A lot at stake!

A lot at stake!

So the Disneyland 10K went off today as planned — with great success.  The full story to come tomorrow.  Today is about resting and preparing.  Preparing for the Half Marathon tomorrow.  It will be like today’s race’s bigger brother!  And there is a lot at stake!


Today, in addition to earning each other’s love and mutual admiration  — Erin and I also earned the 10K finisher’s medal — which was themed in Alice In Wonderland.  Pictures tomorrow, promise!

Because I am also running the Half Marathon, I get a shot to earn the Half Marathon finisher’s medal.  AND because I am signed up for these races as a Dumbo Double Dare participant — I can also earn a third Dumbo themed medal!   Holy Moly!

Well, as if THAT were not enough — because I ran the Marathon in Florida in January — I am also eligible to earn what Disney calls the Coast-to-Coast medal.  It is given to any runner who completes 1 race in Florida (13.1 miles or longer) and 1 race in California (13.1 miles or longer) in the same calendar year.  2013 is that year for me!

Right now, I am loaded up with wrist bands that identify me as eligible for these medals.  The o.n.l.y. thing I have to do is — well — run and finish the Disneyland Half Marathon tomorrow.

Yup — it’s an all-or-nothing scenario.  3 beautiful pieces of bling for 1 race — OR — Zip.  Zilch.  Nada.

My ohhh-so-sore foot is elevated right now, and sunken in a bag of ice.  The temps and humidity for tomorrow in Cali are promising to come down versus today (please..please…P.L.Z.)

Plan of Attack:  A light dinner.  More ice on the foot.  Foot brace overnight.   Good sound sleep.  3:30am wake up.  Favorite running shoes.  Some Coppertone.  Two bottles of Gatorade +water.  A banana and a fuel gel.  Then I go kick some Half Marathon @ss!

Ciao for now….Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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