Thursday January 12th, 2006
Disney Marathon Weekend
Thousands of people arrived at Epcot at 5am in 35 degree weather to run 13.1 miles. The following day was the full marathon, 26.2 miles, and many people ran both races back-to-back. Arnie said we were all a bunch of crazy people. Total registration: 14,000 participants for the full marathon and 16,000 for the half. It's hard to explain until you've run one, but it's a lot of fun and strangely addictive. I ran my fastest time ever, crossing the finish line at 1:50:17, roughly 8:24 per mile. Yay! And congrats to everyone finishing their first half marathon: Ali M, Debbie, Holly, Sook, Jill, Ali S, and Carolina! It's quite an accomplishment and it's important not to push yourself too hard. The marathon pics have been added and more pics will be added once Disney releases the photos. Also, check out this article, which does a good job of summing up the whole experience. I remember the lady in the pink tutu and hot-pink reindeer antlers.

I know it's a couple months late, but Thanksgiving pics were finally added. No pics of Robert though, as he was taking all the pictures.

Hope you had a great time in Germany Nicki, can't wait to see pictures! Great job on the GoText and DrudgeReporter apps Byron! I hope they start bringing in more $$$! Perhaps when GoText goes international you'll start raking it in.

Well, that's all for now. I had a great time at Disney and for all those that joined me, thank you for a great weekend!
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Thursday January 19th, 2006

Byron says:

Well thank you for the nice comments! Of course, DrudgeReporter has done nothing so far, but it still needs a lot of work. Anyway, congrats on the sweet race time. I can't do the 5K at that pace, much less a full half marathon!

Saturday January 21st, 2006

Wade says:

Thanks! I heard OMTZ had a chance to play during the A1A marathon. That would have been sweet! You would have had a lot of runners in the race cheering you on!