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Old 04-19-2017, 08:40 AM   #76
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We will be in MK on Sat and Epcot on Sunday too!
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With three races between DH and me, and trying to get some much needed sleep in-between, then heading off to the Disney Wonder right after the half-marathon on Sunday, I think I'll have to sit this PassPorter meet out. Sorry
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Can't wait, heading out tomorrow. Not looking forward to running in the heat. Hopefully we'll be across the finish line before it gets too hot.
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Hi Robin The races were so much fun! I really enjoyed myself. The weather was hot, but not unbearable. I loved the new route too. Hard to believe sign up for next year is approaching fast...
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