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runDisney 2024 Princess Half-Marathon Recap

February 29, 2024 Carissa Galloway and John Pelkey Season 1 Episode 40
runDisney 2024 Princess Half-Marathon Recap
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runDisney 2024 Princess Half-Marathon Recap
Feb 29, 2024 Season 1 Episode 40
Carissa Galloway and John Pelkey

As the fireworks of another Princess Half-Marathon weekend fade, we're left with a tapestry of emotions and glittering memories. Alongside the effervescent Tracy Wu and Riley Clermont, we unfold the stories that powered each stride and heart-pounding mile. From the unscripted comedy of our rehearsals to the deeply personal narratives of warriors like Judy, who's outrunning cancer, this episode is a marathon of laughter, tears, and the kind of inspiration that can only be found when thousands of feet pound the pavement for a cause greater than themselves.

You've seen the finish line photos, but what really happens when the sneakers come off? We give you an all-access pass behind the scenes, sharing the inside scoop on everything from the perils of 'mannipples' to the moving tales of runners like Matthew, whose life was forever changed by the transformative power of running. We tackle the hard-hitting topics too, like how to fuel your body when your usual kitchen isn't around the corner, and we take on the critiques head-on, because every voice matters in our runDisney family.

No episode is complete without your stories, your energy, and yes, your glitter! We invite you to lace up, lean in, and share your journeys with us. The road ahead is filled with more magical miles, and whether you're a veteran marathoner or a first-time 5K-er, we're here to celebrate every step with you. So grab your tiaras and your earbuds—let's hit the road together for an adventure that's part race recap, part life lesson, and all heart.

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As the fireworks of another Princess Half-Marathon weekend fade, we're left with a tapestry of emotions and glittering memories. Alongside the effervescent Tracy Wu and Riley Clermont, we unfold the stories that powered each stride and heart-pounding mile. From the unscripted comedy of our rehearsals to the deeply personal narratives of warriors like Judy, who's outrunning cancer, this episode is a marathon of laughter, tears, and the kind of inspiration that can only be found when thousands of feet pound the pavement for a cause greater than themselves.

You've seen the finish line photos, but what really happens when the sneakers come off? We give you an all-access pass behind the scenes, sharing the inside scoop on everything from the perils of 'mannipples' to the moving tales of runners like Matthew, whose life was forever changed by the transformative power of running. We tackle the hard-hitting topics too, like how to fuel your body when your usual kitchen isn't around the corner, and we take on the critiques head-on, because every voice matters in our runDisney family.

No episode is complete without your stories, your energy, and yes, your glitter! We invite you to lace up, lean in, and share your journeys with us. The road ahead is filled with more magical miles, and whether you're a veteran marathoner or a first-time 5K-er, we're here to celebrate every step with you. So grab your tiaras and your earbuds—let's hit the road together for an adventure that's part race recap, part life lesson, and all heart.

Send us a Text Message.

Support the Show.

Let Registered Dietitian Carissa Galloway lead you through a science-backed plan to transform the way you think about your diet.
Visit www.GallowayCourse.com and use the code PODCAST at checkout for a great discount!

Become a 321 Go! Supporter. Help us continue to create! HERE

Follow us!
@321GoPodcast
@carissa_gway
@pelkman19

Email us 321GoPodcast@gmail.com

Order Carissa's New Book - Run Walk Eat

Improve sleep, boost recovery and perform at your best with PILLAR’s range of magnesium recovery supplements.
Use code 321GO at www.theFeed.com to get 15% off

Let Sara Akers with RunsOnMagic plan your next runDisney weekend!
IG @runsonmagic or you can go to www.RUNSONMAGIC.com or email her runsonmagictravel@gmail.com Use Promo Code 321GO







Speaker 1:

Welcome to 321 Go the Podcast. I'm John Pelkey.

Speaker 2:

And I'm Karissa Galloway, and we're bringing you stories from start to finish to keep the everyday athlete motivated to keep moving towards the next finish.

Speaker 1:

Hello everybody. Today we've got a duo of guests I bet you could recognize by voice and they're here to help us break down, remember and relive the 2024 Princess Half-Marathon weekend. Come on.

Speaker 2:

I'm just laughing out loud because I wrote that Is that. That's not how you spell relive, is it John?

Speaker 1:

Uh, is that a word?

Speaker 2:

Is that?

Speaker 1:

a word, I believe it is relive.

Speaker 2:

Yes, okay, looks like we relive. I believe it is one of those words that looks weird.

Speaker 2:

Well, we're going to relive it. This is live. We're going to relive it, relive it. John, joining us are two of our other Run Disney announcers, the Voices in the Crowd Tracy Woo and Riley Claremont. We're going to go chronologically through race weekend from rehearsal to yoga. Think about the memorable moments, the outtakes and even the social media spiral that, to put it mildly, guide to hurt my feelings, but we'll. We'll get to that In healthier you. I'm going to plead with you again to eat before you run and we'll open the mail bag to answer a listener question about how to eat well during race weekend.

Speaker 2:

Thank you, guys for saying hi at the races, for letting us know you listen, that that matters, because sometimes we feel like we're talking to a void. But you're out there, you're listening. So, thank you. Keep in contact on social and email us any questions, feedbacks or your story for us to share at 321gopodcastandgmailcom. And also, if you want the chance to win some great stuff, we are having a March giveaway. Help us out by becoming a supporter of the podcast. Anyone down? Melissa, april, bill, tony, paul and Jane are supporting the show. Just in the show notes. You can do that too, but for now let's do this Three, two, one go. All right, john, long time no see, and actually this is Wednesday, so it's like 72 hours since I haven't seen you. We're going to skip a full traditional chat, but do you have anything interesting to share? In the past 72 hours? I know you mentioned you have some family in town.

Speaker 1:

Yes, my father-in-law is here. We went out for dinner last night, had a great time. I will share that. I had that weird experience. I don't know if you've ever had this, but Monday, I came home Sunday after the race Sunday night and just hung out with my wife.

Speaker 2:

Well, that's nice for you.

Speaker 1:

You were a little busier. I had air fryer wings in my oft-mentioned air fryer oven.

Speaker 2:

That's also nice for you.

Speaker 1:

Wings and fries. And then on Monday, because my father-in-law was coming into town on Tuesday, I did a bunch of stuff around the house and I felt great. I felt like I had managed my sleep and everything was terrific. I went to bed at a normal hour and then yesterday at about noon I hit a wall. I was like, oh, it's been a weekend, so I feel much better today, but last night I was in bed at 9.45 as if we were doing the 5K again. But I'm back, I feel good. My question to you, because you really Sunday couldn't just crash. You had to drive all the way over to St Petersburg. Have you slept? What the last 48, 72 hours have been for you?

Speaker 2:

Oh my gosh. So, coming from, I left Kenya, essentially at midnight Sunday East Coast time, didn't get back to the US with all the travel and layovers and all that stuff until 4pm on Wednesday, so I hadn't had a normal night of sleep for a week. On Sunday, yes, I finished the race, went to the hotel laid down for about 30 minutes, then drove to St Pete. Luckily, my mom and guy met me in Lakeland, which is about halfway, because I started driving and I was like this is not a great idea, I'm exhausted and St Pete is a two hour drive and the traffic is just ugh, it's not great. So headed over there. On Sunday, claire had a great gymnastics meet at Tropicana Field or the Tampa Bay Rays Play. Really cool. She worked really hard. She got second overall, second on bars, second on floor, third on beam, and the judges were stingy I don't know if you're listening judges but, you were tough, yeah, but I was proud of her because sometimes these kids are eight right.

Speaker 2:

You do a routine that looks like a routine you've done any other time and you get a score that's like five tenths lower than the routine you did last week. That was the same routine and I think that can get it there. Eight right, that bums them out. But Claire kept focused. She said I just kept thinking I'll get a higher score on the next event and she kept really focused.

Speaker 2:

So I was really proud of her for that. Drove home, got to the hotel about nine, slept about four and a half hours, got up, went to yoga. And then, so that day did yoga, went back to the hotel, slept for two hours, got up, went home, had to do some work, slept from one to four PM, then went to bed at nine and then yesterday I drove to Tampa again for two TV segments.

Speaker 1:

Oh my goodness, I know, but it's so I don't know how you do it.

