I'd like to know of anyone who was able to stick with their normal daily training schedule while on family vacation at Disney, cause for me, I had to dig down deep to do a fraction of my usual mileage. The day after arriving in Florida, we spent 13 hours walking around the Magic Kingdom. Needless to say, a 10 miler the next morning was not in my cards (try 2.3 miles). We stayed at the Disney All-Star Movies resort. From reading online, I knew they had a jogging path set aside. I envisioned running along a scenic trail, through trees with views of the Disney Parks and moderate to cool morning temps. Instead what I got was a sidewalk running along the access road with a few trees and a lot of humidity. Despite that letdown, it was great to have a change in scenery.
Let's get right to the pics. What you probably notice first in the pic to the left is that my head is bigger than the traffic signs. I promise that is just an illusion, but after you get past that hopefully you can make out the names of all the Disney Parks which I put a lot of forethought into capturing in the picture. And if you were there with me in person, you might smell a sausage egg biscuit from McDonalds on my breath since there is a McDees off to the right of this photo. It was a nice deviation from resort food, even if I stopped to eat it mid run. Also notice the bus in the background. We rode the buses everywhere. Disney has their own fleet of them. I heard they have over 350 buses. Whatever the case, I counted the buses once while running, and one out of every seven vehicles to drive by was a Disney bus.
|Darth Vader came with the meal. It was my duty to take a bite out of|
the dark side of the force.
|The highly reflective sign to the resort we stayed at.|
Back to the running... I was scheduled for 38 taper miles that week, but consider myself going the extra mile to manage just 21 miles including an 8-miler. The sidewalk running along the All-Star hotels was about a mile long. By crossing a busy intersection, I was able to continue on another sidewalk for another mile before it stopped, and I had to turn around.
|Patience pays off finding Disney dri-fit shirts after a week on the prowl.|
As most everyone knows, Disney has a marathon. One day I shall return to complete it because those finisher medals are simply kick-ass.
I will leave you with a few more stills from our trip.
|This is not a picture of my daughter having fun.|
This is a picture of her getting her picture taken
in front of Cinderella's Castle whether she
likes it or not.
|I've got my own idea for a welcome sign. "Let the Money Disappear!"|