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Disney Wine & Dine ½ Marathon Weekend Part Two – The RACE!

The first thing I want to say about the race is Thank You. Thank you to everyone out there who supported me through donations, prayers, thoughts, hugs, encouraging words…all of it. Throughout the entire weekend, as I reveled in how much fun I was having, I was keenly aware of how much I owe you all. I am filled to the brim with gratitude for all the love and support I received as I trained for this race and prepared for the challenge before me. It was only through your support that Matt and I were able to make the trip a possibility and I am so very thankful for the opportunity to experience something so fun and so meaningful.

As race departure time approached I felt a sense of calm overcome me…its surprising, thinking on it now, I wasn’t really all that nervous or anxious…I was excited as I waited in anticipation of what was to come…but my usual jitters never came, thankfully!! (Perhaps a well timed prayer from a dear friend helped me out!) We made our way to the lobby of the resort …

Disney Wine & Dine ½ Marathon Weekend Part One – The Trip

First of all, I just want to say…we had the BEST time this weekend in Florida. Truly, truly…it was so wonderful. I can’t tell you how many times we stopped to look at each other throughout the weekend and reiterate how great a time we were having. It was one of the best weekends…EVER!

Thursday we arrived in Orlando after a fairly uneventful trip through Memphis, in the early evening hours. It was warm and sunny and we were tickled to be on our way to our Disney resort. Now, neither Matt nor I have ever been super crazy about Disney. I mean, sure, when we were kids we liked certain Disney characters (and I could probably still sing every song from the Little Mermaid) but we weren’t really interested in the Disney park experience. Going to Disney to run this race, obviously wasn’t the motivation for me…it was running in honor of Matt…and the warm, sunny location was a happy side effect. We just planned to take it easy and have a relaxing weekend away (oh, and run a half marathon), bu…