This year is their 20th Anniversary of the Disney Marathon. They have really outdone themselves on the medals.
Here is the Half Marathon medal:
I like how they did the hole in the middle. The only thing is I have a Donald from last January. I guess he represents the Half, but I have become pretty envious of the Marathon medal.
Which looks like this:
And if the looks of it isn't impressive enough, this thing spins! There are two rings on the inside, the golden ring around Mickey and Mickey himself both spin. That is way cool! So cool in fact that it has got me wondering if I can actually run a Full Marathon! At the last run I had a goal to beat my previous PR, and I did. I could either challenge myself that way again and try to shave off more time, or I can really turn up the heat and challenge myself to a longer distance.
I haven't decided yet, mostly out of fear. Also I really want to get my weight down so the run will be easier. I swear this has been one trial that I can't seem to figure out. I read an article in Runner's World where this guy made a comment, "Show me an overweight runner, and I'll show you an aardvark." Okay, for one thing aardvarks aren't extinct, they aren't even uncommon! You wanna see an overweight long distance runner, HERE I AM! Ugh...that comment really ticked me off. It definitely isn't from a lack of trying. I have tried everything in the book, just short of starvation, and I can't seem to drop these annoying pounds. I seriously think that is how I injured my foot from my last Half, I was just too heavy and pushed too hard to beat my PR that I damaged my foot.
So I guess if I can get to a lighter weight I will commit to the Full, yes, yes...that sounds like a plan. In the meantime I will just have to dream...and the dream that you wish will come true! At least that's what Cinderella says. :)