Pre-Goofy thoughts: Oh my gosh, I'm so excited!!! I'm going to Disney World!! I can't wait to see my friends. I can't wait to eat the pizza. I'm going to kick ass. The 5k is super fun, super easy, super short. OMG not only is Stacey on tv all day, but so is Dennis! RunDisney TV is now my most favorite thing ever! I want to find Dennis!! 26.2 miles? Long, but doable. I mean I can do a half without trying. The second half is all Animal Kingdom, mile 20 spectacular, the Studios, Boardwalk and Epcot. I can do it!
During Half thoughts: Um, I am freaking out about how great my legs feel! I'm the best runner ever. How is this possible? And I'm actually running a half in a cowboy hat and not hating it? OH MY GOSH IT'S DENNIS!!!!!!!!!! Now I have a crazy adrenaline rush. I'm really popular in my Toy Story costume. Kids love me! Goofy is going to be awesome!!! I CAN do a marathon!! Hey I know her! Hi Kiley!! Oh wow, finish line is already here? Crazy! I'm awesome!!
During Goofy thoughts: DENNIS!!!!! We are totally BFFs now! Frank Shorter! This is all a good sign. Joey Fatone!! I love running! Goofy is mine, let's run this marathon! And here's the start line. We are really doing this. Holy shit this is scary I'm hot. It's dark. I can't see. I'm too scared to walk. I want water but I can't really walk through or I'll get run over. My legs burn. I want to walk. I can't walk. Must keep running or I will get trampled. Okay this is better. I've got it. This is awesome! Potty stop and now my megs feel great. I love the Goofy Challenge! Abby!!! Jaime!!! Running!! Whoa, cool cars I guess? Abby!! Pineapple!! There's that smell. Ew. Hello Animal Kingdom! That's a python??? Heather!! Becka!! Team Jam!! Ooh the grave diggers, I love them! It's hot. I'm melting. It's freaking hot. I'm soaked. I'm ditching the pace band. BioFreeze? I'll try it. That's glorious! Why have i never used this? Where's Dennis? It's so hot. Sponges! Heavenly! My feet hurt. Walking hurts, running is easier but it's so hot. Bathroom break. Near bathroom breakdown talking to and getting support from a fellow runner. I'm am emotional wreck. I keep tearing up. I'm really accomplishing this! It hurts. It's so hot. Every sign makes me teary. Mile 20 isn't so spectacular. Hmm. Wait, they are cleaning the course? Holy shit. I'm NOT getting swept. Heat or not, we will RUN! I'm not getting swept. I can't see. Meniere's attacks suck. Here we are, the Studios. I'm a great runner!!! Listen to the crowd! I am Batgirl!! So hot. I am going to cry. I'll dump more water down my back. Ooh my mom texted me encouragement. I'm crying! Epcot!!!! Okay I'm an awesome runner again. See me fly through World Showcase! Abby!! Jaime!!! I can't look at you or talk or I will start crying again! But you girls hear me now... NEVER will I do Goofy again. Never! THE choir! Thank you, you motivated me! Mile 26. OMG I did it... Let's finish it! Minnie Mouse, I love you!! MF we did it!!! Thank you!! I'm getting my medal and full blown sobbing! Mommy!! Mommy I did it!!! I really did it!!!!! My Goofy medal! I can't stop sobbing! Abby!! I'm so happy to see you!! Jaime!! We are soaking in sweat and I don't care, I'm hugging you! Omg!! The tears won't stop!
Post Goofy thoughts: Once was enough. I'm so tired. I need food. I need sleep. Get these shoes off of me. No more marathons. *Sleep* I did it! I am rocking my Goofy medal! I'm awesome! I think I'll come back and do it again for Goofy's 10 year anniversary!
And that's that... My mind all over the place. Loving it. Hating it. Never again. And now....what costume will I wear in two years when I do it again? And who will come back to join me in the crazy hard painful fun??