Disney Marathon Re-Cap

by Lori and Michelle on January 10, 2010

WE MADE IT!!!

Yes we survived our second Marathon!! It was a long and cold day (was a record low for Florida) but we are very proud of ourselves for finishing it :) Hard to believe it happened and it is all done! We were pretty nervous on how the cold would effect us because we do not handle cold running weather well ;)

Thanks again to all of our friends and readers for the good luck wishes. It means a lot to us both :)

And congrats to all the other marathoners today – great job!

Here is how our day started:

Alarm clock going off at 2am!

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Lori’s outfit!   marathon week pics 388Michelle’s outfit!

Got dressed and ate breakfast :dates, bananas, spirulina, coconut oil, agave nectar, dulse flakes, maca

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Lori’s First few layers of clothing

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First layer was a tank and second layer was Under Armour cold gear plus arm warmers over it!

Michelle’s layers (same kind of layers though she already put her hat on)

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Next layer

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Added another Under Armour cold gear sweater, nike hat, and ear warmers! (Boy does my head looked big)

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We forgot to take a picture of our final outer layer. Though it was another Under Armour Jacket plus 2 gloves (our outer pair was bright PINK)! Also we had a scarf and wrapped ourselves in a blanket!!!!!!!! I think that should do it to fight off 20 degree running weather!

Though we ended up tossing the blanket right before our corral started going!

And Big Thanks for UNDER ARMOUR Clothing!!!!!!!!!!!! Our outfits saved us from freezing to death at this marathon :) We loved everything we wore definitely great buys.

Next was making sure we had everything and put on racing bibs on (though never took any layers off so no one really saw our numbers) :)

Than it was race time – took the monorail leaving our resort to head over! Ate pre-workout snack. Hit the spot for us!

Boy it was a cold one by the time we got to the start line! Got in our corral and it was ready to go!!!! We just made it :)

Than we were off!!!

Our marathon plans had to be altered a little bit because our older sister who WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO RUN due to her health decided to run anyways (I do not recommend this for others who are very sick) The main reason our sister wanted to run it is because she does the Goofy and it was their 5th year anniversary and she wanted the medal (she has done 4 of them in a row- she is crazy)! Therefore, we stayed with her and started the race at a tad slower pace than we anticipated. We just did not want to leave her in case something happened.

The first 3 miles were interesting for us. We had some major technology malfunctions. First my watch went dead! Second our sister’s Garmin was giving us problems. Third, we had so much to carry due to all the layers it was getting annoying (though we did not want to take anything off because we knew it was going to be cold majority of the race)

But do to our delicious and powerful sports spirulina drink she managed to stay with us at a decent pace up until mile 15. Once we got there she decided she needed to walk a little bit more, but told us to keep going! We felt bad leaving though I know she wanted us to reach our goal.

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Therefore at mile 15 we said goodbye to the sis and made sure she had plenty of spirulina coconut water and some of our raw race snacks to help her finish ;)

Majority of the race we did a 4:1 but the last few miles we decided to just run and take walk breaks if we needed them. And that is what we did :)

marathon week pics-m 138Here is Michelle and I with a pirate. We always try to get Jack Sparrow (michelle is a HUGE FAN) though line always so long but this pirate was kind of enough to come to us! :)

Overall we both felt great besides the blisters and our fingers being numb. Don’t get me wrong we both were tired and feeling the pain by mile 20 though we kept pushing along.

I started breaking down around mile 23. My blisters on both feet were KILLING ME and my left calf felt like I pulled it. Michelle’s right leg was giving her problems majority of the race. Oh the joys of running a 26.2 mile run.

We managed to pull ourselves together and finish the race under 5 hours! :) That was our goal!!!! We are pretty proud of ourselves because we had a lot of time to make up from running slow in beginning. And we ran the marathon without taking any pills like Tylenol!!! And we never went to bathroom the whole entire race which is a big deal because having such weak stomachs we typically have too! Our older sister managed to do the same. And she finished as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so proud of our sister, what a champ!

