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2018 Walt Disney World Marathon Recap

 

 

Well, friends. I did it! I am officially a marathoner. After holidays, a sinus infection, a crazy winter storm, and other obstacles potentially deterring me from my goal, we managed to get to Walt Disney World safe and sound, and I was able to fulfill my long-time goal of finishing a marathon.

Introducing the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon!

In an unexpected surprise, runDisney announced a new race today: the 2018 Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon! This is a clear draw for those trying to fill the void for the Disneyland Star Wars – The Light Side race weekend. An even more exciting draw is the opportunity to still claim your Kessel Challenge medal by participating in both this race and the WDW Star Wars – Dark Side Half Marathon!

WDW Marathon Weekend: What To Pack


Credit: Disney Addicts

It’s beginning to look a lot like WDW Marathon race weekend! I’m definitely feeling the nerves now. The forecast at the moment is predicting a cold week in Walt Disney World, which looks like perfect race conditions for this Boston girl. As we pack, here are my must-haves for your consideration:

WDW Training Update – ONE WEEK AWAY!

 

 

This is it. After months of training and miles, we’re one week away from the 2018 WDW Marathon!!! I am so excited. And nervous. And frustrated. I’ve been suffering with a sinus infection and have been off my feet for over a week. It’s been quite the taper- more like sudden halt! It’s kind of freaking me out. But I know the most important thing is to get well, and fast. It doesn’t help that even if I was feeling well it’s literally zero degrees outside. Hmph!

I shouldn’t complain. I need to find a treadmill and get in some miles just before I leave. I hope no one else is in this position! At least I am not injured, and I am feeling much better.

I can’t wait to get to Walt Disney World and pick up my bib at the expo. I’ll be ready to toe the starting line and run this race. At this point, I am laser focused on finishing, and whatever time I get will be good enough for me!

I hope everyone is getting excited and is thinking about what they will be packing! I know I am. 🙂

 

Happy New Year, everyone and see ya real soon!

Gina / Will Run for Disney

Will Run for Disney’s 2017 Reflections and Goals for 2018

 

The end of 2017 is nigh! I can’t believe it’s already that time of year- a time of reflection, gratitude, and bracing oneself for the peak of winter. Instead of “resolutions” I prefer to look at my year’s accomplishments, and goals for the New Year. I was looking at my 2016-2017 goals and accomplishments post and can’t believe how far I’ve come in the past year with my running journey. It’s amazing how one step, one run, one week, one month, adds up to goals I never thought possible.