Well, I’m off to Disneyland to run the half marathon this Sunday! It’s my first time running at Disneyland and I’m so excited! The forecast is calling for a high of 95F (32C) and a low of 70F (21C). Yikes! Do I run faster to beat the heat or go slow and keep cool?
But don’t go anywhere! I have a few posts prepared including one for a granola recipe that I think you’ll really like. I call it Tropical Protein Loaded Granola. Stay tuned! Have a great long weekend! See ya real soon!
This is my race report for the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Half Marathon on May 6, 2012. I’ll start off with the “executive summary” for those of you who get squirrely reading race reports. If you want to see pictures, you’ll have to scroll down.
A gift card that’s about to expire… An upcoming half marathon… What to do? I’m going to go and get a new running outfit! Now I know running a race isn’t a competition about who looks the cutest but I’m coming back from a tweaked IT band/knee pain problem so I’m not going to be the fastest runner out there but I can at least try to be the cutest. When I first started running, skirts were some what of a novelty item but now that running has become more mainstream, it seems that everyone and their grandma likes running skirts. And so many companies are in on the action – I found skirts made by Nike, New Balance, Under Armor and even The North Face to name a few. Then I came across an unfamiliar name, Lolë.
Last night, I registered for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge in January 2013. It’s official, I will be going for my second Goofy race! The Goofy race is part of Disney’s annual marathon weekend. It involves completing a half marathon on Saturday and then a full marathon on Sunday. So over the course of two days, I will be logging a total of 39.3 miles.
What’s the draw? For me, I like the challenge of running back to back races and where better to run than the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’? You get to run through the parks, there are characters on course, tons of live entertainment and if you time your full marathon just right, you might even get to take a break mid-race and ride a roller coaster! Let me tell you, Disney knows how to put on a race. But more importantly, marathon weekend is the one of the few opportunities I get to run with friends who live across Canada and the US. We have a ton of fun hanging out at the parks, during the race, and of course celebrating afterward!
So here we go again! I’ll keep you posted on my training progress over the next eight months or so (yikes!) . Even though it’s my second Goofy, I have to say that I’m still a little nervous but definitely looking forward to the experience!