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The Million Dollar Question

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It was hard to fall asleep last night.  Mr. Shenanigans opened the door to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  As we were headed to bed he asked about resorts.  You know.  Because he already thought we were going.

Wait, what the what?!  Convincing the spouse to go on (yet another) runDisney vacation can sometimes be the biggest hurdle.  Sounds like the hard part is done, right?

You know where my mind went.  I saw this image immediately.

I wasn’t really planning on attending.  Though it’s been on my mind for months.  I had briefly toyed with running my first marathon at Walt Disney World in 2015 and then talked myself out of it.  Way out of it. 

But then the DisBroads got on board and planned an amazing weekend.  I had the pull again.  I wanted to be there.  I wanted to experience my first marathon with my #BestRunnerFriends.  I particularly wanted to cross the finish line with DisBroad Julie, my running companion for 3 of my most recent half marathons and 10K.

Support?  I got it.  Completely.  Mr. Shenanigans is all for it.  In fact, he’s talking Dopey.  He’ll be by my side from start to finish.  That makes me calm down a bit.  Our favorite Travel Agent has some amazing prices on resorts which makes this affordable (well… ahem, as far as Disney trips are concerned!)

Oh boy… what’s a girl to do?

Am I?  Am I, really?  If I’m asking that question… does that mean I’m not ready?


Am I scared to do something challenging and that’s making me think I’m not ready?

Is it as simple as this?

So, experienced marathoners, how do you know when it’s the right time to run your first?  Is there a magic sign that points you down the path to your first 26.2 miler?

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Sunday 20th of April 2014

Do it! You know you want to! ;)I just convinced my hubby we should do the WDW marathon and you're right, that's the hardest part. He suggested the half, but I pushed for the full, and now I'm the one who is scared! It's daunting, but I know deep down I want to do it, to say "yup, I'm a marathoner." :)

April Shuping

Friday 18th of April 2014

I've been struggling with this too. I was sorely tempted to sign up for the WDW Half (or Goofy) and/or the Ragnar Keys for 2015. I'm working on a whole post about why I'm not going to do either just YET. Having your husband's true support is really important, so that's a big plus for you (mine is only kind of supportive) and your DisBroads will be a huge help. I know you can do it, I guess it's just whether you're ready to do it now or not. Best of luck in your decision, but I bet I know what it is already! ;)


Friday 18th of April 2014

My 2c, do it for YOU. Not because your friends are doing it or people are telling you to do it or you think someone AHEM will be alone. Its alot to train for. IF you think you might want to do it, then I think you know the answer. That being said we would have blast together if you go for it! Love your infographic ;-)

Patty Holliday

Friday 18th of April 2014

Love ya J- but I wouldn't run 26.2 JUST for you. LOL

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin

Friday 18th of April 2014

My hubs can't wait to run another Disney race!

Patty Holliday

Friday 18th of April 2014

They are amazing events!

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