me: Well, I just happened to see a Barry do a...
Melody: We!
Me: Uh, sorry, Mel. *We* happened to see Barry do a 4g negative dive.
CM: Where did you see this?
Me: Uh, that's classified.
CM: It's what?
Me: It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

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Blur because that's what you look like when you run, right?
Yea.. something like that.

How did you get all my quotes to say Andy's SN?



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And you still haven't met one of your first and probably one of the best.

One of these days....

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Yes she is beautiful. She's actually always beautiful, but more so when she is radiant with pregnancy.
Awwww thanks Kat.

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Heaven help us.
It's all down hill from here.

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There you go again, using your kids for your excuses.
Well, what's Mark's excuse?

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Yea, this is bound to be good.

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How did you like the ME? We really enjoy it and saving on the car rental until the end of our trip when we drive to Marco.
We liked it a lot. It was easy and quick. I just didn't like the feeling of being tied to Disney transportation. Luckily, it was only for a few days.

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You'll have to stay there on a future trip. With your growing family, renting a one-bedroom villa is probably a very good idea for the future.
I liked it a lot and would stay there again.

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Wow...all those people were running? Incredible.
Something like 25,000 for the half and 18,000 for the full!!!!!

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It would have been better if it had said timmy
Ummmm NO!

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Sounds like this will be very, very interesting.
Of course it will be!

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Loved using that back entrance to Epcot and a big reason we chose BWV for our December trip this year.
Oh yea. It was really easy to use that. That was the first time we did that.
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It's not so bad, honest.
I second this statement. Just don't be hurt or sick during the run and you'll be fine.



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I think I'd rather drink Beverly.



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Short Backstory
Short? Come on, what kind of nemesisisisis are you? Backstories need to elaborate! About how your parents didn't care enough about you to even show up to your birth!


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We've met each other in Disney 3 times before this trip, not because we planned it like that, it just happened that way.
Maybe you didn't plan it that way....

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So after the challenge was on the table and accepted, we both spent close to a year training and preparing for this run. We both ran some 5ks and 10ks to get ready.
I also did an 8k and a 15k. Just wanted to make sure the story was accurate.
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It was unbelievable. Every time we fly with the kids the place is a zoo. Figures. Security? Though that in 5 minutes. It might of taken 10 minutes to get from the door of the airport through security total but it was probably less.
Yet if you had brought the kids to the exact same flight, you'd still be waiting in the security line.


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I tried to fall asleep on the plane but the captain kept buzzing in and waking me up. The flight was good. I think we just passed the DelMarVa when Melody grabbed my hand and put it on her belly. I felt our daughter kick for the first time. It was so amazing! (She is pregnant for the wise guys)
I can do that trick. Just give me can of Hormel Chili and half a dozen deviled eggs. I can get something inside me kicking real good.

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I tried to go back to sleep but no luck. (I'll probably lose my man card for this) I leaned over and started reading what Melody was reading on her iPad. 50 Shades of Gray. LOL I think we read that for a little over an hour when it was time to land. (Just when it was starting to get good.LOL)
I'm sending you a whip for Christmas.

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We got to WWoS just before 1pm and the place was an absolute zoo. I had to go into the HP field house to grab my bib and change my corral. While I was waiting for the corral change Barry walked in and was waving to me from the entrance. His kids just ran in the RunDisney kids races and did a great job!
That was the only safe place to be. It was a madhouse down there! (OH, and when I do start my TR, there will be a full description of the kids races, with pictures. Consider that a pre-shameless plug)

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He didn't believe me
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There was a huge wall with every runners name on it. I had to find my name. There it is Tim blur..
I thought that's what was on that wall, but never stopped to look. I wish I had more time to wander the Expo, it was a madhouse and I wanted to get back to meet the family at MK. Next time for sure.
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Don't forget, Barry's wife has pointed out that you guys are the worst nemesississes ever.
Just about every time I call him my nemesis...


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This was when my leg fell off.
It grew back.

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Me: But I can say the data on Barry is inaccurate.
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CM: Where did you see this?
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I've modified the van of doom since then. I can do a 4.5g negative dive.
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It was back in 2010 when Barry & I declared ourselves nemesis.
So, are you calling Barry short here or implying that he’s got too much “back”story?


