Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WDW Marathon Is Trying To Suck Me In

It's interesting how fast the challenges fill up while the marathon itself takes quite a while. I know there are more marathon slots than challenge slots, but I guess there just aren't as many runners that want to just do the full.

Only 50%?!?! It's like it's waiting for me.


I don't know what it is about the WDW Marathon, specifically, that makes me want to run it, but ugggh. I do want to do it again. I don't even know whyyyyy. I hate marathons! It is especially bad when you are as slow as me and it takes you 276 hours to cross that finish line.

Anyone that is a fan of runDisney gets why running their events is awesome (mostly. They still have their issues.) but I could get the thrill of an rD event without running a full.

So why am I all sad and mopey because I can't sign up for 2016 Marathon? It's not that I don't have enough time to train, it's that I have way too much on my plate, including a trip to Europe next spring, so there just isn't room in the budget or PTO at work to fit this in.

I just get all strangely wistful about running it even though when I ran it in 2013, there was a terrible heat wave and it was awful. Why? Why do I want to do this again? Plus, I can't think of any friends to con into this event with me. Good thing I know a bunch of bloggers to follow around. Ha!

Post Goofy 2013


There's just something really awesome about marathon weekend that I love. It has a different feel than some of the other runDisney race weekends.

Who signed up for the marathon today? I need to know so I can feel jealous of you. The struggle is real, yo.



  1. Stay off of the Disney related social media. I've found that by doing that, it's a lot easier to think my own thoughts about it rather than being swept along on the internet enthusiasm. And seriously...Europe? WAAAY better than fake Disney Europe!

    1. Ugh. It's so hard!! RunDisney is all over my social media. I just have to be sensible and not try to cram in a WDW trip in January.

  2. We fell victim to run disney and will be participating again!

    1. I'm jealous!! Hopefully, you guys will fall victim again in 2017 so I can meet up with you!

  3. I am 100% with you! I am doing W&D this year, so it doesn't look like a return for the 2016 WDW Marathon is in the cards. Let's just say I blew through lots of dinero already trying to go to pretty much EVERY runDisney race, so I'm trying to be more "responsible" now. (Blah). ;) Anyway, the WDW Marathon is AMAZING, and there's just nothing like it...so it totally SUCKS when everyone is so excited about registering and you know you won't be able to participate! I sympathize completely!


Thanks for reading!