After last year’s runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon that ended up being a 7 mile run instead of 13, I did my sums and decided that Adam and I could do the inaugural half marathon at Disneyland Paris in September 2016. I’m sure it’ll be a lot of fun. The only downside being that my husband will probably be away working so only Adam and I are booked on the trip😦
Today, I finally did the last thing which I needed to get done/booked before we go so I can now relax and not panic, well not much anyway, until September.
So, I have booked the Disneyland Paris hotel, the Eurostar (from London to Disneyland Paris), the hotel in London for the day before Disneyland Paris and for the day we return from Disneyland Paris, trains to and from London (so happy that if you register with Virgin Trains you can book your tickets up to 6 months in advance rather than the usual 12 weeks). I have also bought our half marathon entry and tickets to the inaugural party at Walt Disney Studios. I’m so excited! The amount Adam keeps talking about it, I think he’s excited too – I had to tell him so that I can get him out running/training for it.
One thing which is different about this run is that unlike other events where you can sign a waiver, under French Law, you have to get a Medical Certificate signed by your doctor to say that you are fit to enter the race. I finally organised the Medical Certificates for Adam and me and picked them up today. They are now uploaded to the registration site and we are ready to go.
Now we just need to put in the miles and the time in training for it. At least we still have over 4 months to go🙂
I managed to get a longer run than I anticipated this morning due to forgetting to pick up the Medical Certificates yesterday. I was planning on running a 3km loop but had a phone call (which I didn’t answer) when I was half way round. I looked at the caller id which came up with “No Caller ID” – when my doctors surgery calls it comes up with that – which made me remember I needed to pick up the Certificates. So, I decided I’d extend my run and run to the doctors surgery. I’d done 4km of consistent running, no walking, by the time I got to the doctors so decided to pause my Garmin and then restart it when I got going again. I ended up with a, not quite constant, run of 5.55km in 36:15! It’s not the time or the distance that I’m happy with (well, I am because it’s the fastest I’ve done for a while) but more the fact that, apart from the stop at the doctors, I ran without any walk breaks for over 35 minutes😀
Bring on the York 10K – yes, we’ve entered that again – and the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon. We may add the Yorkshire 10 mile if they do it as part of the Yorkshire Marathon again.