Friday, September 24, 2010

The Park Across the Country

If you've been reading my blog, you've probably noticed that all my posts relate to the Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando.  I've never said anything about Disneyland for one simple reason: I've never been.  My numerous Disney trips were always quite convenient.  Between living in Florida and having grandparents there to visit, visiting WDW was never out of the way.  

My only trip to California was for a layover to and from Australia with my high school youth orchestra in 1997.  Our return trip had a 24 hour layover and with a family connection from a parent, we ended up at Universal Studios for 3 hours - long enough to ride 1 ride (Jurassic Park) and grab a bit to eat before returning to LAX.  We've had a few missed opportunities to fly out west, but so far, nothing has worked.

Then the other day, Adam was looking at RunDisney when he noticed a fancy medal - a medal that has Walt and Mickey surrounded by the words Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  Adam had discovered the Coast to Coast challenge.   Completing both the Walt Disney World Marathon or half marathon and the Disneyland Half Marathon in the same calender year, you receive that fancy medal.  I bet that would go nicely on the shelf next to our Donald medals from January's race.  

Adam has said so many times that he will do the 1 half marathon, then stick to 5Ks, but he actually seemed interested in this race.  We won't know until we finish our first race.  We've got to get through 1 half before we choose to do another, but if we like running around Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, you may be reading about us training to run around Disneyland next September.

I still say, if you've got to run distance, Disney is the way to go!
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