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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Thoughts on Goofy

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??



15 comments:

  1. I said around mile 15 that I wouldn't do it again.

    But I'll be there in 2015. Duh.

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  2. Totally just texted giraffy that maybe we'll finally meet at Goofy 2015. I'm in.

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  3. And when I say text, I mean tweet. Blondie over here :)

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  4. OMG, I love the runaway train of thought that was exactly like mine! I'm so glad I got to meet you, even if it was only for quick, emotional spurts! Lol! Dumbo will be so much better, for sure.

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    1. I know - we met so fast, but I was like "I love this girl! We are besties now!" We shall have legit hang out time in Disneyland and I seriously think we need a big group 10K run together!

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  5. Heather - you must have runnesia again.

    FF - great to see you again! Next time, ride Expedition Everest!!

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    1. Next time I will! I need to see the Garmin data from that!

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  6. All of you are so amazeballs!!!! I love it! Be so proud - you rocked it!!!

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    1. I think in 2015 you need to join us!!

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  7. Ha!! I love your thought process!! Biofreeze is the bomb! What a crazy adventure.

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    1. Biofreeze might be my new racing best friend - it was just wonderful!!

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  8. I nearly died when I heard Pineapple on the race course! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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    1. I yelled it for so long but didn't have the oomph to be loud enough at the race track ... except for in World Showcase. I was soooo happy to see you I think I just lost it, ran a 9 minute mile pace and all of Germany and Italy had to have heard PINEAPPLE!!

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