We Come Running

This Sunday, my running partners (Chrissy, Maribel, Marie, Daffodil, Larisa) and I face the moment we’re trained for over months.  We’ve had our share ups and downs.  We’ve juggled jobs, families, illness, allergies, asthma, and injuries.  Now we put our bodies physically and mentally to the test.

A few of us are running 26.2 miles just for fun.

Others are running for a PR.


I’m running 26.2 miles purely due to peer pressure.  I don’t want to miss out on all the fun and photo opportunities.

I can’t wait.  That’s right.  I can’t wait to run 5 hours just to pose with Mickey, Minnie and all the princesses.  I’ve done it before and that’s another reason why I’m willing to do it again.  It’s a magical experience from start to finish.

And if I could be totally honest, the 20th anniversary edition of the Walt Disney Marathon is really cool.

Some prefer to sit on the couch or in a movie theater for 12 hours watching a marathon on the big screen or television.

I prefer to experience a marathon in action.

Some of us prefer to come running.

Denise Mestanza-Taylor+

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  1. Xmasdolly says:

    You go girl! So proud to call you friend! I wish I could do a quarter of what you can do. So yell up this mile is for Dolly would ja? Thanks babes! I’m rootin’ for ya! Hope you pass them all & win the bugger so you can give a hug to Mickey & Minnie with that medal around your neck! That would be too cool! I WANT A COPY OF THAT PICTURE FOR SURE! Think how proud your girls will be! Dam such an opportunity to try for! SO PROUD TO KNOW YA MY FRIEND! Oh cool song too!

    • Denise says:

      I’ve deferred my A1A marathon, so I’ll be down south next year. Do that one with me instead! 🙂 Thanks for the compliment about the new look. xox

  2. Cathy Kennedy says:

    I’m in awe of anyone who enjoys running as their form of exercise. It has NEVER been my cup of tea. lol Bike riding is more my speed, but competitive biking? Not so much. I just do the fun stuff strictly. Putting all that aside, I’m totally proud of your tenacity and winning spirit. You go, girl! BTW, having trouble playing your video, but thanks for linking up with us on Monday’s Music Moves Me, my friend!

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