Tagged with Dopey

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.

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

It’s time

Hopefully, by this time tomorrow I will in the air, getting ready to make my initial descent into the Orlando area. It’ll be -10 with the windchill in the morning. A co-worker asked me if I’ll be able to walk in, to which I responded, “spent two winters in Minneapolis. I’m good.” My bags are … Continue reading

Definitely Dopey

Definitely Dopey

It’s going to be painful. It’s going to be unpleasant. But I’m definitely doing Dopey because that’s less painful (apparently) than just paying the $70 deferral fee. Damn you Disney. I’m 100% certain that I will leave that weekend as the 8th dwarf, Gimpy, but that’s okay. I’m staying at the Boardwalk and if nothing … Continue reading

Monday Morning

Monday Morning

In the world of running, if you’re getting ready for a race and following a specific training plan (or if you’re a responsible runner, even if you’re not necessarily doing either of those things) then you have cutback weeks. Weeks where the mileage goes down and you feel like you can catch your breath a … Continue reading

Dopey Update

Dopey Update

It’s official, after a few phone calls with Central Reservations at Disney World, I managed to secure a discount for January with my very own special pin code. 30% off a Deluxe hotel and after consulting with my sister we decided it was time to return to our original favorite… The Polynesian! I was having … Continue reading

Lesser Than, Greater Than

Lesser Than, Greater Than

Official public registration opens today for marathon weekend! Disney’s introduction of the Dopey challenge and their decision to include the 10k in that, plus the introduction of the 10k in general has raised some questions about attending marathon weekend. Namely, that people feel like running the half marathon/marathon/goofy has been cheapened. Like, “I just ran … Continue reading

Payment is Due

After the initial excitement of registering for Dopey, the next dwarf to arrive is Grumpy, you know, the one who has to pay the bill and be the realist because all the other dwarfs are blinded by the fact that by some dumb luck a hot chick showed up in their cottage and just started … Continue reading

Positively Dopey

Positively Dopey

You know how there are people that take the Boston marathon really seriously? They train, they run, it dictates their entire life and they just love talking about Boston? Those people have nothing on runDisney people. I mean nothing. We’re dedicated in a way that can only happen when you cross a runner with a … Continue reading

Poor Unfortunate Souls

Poor Unfortunate Souls

I imagine that the conversations went something like this. . . Runner: I really want more Disney medals. . . [mouse enters] Mickey: Well, shucks, there is a way for you to do that. . . Runner: Really? Mickey: The only way to get what you want is to run 48.6 miles in one weekend. … Continue reading