The text message went like this...... Thursday Feb 16th 10:47am Tim: So I had this crazy idea. Im 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. Ive never run one before. Maybe this would be a way to get myself into shape. Barry: Hmmm Interesting. You calling me fat? I could use the motivation too- I ran that 5K back in September but barely lifted my feet since then. And so it began . Who are these guys? Im Tim And my family My DW Melody, DD Juliana (5), and Christopher (6m) As a kid I played sports and could never gain any weight. When I graduated high school I weighed 175lbs. I played football for a year in college and added some weight. I was up to 190. Not bad for a 61 guy. As time went on I got married and my wife Melody was pregnant with our first child. I gained weight along with her and before I knew it I was tipping the scales at 238lbs. Over the last few years, I have gone to the gym on a regular basis a few times. I had actually got my weight down to 203 lbs. But today I weigh 215. Ideally, Id love to weigh around 195 but more than worrying about my weight, I want to have a healthier lifestyle. Heart disease runs in my family and my father needed a 5 vessel bypass a few years ago at the young age of 52. I saw how hard it was for him to recover and I dont want to go through that. This PTR is about 2 regular guys who have a deep love for their family and Disney, who met on the DIS, and have met on a few occasions in real life as well. It is about these same two guys who have declared each other arch enemies back in 2010. It is about meeting up at the DISDads Club convention in WDW in early January 2013. But most of all it is about 2 guys who have the desire to get in shape and run in their first marathon!!! We are also going to need your help. There is a lot of Disney Marathon information that we have no idea about. So if you ever have participated in a WDW marathon we want your input! Throughout this TR, Barry and I are going to propose a bunch of different challenges to each other and we are going to need your help for those too. Up next . Meet Barry!