Speaker 2:

I think last night I did kind of lose it a little bit on, like I just was too tired and I got a little mad about something. I got mad that Claire ran out of clean sports bras and I was very angry about it.

Speaker 3:

I apologize to Claire.

Speaker 2:

It happens. You know I was really mad about it. So today I'll be going to Target buying more sports bras. But I'm good, moving forward. I got a cruise this weekend with my girlfriend, angela, excited about that.

Speaker 1:

And can I just say something? Can I jump back to the whole judging thing? I never participated in any sport where there was judging.

Speaker 2:

Just like it was always.

Speaker 1:

You know I was a track athlete in high school, played football. You know the judging stuff. It's very frustrating because super frustrating. You can, you can decide what the parameters of something are, but it is such an arbitrary thing so I can only imagine how frustrating that must be for, you know, any age, but particularly for kids.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and there's also judging bias. So Claire was first on bars and that's her first event, so you tend to judge harder the first kid you see. So she ended up still getting second, but had she been later I think she would have gotten much higher score. Oh, wow, this is really good comparatively. And the other thing I think is frustrating is that. So for this meet the head judge apparently this is coming from an eight year old the head judge for the state of Florida was judging, so everybody judges really tightly. Now the other girls that are on a lower level of her gym were in a different section of the meet, had different judges and they're getting like nine, nine and nine and nine you know, 10s they got. The four girls got like 10s and in Claire's meet nobody got higher than a nine, six. So it's just it is it's a little bit weird, but I think as long as they judge fair across the board, yeah, and you can see that in the final results, but yeah.

Speaker 1:

I'm not accusing anybody of doing anything wrong, it's just. It's just human nature. It's like as an actor for people who don't know, when you go into an audition and say there's like 50 people auditioning for something, you don't want to be the first audition because to your point, they have nothing really to compare that to do you blow them away or not, and you don't want to be way at the end when they are just so, so angry that they've been there so long. So you know, there's the kind of there's always been that discussion is you sort of want to be towards the back half of the day but you don't want to be too late. So anyway, congratulations, claire. And all the great gymnastics athlete Gymnastics makes me nervous anyway.

Speaker 2:

the balance beam at all. It all makes me nervous.

Speaker 1:

And then the judging. It's just, it's just too much for an old man like that, but she got a trophy.

Speaker 2:

That's always the goal. So good job to Claire. And we talked about sleep. Good job to pillar triple magnesium, because they really help not only sleep but recovery and restorative sleep. They're our sponsor. So, for those of you who don't know, they're a sports micro nutrition company and there are products kind of intersect between pharmaceutical intervention and sports supplements for athletes. The pillar triple magnesium, it's where it's at. It's a meticulously crafted formula, is designed for sleep and recovery. So you guys know I love magnesium. This is a step above. It's a high dose of magnesium glycinate, which is a powerhouse ingredient used by professional athletes like John Ferdino, ironman world champion Ben Canute, gwen Jorgensen, olympic triathlon gold medalists. It helps you with recover, it helps you get better sleep and that helps you get to the start line in the best condition. Over and over again. Thank you to pillar for their support. Go in the show notes, check it out, buy it at the feed and use the code 321GO to save.

Speaker 1:

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Speaker 2:

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Speaker 4:

Okay, civilians, it's time for the goods. Let's get on to the interview.

Speaker 1:

All right, folks, we are excited to have the band back together as we talk through the tutu, the glitter, pecs and everything was a part of the princess half marathon weekend. Joining us are two other core WDW run Disney announcers Tracy Rue. Wow, man, tracy Woo. You know what I'm going to be canceled for. That aren't.

Speaker 2:

I.

Speaker 1:

Riley Claremont up. We're leaving it in, we're leaving it in people and Wiley Claremont. Tracy Rue and Wiley Claremont we're not legally able to say our names because this is not an approved by run Disney podcast. First time all four of us have been together on the podcast at the same time. It's already come apart. I take full responsibility as the elder member of this race host group. Anyway, all right, so let's start this the way we always do. Tracy, how are you?

Speaker 3:

and where are you? I am great. I'm like down the street from you and so your place. I'm at my house, yes.

Speaker 1:

Oh, okay, so where's?

Speaker 3:

your cat. Where's my?

Speaker 2:

cat.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, where's Aaron per your cat?

Speaker 3:

I don't know. I'm sure he'll show up because he never is like five feet I know, leave you alone.

Speaker 1:

I know we've heard All right well.

Speaker 2:

Riley, same question to you how are you and where are you?

Speaker 4:

I'm great and I am in our small little bedroom in our little mountain house here in Mills River, North Carolina.

Speaker 2:

And you were showing us some great artwork that you had created. So well done you, getting that creative energy out All right. So we're going to attempt to go through this chronologically kind of talk about maybe, if you have some thoughts about the different things, give people some insight behind the magic, if you will. Starting at we get there. Was it Thursday? Thursday we had rehearsal, because my days of the week are not good for this race.

Speaker 1:

It was Thursday.

Speaker 2:

All right, rehearsal Riley. Any thoughts, any moments about rehearsal? How do you feel about rehearsal as a whole? Do you find it builds a solid foundation for a race weekend?

Speaker 4:

I do indeed. And more than anything, it gives us a chance to give love and positivity and gratitude to our wardrobe folks who have raised the game over the last few seasons in such a huge way, and we kids just can't thank them enough and say enough good things about the you know, the hand painted hats, all the stuff, the thought that goes into it and it makes us look good, it makes us feel good. So I can't say enough about them, and it's always good to get together with you guys for the little reunion.

Speaker 1:

And, frankly, the stuff's comfortable now. I mean they give us comfortable things to wear. That has not always been the case in the past.

Speaker 2:

No no, no, no, you guys don't have to wear two twos highly and flattering and weird and bizarre.

Speaker 4:

But that was a long, long time ago. But this new gang is just. They're on point every single time.

Speaker 2:

Good job, Tracy. How'd you feel about rehearsal?

Speaker 3:

Good, it was fun. I was a little nervous that day because I think I mentioned, I didn't realize yoga was on Monday and I realized you had just come back from Kenya and I was really concerned that it was yoga day and I had to do yoga. But I did it. So I came in like a little stressed but not stressed. All this wonderful stuff, it was good.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I want to shout out to all the people because a lot of people at home where they were like oh that's so nice that they moved yoga to Monday for your trip that in no way the fact that they would move a 1500 person event just because I couldn't say hi and welcome to yoga. It's humbling folks. But no, yoga was always on Monday. I didn't even know it was on Monday. I just thought I was going to have to go from the airport to yoga. So, yeah, we'll talk about that later. John, anything from rehearsal for you to highlight.

Speaker 1:

Well, of course, the highlight of rehearsal for me was the presentation of the nut sex, and that's all we have time to talk about, so let's move on.

Speaker 1:

Goodbye, thank you. No, I want to shout out to our good friend, todd Snyder, who had heard the nut sack comments that Carissa made on Marathon Weekend that we had a little fun with on the podcast, and he sent us a package with nut sacks. Which were these sacks that said nut sack? With wait for it, folks mixed nuts in them for each and every one of us and that was greatly appreciated and it did enlist it and a gaffaw from everyone. So, todd, well done out of you, my friend.

Speaker 4:

If I can add, also those nuts were delicious.

Speaker 2:

When you put the nuts in your mouth, they were delicious, that's what you're saying Wow.

Speaker 1:

No, just want to understand like that's how it goes. They were salty. Is there editing available for this podcast, because I think we need to?

Speaker 2:

I believe mine are rosemary. I have not enjoyed them yet.

Speaker 1:

They're very good. So thanks, todd, I appreciate that, and thanks for listening as well. All right, let's move ahead to 5K Day. Everybody seemed we were giddy. 5k Day. That was as energetic and fun as it's ever been. Now I chalk it up to the fact that I was smart and I brought in my own coffee instead of the. Let's just be honest I think the coffee that they give us in the hotel is not good. I don't care for it. So I got some Tim Hortons all my Canadian friends out there. I know that's what fueled me, but that was as entertaining a van ride to the start as I can remember.

Speaker 2:

I just want to interrupt. Tracy and I like the coffee at the hotel and we take it home. So if you are in a Disney hotel and you want to just put K-Cups on the stage, tracy and I will divide them up and count our 50 cent savings that we get for each K-Cup, because I don't mind them, they don't like blow me away, but once I put like this much Coffee, mate, peppermint, mocha creamer in it, just sweet.

