Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Well, I Did It….

Posted by CheapRunnerMike

…I've signed up for another marathon.


Yup, I'm running the Disney Marathon (again) in January!  My running has been going really well lately and I have missed the longer distances.  I had dropped the hint to Michelle few weeks ago that I was thinking about signing up, and she didn't run away screaming, so I took that as permission to proceed Smile  Truth be told, she was just happy to have an excuse to go back to Disney for a few days!

We lucked out pretty well as we were able to book flights with points and get our room at Disney with our Disney Vacation Club points as well…we will fly in the day before the race and then have the next 3 days to just relax and enjoy some time together.

I was able to get out on our holiday Monday for my long run…25K, which is a little over 15 miles, making it my longest run since Around the Bay 30K way back in March.  It was a little warmer than it has been lately, but there was a light mist in the air (along with a really strong headwind)…I set on on the country roads that I ran all last summer when I was marathon training and despite some less than perfect weather (and muddy roads), I really enjoyed it.  I love running long and I had forgotten that…after the run my decision was made.  I signed up later that day.


I had mentioned the other day that it was time to replace my shoes, you know, since they had holes in them.  I have pretty much settled on the Saucony Kinvara 5's as I have been running in the 3's and 4's the last couple years and really like them.  Now only the most important decision remains…which colour to buy?  I'm digging these ones (I wear a LOT of blue…)


Have a great day folks!

Anyone else running Disney Marathon Weekend in January?


  1. Glad you have a marathon on tap and that you and Michelle are going to be able to make it a little trip together!

  2. Awesome! The only race I have planned so far is a 50K in Feb...oh wait I'm lying, and a half in April! Have fun at Disney!! I'm sure that's a great way to spend time with family and get the running in all in one shot!!

  3. It's always nice to have a goal to work towards, really keeps me motivated...will definitely be fun spending some Disney time just the two of us!

  4. Two birds with one stone, exactly! 50K is so badass, good on you, girl

  5. Yay!!! always nice to have a goal to work towards, and glad this works out! Can't wait to follow along with the training again!

  6. Yes! We'll be there too! Doing the 5, 10 and Half! Nice that there were still some Marathon spots left this late! Heading to Wine & Dine in a few weeks too which will be fun 😀 congrats on your great running as well, way to go from a fellow Londoner!

  7. Ya I think the two of us both feed off of setting goals...nice to have something concrete to work towards!

  8. Oh nice Jessica! Have you done Disney races before? They are a blast! I'm jealous of Wine & Dine...Michelle and I are going to try and run that one, hopefully next November :) We'll be down in Disney in a week and a half...I'll let Mickey know you're on your way!