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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

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

Tinkerbell Half Marathon

Tinkerbell Half Marathon

We all know it. We’re all thinking it. I’m just going to go ahead and say it: Tinkerbell should not have her own half marathon. TINKERBELL IS THE SINGLE MOST HORRIBLE FEMALE DISNEY CHARACTER. Don’t look at me like that, you know it’s true. She clings to Peter Pan even though it’s a completely abusive … Continue reading

How I trained for Dopey

How I trained for Dopey

So, every runner has a different experience. Everyone is different, we’re all special snowflakes, blah blah blah. But if you’re thinking about signing up for Dopey, you might be wondering about the commitment level. Here’s a basic overview of how I trained for Dopey (and I didn’t PR anything but I did manage to finish … Continue reading

Dopey runDisney

Dopey runDisney

runDisney came to their senses if you will and decided to adjust their packet pick up policy. More specifically, they fixed it so that the policy that was clearly stated on the registration page when you signed up will be the policy you have to abide by for that race. The Avengers 1/2 will be … Continue reading

I’m feeling so many feelings right now

I’m feeling so many feelings right now

I know getting annoyed at the whole runDisney change of policy regarding packet pick up seems kind of silly and ridiculous. The part in bold is brand spanking new: I understand why, to a lot of people, this sounds reasonable, but as someone who’s always been picking up another person’s packet (my sister’s) this is … Continue reading

Dopey Challenge Training

Dopey Challenge Training

Registration for the Dopey Challenge opens next month (April 16th if you’re a Disney Vacation Club and/or Annual Passholder and April 22nd if you’re just the “general public”). Naturally, given the rate at which Wine & Dine sold out, you may have started already weighing your options and tried deciding what you want to register … Continue reading

Race travel with nonrunners

Some people don’t get it. You know, you go on a big trip and you run. They think the expo cuts into their fun time. The race itself is just so inconvenient for them. Never mind the fact that you told them this is why you were going in the first place but whatever. My … Continue reading

“You don’t understand, I’M FAST.”

“You don’t understand, I’M FAST.”

You may have heard that this past marathon weekend was the first time Disney premiered it’s new corral system. The new policy was spelled out on the website, and if you didn’t submit a proof of time you went to the back–and there was no way to change your corral placement. People were not pleased … Continue reading