On January 13, 2013 I checked a super-awesome item off my bucket list - run my first marathon at the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon!! This running thing has been an amazing journey and if you'd asked me even just a year ago if I would run a marathon, I would have said no. But nothing motivates me more than Disney and my 9 newest BRFs (Best Running Friends).
Over the Christmas break, while I was dealing with sickness and the disappointment of not being able to get in one last loooong run before the event, I spent a lot of time on Twitter. There is a Facebook group for fans of all things runDisney - the #TeamRunDisney group - and I had connected with some of these folks over on twitter as well. We began talking about our excitement for the weekend and earning that gorgeous medal - but some of us were a little apprehensive of the 26.2 miles we were about to conquer. Some of us had NEVER attempted this distance before. Some were coming off injury. And some were crazy enough to conquer Goofy that weekend - running the half on Saturday and the full on Sunday. We began talking about creating a group to run together with in Corral G. Being twitter, we added a hashtag for our group, #CorralG, and even a group name - the Gladiators. It started out as a small group, just sort of goofing around - and then became a movement! We even got @runDisneytv in on the action when we started talking about doing a #CongaLineFinishLine! And we made the final cut of the weekend recap (check it out here)!
runDisney and all the awesomeness it has to offer!