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Marathon Monday: WDW Marathon Recap

Sunday, January 7th, my mother and I participated in the 25th Running of the Walt Disney World Marathon – our first, and last, full marathon together. I had always dreamed of running a full Marathon with my mom.  To my surprise, when I asked my mother if would she come be my ChEAR-leader her response was “how about I run it with you?” In her mind, she ran a marathon on her 40th and 45th birthday year and, now that she was turning 50, it was time to do another. I soon learned that training for your second marathon is WAAAAYYYY worse than your first. Now that my body mentally knew it could run 26.2 miles, the motivation I had with the first marathon simply vanished. It also didn’t help that this winter was not runner friendly. I had to use a treadmill and indoor track for my last 3 long runs (including the 20mi) because of the amount of snowfall and the -20-degree wind chill. Thankfully, for those runs, I had my mother in …