2006 Walt Disney World Half Marathon: Pat W
Just got home this evening, and all I can say is...Wow! What a wonderful experience this has been.
First off, a big thanks to all of you who have encouraged and reassured little pups like myself that big things are possible. A year ago I would have never believed I could complete a half-marathon!! Any yet here I sit with my Donald medal not far from my side.
Thank you to Wiskband (Renee) and Agotta's DH (Kevin) for keeping me company as we waited for the race start. It really helped to pass the time and take my mind off my nerves and the cold.
Now for the details....
start (front of corral F) 6:14:17
mile 10 (chip time) 2:52:15
pace 15:58 with one potty stop in the MK
I was surprised near the finish by my niece and her new DH (on their honeymoon). They knew that I was doing the half, but I had no idea they knew about spectators, or how to figure out where to be to cheer for me. It was just another magical moment in what was a really special experience.
On Monday I was talking to a gentleman with a Mickey medal - he has had two ankle surgeries, and walked the full. And that's got me thinking......do people really walk the full and not get swept?? I don't think I can get much faster than I already am, but I am thinking that with training I could do it for a longer distance. I don't know...maybe I am nuts, but I am actually thinking of walking the full next January. Has anyone here done that before?
Anyway....once again a great big thank you to all of you!!
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