2014 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Race Recap: Part 2 - Making Lemonade Outta

I guess this is the post everyone has been waiting for with baited breath. But, before we get into the pics, let me just set this up. See, this post isn't so much about me, but more about my Wine & Dine Half Marathon finisher's medal. While I was busy slugging through gut-wretching, rainy, icy hell, there was a medal with my name on it (figuratively) being placed on a rack, waiting for me to come collect.

Little did I know that medal, that following day, would give me the opportunity to share my wit and creative vision with the masses. To date, the pictures I have shared with the Team runDisney Facebook group have, collectively, garnered over 5,000 likes and nearly 1,000 comments. All of your notes and requests have been tremendously wonderful, inspiring and I'm humbled by your incredible responses to my idea of making lemonade outta, well, you get it.

This game originally started the following Sunday morning as my wife and I walked up the stairs to the Whispering Canyon Cafe. As we approached the hostess, I heard a clang. All of the guests in the waiting area stopped their conversation and joined me as we watched the inner part of my medal roll down the stairs and spin to a stop near the front of the Wilderness Lodge. I had read the previous evening on Twitter and Facebook that this was happening to a good amount of runners, and now I was one of the victims.

Wait, it's not supposed to do that?

Well, I decided this was not a problem, but more an opportunity to have a little fun with a sad little medal. With my friends' and wife's encouragement, I decided to happen upon some wise-assery. Here we are.

Full disclosure, I emailed runDisney and they are sending me a new medal (in 4-6 weeks), but honestly, I'm happy with my little mess of a thing. After all, it brought me to all of you. Some of you have asked "What's next?" Some have asked about a calendar or a book. Well, we'll see, but for now, I would just like to share of the pictures I have taken with my medal frame. Some are corny, some are inspiring. But, all are a lot of fun, and I enjoyed this creative assignment.

Click on the pictures below to see full screen. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them!