A short note to say "I survived!"

I know I have been silent since getting on a plane and flying to Orlando for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Sorry about that. I have been having too much fun to sit down and blog! But because I am so excited, I am posting this while laying in bed at 5:15am after sending 'good luck' texts to my friends who at this very moment are preparing to start either their Full Marathon, Marathon Relay, or the second part of their Goofy (that's 39.3 miles -- 13.1 of which they ran yesterday).

I am SO EXCITED to announce that I finished my two races this weekend! First, my son and I ran the Fiesta 5K on Friday morning at 6:30am through Epcot. This was my son's first race ever and he did very well! I am so proud of him! And, my cousins Doug and his daughter Ciara also ran it with us. It was a blast!

And the next day, I competed in the Half Marathon through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot! Oh my gosh!! What an amazing experience! I will post a more reflective article later about it. But the important thing is: I finished the race!!! I am now officially an endurance runner and Half Marathoner! My official finish time was 2 hours, 29 minutes, and 1 second. I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing it felt crossing that finish line!

To everyone who have been praying for me and encouraging me, I give many thanks. What an awesome ride this has been! Now I will get dressed and head over for my Sports Massage (oh yeah, the feet, legs, and knees are very achy right now) which I definitely deserve. Then I will head to Epcot to cheer on my friends Beth, Mike, Vicky, Eva, Dave, and all my WISH racing teammates!

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