Who knew that marathons were such a big deal at Walt Disney World? I found out when my friend Matt Walker came to run in the 2015 Disney Marathon in January. Unbelievable!! Thousands of people, men and women, young and old, with one goal... to run 26 miles. Me, I never have been and never will be a runner, and I do have a bucket list, but running a marathon is definitely NOT on that list. It was on Matt's list, and he pushed his way through and completed the course. I will admit that it was impressive, watching the runners as they approached the finish line. Some loped gracefully, hardly looking like they had broken a sweat, while others, grimly determined with a look on their faces that evoked pity and admiration, walked and limped and staggered across the finish line, accompanied by the cheers of Disney cast members and family and friends. Who knew?
"Going the Distance" is my tribute to these athletes.
Last weekend, there were more runners at Disney for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend. I will be doing another piece to honor these runners, too. This one was a little bit crazy because many of the runners ran in costume. Not everyone (Brent!), but many. This is going to be fun! Stay tuned.