Thursday, June 23, 2016

Marathon, Marathon, Marathon

I made hotel reservations for the 2017 Disney World Marathon Weekend yesterday for my mom and myself. Luckily for me, my mom likes to travel in style. I did a bunch of research on various resorts like the Polynesian, Beach Club, and Yacht Club but in the end, my mom wanted to stay at the Boardwalk again like we did for Wine & Dine. So that is where we are staying. I'm certainly not complaining because A) that would make me an asshole and B) if I was paying for it myself, I'd only be able to afford a value resort...barely.

I found this on my phone and must have gotten a little carried away with a bokeh app at some point...

Anyhoooooo, my mom and I are both doing the 10K on Friday and I'm going to do the full on Sunday. This is also a bonus for staying at the Boardwalk- the marathon route goes past the hotel. Making that reservation got me super excited.

I really need this on a mug. Or t-shirt. I'm not picky.


This will be my third marathon and official training is right around the corner. Even though I've been neglecting my blog and have been a bad blog reader, I have not been totally slacking off. I'm finally using the gym membership that I signed up for....a year ago. Better late than never, right?


The gym opens at 4:30am and it's on the way to the barn, so I've been going to the gym and then to the barn to ride at 6:30 and then to work by 8:30. Yes, I'm patting myself on the back here, because I'm tired all of the time now.


I'm not sure what he's so cranky about, he only has to work out once a day! Free loader.


I was smart enough to sign up for a winter marathon rather than a fall marathon because I'm super over doing long runs in the summer here. OVER IT.

Nope, nope, nope. This was on Sunday.


My gym has wifi, so I can camp out on the treadmill and watch Netflix. Yes, I can move faster than 3.6mph but I can't do that and take a picture. #priorities

In case you're wondering- that's Pretty Little Liars


I don't necessarily recommend watching something like Game of Thrones while on the treadmill because other people can see and well, if you are a GoT fan, you know there is a lot of violence and a lot of s-e-x.

So yeah. I'm getting pumped for my marathon adventure and making that reservation made me happy.

At the Tink Expo


I hope the medal for 2017 is pretty like this one.


Time to start actually formulating a plan. I'm hoping for a PR since my other two marathons were in terrible conditions and took me way longer than they should have. But I've learned that just because you train really hard, doesn't mean you're guaranteed a PR. We'll see what happens. Is anyone else doing WDW Marathon weekend?






  1. We are not doing WDW Marathon weekend 2017, but I gotta tell you the weather for the marathon this year sucked. It was so hot and humid after just a few miles, that PR's were probably not possible for many runners. It's great you have got a nice gym and can run those miles away watching Netflix. There is nothing like a good diversion for double digit runs. Yay for Boardwalk and a nice place to stay.

  2. Hahaha I love the horse selfie. Cute!!

    I can't believe you do the 4:30am hour. I do one early morning a week and it takes me all week to recover. lol I'm impressed.

  3. I love traveling with my mom, too. I'm always conscious of how much I'm spending though, since she's so frugal! Then suddenly she'll decide she wants a lobster dinner. Go figure. Good luck with your training!


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