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So after the challenge was on the table and accepted, we both spent close to a year training and preparing for this run. We both ran some 5ks and 10ks to get ready.
That is a lot of work y’all did.
Impressive to say the least.

And to listen to so many of the other fell’as…
Inspiring.

It ain’t inspiring me, mind you, but I’m still impressed by all the work.


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I had a few setbacks which barred me for running for months at a time. My last injury occurred in December.
And that’s one of the reasons why.


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My mom was taking the first shift watching our kids- Juliana (6) and Christopher (17m).
Bless her.
Not an option I ever had.



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On the way to the gate I had to play with the umbrellas since Juliana wasn't there.
Well… someone had to do it.
It just couldn’t go undone now could it?



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Melody and I were standing near the counter discussing if we would end up sitting next to each other when an agent called us over. She gave Melody a pass to be the first group on the plane... even before the A's!

Check it out, an empty plane!
Cool! Sometimes you win.
Kind of them to do that for her.
Lucky for you she allowed you to tag along.


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The flight was good. I think we just passed the DelMarVa when Melody grabbed my hand and put it on her belly. I felt our daughter kick for the first time. It was so amazing!
Another of those parenting milestones.
Oh and congrats on the pending increase to the family.


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I tried to go back to sleep but no luck. (I'll probably lose my man card for this) I leaned over and started reading what Melody was reading on her iPad. 50 Shades of Gray.
Hummmm…
We may have to call for a vote on that one.



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We had to stop at POR then it was on to our home for the next few days- OKW!
Nice…
You did make a point to steer clear of the section of the resort where part of the DDCC was generally creating havoc? Wouldn’t want to get caught up in any kind of dragnet ya’ know.


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I ended up in corral B. Sweet. Barry, who was in corral B, texted me and asked me what corral I was in. I told him I was placed in A. He didn't believe me so I broke down and told him B. He still didn't believe me. LOL

What kind of nemesis would?


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I had to go get my shirt and goodie bag in a different building. The Josten's Center. The line was close to a 1/2 mile long. It is hard to tell but the line started when we walked out of the HP building...
That’s like being stuck in the standby line for TSM in late afternoon during Spring Break after all the FastPasses are gone and with an entire Brazilian tour group ahead of you!

Did you at least get to shoot at something once you got to the front of the line?


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There was a huge wall with every runners name on it. I had to find my name. There it is Tim blur..
My name’s Obfuscate.
I’m glad to meet you there Mr. Blur.




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Up next... a meet and the pre-race meal
Sure do wish I could have been part of the whole convention, but I’ll have to settle for following a few good TRs.

Looking forward to tagging along if you’ll have me.
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Ok, I'm going to be reading along with you. Will there be penguins?

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That is so cute that your little girl kicked you, she must be Team Barry...
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I'll take a might over a maybe!

Hope my appearance doesn't scare off your readers!

Ok Brian - I set you up good....
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Short? Come on, what kind of nemesisisisis are you? Backstories need to elaborate! About how your parents didn't care enough about you to even show up to your birth!
WOW. Did I strike a nerve?

I linked the PTR if someone really cared to read the backstory.

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I also did an 8k and a 15k. Just wanted to make sure the story was accurate.
Why don't you get writing your version of the story?

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No thanks.. I already have one. Do I need to remind you?

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That was the only safe place to be. It was a madhouse down there! (OH, and when I do start my TR, there will be a full description of the kids races, with pictures. Consider that a pre-shameless plug)
See, I knew you'd write one.

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Yes. Yes, they were. But I'm keeping it 'G' rated... for the kiddies.

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I thought that's what was on that wall, but never stopped to look. I wish I had more time to wander the Expo, it was a madhouse and I wanted to get back to meet the family at MK. Next time for sure.
I missed 2 isles of vendors. I was trying to find what I needed and get out. Maybe if I can in on Thursday morning instead of Friday, it wouldn't of been so crazy.

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Just about every time I call him my nemesis...
She likes me!

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Excuuuuuuuse me. I guess I stand corrected.
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