Speaker 1:

You know we're on video, so no one really understood what we're talking about.

Speaker 2:

I know it's fine, it's a large amount, so anyway, all right, 5k Day. I want to start out. We started at the beginning. We're there on stage Riley's doing interviews. We know that Evelyn and I saw it on social media she was our youngest 5K runner because her birthday was, in fact, the day before the race, so she had just turned five. So we send Riley to the Wolves. Riley interview a five-year-old and it was amazing.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, she ruined me for the rest of the weekend because normally when you put the microphone in people's faces whether they're five or 57, they all start this kind of limbo thing where they start leaning back from it as if there's a small amount of poo or something on the end of the microphone. It's like what is wrong? There's nothing wrong. Just stand there and I came up to her fully expecting to go through. I was going to be in nurturing mode Sometime with the kids. I'm a little, you know, for comedy purposes I'm like a little abrupt, but I was definitely going to be nurturing and kind, no matter what. And that little soul just stepped up and just dominated, made me look like a hack with her comments and her energy and all that kind of stuff. No, that was a great moment, one of many over the weekend, but she was terrific.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I loved her energy. And shout out to her mom she's an IVF warrior. I know there's a lot going on in the world about that, but I know she's prepping for, hopefully, a successful transplant in the future. So shout out to all those IVF warriors out there Now, john, you and I had some struggles. If you will doing the starts on the 5K.

Speaker 1:

Do you remember this? Yeah, there was a little bit of a struggle because for Marathon weekend they put a clock in front of us, a countdown clock.

Speaker 2:

It seemed simple enough and it worked perfectly.

Speaker 1:

When it gets to zero they go. What's that?

Speaker 2:

It seems simple, it gets to zero. Well, it gets to three and we say three, two, one, right, right.

Speaker 1:

When it gets, we look down at it. It usually starts to count down. In a minute we get down to like the three, two, one and again, and it worked perfectly. So we were, I think, probably full of humors, thinking all right, here this is going to be great. And there was a little struggle with that Little struggle, because I think the first one or two worked fine. And then after that I look down and it's 15 seconds and I'm about to say something terribly witty that will surprise all of you with my area addition and my ability to improvise that early in the morning. And all of a sudden it goes 15, zero. And honestly I was like a duck that was hit on the head. I'm like I don't know what to do. I don't know what to say. And then the thumbs up. People were just, they didn't yell at us. But if you could silently yell at people, that's exactly what was happening. They were making a very aggressive gesture towards us.

Speaker 4:

She didn't care for us at all. We couldn't figure out who was happy. We were. Production assistant Didn't care for us, and why would she? I?

Speaker 1:

get it. I mean honestly.

Speaker 4:

She looked mad when you guys weren't doing you know, that's the thing.

Speaker 2:

But then sometimes, like they give us a 30, but the her thumb would come out. And so John and I are trying to, as Mark says, you're doing a TV show, so we're trying to. I don't like to turn my head completely to like look. So I look out the side of my corner of my eye for like a big thumbs up, and there was one time I did it that the 30 seemed like a thumbs up, and John put me in my place. I certainly did as well.

Speaker 2:

And then, sure enough, 45 minutes later, johnny did the same thing.

Speaker 1:

And I fell in the ground with joy at John's mistake. Yeah, and I've started the marathon early before. You remember that years ago with the articulated Mickey that's supposed to talk, and you know I just started the damn thing early because I, I don't know, I thought I'd gotten the thumbs up. So I think we worked through that part later, the thumbs up thing, but it was. It was a little dicey.

Speaker 2:

So I like to apologize to everybody, but we just want to be honest. It was dicey.

Speaker 1:

And, by the way, for those of you who think Chris is always giving you side eye at the start, she's not. She's just trying to keep one eye on the on the monitor and one eye on on you folks.

Speaker 2:

It's my absolute pet peeve though this was when I was a sports host that if you're on camera and you're talking but you're not looking at, you know like I get irritated, like if I'm holding a card and I'm looking down or I'm like not, so I like to be present, you know, and in the moment should we, should we be on camera? So, tracy, like every race, you are sent away after the anthem.

Speaker 3:

All by myself, never, never land.

Speaker 2:

How was your 5k finish?

Speaker 3:

I loved. 5k day was my favorite day. It was so much fun and then we get to finish and I DJ Katie's out there, who is a blast, and she and I just started partying like the second I got there, so it was great. It was great and the crowds were great. Hi Weston.

Speaker 2:

I was. I was like who is that? The background? That was my husband.

Speaker 1:

We love you, Weston.

Speaker 3:

Love you, weston. The crowd there was, so there was a huge crowd at the finish, from beginning to end, and it was awesome and everyone was super energized. It was great. It was freezing, but it was great.

Speaker 2:

It was. Yeah, I was not expecting the cold on 5k day. Usually I'm very prepared. It said like 50. I was like I was not prepared for the cold. I went home and shook in the bed for like an hour afterwards.

Speaker 1:

You wind like Tracy with a not cute costume. Right, that's. You know you were as whiny as Tracy when she doesn't get a cute costume.

Speaker 3:

I'm so cold and all of you know there are people from Minnesota.

Speaker 1:

There that are like ripping off layers because it's like it's 48. Why is it so?

Speaker 2:

hot. It's a wet cold. It was cold you know you get cold To shout out one costume group and Riley, I'll let you chime in on this If you, if you can recollect from the 5k, the giant forks.

Speaker 4:

Giant forks are great. Were the were the snack packages, 5k I think, the snack packages, I think the snack packages.

Speaker 1:

They were 10 and a half.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, they, they were two days 10 and a half. Okay, can we talk about how? The giant forks? So they were giant, shiny forks with silver face paint. And he terrifies me. Riley, do you know who I'm talking about?

Speaker 4:

Yeah, yeah, there's. There's one gentleman. He's a member of the ox and spoon collective.

Speaker 3:

And now I've?

Speaker 4:

I've struck this down now the ox and spoon comes from Jared, you know, Lindsay's husband. That's apparently a play on his last name. So but there's one gentleman that the last race over marathon weekend dressed as Ronald McDonald Very, very scary. And I'm not scared of clowns, but I was scared of this clown because there was just a malevolence there, and the sweeter that he tried to be, the less I trusted him, the less I trusted the entire moment. So when that dude showed up again as a fork, you know, I don't know what. I don't know what to make of that. I'm a simple man, I'm, you know, I'm just, you know I'm big picture guy and I was very, very frightened the entire time I was talking to them.

Speaker 4:

However, the positivity of Jared and Lindsay Reed and all the rest of them all getting aside, they're great. I love the energy that ox and spoon brings to their YouTube stuff when they're singing songs about you, whether they're singing about us or just about race weekend in general, but they always bring it with the wardrobe, they always bring it with just this overflowing sense of positivity. They have fun and it's it's, it's it infects everybody, I think. I hope Well, maybe not everybody, but most folks.

Speaker 2:

I like. I like their group costumes. I like the effort they put in. The same with the run dopey group as well. Love that. Um, before we move on, want to shout out our final finisher from 5k day. Now, John, I always forget her name. Who's the woman on the bike that just did a marathon?

Speaker 1:

and article that always, that always. Samantha. Samantha Okay, she always comes and tells us like she's one of our medical personnel for those of you who are listening, and she is fabulous and she always gives us information about things that have happened on the course, and then also she lets us know who the final finisher is going to be.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so a 5k day. Her name was Emily and she said this you know, as positive as one can, but like that, emily has worked really hard through this 5k. You know she was fighting the whole time. She was working really hard, um, and it was just really emotional to see her come across that finish line because, you know, I like when the last finisher is someone who worked for it, who earned it, they get this extra confetti and they have all the applause of all of Kelsey's crew and everybody there to celebrate them. So, emily, you were memorable, you were a warrior and we are super proud of you and we hope to see you back again.

Speaker 1:

And I'm going to say something that'll be controversial right now. If you listen to this podcast and you're trying to finish last, don't do that. Please don't do that. That to recognize. We're recognizing that person because that's somebody who obviously fought through a lot, so please don't do that. Riley, I appreciate that you're raising your hand to speak. I'd like to see a little more of that from everyone.