And big thanks to Nutrex Hawaiian Spriulina! What a true superfood! Not only did it get us through the marathon it helped our sick sister finish as well :) We are truly grateful for such a great product. It has made her a believer that if you give your body the right ingredients/nutrition you can succeed and heal!

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The only thing we ate during the race was a few of our raw race snacks and drank our spirulina coconut water! That is it and it fueled us just fine. No complaints here!

See being high raw vegans (and someone who suffers from stomach issues like us) you can do anything that anyone else can do! :) You just have to be a little more open minded and creative!

We do not consider ourselves “runners” we just like good workout challenge every once in a while :)   Not sure if we will do another marathon but we are pretty proud of ourselves for doing 2 of them!

We came home and showered up! And put some nice warm clothes on. We were all still so COLD, not sure if we really ever got hot at the race ;)

We enjoyed post-race pudding in the car ride pack to resort! Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Than devoured our green parsley smoothie our post-workout smoothie. Always hits the spot!

marathon week pics 377We added some coconut flakes to ours :) as a little treat!

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Ok time to go big out! :)   We will show more pictures of our race tomorrow once we download them off our sister’s husbands camera.

Till next time,

The Twins

L&M

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) January 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm

CONGRATS.. what an amazing accomplishment :)

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Pure2 January 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Thanks Abby and Jessica for your support! :) Glad it is over now we can finally relax

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty January 10, 2010 at 5:57 pm

wooo hoo!! Congrats you guys!!

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Nikki January 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Yay! Congratulations! You two are a great inspiration :)

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Pure2 January 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Thanks Nikki, we glad that we inspire you :)

Kelly Michelle January 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm

congrats on your amazing accomplishment, and thanks for the link to the spirulina you use today. It is so expensive though!! I just bought a one lb thing for $20 which was hard enough for me to afford, I hope I didn’t waste my money on a crappy one though :/ glad yours worked so well for you!

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Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) January 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm

So proud of you both, and I loved how you refuel. So many runners think they need Gu and jelly beans. I’d take coconut water and post-race pudding any day over that stuff! :)

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 10, 2010 at 7:28 pm

congrats, you girls rock!!!!!!!
and go have some more post-race pudding, it looks great!!!

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Crystal January 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Congrats to you all! What inspirations you are for me- and the future of my running :)

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Diana (Soap & Chocolate) January 10, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Amazing! Many congratulations, especially since I’m sure you did NOT sign up for the sub-freezing temps when you signed up for this marathon. :) Total admiration over here!

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gina (fitnessista) January 10, 2010 at 10:18 pm

wahoo!!! congrats! you girls ROCKED IT!
xoxo

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elizabeth January 11, 2010 at 8:05 am

Congrats!!and kudos to your sis- I can’t imagine running a marathon while sick!
And you raw fuel looks great-im going to have to check out spirulina supplements!

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GirlonRaw January 11, 2010 at 8:11 am

Congrats girls! I am uber proud of you both and I am not sure I could have done it. I want to do a half this year so will see. GO YOU! xxx

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Stephanie January 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Congrats girls! So proud of you, amazing accomplishment :)

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Lori January 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Wow, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You all did amazing!!!! Good work, great commitment, and fantastic snacks!! You are so inspiring!

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Ashlei January 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Congrats on finishing the race! :) Those are some really cool medals.

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Whit January 11, 2010 at 7:53 pm

CONGRATS girls! That is so amazing! Congrats to your sis as well. I love how the whole family runs, haha!

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Ashley January 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Congratulations girls!!! SO proud of both of you xo

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Pure2 January 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Thanks Ashley!! xoxoxo

David January 15, 2010 at 8:56 am

Congratulations to both of you for finishing the race! I have a friend who ran the half marathon down there. I imagine the cold weather wasn’t ideal for racing but glad to see you pulled through! Congrats again!

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Pure2 January 15, 2010 at 10:51 am

Thanks David. Yes cold weather was hard to run in, but overall the race was still a blast!!

Gary August 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Congrats on finishing the race. Good job!

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Pure2 August 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Thanks Gary! We are planning on doing the half this coming year. Should be fun :)

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