10 things I learned from running the Walt Disney World Marathon
This past weekend, I participated in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. I completed the full marathon, achieving all three goals I set for myself: 1) Finish the race; 2) Don’t die; and 3) Don’t get injured. Bonus: I also finished 7,551st out of 9,697 women, which means I wasn’t last.
What can I say? I reach for the stars.
I didn’t think I was fully prepared and, shocker, I was right. HOWEVER, the weather was perfect (no suffocation-worthy humidity), and I ran/walked the entire race, which was what I’d trained to do. I also babied my bum knee, took a grueling refreshing ice bath after, and two days later I feel as good as new.
If you’re thinking of participating in the WDW marathon next January, hooray! It’s a lot of fun. But here are some things I urge you to consider before registering, as well as some tips to get you through alive.