Tagged with dopey challenge 2015

All my bags are packed

I’m all packed up for Dopey! I’ve got all the basics that I’ll need and then some. Here’s to hoping the next time you hear from me it’ll be to say I left that dwarf bloody and beaten outside Epcot again. We meet again, my tiny nemesis.

Dopey Challenge: Four Costumes

Dopey Challenge: Four Costumes

I uh… I have slacked off in the costume department. Once upon a time, I sewed together original costumes with intricate details. I painted my own f–king fabric in glow in the dark paint, I painstakingly glued ribbon to a crinoline. I did this for so many races. And then I got a full time … Continue reading

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: 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

The Goal

The Goal

Last night was a big planning night. I sat down with a spreadsheet and calendar to figure out how I was going to do all my fall races financially and physically. Shit, I’m tired already. Financially, it’s going to be tight. Jesus Christ is it going to be tight. But I think I can swing … Continue reading

Let It Go: Dopey Registration

Let It Go: Dopey Registration

The balance on my credit card is low today Not a charge to be seen A kingdom of low expenses And it looks like, I’m the queen. The desire to spend is howling like this swirling storm inside I kept it in, heaven knows I tried Don’t buy that food, don’t look at stores Be … Continue reading