Monday, January 5, 2015

Marathon Monday

It's Marathon Monday time! I've been wanting to start this Monday themed blog post for awhile and with the new year kicked off, now's the perfect time! Every Monday, the Marathon Monday blog post will highlight a marathon, facts about marathons or a marathoner, products for the marathoners at heart, etc. These posts will be for the love of 26.2. 

Since many of us are getting ready to run the full monty next week during the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, I can't help but think about the one thing that I will be looking forward to: the moment I cross that finish line. And then it got me thinking about some of the most amazing marathons and their finish lines. Check them out: 
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And of course, the holy grail!
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Training for a full marathon is hard work. It takes months and months of time and dedication. But crossing the finish line is an amazing feeling. It's something that can't be described in words or in a blog post. It's something you have to experience. It's a life changing experience. Crossing the finish line is actually where your life begins! It's where you become a marathoner! 

Have you crossed any of these finish lines? What was is like? If not, which one of these finish lines would you like to cross one day? 

17 comments:

  1. Oh this is a fun post. I have crossed the first line of the Mickey Marathon twice, Marine Corps once and will be crossing the finish line of the holy grail in April. I still have to pinch myself that I not only qualified but have a spot at the starting line and that I am running with my sister! :)

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    1. You're lucky to have crossed some these finish lines. But you've saved the best for last, Pam. I'm so excited to follow along with your journey to Boston!

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  2. NYC Marathon twice and this Sunday will be #2 at WDW Marathon!

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    1. Woot woot, Megan! Double trouble on both coasts...LOL!

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  3. So awesome! I've crossed the Disney World one and the Chicago one and both were AWESOME SAUCE! Can't wait for Sunday to get here!

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    1. I hope to cross the finish line of Chicago one day since I missed is this pass year. Looking forward to crossing the finish line at Disney this Sunday. Good luck to you!

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  4. I've crossed the WDW Marathon finish twice, so much fun! I hope to one day cross the finish of the other marathons pictured but for now(if I remain injury free) I will be happy crossing the finish at the LA Marathon in March. Good luck Sunday!

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    1. Good luck to you for the LA Marathon! I hope you remain injury free for the future. Here's to crossing the finish line to these marathons in the future!

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  5. I've done Disney once (twice after Sunday!) and the rest of those are on my bucket list -- one day!!

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    1. Yay for Sunday! Hope to run into you along the course. Good luck, Kristin!

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  6. My first - and to date only - full marathon was at Disney two years ago. Ready for #2 this weekend!!

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    1. You're going to rock #2 this weekend, Kristen!

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  7. I'm guaranteed entry into the NYC Marathon this year and it will be my first. I cannot wait. But you are so right. training for a marathon is a lot of work, time and dedication. But it is definitely worth it in the end.

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    1. Hi Haley! NYC is going to be amazing! You're lucky to have guaranteed entry. Best of luck to you!

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  8. Not running this time around, but will be there to cheer all the runners on as my sister crosses the finish line for her first full marathon! I'm hoping that next year I'll be with her crossing at WDW marathon 2016!!!!

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    1. Best of luck to your sister! And thanks for coming out to cheer her and all the runners on! We love cheerleaders!

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  9. I hope you had a blast at WDW. I'd love to run it some day and am so jealous of my sister who already has (it doesn't fit with my work schedule). In the meantime, I have crossed that finish line in London (among others) and it was awesome!

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