|01-28-2013, 09:16 PM||#1|
Cold enough for ya?
Shocking, isn't it. Oh, wait, thats a taser
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Racine, WI
Nemesis Challenge: MY Side of the Epic Half Marathon Showdown. *Updated 2/13 Page 5*
One of Walt Disney's famous phrases is "It was all started by a mouse." Well, for this story, it was all started with a txt. It came last February from DISer that's nice (Tim)
So I had this crazy idea. I’m not sure if this is the right time for you though with the baby on the way. What if we had a marathon challenge and run in the January ½ marathon. I’ve never run one before. Maybe this would be a way to get myself into shape.
Never one to back down from a challenge - even with our 3rd child due just a month and a half after that text message, and considering the most I'd ever run up to that point was a 5k about a year before - almost immediately said yes. Almost, because I'm not dumb enough to agree to something like that without getting permission from my better half, Bambi. (E3yore here on the DIS.) Her blessings securely in my pocket and the sound of her eyes rolling still ringing in my ears, I texted Tim back and the Nemesis Challenge was on.
I'll cover the first 10 1/2 months of this Challenge in the following paragraph:
I ran. A lot. Starting slowly, with a Couch to 5k program. But building distance and endurance as the months went on. It wasn't easy - on myself or my family. While I was out running, Bambi was left at home with three kids. But she always supported me and this crazy idea and here we are.
As for the "MY Side" in the title, Tim has his own version of the events from that weekend going on here.
But back to Team Barry. We were well represented in Central Florida that weekend.
Left to Right up there we have:
Ryder, age 10 months. He's the baby that Tim mentioned in the "txt heard round the world."
Carol (or Grandma) - Bambi's mom.
Dean (or Grandpa) - Bambi's dad. They live 45 minutes from Disney, so just about the only time the kids get to see their grandparents is during Disney vacations.
Madison, age 8. Our oldest, and one of my biggest chEARleaders.
Bambi. Wonderful, supportive spouse and the leader of Team Barry. (Sorry, CJ, I know you're the GM, but even the GM has to answer to a Team President, CEO and owner)
Evan, age 6. The middle child. If could bottle his energy I could do the Goofy Challenge running backwards. Blindfolded.
Me (Barry). I suppose the medal around my neck gives away the fact that I did indeed finish the race. But then again, so does the fact that I'm actually typing this. So we won't consider it a spoiler.
(For more background on any of us, feel free to check out the other TRs linked in my signature.)
In addition to the Half Marathon Nemesis goodness, there will also be some indepth information on the ChEAR Zone and the runDisney Kid's Races. But you'll just have to stick around to hear about those.
Up Next: Arrival Day and a Birthday Dole Whip
Table of Contents
Happy Birthday Arrival Day
Thursday Morning - T minus 2 days till race
Me - Barry | DW - Bambi [E3yore]| DD(10) - Madison | DS(8) - Evan | DS(2) - Ryder
DIS Dad's Club Member #322 § "He Who Provides Dole Whips For Tim" § "the almighty Rafiki" - theduck619
You Best Start Believing in Ghost Stories... Halloween on the Dream and WDW
2 Kids, 2 Dogs, 1200 Miles: 2 More Weeks in FL: Patriotic Edition
Houston, We Have A Secret: A Texas Vacation With A WDW Surprise
Everything Old is New Again! A December 2010 Trip Report
Cheese Ball Yak Attack: 2 kids, 2 dogs, 1200 miles - The Sequel. Mar '10 TR
2 Kids, 2 Dogs, 1200 Miles: 2 Weeks and 2 Birthdays in FL Trip Report - Oct '09
Trip Report On Life Support. Will it ever be finished? You Seem Taller In Your Trip Reports. An Aug '12 TR About a Baby at WDW
Trip Report On Life Support #2. Will it ever be finished? Nemesis Challenge: MY Side of the Epic Half Marathon Showdown (PTR)
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|01-28-2013, 09:40 PM||#2|
Maybe the entire internet is slowing down because of this thread
Join Date: Nov 2008
Replying from my phone... I'll be back to comment on what I can see are mostly lies.. that didn't take long
Surprise! We're NOT going to Disney! TR JUST STARTED!!!
