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I CAN and will GO THE DISTANCE

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Hey gang!

     This past November 3rd, I completed my 4th runDisney Half Marathon, and I'd like to share my adventure and experience with you. That sounds like I'm asking permission. Which I'm not. It's happening.
Below you will find my account specifically surrounding the runDisney portion of my most recent trip to Walt Disney World. For a more in depth account of the trip overall, head on over to the Gays Do the D podcast and listen to episode 61. Or don't. Maybe that's not your thing. Live your life. It just might be a little less complete without Gays do the D.

Friday, 11/1 - 11:30am EST:
     My flight from Minneapolis lands at the Orlando airport. I've checked a bag, using the Disney Magical Express service (which sends your bag directly from the airport to your resort room), so I bypass luggage pickup. I head directly to the All Star Sports resort, check-in, drop off my run gear (I pack all of my running gear in my carry-on, just in case my checked ba…

Be Prepared

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Hey gang! And Happy Halloween! Today's post won't be too scary...beyond thinking about running a half marathon...that's pretty frightening.

     Over the past 19 weeks, I've been training for the runDisney Wine and Dine half marathon, (November 3rd 2019) and I figured this would be a good time to chat about how I prepare for a runDisney event. I thought the title of this post was a clever tie-in from the Lion King, but now that I'm thinking it over, Scar dies at the end. That's not super reassuring. I think I'll keep it anyway. I mean, if you don't prepare well for a half marathon, you may end up falling into a pit of fire and/or attacked by hyenas. That's just a fact.

     Before we get started, it's important to know that I am in no way suggesting that everyone or anyone should follow what I do. If you find something useful in my routine, GREAT! This is all about what has worked for me in the past. As per usual...this is alllllll about me…

To All Who Come To This Happy RACE, Welcome

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Hello and welcome to the first of many blog posts. Is that too aggressive? The first of several?  The first of an undetermined amount of blog posts. That works. Before we get too far, here's a little info about me and what I hope to provide to you, the reader.

     My name is Patrick Kozicky. I'm 37 years old. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I currently live with my wonderful husband and two usually wonderful dogs. We also have a cat, but only when she decides to be recognized as part of the family. I'm a sometimes actor for local theatrical productions. I'm also one of two co-hosts for a Disney themed podcast called Gays Do the D. We chat about all things Disney, with an LGBTQ+ perspective. And that's all there is to know about me. What if I ended it there? That would be very punk-rock.

     I imagine more about my life and history will come out through more blog posts, but lets get to what we're all here for. Or what I'm here for an…