10971.5 #3 (DL Qual #57

Sep 3, 2012 7:15 AM  WDW Talk Land
Good morning! Soooo tired and sore. Matt and Nancy were awesome. Both finished and medaled. My legs cramped up at mile 10 and had to slow down. Fell behind pace and was swept, so bummed. Learned a lot yesterday of the strategy of half marathons. If we ever do another one will be better prepared and in better shape. Nancy and Matt were able to complete the race with virtually no training. And I'm sure Goofygal did it my sure will power. I am so proud of her. The race was so much fun, lots of characters and things to see. One pix is backside of Cars Land. Other pic there was Woody on a woody car. Had a mile of vintage cars to run thru. Also ran thru Angel Stadium, so cool. They had mile markers and we stopped to take pic at each one. Hope everyone enjoying their weekend!

This was quite the experience! I have no idea how I managed to finish. Sheer willpower. The pace people would catch up to me, so I had to run a minute, walk four to stay ahead. My official time was 3:36:48. Could hardly walk the rest of the day. I'm amazed I actually feel better today, but still sore legs. Think it's 5 or 10k tops for any future events! - goofygal  10641.5 #4 10:18AM
Wow! I am proud of you guys!!! I want to do next years! I've gotta have that gold D!! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1188.9 #144 12:59PM
Thanks! Go for it, you can do it! - jacdanfan  10971.5 #3 2:45PM
That's awesome!! Congrats guys!! Love the picsπŸ˜ƒ - Schramke  545.9 #15 7:19AM
Congrats to all!! - DizneyGirl  893.8 #7 7:24AM
Congrats. You did great. Just trying the experience is a win. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day - mmddgp  791.0 #8 7:32AM
Morning. Glad you made it - tomevans13  251.9 #34 7:34AM
That's great, congrats to you all you guys did a an awesome job, would love to do a run but I get winded if I run to the car lol, very proud of you 3 mwers :) - tracsant  1461.6 #2 7:36AM
Congratulations on the marathon! Sounds like you learned a lot! - ncjal  279.4 #29 7:38AM
Congratulations to you guys! Sounds like fun, except for maybe the heat. I checked the Anaheim temp yesterday afternoon and it said 97. I hope it was much cooler when you ran! - ally  509.0 #17 7:42AM
It was cooler but getting very warm by race end! - jacdanfan  10971.5 #3 9:23AM
That's just too hot! - ally  509.0 #17 1:37PM
Congrats to you guys!! Sounds like it was fun! - Ariel42  262.9 #30 7:48AM
Awesome , great pics - skcanfield  550.8 #14 7:59AM
Congrats guys! Sounds like you had a great time! Love the collage! - disneycm  690.1 #11 8:15AM
I'm proud of all of you! You put forth a great effort so congrats! I think you would have been a little better prepared if you loaded up on Beverly just before the race! - JetsamsTwin  379.9 #20 8:42AM
Agreed, funny thing yesterday, at the water stations I was wishing for a Bev! - jacdanfan  10971.5 #3 9:34AM
Congratulations to Nancy & Matt! You guys did amazing!!! Gary, I'm afraid I'd be with you. I can walk all day, but I just don't think I could keep up with required pace. It sounds like you made an amazing effort. If you ever decide to attempt this again, you'll know what to expect and I know you'll make it to the finish line! Congratulations to you all!!! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  1259.6 #4 8:47AM
Thanks. I can walk all day too. We did a walk/run schedule and were doing great. Unfortunately we were in the last corral and there is no extra time left if needed. The 1st corral left 35 minutes before we did. If you are not on exact pace toward the end you're not allowed to finish as they have to open the streets to traffic, which I understand. Can't be on the race course all day. We signed up for the Tink/Neverland 5k in January. Really looking forward to it! - jacdanfan  10971.5 #3 9:33AM
So awesome!! - mrsincredible  1112.3 #6 8:47AM
Good Morning! Congratulations to you all! I want to be able to do this one day! Great collage! - JessiBelle22  78.4 #82 9:28AM
That's totally kewl! That's awesome you where able to run through Angels stadium! They are my favorite baseball team. Great pics! Glad you had a good time! - lakerck  165.1 #54 9:31AM
You guys are awsome u give me confidence. That i can do a run too. :) congrats guys!! - Disneymom36  62.4 #94 9:34AM
You can do it! - jacdanfan  10971.5 #3 9:37AM
Congrats to all! - donaldduck1975  31.9 #132 9:36AM
Congrats to all of you! Hopefully you guys get to rest and relax today! - Andrea84  711.0 #10 9:39AM
Yay!!! Congrats to y'all!!!! - dxcmama  306.9 #26 9:52AM
Congrats!! To all of you now you have this wonderful experience under your belt and will help for the next one. :) - mymosas  9.8 #253 11:07AM
That's really cool! Yayy...congratulations to u and to everyone else as well. What a fantastic and memorable achievement. Great job! =) Love the pics too!! - mickeynme  173.9 #51 11:53AM
Way to go!!! Wish i could do that!!! One day!!! - MommyMouseof2  25.0 #148 12:09PM
Then good thing is you did it this looked so much fun if you dons mind me asking when did you register how long in advance I plan on dojng next years - Hendizl  2788.2 #45 1:13PM
We registered in Feb. and our bib numbers were in the 15k range. Limit is 17k participants. Go to runDisney.com for all the info and to register. You should do it. So much fun. - jacdanfan  10971.5 #3 2:44PM
but when does registration open for the half marathon? cause i went to the website and it still not posted yet i did sign up for the emails to recieve more info im so mad i didnt do it and im usually oen to always sign up for these events since i do allot of mudruns and enjoy these activities. - Hendizl  2788.2 #45 5:07PM
The next DLR half marathon is the Tinkerbelle in January. The half is already sold out. The 5k may still be available. It was at 80% on Sat. You can probably register for the next labor day marathon in January, maybe Dec. We were able to register in Feb. Good luck! Hope you get to do it, a lot of fun! - jacdanfan  10971.5 #3 4:46AM
Congrats. - 5disneylovers  1144.3 #5 2:47PM
Awesome! Great job! - MagicalFamily  65.6 #90 2:49PM

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