Saturday, January 31, 2009

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2011

No, that's not a typo. 2011!

Last year I had an amazing experinecewhen I met Petra, Charlie and Melisa in Chicago. Our first blogger marathon meet up was pretty special.

I've been thinking that I would like to do it again. And create an opportunity for the bloggers to get together again.

What if you had a little warning? What if you had nearly two years, 23 months to plan your training, travel and vacation, just when you need an escape from the cold? Would you be interested in running either the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Marathon or both?

Who's with me?

Friday, January 30, 2009

Into February!

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Thanks for the updates! What a weekend! It did put us up and over the top!

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How many miles for February, folks?

Remember to be active or you may be dropped from the chart!

Report your miles run or walked in the comments section!

Have a great exercise session!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Running Late!

Sorry everyone! Yesterday was a rather bizarre day.

Is it cold where you are? Remember to layer for warmth AND for comfort! Take care of yourselves as you go out and run or walk!

Report your run mileage in the comments.

Catch you on the run!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A January Weekend...

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Oh Boy! Did I goof up!

Rachel ran the Disney Marathon! Yay! Way to go!

Please accept my apology!

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Check the miles! If your miles are incorrect, please let me know!

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What a weekend last weekend was! 208 miles! And some pretty impressive races, as well!

Marathon Chris, Maddy, NY Lisa and Gordon (Running to Disney) all ran at Disney last weekend! Marathon Chris, her husband, and Maddy ran the Goofy Challenge (which is both the half AND the full Marathon, while NY Lisa and Gordon ran the full marathon! And ShirleyPerly ran the one and only Zoom Yah Yah Indoor Marathon in Minnesota. I am so impressed with this group of runners.

Make sure that you read their individual blogs by clicking on their names above!

After you do that, make sure that you listen to The Runner's Roundtable and The Extra Mile podcast with these winners!

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Please welcome two new runners to our group! Welcome, DJ Gray & Howler Monkey!

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Remember to report the hours you run in the comment section below!

Now... Get out there and run or walk!

Friday, January 9, 2009

A Disney Weekend!

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What a great weekend!

You, my friends, are simply amazing people. I am so proud of you!

I look forward to hearing you on The Runner's Round Table!

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Disney - A half-marathon, a marathon, and the Goofy Challenge (both the half and the whole) will make for a busy weekend for our group.

You know that all of our eyes will be looking at Orlando this weekend! You've done the training, you have the spirit, and you have the drive to succeed! Good luck everyone!

Please remember to post your times after the elation wears off a little!

Friday, January 2, 2009

A Runner's Round Table Invite!!!!

First of all, congratulations for the successful training that many of you have achieved in preparation for the Disney Half-Marathon, Full Marathon or the Goofy Challenge (which is both)!

It is but a week away. I wish you all success and new PR's!

You have experienced an amazing thing. Other people would like to hear of your experience. Are you willing to share some of that in a Runner's Round Table discussion?

I have heard from Drusy. Drusy is a member of the Runner's Round Table. She has extended an invitation to those of this group that are going to run at Disney to Join a live session of the Runner's Round Table on January 14th @ 4:00 PM EST.

Please read Drusy's invitation -
"I'd like to invite your crew who are running Disney to call in to the Runners Round Table on Jan 14th at 4pm EST, so we can find out how it went.

Your 15 Dec entry said the runners were:
MarathonChris and husband - running Half and Full marathons (Goofy Challenge)
Maddy - running Half and Full marathons (Goofy Challenge)
Rachel - running marathon
Gordon - running marathon
NyLisa - running marathon
MarathonGirl - running Half and Full marathons (Goofy Challenge)
Jim - Volunteering at Mile 24 of the Disney Marathon!

I know that Gordon can make it, and Maddy said she could too. MarathonChris may be stuck at work. It would really help me if Rachel, NYLisa and MarathonGirl can let me know if they can join the Talkshoe call.

Would everyone able to join please send me a short bio so we can introduce people properly (blog, podcast, charity, email etc) and their running experience and expectation for the race(s!).

And let us know what they'd like to talk about, so that we can flounder around a bit less asking questions.

Jason from the PDIP google group might be able to call in, so it could be a full house, in which case we'll keep our intro chatter to a minimum and get right to talking to you guys.

Please email info to me-, and I'll send back detail instructions about TalkShoe, if you've not used it before.

Thanks and Good Luck! Drusy "

Please, if you can, set this up and call in. It is a great experience. AND... Make sure that you mention our little running group while you are there (I will be counting as I listen in the Chat Room!)!

After all, What's a Few Miles Among Friends?

The New Year - 2009!!!!

A new year! A new month!

This should be quite a month! Many of us are running the Disney half, or the full, or the Goofy Challenge!

It should be a fun month full of miles!

Report your miles run or walked in comments here!