Speaker 4:

No, carissa mentioned it. I wanted to bring it back up because not just not just Kelsey's crew, but all those folks at the 5k there was a long, the longest we've ever experienced, I believe, delay from you know when the main pack finished the balloon. Well, they're no balloon legs for the 5k, but you know, waiting for that final finisher. It took a long time and cheer squad, you know, they all stayed there, kelsey's crew, they all stayed there and I just want to make mention of the fact of how much that meant, how much everyone appreciated the fact that those guys stayed for the entire time until that final finisher crossed the line and cheered for her. It was a great moment.

Speaker 1:

It was great and-.

Speaker 4:

Finally, and I brought them all.

Speaker 1:

I want to thank everybody for the friendship bracelets. I got 15 of them. Hold on for those of you, this isn't video, so I know you already told me that those are the friendship bracelets on the microphone. It's uh, it's insane, and I think this is the 15 that I found and I think there's some more in my bag. So thanks to everybody who gave us a friendship bracelet. That's become a really, really, for me, at least, one of the highlights of the finish line, and even in starting line, people throw in a mess.

Speaker 4:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

I love it too, and thank you to Sarah. She made some for Claire and she makes them smaller so they fit on Claire's hand what she really, really loves and it was like her bar score, so I love them. So, yeah, we're all in for the friendship bracelet. So thank you guys for doing that. I do still owe Riley the one that says throwing up, which we'll circle back to that because we haven't worked through that issue yet. But I was given one in Disneyland that said throwing up and I was like I think this is for Riley, it wasn't just the whole milk, maybe someone's to blame. We'll get to that later. Let's go to the 10K, because for me the 10K family reunion show was a highlight. Lots happened, riley, you know, scripted it's not scripted. Riley mentioned a Buick Le Sabre, so I told a story that ended up to be just a real heartwarming moment and I'm going to turn it over to you. Riley, the stage is yours.

Speaker 4:

On the way down. I'm on 95, somewhere, I believe, in South Carolina, and there's this blue SUV in front of me and with a personalized license tag that says Princess. All sorts of Disney run, disney bling on the back, and so it's clear that this person's going to the same place. I am the happiest place on Earth the Princess Marathon weekend. So I get you know. In the left lane, if I could just take a quick sidebar here. Okay, the left lane is for passing. All right, you don't own the left lane. I-95 and 26,. Man, get over the right lane, you jerks. I'm sick and tired of it. I'll say it to your face. Okay, you don't own the left lane, it's for passing.

Speaker 4:

Anyway, so I get the left lane to pass this lovely young, you know, and I look, oh and it's just, she seems like she's alone. I was expecting maybe a family. But I look over at her and you know I'm wearing a hat and glasses and stuff and I give her a big wave and she looks back at me and she just looks startled, not necessarily horrified, but perhaps on her way to being truly horrified and scared. Is there something wrong with her car? Is this guy trying to, you know, do something nefarious? You know she's on the open road in South Carolina all by herself, and some huge guy just starts waving at her. So I quickly accelerate and just, you know, say, oh, my God, I hope she's okay. I, you know, hope nothing untoward happens. You were embarrassed, riley you were embarrassed.

Speaker 4:

I was a little embarrassed, because who am I? You know the hubris to think that somebody's going to recognize me on the open road, blah, blah, blah, anyway. So 5K, you know we have rehearsal. 5k, the 10K comes up, carissa tells the story from on stage and, unbelievably, we hear, I hear that I think that's me, I think that's me, and it turns out that Danielle, who's an Instagram handle, is shrinking princess. But Danielle, you know I would go over and talk to her and we do confirm that it was in fact her and me. So we added you know, carissa, you did a great job of calling the audible. We only do usually, do you know? One interview we ended up doing, I did an extra one with her and it was just one of those moments where who would have ever thought in a million years that, out of what 20,000 people running all weekend long, that we would actually be able to contour that story? And then there she is, right there to celebrate. We got pictures. It was. It was just a really, really fun moment.

Speaker 2:

So to confirm she was frightened or what was her emotions after the wave?

Speaker 4:

She confessed to being startled, that she was just startled, which I you know. I thought that was a very diplomatic way of putting it. So yeah, you know she didn't. She didn't elaborate on that. The bottom line is we had a huge laugh, big hugs. Now we're friends on social media and it just becomes one of those things, you know, that is again at the found. The bedrock of our run Disney experience are these one-on-one connections that happen either in a very pedantic way or in a very heightened way, like this one did.

Speaker 1:

Well, I was very, very entertaining for all of us. Frankly, that's. That was just a great moment. Also, shout out to Tracy's cat, Erin Perre. She adopted from my wife's pet rescue, my wife's former pet rescue, and it's always good to see our good friend Erin, and we would like to see more of him. In fact, we, Erin, should have his own segment on the show. So we're going to. We're going to try to work that out.

Speaker 2:

Also happening at the 10K Family reunion lot John, a club has been formed, it's apparently the Pelki Running Club.

Speaker 1:

Pelki Running Club. I'd like to shout out to all the folks who who put together the Pelki Running Club. It is actually on Instagram. We have 56 followers on the Pelki Running Club. They are also. I got a message that people are asking for the merchandise, so apparently they are selling the merchandise. They're selling it at cost. No one's making a profit. I'm getting absolutely no money for it, so essentially I'm like a college football player two years ago.

Speaker 1:

Getting nothing for my name, image and likeness, but the Pelki Running Club. In case you're wondering, the motto is how far is this race? No, really, how far? That is our motto. And also I'd like to shout out to Weston Galloway, who ran with the Pelki Running Club hat. However, he broke the cardinal rule of running in the Pelki Running Club, which was that he ran a sub 14 minute mile. That is not allowed. That is not allowed.

Speaker 2:

Get yourself in an Elliot.

Speaker 1:

Kipchogi running club. If you want to do that sort of stuff, pal, no overachieving here. It's for those of us who can barely make it to the finish line, it's a rookie mistake.

Speaker 4:

John, that's a rookie mistake.

Speaker 1:

It is, it is. So we'll give him that one. But he destroyed the curve on the Pelki Running Club. Team time, my goodness. But we'll throw out the best time and the worst time. So there you go, but really shout out. That was really sweet. Particularly appreciate the fact that they spelled my name correctly, because that doesn't happen often.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and it's on a hat, so it's good that they spelled it correctly. Also want to shout out our former production assistant, sarah B, who did her first 10K, her first challenge, and was wonderfully costumed. We would not have expected any less. Before we move over to an issue that John wants to talk about, raleigh, I want to talk about your interview. And again, tracy, you miss all this, so you have no idea that all this has happened. You're over there doing the hard work. At the finish, you interviewed a woman who was celebrating being cancer-free and you got a little choked up and emotional at the end of the interview. So can you talk us through that?

Speaker 4:

Yeah, I didn't expect to, but obviously I'll talk about it. I told my wife, michelle, when I got back. One of the stories I shared with her was you know, again, we just go down the bicycle rack, all of us, and sometimes I'll say, hey, if you've got a cause, a charity or a reason you want to share, you know, come find us. Other times I'll just make eye contact with somebody and I'm on them. And that happened to be. Actually, Judy approached me because she wanted to share her story 13 years cancer-free, I believe. She said she was 65 years old and just laid it out, told her story, which was, you know, wonderful, especially with its, you know, with its conclusion, hopefully its conclusion but yeah, 13 years cancer-free.

Speaker 4:

I talked about how running made such a difference and all that. And then at the end of it I don't know why, but just my instinct was because I've never shared this before at any Run Disney event that I lost my dad when I was 19. He was 61 to cancer and I think the thing that triggered it was that Judy's cancer apparently was very rare. I don't remember what kind it was, but that was the same thing with my dad. My dad died of a cancer that apparently is very prevalent in Asia but less than 2% of cancerous Americans this was back in the 80s, you know get contract the type of cancer he had.

