Category Archives: Travel

Best Moments of 2014 Marathon Weekend

The excitement and my runner’s high from running the Disney World Half Marathon last month is still going strong.  Since crossing the finish line of my first half marathon, I’ve been excitedly looking at possible races, both to run in … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Final Thoughts and Day 6 – Fun at Magic Kingdom

One month ago today I became a half marathoner!  The runner’s high I’ve been on is still going strong, and although I’ve been a little easier on myself in terms of intensity and mileage during my current training cycle for … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 5 – The Marathon

Our fifth full day at Disney World marked Preston’s second full marathon, but more importantly, the conclusion of the Dopey Challenge. For the fourth morning in a row, we were up well before the sun rose.  Our routine this morning … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 4 Part 2 – Celebrating My First Half Marathon

After completing my first half marathon, Preston wanted to ensure that my first half was properly celebrated and not overshadowed by his pending completion of the Dopey Challenge the next day. We had initially planned to celebrate with Mom and … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 4 – My First Half Marathon!

This was the day that all of the hard work, perseverance, and training I had put in was preparing me for: my first half marathon!  Sit tight, because a short recap wouldn’t have done justice for this race! Despite how … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 3 – Inaugural Disney World 10K

Our third full day at Disney was monumental for so many reasons: it was my first runDisney race, it was Preston’s second race of the Dopey Challenge, and my parents arrived at Disney World that day! Our Friday started off … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 2 – Family Fun Run 5K

Preston’s first leg of the Dopey Challenge was on Thursday, January 9th.  For those who are unfamiliar with this new runDisney challenge, the Dopey Challenge calls for runners to complete four races in four days – a 5k on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Days 0 and 1 – Flying Down and the Expo

Last Tuesday evening Preston and I flew down to Orlando. We had planned on leaving for the airport shortly after I finished up at school for the day, but Monday night around 5pm we got the welcome surprise of a … Continue reading

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Ready for Disney!

We’re finally all booked and ready for January’s trip to Disney World for Marathon Weekend!  Although we registered for the races back in April, it was just this week that we finished up all of our travel reservations.  We kind … Continue reading

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Training During Our Two Weeks in California

In the weeks leading up to our California trip, I knew that my training would take a decline while we were on vacation.  Because we had planned to fit so much into our 13 day trip, I was realistic in … Continue reading

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