Complete rundisney with walking boot

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  1. Disneyjojo789

    Disneyjojo789 Earning My Ears

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    Anyone have experience completing any Disney races with a walking boot?
    Thanks for the info
     
  2. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    I've seen plenty of people out there attempting it. As someone that recently spent months in a walking boot, I personally wouldn't do it because even just walking the parks it that stupid thing was miserable - let alone the potential to do more damage than already exists by trying to complete a race.
     
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  4. DLgal

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    Does your doctor support this?
     
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  5. Dis_Yoda

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    Your hips will hate you
     
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  6. FFigawi

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    Not to mention the fun you'll be having if it rains and your boot gets all soggy and nasty
     
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  7. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    Not enough trash bags in the world will save your hotel room from that smell.
     
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  8. Disneyjojo789

    Disneyjojo789 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all your responses!!
    I was hoping to hear from someone who had actually did it.
     
  9. wdvak

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    Wine & Dine Half 2015 there was a lady in my corral with one and I thought that she would never make it. The course was shortened to 7.5, which made me very happy after I was injured (ended up a bad sprained ankle). As I was hobbling my way across the finish line there she was walking along with the person she had started with and smiling.

    So, it can be done. Over a 10K, however, I wouldn’t personally want to because as Dis_Yoda said my hips would not be happy. I think this is a personal thing as I’ve heard of others who have done half’s in a boot.
     
  10. Disneyjojo789

    Disneyjojo789 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks wdvak!!
    That is exactly what I wanted to hear! I am an experienced endurance athlete and boot wearer because of a couple freak foot accidents. I know that if I am feeling the pain, that the parade bus is there to take me to the finish!

    Let pain be your guide!!! :)
    Jojo
     
  11. bumbershoot

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    I have seen many people on the courses in walking boots. I would make sure your other shoe has an insert to keep your hips more level if you're going to try it.
     
  12. Disneyjojo789

    Disneyjojo789 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks bumber shoot! My even up insert is to be delivered today so I can practice in it. People say they make a world of difference.
    getting excited for Sunday!!!! woot woot!!!!
     
  13. tigger536

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    Paging Lady Two Boots :rotfl:

    No seriously, don't do this thing.
     
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  14. aalvis

    aalvis Earning My Ears

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    Laura at Joyful Miles did it... http://joyfulmiles.com/disneys-wine-dine-half-marathon/

    I really don't know how though! I had to wear one for several weeks earlier this year...I don't think I could walk that fast in a boot. Plus it created a length difference in my legs that annoyed me.
     
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  15. BikeFan

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    My sis-in-law made it 8 miles into the 2016 WDW Half with her foot in a boot. She probably would've actually made the whole thing if she hadn't stopped for some photos. She got a lot of support from other Disney runners who were amazed to see her out there. She's glad she made the attempt.
     
  16. Dis_Yoda

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    I have been in a boot on a couple different occasions. My hip comment was first hand experience from attempts to do things I shouldn’t. I paid for it more later.
     
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  17. Disneyjojo789

    Disneyjojo789 Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone,
    Just an update on my wine and dine half marathon in a boot.... Well, I attemped it and succeeded!! I want to thank everyone who gave me encouragement as they passed a determined person in a boot!! I thought I would only get about 4 or 5 miles but when the adrenaline kicked in , I was able to finish.
    Feeling really good now!!!!
     
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  18. IamTrike

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    Congratulations!!! I’m glad you
    We’re successful and didn’t have any further injuries
     
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  19. iheartglaciers

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    Congrats!! I know what it feels like to not want to be limited by the boot. I was on vacation in Santa Fe this week and was determined to at least do some light hiking! I did a few miles on the boot and then switched to my hiking boots for the steep part (fortunately I'm at the point where I can take it off for parts of the day and be okay). I'm crossing my fingers I'll be cleared to run soon so I can start training for the Princess Half!
     
  20. Disneyjojo789

    Disneyjojo789 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks iheartglaciers. I am trying not to have my boot dictate my life's activities within reason. Good luck to you in your princess training. My next event in April will be a Spartan Beast.

    Jojo
     
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    Good luck with the spartan! Hopefully you'll be out of the boot soon :-)
     

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