Speaker 4:

But yeah, you know, I just shared that quick fact 19 years old, you know, lost him at 61 and my voice copped and you know I've talked to Michelle about the fact that I've cried harder about, you know, our animals passing away than I have about my mom and dad, just because of that relationship you have with your animals. But I was just really kind of taken aback that you know, after all this time because that was 1984, that he passed away that just invoking that, conjuring that out loud, and my voice broke and I got upset. I had, you know, I gave Judy a big hug and I had to walk away. I had a little bit of the lip quiver and you know I got a hold of myself very quickly and got back into it. But it was just a reminder for everybody, man, that it doesn't matter when or how it happens, that that stuff stays with you forever and can come back up in unexpected ways.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it also points out the fact that really, I think I don't know if I can speak for everybody here, but cancer touches all of us. So shout out to all those folks out there, obviously running for any cause, but a lot of folks running for a lot of different cancer causes. We talked about Kelsey's crew, kelsey's Oak Foundation. They are the the rock stars of the finish line because they stick around the whole time. They had dozens of cowbells, fellas, we didn't need more cowbells. There were cowbells All over the place and they're running for pediatric cancer. So shout out to all those folks. But that was one of those great real moments.

Speaker 4:

Well, hey, I got to. I am getting ahead of myself because at the half I was able to talk her across the finish line. So it really was that. You know, that's great something that we get to do a lot. Sometimes we're not out there. We missed those opportunities, but that was an opportunity. From point a to point B with Judy, you know, talk to her at the 10k or with a 5k, and then was able to talk her across the line at the at the end of the half and that was it. That was a good moment too.

Speaker 1:

All right, elephant in the room part time now. All right, elephant in the room time now. There we go. We don't often go on social media to look at at least I don't to often to look at what people are saying about us, but I happen to stumble into some comments on Social media that it's probably Facebook, because I'm an old man and I still don't understand Instagram and I wouldn't be able to read anything that was posted there anywhere. And who are these pictures from? And I'm getting off topic.

Speaker 1:

There were some comments about people who felt that when we get to the, the final corral, the e-corral, that our energy changes. And we're basically saying to people because we, how do you, how do you, how do you even approach this? That we do let people know that, hey, if, if you're out here today with largest number of first-time half marathoners, 10k runners, anywhere in the country, generally, we've been told that that's the case and generally in those later corrals, and we want to let everybody know that. Listen, if today isn't your day, for whatever reason, that is okay. You don't have to prove anything to anyone in the striving you have already achieved. And there were people who felt that our energy would change then and we were basically telling people it doesn't matter if you don't finish now. I don't agree with that assessment at all and I had some interaction with folks, a very, very Positive interaction with a couple of the people who felt that way and and and said to try to explain to them that what I just said that there are a lot of people who are trying their first time and we've heard a Riley, you've had interview with a number of people who said, hey, you know what? I got swept last year or two years ago and I promised myself I would come back and we love those stories because, you know, none of us are perfect. Every time we try something, we don't always succeed and and the really the key is to get up and try again.

Speaker 1:

So there were some comments made out out there. Some of them I thought were food for thought and it did. I'm completely open. Anybody out there who has any Any criticism as any comment, positive or otherwise, I will listen to that. I'm not always going to agree with you, but I just wanted to make sure that I said if you are giving us, if you're assigning some sort of a nefarious reason or To, why would we be saying something. I assure you, our only intention is to try to get everybody in the best possible frame of mind that they can be in For the race, but we also just want to let people know that the reality is that people get swept and that is not a Tragedy. It just happens. Sometimes it's not your day, for whatever reason, so just wanted to touch on that. There were some unkind remarks made, but again, with some, with some really nice interaction with some of those folks, we're able to arrive at a, at a better conclusion. So hopefully I've, I've, I've said that properly.

Speaker 2:

I want to thank you for saying are because I feel like the comments were generally directed at me. I'm, for a large part they directed we were all.

Speaker 1:

We were all taken to task.

Speaker 2:

I mean people say I don't care for any of the announcers and look, yeah, everybody's company it opened a pain doors box where some people use that platform, and that Thread was since then taken down. But they use that platform to kind of say unkind things and that wasn't the point of the original comment. So if you were someone who took any of our words to be negative, as John said, that's not how they were intended. But we will, as I said in the post that was taken down, adjust our rhetoric to make sure that you all feel supported. The two things that went on, besides people being outwardly negative Directed at any of us, not related to that comment that I wanted to touch on, was one that the.

Speaker 2:

What really upset me, what really sticks with me, is that there were people commenting that I know started in corral a, that were and have never been there for corral e. So why are you chiming in and telling me what I said was x, y, z, when I know that you were miles down the race course? That Kind of upset me. And the other thing that I want to clarify is that people would say well, I don't understand why, when they get to corral e, they want to give us these motivational talks like we can't do this and, in the logistics of the race, the amount of time between waves increases as the race goes on. So when we're to corral a, it's maybe a minute, so it's go. Hey, how are you go go? Hey, riley, you got 15 seconds go. So it's not that we wouldn't want to give motivational speaks to every single person or give them that talk of like you get to do this, blah, blah, blah. There's not the time. And when we get to corral's D&E it becomes Four minutes in between waves and much smaller groups. So when I look at it I'm thinking, well, gosh, let me not say anything. I've said before. You know Riley's doing some interviews, but sometimes we'll see that people are doing what Riley mentioned to pulling away. They're not coming to him. So we we're not just gonna throw it a Riley if we see that no one's there. And so that is for me.

Speaker 2:

When I go into okay, I'm a runner, I'm standing here, what do I need to be reminded of? Start slow, believe in yourself, all these kinds of things. So if you're in a later corral and you hear us giving you this motivational talk, it's not because we don't think you're trained, it's not because we don't think you're gonna finish, it's not because we don't think you could have a PR. It's because we have more time and we want to make sure that our show continues to evolve, is Interesting and touches every aspect, the heartfelt, the funny. So that's where, and those are the things that kind of set with me, like I just want people to understand that it's okay if you don't love everything you say, that we say excuse me. But just understand sometimes maybe, the why behind it and whether it's us, whether it's Mickey Mouse, whether it's a stranger, whether it's a celebrity, don't use social media as a place to say mean things and hide behind a screen. That's, that's never gonna be okay.

Speaker 1:

Trolls gonna troll too. Just want to point that. I know, I also noticed that there were people who weren't even there that weekend commenting and it's like, okay, well, you know, again I can take it. As I've said, riley, seen some of them. I've had some of the most brutal theater reviews in the history of mankind. I had a reviewer once say of my theater performance if I have to see him again, I will retire and walk into traffic. So there you go. That's, you know people.

Speaker 2:

But that person's job is to review you.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it's a good point. Are there? Are there actually? Is there a job reviewing race announcers? Because, frankly, I can, I can. I throw my hat in the ring, do travel all around the country and review race announcers.

Speaker 2:

That'd be pretty cool, it's so hard though, because there is so much like sound plays into such a quality for how a race announcer goes, what the direction is you know, because people in Disneyland were saying why was you know Tedrus just doing trivia? Why didn't he do this? Because Tedrus was told to just do trivia. Riley has taken it and transformed what he was told to do into something that's beautiful and wonderful. So like even if you just went on face value and listened to one race, there's a lot you don't know that the announcer is either tasked with, told to do. How's going on? I?

Speaker 3:

Thought it was really interesting and very ironic actually, because as I was driving home after the whole weekend, I was listening to your podcast the two-two guys episode, I believe and you guys were talking it right when I turned it on because I'd listen to it whenever I'm in the car, so I'd never finish a whole one. And you guys were talking about the Olympic trials and Chris. So you were talking about this one lady, I guess, would train, trained like crazy and she didn't finish one year, whatever. And you were talking about like of course I still celebrate her, I mean this person's.

Speaker 3:

Obviously the Olympic trials are amazing, but like had to drop out at like whatever mile 20 or something. And I was like how ironic. Because I'm like If you don't finish, it still is brilliant, but then people take it as a negative thing. And I'm like if I could even just qualify for an Olympic trial, I'd be thrilled, you know. So it's like it was just so ironic that that was the first thing I heard in my car when I was driving home and I'm like you celebrate every step for crying out loud at least I do, but hey, I do, I still stand by.

Speaker 4:

So clear that your your words were directed at first timers and we've talked about the fact that you know first and second timers. The first Timers were done, you know, and we featured a man years ago who I think we all remember who's in. You know. Entire story was I tried this. I got swept on the bus. I made a deal with myself. I swore to myself that was never gonna happen again. I trained harder, I came back and I finished and we celebrated that dude, I remember to this day. That's who we're talking to. Okay, just because you're in Corral E, if you have a lot of experience, I don't have any. You know. Again, we're talking to the first timers. That's who the who those words of support are mainly directed at.

