Bring it on, Mickey!!

March 20th, 2010 by Amy Gonsalves Leave a reply »

I signed up to run the Disneyland Half Marathon over Labor Day weekend today.  I can’t wait!  I also signed up for the Family 5k the day before because –get this—my parents and my husband are coming with me and we’re all going to do the 5k! 

My husband isn’t a runner.  He told me once “I ran when I was a kid.  I don’t need to run anymore.”  My dad can run, but doesn’t do it often—he’s busy at bootcamp and busy golfing his way through retirement.  My mom enjoys sprinting at bootcamp but doesn’t consider herself a distance runner—once around the track is generally enough for her.  So we’ll all work together to get through the five kilometers (about 3.2 miles) in September.  (It can be a bit dicey for me and for my family members if I tell those who don’t run what I think they should do to prepare themselves!  I will wait until they ask.)

But.  Really.  WE WILL BE RUNNING THROUGH DISNEYLAND.  How can one possibly pass up such a great opportunity?!  They even give you a medal when you’re done.

Who doesn’t want a medal?!  FROM DISNEYLAND. 

 (this one is my marathon medal from Disney World)

Because I ran the Walt Disney World marathon in January, when I complete the Disneyland half marathon in September I will have earned the coveted “Coast to Coast” medal, too. 

So, lest you think I run because I always enjoy running, let me again point out key points from above:  A family weekend.  In Disneyland.  A shirt for a half hour’s work.  And a medal.  Seeing my husband, my dad, and my mom each cross the finish line.  And then another shirt, the next day, for two hours’ work.  And two more medals.

Bring it on!

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