To all of you headed this weekend to Walt Disney World for any of the races, let me extend my best wishes to you. I am insanely jealous and more than a little sad that I will not be there to meet you. Since I started this podcast, so many people have supported the show and I’ve enjoyed communicating with a lot of you. But now, on the weekend that gets my heart pumping, I will not be in attendance. Of course, I made this choice. My work situation prevents me from making this trip an annual one, and I am committee more than ever to running Goofy in 2011. But that doesn’t soothe the sting of missing this wonderful event, and worse, not being able to shake the hands of those of you running. I will miss running beside you (or behind you!) and I will regret not being able to spend time chatting in the pre-dawn hours before the race.
So I wish you all the best, that you will have the run of your lives and an experience that matches it. Disney was my first marathon, and it was not easy to finish. But I now realize that with every stride that I took last January, I was changing my life forever. I hope that your Disney running experience is just as magical as mine, and that your race is full of laughter, surprises, and good cheer.
I wish you all a magical time at the most magical race on Earth!
Run Happy! And run like a kid!