Well, I've done it now!
In a moment of weakness, or impairment or general silliness I splashed out $400 USD for the chance to run amuck in WDW over the span of two days in January.
For those of you who've forgotten, I'm going to run what they call the Goofy Challenge. It's a half marathon (21.1k or 13.1mi) on the Saturday and then a full marathon (yep, 42.2km or 26.2mi) on the Sunday of the same weekend.
This little jaunt takes place in Walt Disney World, starting at 5am on both days. I need to commit to a training program that starts in the early Summer, and consists of running 5 days a week.....Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun. I'm pretty sure that my husband might notice I'm gone around the second week, when the only clothes in the laundry basket are spandex, I've gotten stuck in my sports bra and called for help, and the only stuff in the recycling is Gatorade bottles.
The running, for those following the 'program' is 5k, 10k, 5k on Tues, Wed and Thurs. Sat and Sun are math days....whatever we run Sat we double on Sun to a max of 16k and 32k respectively. Yes, for those of you keeping score, the Around the Bay road race is 'only' 30k and we'll surpass that while training for this. So several of my 'long' runs will be at 1/2 marathon or more distance, but for those I won't get a nifty medal, or a t-shirt or cheering kids holding signs, or a water station.
At the end of this I'll have:
3 medals (1/2, Full and Goofy)
3 shirts (1/2, full and Goofy)
3 commemerative pins (you can see where this is going)
Right now if you asked me how I felt about this, I'd say I've got my reservations....but I guess it's nothing my internal dialogue won't smack down at some point.