Hi everyone! I thought I would give it a go and post my first pre-trip report about our upcoming attempt at the Disney Marathon. I wanted to post about this here because this site was instrumental (particularly Hollybelle's marathon trip report) in my desire to run the marathon at WDW. My husband Dan, 41 and me, Kristy, 39 will be running. Here is a pic from us during our 2007 trip. We have been to the World many times, but never done anything like this! I brought up the marathon to my husband last October. He thought I was a little crazy, but if I wanted to do it he would train with me and do it too. Neither of us are runners but he has always been an athlete involved in Tae Kwon Do, track (javelin), weightlifting etc. I keep active with horses and riding but nothing as physical as running that many miles! He told me if I started, he was going to make me stick with it and was not going to let me get out of it! Well, I was gung ho that I was going to do this! We started the Couch to 5K plan (highly recommend this for beginner runners). We took a bit of a break during the brutal snowy winter that we had in NJ. In April, I ran my first 5k race. I was addicted! 3.1 miles was tough and I had no idea how I was going to add miles to that. In May, we ran the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run. I finished that too! Imagine that! Me, who used to have trouble running a mile was able to finish 5 without walking! Over the summer, we ran a couple more 5k's and an 8k in Barnegat. We also ran the Merrell Down and Dirty 5K and obstacle course in Philly in July. We started adding the miles to our long runs. We were up to 8 mile long runs and I injured my knee out on one of these runs. Back in high school, I injured my left knee. Basically, my knee cap poppped out of place and will pop back in almost instantly but after it does that it is easier to fall out and it is VERY painful. It is called subluxing patella. Out on a run it did this. I lost out on 2 months of training while doing PT and trying to strengthen the muscles that hold the patella in place. I didn't take me this long to heal in high school! I guess I am a bit older now. :brick: Anyway it was slow getting back, but I just did a 15 mile run 2 weeks ago. I can't run it straight through but I can do it with my trusty knee brace. 15 was tough though! I don't know how I am going to do more! I keep telling myself that is what I said after 3 miles! We want to get in at least 3 more long runs before the marathon, but the blustery weather here is not helping! I am just really hoping that I can make it through the marathon with my body intact and have fun while we are doing it! My husband has been great every step of the way! He goes at my pace (which is much slower than his) and comes in handy big time since he is a PT! Well, that's it for now! Wish us luck and I hope to post a trip report when we come back that is as entertaining to read as Hollybelle's. Although I don't think that is possible!