This is the last trip the 4 of us ever take to WDW. TR
Nemesis Challenge: No Pain, No Gain. A ½ Marathon 2013 TR
DISDad MEMBER #330 Just when you thought you've seen all the MAGIC!!
A WISH for Cold Tea? Ana's aMAWzing Disney Trip! Family, Friends, & Celebrities- A MAGICAL Birthday
Sweating through 6 days at POP 'I think we ate at every character meal' TR
|01-28-2013, 09:51 PM||#3|
Still waiting for his first one
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Excellent a comparison thread.
This should be good.
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DIS Dads Club Member #639
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|01-28-2013, 10:09 PM||#4|
DIS Dad #460
You should always make room for a loophole when you need it
Join Date: Apr 2010
Oh, yeah. Hi Barry.
Andy DW DS(4) DD(2)
How Early is Too Early to Plan??? - NEW PTR
Test Track Dummies - 2012 Disdads Fantasy Football Dole Whip Cup Champion
They Should Really Put a Bar in Here - Dec 2012 TR - Complete, That was fun! Let's do it again! Dec 2012 PTR - Complete
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|01-29-2013, 07:55 AM||#5|
Dis Dad Member #187
time to order me up a bag of dole whip mix
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bucks County, Pa
just remember there is always two sides to a story then there is the truth
|01-29-2013, 07:56 AM||#6|
You trying for ownage?!
I'm not sure what I'll be tied up in at home tonight
Join Date: Nov 2010
Lets see how these stories match up!
Me DW DD7 DD5
Dis Dads Member #543
April 2012 Spring Break TR
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|01-29-2013, 08:46 AM||#7|
DIS Dad #257
Don't underestimate your audience. I'm sure there's a fart joke in here somewhere
Join Date: Nov 2008
I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?
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2013 DOLE WHIP CUP CHAMPION
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|01-29-2013, 11:31 AM||#9|
DIS Dad #215
And no more candy and caffeine for the rest of you
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maryland, Land of Merry!
|01-29-2013, 12:24 PM||#10|
Nothing left for me to do but dance
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ithaca, NY
Glad you started the report! I can't believe how big Ryder is compared to the pictures in your other TR!
Looking forward to the rest!
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|01-29-2013, 01:02 PM||#11|
DIS Dad #578
A little inspirational reading for anyone who gets discouraged. YOU CAN DO IT!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NW IN
Yep, I'm along for this one too.
DDC Member #578
Me DW DD7 DD3 and DSnewborn
|01-29-2013, 01:28 PM||#12|
Never mind the Kool-Aid, don’t drink the Beverly!
If it’s still here tomorrow… I may ignore it again
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Along the Nation Ford, SC
Sign me up.
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|01-29-2013, 01:39 PM||#13|
DIS Dad #412
Double Dog Dare You to post a screaming like a little girl video
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Miami, Fl
My Trip Reports
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Taking DD and her GF to Halloween Horror and WDW. Are You Scary Nuts?
June-11 Trip: Are You Eating, Flying and Sailing Nuts?
Quick trip to the World and this time I am not Nuts!
Disney for DD’s 16th with her 6 GFs? Are You Stupid Nuts?
Disney with DD and DDBF? Are You Crazy Nuts?
Disney over New Years? Are You Insanely NUTS? ---- Thanksgiving at Disney? Are You Nuts?
DISNEY DAD #412
|01-29-2013, 02:24 PM||#14|
Commander of Donalds Crew Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Indiana, but still Bears, Cubs, and Bulls Country...Go Bulls
hmm, im thinking there will be more truth told over here.
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|01-29-2013, 02:48 PM||#15|
Remember, it's ok to cry a little. Not too much, just a little
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
I'm in! Ever get that feeling of deja vu?
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