If any of you have been following my journey (well, really OUR journey) you already know how much the Rose family loves Disney. All things Disney, but WDW is our Happy Place. We have a Chase Disney Rewards credit card and with that you receive special discounts for WDW parks, resorts, and events. EVENTS. LOL. They we offering a rather lucrative discount on the races for the WDWM weekend. Namely, for the Goofy Challenge.
In case you are not familiar with the Goofy Challenge, it is where you participate (and FINISH) BOTH distance races during WDWM Weekend. See? I couldn't decide WHICH distance to run so now I am doing BOTH! First is the WDW Half Marathon that takes place on Saturday (January 12th if you are interested).
The HM comes with a Donald Duck Finisher's Medal. Last year's Donald Medal is actually what made me want to run this event in the first place.
This is obviously an image of last year's medal
The next part of the Challenge is the WDW Full Marathon on Sunday. This year is the 20th Anniversary of the WDW Marathon so you know its going to be phenomenal. Disney always puts on a great show, but for such a big birthday, the celebration is going to be HUGE!
And I CANNOT wait to be a part of it!
So once you finish the Half, AND the Full you get the third Goofy Challenge Medal. Gonna have to leave extra room in my carry on! Speaking of extra room, with a bit of arm twisting, we may end up adding the 5K on Friday and do the Dopey Challenge. No special medal for that, but a fourth for finishing the 5K.
So I was a little nervous about this whole endeavor. It IS a bit intimating. I downloaded the training plan that Jeff Galloway designed just for running the Goofy Challenge and started penciling in the training runs, and strangely, as if meant to be, it fit right into our existing Fall Race Schedule! The long run distances fell on weeks we already had HM scheduled. It was a sign. I have never been one to question when the starts align because I have always believed that things happen as they should, when they should. This was DEFINITELY one of those times. I am back to being excited. I feel like things are falling in place for this year. I will begin 2013 by going completely Goofy!
Until next time, Run On and Be Happy!