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Dopey Challenge 2017: Day 1

Dopey Challenge 2017: Day 1

I headed to Orlando as has become my norm on the earliest JetBlue flight of the day from Washington to Orlando on Tuesday. I used to work a full day and then take an evening flight on Tuesday but since I started doing the Dopey Challenge, I’ve grown to really love being able to have … Continue reading

Dopey Challenge 2017

Dopey Challenge 2017

That’s right, bitches, I’m a PERFECT DOPEY ’cause I’m too legit, too legit to quit. Mostly, I’m too stubborn to not have legacy status in something at this point. Like Elaine with her Atomic Subs card, I just want the free sub, quality be damned. I didn’t have a lot of running work put in … Continue reading

Dopey.

Dopey.

Registration has opened for Walt Disney World’s Marathon Weekend in January 2017. I’m very excited to announce that I will be doing Dopey for a 4th year in a row. By the numbers: 16 wake up calls before 5 am 16 pre-dawn start lines 16 half-assed costumes, so like, 8 full ass costumes? 16 meals … Continue reading

runDisney Dark Side Challenge 10k Recap

runDisney Dark Side Challenge 10k Recap

I have heard a lot of interesting stories about inaugural races. Offhand, the only inaugural race I can remember doing is the Nike Women’s Half in DC. That was amazing, but I’ve heard runDisney events in their first year have a steep learning curve. I really enjoyed the races though, honestly, and I thought they … Continue reading

Planning your Disney Runcation

Planning your Disney Runcation

Assuming you aren’t someone who currently hates runDisney for the evil, greedy corporate entity they are (as a stockholder I say “suck it,” as a runner I cry a little on the inside), you might be in the early stages of planning your trip to Disney for a race. To help you get the trip … Continue reading

2016 Dopey Challenge: Lessons Learned

2016 Dopey Challenge: Lessons Learned

My third Dopey Challenge proved to be the hardest in a lot of ways.  Ever since the NYC marathon in November 2014, I’ve been struggling with motivation and trying to gain back some of the speed I had gained after my first marathon and after the Marine Corps Marathon.  The Marine Corps 2015 marathon and … Continue reading

WDW Marathon Weekend 2016: Accommodations

WDW Marathon Weekend 2016: Accommodations

This was my first official visit to Walt Disney World staying on my Disney Vacation Club points at the Boardwalk. And it was amazing. (I know all the signs have “BoardWalk” but I can’t bring myself to type that so I’m just going with Boardwalk.) I’ve stayed here for the Dopey Challenge once before in … Continue reading

Marathon Weekend Countdown: Costume Time

Marathon Weekend Countdown: Costume Time

I can’t just wear normal clothes to run at Disney World. I might be at the point now where I don’t have the time/energy to make and sew full blown costumes after painting my own fabric, but I’ll be damned if I’m just going to dress normal for a Disney race. WDW Marathon Weekend 5k: … Continue reading

The Unease

It doesn’t matter how many marathons I do, I will always have this feeling that “This is  the time the marathon defeats me. This is the time I don’t finish.” But honestly, more than the dread I’m looking forward to not having a marathon hanging over my head like a dark, ominous cloud for awhile … Continue reading