Taking the Scopa Challenge

Mike Scopa has been writing some interesting blog entries on running and
one of the things he’s been talking about is the new Twilight Zone Tower
of Terror 13K run, to be held this October 27.

It just so happens that Lee and I will be in Florida then, on our
bi-annual Food and Wine Festival Trip…so when I received the
email announcement about the race several months ago I thought it
sounded great! But then I realized that it’s scheduled on the only
Saturday night of our stay, which meant we had to choose between
Party for the Senses and the race. We talked about it and the race
won out – how many times do you have the opportunity to participate
in an inaugural event? (And it didn’t hurt that we recently attended
Taste, the Disneyland version of Party for the Senses and had such a great
time that we don’t feel such a need to do it in Florida. We figure
we’ll do some other dinner/special event that week instead.)

I’ve run the Disney World Half Marathon, the Disney World Marathon, and
the Disneyland Half Marathon, so 13K doesn’t sound TOO bad…but it’ll
be the first race I’ve ever run at night…plus it’s in Florida in
October – which means higher temperatures and humidity than I’m used to
here in CA. I’m a cool weather runner so I’m a little nervous about
that…but I know I can always walk if I need to and still finish well
within the time limit. The race sounds like great fun!

So, Mike, in answer to your question…Yes, you’ll see us in October. 🙂

And how about the rest of you – are YOU ready to take the Scopa


p.s. For those interested…my AllEarsNet.com reports on the Disney
races I’ve done are on-line:

2005 WDW Half Marathon
2006 WDW Marathon
2006 Disneyland Half Marathon

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Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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