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Monday, September 2, 2013

In Awe!

This past weekend was the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare extravaganza! Consisted of running a 10k (6.2 miles) and a 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) all in 2 days! I knew a couple fellow bloggers who were running in it, Heather being the main runner I follow since she does a ton of Disney races. But also my cousin Jake ran in it too! He is AMAZING! He has been running for years. He is a fire fighter in Arizona now. He is an amazing husband and father too! Here is what his wife had to say about him on Facebook:

 My stud of a husband ran a 10k Saturday in 50 mins, after 12 hours at Disney park all day Friday, then stayed 15 hours in the park again Saturday, then ran a 1:46 half marathon this morning on 3 hours of sleep. Needless to say he could run circles around me for days. Prayers to him now though it did catch up to him...he's sick and dehydrated at the hotel resting. This vacation, though stressful and HOT, makes me stand back and stop to SEE what I have, and what I've been blessed with. Complainng has no merit!

Seriously?!? That is so amazing to me to be able to run that far and that fast and still survive and cross the finish line! HE is awesome! Granted his body, and I am sure plenty of other people, are feeling the affects of this weekends races plus walking around an amusement park all day long. Good luck! 

My personal goals are to finish with no injuries, upright and with a smile on my face when I run any race let alone 19.3 miles but I am sure after that amount of distance that I will be pretty tired too! (2015 I want to do the Glass slipper challenge at WDW which is a 10k plus the princess 1/2)

This past weekend has given me more motivation to work harder and I know that my half marathon is just around the corner. Lots and lots of training ahead for me and I am so EXCITED! And that is how this whole experience should be, EXCITING!!!

P.S. I didn't give props to my cousin, Holly, (the wife of Jake). She is awesome too! 2012 she ran the Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon at Disneyland and the Princess 1/2 Marathon at Disney World and snagged a Disney Coast to Coast medal too! She is quite the supportive running wife!

QOTD: Do you have a dream race you want to run someday?

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