Thursday, June 7, 2012

I signed up for the Walt Disney World Marathon (in secret!)

Shhh!!!  I have a secret.  I registered for my first marathon, the Walt Disney World Marathon! 

Why is it a secret?  Well, hopefully it won't be a secret for long ... but I am currently recovering from an injury (those who are following my blog know that I had a femoral neck stress fracture, and had been on crutches for two weeks).  Most people are telling me "no more running!"  or "you're crazy if you run again!"

But is it crazy? 

I say absolutely not.  Long distance runners Kara Goucher (2012 Olympian, 3rd place 2008 NYC Marathon, 3rd place 2009 Boston Marathon), Meb Keflezighi (2009 NYC Marathon champion), and others have suffered stress fractures and have come back with a vengeance.

The key to recover smart.  And train smart.  That is my goal.

There is no question in my mind that I will be returning to running ... when I'm ready.  I need to set goals, and one of those goals is to run the Walt Disney World Marathon this January 2013.

I want to keep a positive attitude and if I announce this too soon, others will continue to discourage me, and frankly, I do not believe that is good for overall healing and recovery.

I am excited about this being my first marathon, and for the fact that it is the 20thWDW Marathon!  Walt Disney World is my favorite place on earth ... how exciting would it be to run my first marathon through those theme parks, that setting, the atmosphere, the feeling of YES I'M AT DISNEY AND I'M RUNNING!!

I've posted this before, but they unveiled the new course for the 2013 walt disney world marathon:

awesome.  I can't wait.  shhh! it's a secret!! (but not for long!)


  1. I think you're right, as long as you train youll be fine. The Galloway programs give plenty of time to train the right way, and avoid injury. The WDW is going to be so much fun!

    1. how's your running going MSPRunGirl? any plans on WDW Marathon Weekend?

  2. thanks MSPRunGirl! WDW sounds like fun ... let's train smart.

  3. There is nothing better than running at Disney! A magical feeling... :)

    1. I agree ... I can't wait to run through the parks!