Speaker 4:

And I love the fact that on that same social media post, there were so many people that weren't, you know, joining in didn't become this witch hunt. What I saw was the statement was made, a few people agreed with this and had their own access to grind, and then a wave of run Disney folks were like no, no, that's confirmation bias. You heard what you wanted to hear. You have these insecurities inside of you. So when Carissa was speaking like that, you took all that and allowed that to infect you in a negative way.

Speaker 4:

Carissa, your words, your inspirational speeches I've told you this, you know offstage as well they mean something to me. I get something out of it, just standing there listening, and I remember hearing your words and I'm just nodding and I'm nodding, and I'm nodding and to think that those words, that pure energy and that pure intent of just simply wanting to help folks, to try and calm them down, to assuage their fears, that that was taken in any way, shape or form as a negative, as a what were the words used? With that patronizing, condescending? Give me a break. I said it to us. I'll say it again, if Western wants to cut this out Life's a flat circle. You keep running into the same types. They exist in every single human enterprise and we just happen to run up against those same types this weekend and it's sad and I hope those folks have a positive outcome to whatever the heck is bugging them.

Speaker 2:

Well, thank you. Riley, thank you for the support. And no, if you're listening, no matter what time you run, no matter how many miles you go, we support you, we're celebrating you, we're proud of you. Let's move on to the half. One final thing, one final thing the person who posted.

Speaker 1:

The person who posted that they got on a bus with people who were in Corrali after the race and everyone was livid about what we said. I would like to say this I'll take things that never happened for a thousand Alex, moving on.

Speaker 2:

Half Marathon Day Sunday the Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Corksicle.

Speaker 1:

Thanks to the Corksicle people, by the way. That's always appreciated.

Speaker 2:

Johnny and I got Corksicle.

Speaker 1:

Hey, now I'm going to get some heat for this but I thought the weather cooperated on Half Marathon Day. I thought it wasn't quite as chilly as it was on 5K Day, which I enjoyed as well and we've said it here many times, I much prefer a cooler morning than a humid morning but I thought it really, really cooperated and I think we can see that at the finish line too. I think we saw this weekend I will say I think I saw as much joy at the finish line of all of these races as I've ever seen before.

Speaker 2:

I think you're becoming jaded because you said that about the rain day at Marathon. I think you've just you've been shifted to see joy, john, and it's quite frankly terrifying.

Speaker 1:

Oh my God, you might be right, he's running race.

Speaker 3:

He's running race, so he feels the feeling.

Speaker 1:

I'm going to have to go. I can't. I don't even know me anymore.

Speaker 2:

All right, I'm going to shift it back to Riley then. And Tracy, this is like a recap for you, because you don't get the opportunity to see the stories and carry them across the finish and I do. I used to be the one that went to the finish and I never realized that connection that we get to see the people start, have a moment with them and then see them finish. Riley, you talked to a man who I wrote this and it feels like it's incorrect had a 600 pound weight loss.

Speaker 4:

I mean maybe four.

Speaker 1:

I mean, I know that was more, he weighed over 600.

Speaker 4:

He was above 600 pounds. So I mean it's it's in the ballpark between four and five that he's lost, because he is I mean, he is physically you. If you looked at this guy, he doesn't look like one of those guys that used to weigh that much. He's had a total. Yeah, his name is Matthew. He shared his story. Yeah, I mean it's just I can't even imagine what it must be like to carry that much weight. And the thing that I didn't get a chance to ask him about and we'll certainly talk to Matthew again because I want to find out this moment. What was the moment? What was the moment when you said to yourself, because when you get that far down the road I mean I lost 50 pounds I can't imagine being that overweight and then going, I got to fix this and then feeling like you actually could fix it and he actually followed through and did it. So I want to find out what was the moment and it doesn't have to be a rock bottom moment that maybe that was it, but what was the moment that made that transformation possible Really quickly? I do want to touch on because I got to share this with a couple of our favorites.

Speaker 4:

Ashley, who goes by pancake princess on Instagram, was joined by her good friend, jocelyn, who is mom, runs Disney on Instagram and other social media. But it was Ashley's 10th anniversary of what got her into running, apparently, the and I hope I'm not speaking at a turn here, but I think she said certainly her first run Disney race was the princess half marathon 10 years ago. So this was her 10th anniversary. She was crying the entire time. She's run New York, she's run Chicago. I'd like to find out more about her running journey. The bottom line was she was celebrating her 10th anniversary and it just, you know, she was an emotional wreck in the best possible way all weekend long, and I'm so glad we were there to share it with her. Jocelyn, her good friend, will celebrate her 10th anniversary next princess marathon. So, again, as we say repeatedly, it's just so great to be able to share these stories and to walk with them as they cross the finish line.

Speaker 2:

John now let's talk about something that is is etched into my memory in the in the most exciting of ways.

Speaker 1:

This seems to be what's etched into many, many of people's memories as I navigate the English language poorly. The two, two guys were on point this weekend, can I and I'm not just saying that because they did our podcast and they're great and they're great guys, but the fact that the phrase glitter pecs was was uttered during the race is is just fabulous those guys are. They are so much fun. It boggles the imagination, 20 years into this, that we now have recurring characters for all of this. I mean we do, and they are like they're featured characters. They might even be above the title at this point, but shout out to those guys and the glitter pecs and I mean the amount of time that they spend in the gym is akin to the amount of time I spend watching the same Civil War documentaries, and that is a lot of time, folks, an awful lot of time. Or, they've spent more time in the gym than Riley and I have watching the last waltz, and, folks, that's a lot of time that we've put into that.

Speaker 2:

I just want to shout out them because I didn't know what to expect. I knew they were doing something big. They went to the fluffy fizzies, which is where Tracy and I get our glitter lips from, and Tom and them out there, tom and Adam, tom was full, full chest out with the glitter and Brad, your cameraman, riley, I kept go closer, go closer. So Tracy got him as close as he could, just the glitter pecs on camera there at the start line. And then, so I heard later, I got a video on Monday morning from Ogre's Cantina and it was CC with the two, two guys, and CC was very excited because apparently from across the bar, this woman had shouted are you glitter pecs? And it was a very exciting moment for all that from now on they will be the two, two guys, but they are also glitter pecs.

Speaker 1:

I may or may not be forming a band called glitter pecs Riley, please, please overshare.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, it might be an overshare and it's appropriate for this podcast, something that you know, my weekend. Basically, in addition to all the other beautiful, funny, heartfelt moments, it was really about mannipples, because I believe for the 10k there was a woman dressed as King Trident who had a ill fitting, you know chest plate, but the mannipples were just, I mean, they were just out there, you couldn't avoid the man and they were large, large, unattractive mannipples and we just laughed about that with her all week and long.

Speaker 4:

I think I started calling her mannipples so she started her name.

Speaker 2:

I don't know why. I'm thinking her name started with an M or it was just a mannipple, yeah but she was great.

Speaker 4:

And then, of course, that you know the very next night or very next morning to be, you know, followed up by these massive mannley glitter pecs. And I'm sorry, man, I'm just, I'm a fan of the human form, male, female, it doesn't matter if you're gorgeous, you're gorgeous, and I was. I was moved. I was moved by the glitter pecs.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, Tracy, you didn't see him to start, so how? How did you feel when they got to the finish?

Speaker 3:

Well, I was actually so 10k a day. I was like, have they come through? Because I was on break and then I missed them. So I was really upset and then half happened and I saw them and I just I actually apologized to Kim Tom's wife. That is her name, right, kim?

Speaker 4:

Yes, Kim yes.

Speaker 3:

I'm really sorry. I just gawk at your husband all the time, but he's beautiful and she was pretty much like gave me this look like. Well, he's obviously looking for it, yeah.

Speaker 4:

So we tried to talk to her, we tried to feature her. I went to her before I went to the two, two guys, because you know the white she's, she's usually there and I was like, all right enough talking to these guys, let's talk to the two, two guys.

Speaker 3:

Wife, but she was a little bashful, but it was all good, but, yeah, I appreciate it every single time and I don't even, you know, I don't look at their faces, which is sad.

