There's an annual marathon at Walt Disney World in January and for as long as he's been running, Fred has wanted to complete it. A few years ago they split the race into two days so the half-marathon folks run Saturday and the full marathon folks run Sunday.
Then some genius came along and said "What about the people that want to run both?" Instead of smacking him upside the head the people at Disney decided to name it Goofy's Race and a Half. Personally, they should name it Race for People that are Gluttons for Punishment and ooh- how fancy you get a medal with Goofy on it.
You are correct (and if you're shaking your head because you know where this is going, I'm with you) - you get up and run 13.1 miles on Saturday then turn around and run 26.2 miles on Sunday so that over the course of two days you have nearly run 40 miles.
This time next year, Fred will be able say he's done it. Not exactly my idea of how to spend my 30th birthday - but hey, to each their own, right?
Elliot and I are going along for the ride. Want to join us?