I am a marathoner!!!!!!

Ran and finished the Disney Marathon 2009. I am a marathoner now. And I’m walking funny today. But I did it.

Full race report in a few days. Thank you all so much for your encouragement.


  1. I love the “recovery” walk and the knowing looks/smiles exchanged between others walking the same way. Enjoy and take it easy! Can’t wait to read/hear about the whole thing. Safe travels, too.

  2. Congrats! Heard you all had pretty good (cool) weather this year, compared to the last couple yrs, that is. Look forward to hearing more about your race.

  3. Congratulations Gordon! It was great meeting you during the weekend. I’m happy to hear that the experience was all that you expected. Next time-the Goofy Challenge?!?

  4. The first one is extra special but I’m sure you have many more in your future. Congratulations on this HUGE achievement!

  5. Congratulations! There is nothing like the feeling of the first one. I am very excited for you. I did not get to meet you there but hopefully next year, if your in! Again just a fantastic job and I look forward to hearing the details.

  6. Hey Gordon – I am back of the packer like you who discovered your podcast about a month or so ago. You inspire me, man! My dream is to also run a marathon and you have demonstrated to me and so many others that it is achievable. You – and your family – must be very proud. On your race day, I checked your progress on the results site – and your twitter page – and I am so glad you accomplished your goal (and beat that heat in the last part of the race!). I was only able to listen to your last two podcasts before your race (I arrived late to the party here) and am now going back to the first few. I hope you continue because I really do think your podcasts provide a different perspective from some of the others that are out there. You capture the perspective of someone who is just managing to meet some of these large goals – while others have been there and done that – and I like it that you aren’t as fast a runner as the others :). Don’t lose that perspective now that YOU ARE A MARATHONER. Congrats!

  7. Congrats on becoming a marathoner!!! Sorry I didn’t get a chance to meet you while you were here this past weekend. Now tell me you aren’t hooked and want to run another 🙂

  8. Preston, Hudson, I and are so proud of you! It was such a wonderful thing to see the joy and pride in your eyes as you crossed the finish line. You are MY MARATHONER! I love you!

  9. Congratulations on your accomplishment! I too ran the Disney 2009 marathon and it was my first ever race/long run. I wanted to do the half, but it was filled so I decided to go head in first on this. Thankfully I finished in 5:45:16 with only swollen ankles, knees and a huge cheesey grin. Not too shabby for only 10 miles being the longest run I had. I don’t know about you but I am hooked! There is no better feeling then crossing that finishline knowing you just did what most will never do. So many emotions and feelings blocks that last few miles of pain to get you through. This was the most amazing moment of my life.

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