Speaker 1:

You said to me you didn't even know they had heads. At one point you were just not sure because you'd never actually looked above their neck. Why would you?

Speaker 3:

Frankly which is super rude- Because, like as a female, I'm sure that happens to a lot of females, doesn't happen to me because I don't have much down there. But you know, like it's super rude and I apologize for it. But you know what I also don't, because you're putting it out there.

Speaker 2:

Well it was. It was definitely a highlight. And then I will, jumping back to Saturday. I will say I came to the finish after we'd learned of the social media thing and I was pretty down and I went out there and tried to like high five and I just didn't feel into it. So I came back and I was announcing from sitting down and they came by and they were like what are you doing up there? Come down. And Adam really kind of got me out of my funk. So thank you to that. Briefly, I want to talk about a alarming situation that's continuing from Marathon Weekend. Is it possible Riley Claremont's being poisoned?

Speaker 1:

Are you slowly being poisoned, Riley?

Speaker 3:

Hashtag Matt Pablo.

Speaker 2:

So Riley had some stomach issues at Marathon Weekend which we vaguely touched on here. We believe it was from drinking whole. We were led to believe that he was drinking whole milk before the races. At one point he thought maybe it was the breakfast, so I didn't eat breakfast. And then, Riley, we thought you had recovered and you made a beeline to the porta potty on Sunday. That was upsetting. I'm still upset about the visual that I got.

Speaker 4:

I didn't know you were watching.

Speaker 2:

So, riley, how are you, and do you believe you're being poisoned by Matt Pablo in an attempt to take your role?

Speaker 4:

I had several different hypotheses, but the bottom line is yeah, marathon Weekend.

Speaker 4:

I've always said I don't want to ever be sick for one of these weekends. And then, inexplicably, at Marathon Weekend I had some you know gastrointestinal issues and I thought it was because I drank whole milk for the first time in 30 or 40 years. Then this last weekend they began to reappear, not nearly as severe as Marathon Weekend. I think I was sick, I think I had a baseline, something going on, and then this other stuff, whatever's going on with my reflex. I just added to that. But then this yeah, for Princess, marathon Weekend, I avoided the whole milk, thought I avoided everything, and then all of a sudden, you know, I got, would get this reflux thing. And then on the day of the half I didn't have anything. I took Tums. You guys were like try Tums, I've never taken Tums in my life, so I chewed a couple of times felt good, felt fine, and then inexplicably, around 1030.

Speaker 4:

And I think I know what it was. I had a little. I was sipping Coke's Coke back in the trailer because I thought that would settle, you know, my stomach. So it was like a precautionary thing and I think that's what got everything upset again. But, yeah, inexplicably about 1030. I'm like, is this happening again?

Speaker 2:

And I had to walk across to the Porta.

Speaker 4:

Poti, and you saw me emerge because it was not pleasant in there, and any it was.

Speaker 2:

I saw you go in the Porta Poti and it was the way that, like you, went in and didn't turn, because most people, when you're using it, you're going to turn you went straight forward. Yeah, and it was and then you came out and your face and the back of your neck were so red and then you just went right back to hugging and high-fiving people, which I thought was questionable. For those people I washed my hands.

Speaker 4:

I washed my hands out a little scope, but yeah, but here's the bottom line. The next day, I mean, in other words, it's gone, whatever, that is a specific two race weekends. Because the next morning, I mean I, you know, I ate like a horse after, after the half marathon, had a big breakfast with my brother, the Waffle House in Savannah, georgia. On my way back I got up at four, was on the road by five, didn't have anything. I'm drinking the five, five hour energy stuff, I mean. In other words, there were so many things that should have brought that back up that didn't. So inexplicably, it's only on the marathon weekends. It doesn't has had no impact in my regular life. So to wrap this all up and I'm so sorry to keep talking about it, I'll do Tums and I just won't eat or I'll drink water.

Speaker 2:

So, to recap, it only happened on the days Matt Pablo was there.

Speaker 3:

That was the only variable that has changed. Yeah, yeah, new.

Speaker 4:

Sports host, matt Pablo, and I don't know why he's chosen to take me down, because you know I mean they're, you know, john's John's. I think you know I'm sickly to begin with.

Speaker 3:

I'm on my way out. Anyway, look at me, I'm on my way out anyway.

Speaker 1:

By the way, riley, and only you, will appreciate this as movies that both you and I have seen too much. When you were making a beeline for that Port-A-Potty, you were Scott Glenn and the right stuff, so just think of that. You know what I mean.

Speaker 4:

No, I didn't. I was like, I mean not to get into too many other gross details, but I was bound and determined to make it. I was not going to spew on the road. I was not going to do that. And again, I had no idea you guys could see me or were looking at me.

Speaker 1:

So I'm very, very sorry. Oh yeah, I filmed it. Yeah, don't worry, it's got a website now. I will say now we are joking.

Speaker 2:

We're joking about Matt Pablo. We love him. We're going to have him on the podcast. He's a great addition.

Speaker 1:

He's full of energy, I know, I mean Riley never got sick. We're just joking that it's the only days that. Riley got sick. I'm not making, I'm just I'm asking the question, Carissa.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, we're not accusing. Why is that wrong? We're starting a line of questioning that.

Speaker 4:

I also need to share that when I asked Carissa you know, I had a very serious conversation with Carissa about hey, well, you know, you're a dietitian, what do you think, you know? And man, your entire countenance just changed, you know, pivoted from this very abullion. Hey, blah, blah blah, it's race weekend too, when I Riley is a dietitian. I just want to, you know. And you started asking me what was I eating? And it was just, I was moved. You're maternal instincts.

Speaker 2:

Well, probably I didn't help Because you're still, you're still, yeah it might be copperfish login.

Speaker 1:

Folks might be copperfish login. All right, Tracy, you were at the finish line. We've mentioned that. What was the winner? Like what happened? Who won?

Speaker 2:

the race, no idea.

Speaker 1:

That moment like because we have. We have no idea what was.

Speaker 3:

That moment like You're really expecting me to remember who the winner was.

Speaker 1:

Oh my gosh, yeah, it's in my script it's so don't blame me, because you know, according to the internet, we just read what we're told.

Speaker 3:

I don't remember, but they're awesome. They were doing like a sub seven minute mile, which is amazing. That's usually what like I read their name, I shout them out and then I get ready to do the math and see how fast they were going. It's crazy.

Speaker 3:

But I think I screwed up. Actually I think I screwed up the female winner, because a name came through and then the person's coming through, and then another girl name came through and Then the first girl who I announced their name kept showing up on the thing like every two minutes and I'm like Did I call the wrong person? And apparently there was someone with a bib that was walking by the timer.

Speaker 3:

So I'm sure if I called. So I ended up calling both people out, but I didn't know which one one. Yeah, that's why there would be somebody walking with a bib At the beginning, what happens all the time, particularly towards the end of the race. You see the same names coming up over and over again right, but this was at the beginning, when there's no one there except for the winners, unless the person like had a challenge bib and then decided not to run or whatever.

Speaker 1:

Can I ask a question? Where was Matt Pablo?

Speaker 3:

That's the question, I think we all have Next to me during this time or was he.

Speaker 4:

Matt Pablo poison my wine.

Speaker 3:

My pop. My pop was taking me down and making me do my job.

Speaker 1:

He's going after all of us. He's going after all of us.

Speaker 4:

No, that's the clock.

Speaker 1:

Wait a minute, he was there when the clock was malfunctioning.

Speaker 3:

Good, we're mad. I hope he's not very sensitive.

Speaker 1:

Matt's wonderful he did a great job we love Matt energy. You're a really talented guy.

Speaker 2:

All right, we're gonna wrap soon. I also want to shout out a gentleman who got a 11th place. He ran up personal best, matt James from the bachelor. And my quick rant with this is how the heck do we have the bachelor running our Disney race? No one tells us. So we can like bring him up on stage it's an ABC show and celebrate him.

Speaker 1:

Can I answer that question? Yeah because no one from run Disney ever speaks to us. We work for Disney entertainment. Some of them won't even make eye contact with me. But I get that. But yes, we do not get that information. So I would like you to say that would be nice if we would get it just.

Speaker 2:

I think that there are all. I've said this to Wester and he went to wake forest. I've met Matt James at several other races. He's very lovely. Can my husband hear me?

