Well, today I did the most insane thing ever...I signed up for the Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in 2015. On Saturday, January 10 we'll run the Walt Disney Half Marathon (the race I ran this year), then on Sunday, January 11 we'll run the Walt Disney World Marathon! Yep, that's right, 39.3 miles in 2 consecutive days - nuts!
Originally I had thought that I would run the full marathon in 2016 and maybe Goofy the year after. Then I decided, why not run the full this year?! Then, RunDisney revealed the medal for the 10th anniversary of Goofy's Race and a half challenge. I had considered it, but kept dismissing it in my mind thinking I was insane to run my first full marathon the day after running a half marathon.
I showed Cameron the medal and he began his persuasive talk to Emily and I. "You can do this. Just take the half easy and you'll be fine. That medal is awesome and would be worth it. I'll do it with you!" Needless to say, it only took about 5 minutes of his talk and we were convinced and couldn't wait to sign up! He's never even run a half marathon and he's the one who talked us into this haha.
Em and I felt like Woody in this picture.
As we were talking Tangled was on TV and this scene came on and perfectly showed how I felt inside about signing up for the Goofy Challenge.
I ran 12 miles this past Saturday with Cameron and wasn't sore that evening or the next day. This sealed the deal and gave me a glimmer of hope that I will be able to conquer this challenge!
262 days to go and lots of miles to run in training!
If you're interested in taking on the challenge the race is less than 50% full at the time of this posting. Registration is available at: www.rundisney.com
Anyone else in for the Goofy Challenge this year?!
Previous Goofy runners, I'll take any tips that you have!
That's all for now!