Disney Medal Envy

today while looking for a quote to post, I found this page in my inspiration notebook.


From 2008, with my Disney Marathon Logo. My ultimate goal.
Did I ever tell you the story of how I signed up for the Disney Half Marathon in 2010?

Well, we all remember why I became a runner right? To earn the Mickey Mouse medal. After visiting the park in 2006, beginning running shortly after, and eventually completing my first half marathon in June 2008, I decided I was ready. I managed to successfully convince a bunch of my "6 flags friends", all old co-workers from my college days, that running the Disney Half Marathon would be awesome. Most of them had never run a road race, let alone a half marathon. My brother jumped on board. So did my friend "A" (the same one that passed out at Disney Princess), she decided to go for the full. 

I will always remember the day I signed up. I was so excited that I was going to earn my Mickey medal!! I posted about signing up on facebook, and an old coworker, who had run Disney a few times messaged me. Thats when he broke the news to me...

"Um.... Steph, you know you get a Donald medal for finishing the half right?"



What the F***!!!
Seriously??? I have to run an ENTIRE Marathon to get the medal I was dreaming of??

After laughing at me while I practically cried at my misfortune, he told me, "Well, I guess that just means you'll have to go back and do it."

And going back I am. My 3rd Run Disney Event. My first full marathon. My Mickey Medal. I seriously cannot wait to earn that silly mouse!



266 days!

p.s. how ironic that as I was posting this, Run Disney sent an email reminding that race fees increase April 24th! So sign up if you're thinking about it!


11 comments:

runningonwords said...

Yay! My husband promised that he would find a way to take me to Disney when I'm ready to run a full. I want that Mickey medal (and I've been eyeing up Goofy pretty hard too). Good luck earning your Mickey, I'm sure you'll do great!

runningonwords said...

Yay! My husband promised that he would find a way to take me to Disney when I'm ready to run a full. I want that Mickey medal (and I've been eyeing up Goofy pretty hard too). Good luck earning your Mickey, I'm sure you'll do great!

Wells L said...

I want a Mickey medal - seriously, you have to do a full to get one? Uggg - foiled again!

266 days - wow, that time will fly by. Can't wait to follow your journey!!! I know you'll be amzazing!

Lisa J said...

haha as I was reading this I was thinking how ironic it was that my email just came through too!
Also I got the books yesterday, thanks so much! :)

Jenn said...

That damn Mickey medal is the reason I started running too. And I totally cried when I finally got it! So awesome! I'll be down there too so...bloggy meet up? :) There's a bunch of us heading down!

Sara said...

I am so jealous that you are registered already! That is completely awesome. I have my eye on the Goofy - I would love to go down in 2012! If I can't in 2012, I plan to live out my dreams through you until I can get there myself! :)

Michelle said...

Really I have to do the full to get Mickey?! Oh now I'm bummed :(

Good luck going after Mickey!

LBTEPA said...

I completely understand wanting the Mickey! I'm flying from the other side of the world to get it :) How's your training going?

Jogging with Fiction said...

if you run both the half and the full you get a goofy on top of the other two medals! Found that out this weekend

Mary-Michael said...

I'm glad I'm not the only person who has an obsession with the disney medals! The princess one was the one that sucked me in!
You should look into the Disneyland 1/2 at some point. This year it's sold out, but last year's 5th-anniversary medal was REALLY COOL and had mickey on it too! (Disneyland Medals years 1-4 had Sleeping Beauty's castle.)

Karen said...

The Mouse is all worth it!! :0) It will be here before you know it!

 
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