Speaker 1:

He's very lovely and Weston went to wake. For us to focus. That's what I did so.

Speaker 2:

The only reason I saw Matt James because I try not to like look to the side was that Western was waving. He was like it's Matt, our audience at Princess. That's the bachelor audience. They would have like gone crazy and been so excited and he does a lot of great things and him and his I think their fiancé from the show Still together. They like had all these videos about everything they ate at Disney. Like they're so cool. So congratulations, matt. I wish I would have known you're running, because I totally would have. I'm sure Mark would have allowed us to Bring him up on stage. It's all on brand and speaking of ABC, before we wrap Tracy Woo on ABC, can you talk about it now?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I was on will Trent. It aired last night, which is not when this is gonna air, february 27th. It aired and I played a bad, bad nurse who was in cahoots with a prisoner and tried to get him out of jail and I died.

Speaker 1:

How'd you die? Did you have a death scene or did you just die off?

Speaker 3:

So the guy I was having an affair with shot me or gave me an injection in the neck and I I had four lines but the whole there was a whole story line that I was a part of and like pretty big, pretty big thing and I'm, I'm very excited, it was a lot of fun. I haven't been on TV in like a year and a half, so that's huge.

Speaker 2:

I mean congratulations, tracy Well done.

Speaker 2:

And so we have not done Tracy's origin story and we are sorry, but you guys will get to know a lot about Tracy. She is very talented actress. There's a lot of great things, so we will bring you that, but I thought I would Kudos to you for that. I have to go pick up my kid in a second. You guys can keep talking, but I also want to shout out Um, we love our balloon ladies and recently, as most of you know, one of our balloon ladies lost her son, trevor.

Speaker 2:

There was a big GoFundMe page. There was a lot of support from the RunDisney family, but the folks at RunDisneyRun, dave and the DLS group raised money for our legacy for organ donation because I believe that that Trevor, four of his organs were able to be donated. I could be wrong in that number, but in just over 24 hours they raised $30,000 to the Run Disney Run page for our legacy for organ donation. And we can talk about social media, about how our feelings were hurt, but at the end of the day, when you can take the power of social media and raise such a significant amount of money for organ donation which is never an ideal choice for someone but when you make that choice and you can give that call to a family that they've been waiting for and save lives. It's fantastic. So thank you to everybody who donated there. I'm gonna jump off. You guys can keep talking if you want amongst yourselves, I don't know. Is there more to say? John, I think we've covered it. I don't think so.

Speaker 1:

I don't think so. I think we need to get a private investigator, Vince August, on the whole Matt Pablo story. But other than that, I'm not sure. Thanks to everybody who listens. Please, please, please, rate us. Whatever platform you're listening to us on, we really, really appreciate that. If you have any questions, any comments, anything you'd like to talk about, it's three, two, one go podcast at gmailcom Tracy Woo, Riley Claremont. Thank you very much, Karissa Galloway. Thank you very much. My goodness, I think it's the first time I've ever wrapped the show.

Speaker 2:

And this is not when we actually wrapped the show, so don't leave, cause we've still got two segments, but it's fine.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's so true.

Speaker 2:

Thanks guys, we'll see you real soon.

Speaker 1:

We recorded it out of order. It's like it's just bizarre.

Speaker 4:

When is springtime? Surprise one of the dates.

Speaker 2:

All right, thanks, thanks, we'll just leave it. We'll just leave it on that, folks. We'll see you then. Bye everybody.

Speaker 4:

All right athletes here's the drill Time to shape up your diet, Karissa give them the goods.

Speaker 2:

All right, John, today we're gonna talk about eating before exercise and healthier you, because I kept saying it at the race, I'd be like I feel like you guys need to eat. You've been standing here a long time, You're dehydrated, you need to eat, and I know it's so hard early in the morning. No one gets up at one to like test a run Disney, and I don't want you to, but I just kinda wanna advocate, for especially when we get into any runs, you gotta eat, because at Disney you're up three hours before you're moving. If you're getting up at home putting your shoes on going out the door, I hope you put clothes on too, but again, I don't know where you live. Maybe that's okay.

Speaker 1:

We're not here to judge.

Speaker 2:

I'm okay with that fasted state, but if you're up three plus hours before, you need to eat, and especially carbohydrates for your energy. Carbohydrates provide your body with quick, readily available energy to fuel your workout and that's your body's preferred source of energy, meaning it's gonna be able to get to you quickly. Also, don't just think about your run Disney race weekend now. Look into the future, because muscle preservation You've gotta put protein in to prevent muscle breakdown. So this is another reason to eat to help prevent injuries in the future and performance. You can expect to have a personal best and even a personal best in fun folks, if you don't have that nutrition to give you energy to improve your endurance, strength and your overall workout capacity. So aim to eat a balanced meal or snack with carbohydrates and protein. Limit fat one to three hours before exercising. So for most of you, when you get on that bus, when you drive over, have something with you a banana, have some graham crackers, just something you can take with you into the corral. I am happy if you wanna throw your trash at me, just so I can see it. Someone like Sean will probably come clean it up, but I just wanna see your trash to know that you're eating, but eat that while you're.

Speaker 2:

If you're corral, eat. Eat that while you're standing there. If you're corral A or so, eat that as you walk over, something you can digest easily, and then a little bit of water with it. So there is one water stop that run. Disney sets up before you get into the corrals, so grab water there and then this is something that you could experiment with different races. Try it at the 5K, but don't show up on an empty stomach, cause I'm gonna know. And if you really wanna revamp your race nutrition or your overall nutrition, I've got your back at HealthierU, my 12 week online course. Go to gallowaycoursecom to sign up, use the code podcast and our next live seminar is gonna be March 11th and I'm actually gonna do a full race nutrition chat plus answer your questions. So go ahead and sign up before then. Athletes listen up, it's mail call time.

Speaker 3:

Announce a free present.

Speaker 1:

All right, thank you, sarge. Here is our mail bag for this episode. This is from Katie Shirley. She asked do you have any suggestions for nutrition during race weekends? Being in a Disney hotel without the ability to cook my own meals makes it difficult to plan. Any tips for what to eat throughout the weekend would be appreciated. Thanks, and again, that's Katie Shirley and Katie, thank you for the question.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think that is a challenging question because you're going out in Disney, you're trying to celebrate, you're trying to enjoy and you don't have a kitchen. So one option is that there are DVC rentals available. Dvc rooms at Disney are gonna have kitchens. So I think there's. I don't know that. I think David does one. They're not sponsors, I don't really know. Ask Sarah Akers, actually, but you can rent a DVC room and then you're gonna have a kitchen.

Speaker 2:

I know Michael does did that for a recent race and he really loved it because he could just cook his own pasta. Other thing is DoorDash. I DoorDash bone fish three times this weekend so I knew I could get my salmon, my broccoli, my mashed potatoes and that delightful loaf of bread. So that's another option as well. And then, when you're going into the parks, look at the menus ahead of time. Stick with consistency.

Speaker 2:

It might be that it's a boring couple of days of eating where you know, okay, if I go to the barbecue place, an animal kingdom, I can get this and that.

Speaker 2:

Stick with those plain meals and consistency. So, as with all good nutrition, you put a little work on the front end and you get the benefits in the back end, and then, whatever day your race is over, then you kind of can celebrate and remember the pretzels in the park, the powerade in the park, the bananas at the food carts those are all good recovery items as well. So, katie, let me know what you do at your next race. And then again, I'm not paid by the Troubadour Terrace at Disneyland, but they've got great baked potatoes, so everyone should head there, tell them three, two, one ghosts at you and just confuse the heck out of them. If you've got a question, if you've got a listener story, email us three, two, one go podcast at gmailcom or send us one on Instagram and you might hear it here on the pod. It was a great princess weekend, john. Let's do it again in about a month or so.

Speaker 1:

Absolutely. We'll see you in the springtime.

Speaker 2:

See you real soon guys.

Speaker 1:

Bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye. Three, two, one go.

Recapping the 2024 Princess Half-Marathon
Rehearsal Reflection and 5K Day Fun
Magical Run Disney Experiences
Cancer and Compassion Story
Supporting First-Time Runners and Addressing Criticism
Glitter Pecs and Mannipples
Marathon Weekend Digestive Issues
Nutrition Tips for Race Weekends
Listener Stories and Future Plans