Hi, my name is Mary and I did the Goofy Challenge, ya’ll! We have been back a little over a week and it feels so surreal. I was trying to think of how long I’ve wanted to do this. I think heard about the challenge around ten years ago. I think it was about the time we tried to do Pike’s Peak. I just can’t believe the time has come and gone. I just can’t believe we were there for almost two weeks!
There is just so much to tell. I don’t think I will put it all in one post. I think I’ll split it up a bit. I want to tell you some about our trip and then some more detail about the race. I just couldn’t wait any longer to say that we made it. Well I posted the above picture to Facebook while we were still in the parking lot at the “after” party of the race so my family and friends would know we did it.
I’ll go ahead and give you some highlights. My foot didn’t kill me. It hurt a bit while exploring the theme parks the days beforehand. I wore my new shoes with all the good cushion for the theme parks and the half marathon. I wore a second pair for the marathon. My foot actually didn’t bother me much during the run. As a matter of fact, I felt my legs more during the marathon than my feet. My husband did okay. I think he had a little more fun when he changed his mindset from setting some PR to just finishing. My official time was Disney Half Marathon 2:49:09 and Disney Full Marathon 6:03:38.
When it was all said it done I couldn’t help wonder what was next. Then I remembered that we signed up for Rock The Parkway Half Marathon again. I’m so glad we did that. It will help keeps us on track. I think in one of my posts I mentioned that I haven’t found my groove. I think I am on the path to finding it again. It isn’t just running because I have been doing that a while. It is running races and being in the running culture. If you told me when I was a teenager that I was going to be a runner and love the running culture, I would have laughed so hard I would have probably peed my pants.