Wednesday, July 31, 2013

100 days till the Wine and Dine Half Marathon!!

Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon - 100 days away!
We signed up for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon months and months ago, deciding that it would make for a great anniversary present for the two of us. I mean, if bronze is the traditional anniversary gift, a race medal should probably fit, right?
I've got several other half marathons between now and the Wine and Dine -- including three new states! -- but this is the race I'm really looking forward to. Why? Because Disney puts on a great race, of course... and because we'll get a nice vacation out of it.
I also like the idea of a night race -- even if I worry a little about how to prepare for one! In a lot of ways, we're lucky, since we're coming from the West Coast and arriving the day before the race. That won't give us much time to adjust to East Coast time, so 10pm (the start time for the half marathon) will feel a lot more like 7pm. Even if we start in a late corral, we will be done long before "10pm" (1am, that is...), and even if we stay at the post-race party until the bitter end, we'll still be leaving at "1am" (4am, in Florida...). It's payback for all of those races where we had to get up at midnight to be on a shuttle at 1am to start running at 4am...
Me being me, I've made a plan for race day... Our goal is to get to the expo on the Friday night, but that of course depends on how long it takes us to get out of the airport (and assumes that our flight will be on time!). But we can also go to the expo on Saturday morning, if need be. We have reservations for a late lunch - 2pm - at Tony's Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. Pasta? Check. Amusing? Check. Lady and the Tramp theme? CHECK!!!
After lunch we'll either wander around Magic Kingdom for a little while, or possibly just head back to the hotel and lounge by the pool for a couple of hours. Maybe even a nap? Then we're off to the races...

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