Ok raise your hand if you’re getting excited!
I have to admit that over the past couple of months my excitement level was beginning to wane. I can’t explain it. Perhaps it has been because for a while now the Disney Marathon weekend seemed so far away. But I can feel the momentum beginning to grow. This morning during my run I listened to the second half of AATM # 79. Listening to Bryan, Jonathan, Lou, and Mike helped give me a real boost today. I am bummed to hear that Mike and Lou will not be running this year. However, Lou will be in Disney and has agreed to join Team Voice for the “We Go On” meet in Epcot. Episode # 79 was a nice round tale discussion. For other past discussions download episodes # 4 and #39. Listen to these and other episodes of All About The Mouse here.
Another great source that you will enjoy reading (especially so for us first timers) is a detailed post you will find over at Kate’s Thinking Spot about her 2008 half marathon experience.
I wanted to throw out an idea regarding the days leading up to marathon weekend. We will be arriving on Tuesday the 6th and staying at Pop Century. I would like to know if any of you are interested in doing an early morning light 5K jog on either Wednesday the 7th or Thursday the 8th. My only concern is with getting those interested, together. Like me I am sure a number of you will also be using Disney transportation and not renting a car. There is no direct resort to resort connection. Right now I am planning on running at least a short distance around POP just to get a bit acclimated to the Florida weather. Let me know if anyone is interested.
I have also done a bit of park hour research for my trip. Here are the hours including which park has extra magic hours each day. The color coding indicates which park I am planning to visit each day. Of course it all subject to change.