Disney 1/2 Marathon


#1

Is anyone on Mousebuzz planning on running the Disney 1/2 Marathon on January 8th, 2011? I am trying to use Mickey as incentive to get off my backside and run!!

It would be nice to have a MB soulmate! :cool:


#2

Bumping this up:

Nobody is trying to run the 1/2 Marathon this January? Come on, I need a partner!!!


#3

Give ddoll a PM. See if she is participating this year!


#4

I would love to, but can’t afford the trip to WDW just to run. Besides that, I sprained my knee and am just working on getting back to running. Hoping to run a local 1/2 on 1/1/11! Good luck at WDW though!


#5

I have a friend who is running it, but she’s not into Disney at all, and she’s not a big runner either. I thought it was kind of interesting that she was doing it at all. :huh::laugh:She thought maybe my daughter and I were doing it because I TRY to run (not dedicated at all, and not a good enough runner to do a 1/2 marathon) and my daughter is a BIG runner, but like mickeymommy, I don’t have money to go to WDW for a run. I told her to have fun and show me lots of pictures when she gets back.:happy:


#6

Many thanks for the replies. I too am not nearly as good a runner as needed to run this but I figure if I can do this, it will force me to get in some shape! And as a reward I get to see Mickey!!! :cool:


#7

i can throw the i’ll be too pregnant to run that card, but in reality even mickey can’t motivate my lazy butt to run anywhere lol!


#8

Congrats on your upcoming addition!!


#9

OK, for good or bad, I registered. Don’t know how I will get in shape to run 13 miles but for what it cost to register, I will have to figure it out! :laugh:

Wish me luck and let me know if any of you decide to run the event!! :cool:


#10

You have time to do this Stan. Get yourself a plan and stick with it. When you have a goal to work towards, it’s always do-able.


#11

Not that this is great news for anyone but me but I am very proud to post that I ran 9 miles today. This is the furthest that I have run in years and certainly the farthest since I started on the 1/2 Marathon quest! :cool:


#12

Great news! Keep up the good work.


#13

Woohoo!! :happy: I can totally appreciate that milestone, Stan! Good for you!!!
Wait till you hit 10…you’ll feel like an Olympian. :laugh:


#14

Great news! You must have run many a mile around the Disney Magic deck 4. Please give us a little report.


#15

Thanks for the support. I did actually run on deck 4! I am awful with TR but I will try to post something later today.


#16

All of you have run long distances will get a kick out of this statement:

Body Glide is really GREAT stuff!!! :cool:

After a few pretty bad chaffing situations, I found this stuff and it works awesome! :cool::laugh:

Hope to run 11 miles on Sunday!

Stan


#17

Forgive me on the ignorance, but actually how long is a half marathon? One of these days I would really like to do it, but right now, I’m so out of shape, I don’t believe I could even run a mile. But, the only way to get me to run that long would to be able to run it in Disney!


#18

That is exactly why I entered. It was my kick in the backside to get going. I used to run a bunch when I was younger and did a few 1/2 marathons 15 years ago.

It is 13.1 miles. It is as long as it sounds but I will say this, if I can do this, anyone can. I would suggest you start slow and work up to a 5K (3.1 miles). These are everywhere and are quite a nice social event.


#19

Awesome! Congrats! What time are you shooting for? Or just a finish? Either way, you are 100% awesome!

Keep it up, I will be rooting for you!


#20

13.1, an awesome distance. Sooooo much easier than the full marathon and you don’t feel usually like you have been hit by a truck afterward. Trust me, you can get in shape in 6 months to run it. One foot after another and run for time, not distance to build up. You will get there!

I was scheduled and paid to run the full marathon last year and my Dad had a stroke and passed away. 2011, other issues. 2012 I guaranty will be issue free, I will be back and running it!