Posted in December 2014

Dopey Challenge 2015: Baby, it’s hot outside

Dopey Challenge 2015: Baby, it’s hot outside

Let’s be realistic, the weather forecast looks great for spending some vacation time in Florida and hanging out by the pool. The weather forecast looks less optimistic if you were planning on running, say, a marathon. Currently, Orlando’s forecast has highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s in the morning. “Oh, that’s not … Continue reading

Kellie Let’s It Go

Kellie Let’s It Go

This one’s for you, Kellie. The pavement glows white in the early morning light, a lot of footsteps to be heard. A kingdom of running, and it looks like, Kellie’s queen. The families are howling like some rabid spectators, Couldn’t keep Doug in, Heaven knows, Kellie tried. Let them in, And let them see, Be … Continue reading

Dopey Challenge 2015: Packing

Dopey Challenge 2015: Packing

Yes, running 48.6 miles over 4 days is a challenge that people enjoy bragging about. But you know what I enjoy bragging about? That I packed for this race weekend using only carry on luggage. That’s right: 4 races, 1 suitcase. I still feel a certain sense of giddy when I think about it. So … Continue reading

Dopey Challenge 2015: ready for liftoff?

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to relax and head to Florida for vacation and by vacation I mean spend 4 days getting up before 5 am to run giant races through Walt Disney World. As I said to my cousin, “Since I started working, I want you to think about this: I … Continue reading

Sunrise, Sunset

Sunrise, Sunset

I find myself saying more and more frequently that what I’m really missing lately is not so much daylight but sunrises and sunsets. In the Phantom Tollbooth, there’s Chroma the Great and he orchestrates the sunrise and sunset each day. During the summer and especially in April/September, I was outside and got to see the … Continue reading

Decemberist

The thing is, December is a month that running kinda sucks. The thing is, December is a really great month for running. It’s cold and dark in December, so getting out the door is just so difficult. The holiday season means that I can come up with a really long list of things I’d rather … Continue reading

Dopey Challenge 2015: Let the Planning Begin

Dopey Challenge 2015: Let the Planning Begin

I’ve been planning for Dopey 2015 since I finished Dopey 2014. I’ve been sleeping to recover from Dopey 2014 since Dopey 2014. What I’m looking forward to most of all is to be running the half and full with Kellie as she does her first marathon AND her first Goofy Challenge! Although Kellie seems kind … Continue reading

Winter Training

Ah, the brisk chill in the air. The seemingly constant darkness. My increasingly depressed outlook and despair over never seeing the sun. Winter is here. Does anyone else work in a windowless office that means they see the sun for maybe an hour a day? Maybe. It’s been dreary and rainy a lot, which has … Continue reading

Marathons make me invincible.

I don’t know if you heard but I did a marathon a little over a month ago, did a half marathon less than a week later with no pain the next day, and am doing the Dopey challenge in January at Disney World, so I’m really fit and feeling like pretty hot shit. I can … Continue reading