Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Disney Done!

 I just got back from the 2015 Disney World Marathon! My goal for this race was to just jog it and enjoy the spectacle. I was shooting for a 3:15 and i got 3:15 on the button! But I have to admit, running this marathon was actually very difficult.

I think for me, running marathons is an internal journey rather than external. I definitely see the scenery for the marathons, but they are in the background. For this marathon, the external was squarely in the foreground. I was constantly thinking 'What is coming next?!' I think this made the marathon seem twice as long for me. Usually, I am surprised how quickly the miles come. Not for this race.

But the race was only part of the trip. The other part was going to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. I definitely got them all in and got to all the rides I wanted to. But I probably did too much each day and am pretty exhausted now that I'm back.

Next up is the 'off season' for me. I have set up a very aggressive race schedule for 2015. VERY heavy on half marathons. But I have still thrown in about 10 triathlons and 4 more marathons. Sounds good on paper, but maybe the lesson from this trip is to not do as much and enjoy.