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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

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

Dopey Packing Challenge

Dopey Packing Challenge

I’m special: I pack for the Dopey Challenge using only my carry on suitcase and the one personal item allowed by the airlines. That’s right, no checked luggage. Who’s got money to pay those fees?! If you’re doing your first ever challenge and traveling from out of town it can be tricky. Allocating luggage space … Continue reading

Counting Down to Marathon Weekend 2016

Counting Down to Marathon Weekend 2016

It’s usually a pretty seamless transition from Christmas Carols to Disney classics once the holidays are over because that means it’s time for an annual tradition: the January trip to Disney World.  My sister and I have gone to Disney World the second weekend in January for the last 7 years and this will be … Continue reading

Wine & Dine 2015: Pop Century

Wine & Dine 2015: Pop Century

This year, I stayed for the first time ever at the Pop Century resort for the Wine & Dine half marathon.  I will say, I really, really loved staying at the Pop Century and liked the hotel a lot (dare I say I liked it more than Art of Animation). The rooms were decent; they … Continue reading

The Quarter Marathon: Wine & Dine 2015

The Quarter Marathon: Wine & Dine 2015

Ok, people are angry about the Wine & Dine race being cut in half. Understandable, if this were your first half and you were really looking forward to running 13.1 Official, Race Sanctioned Miles.  It’s also tough to justify a weather delay when there ends up being no weather per say, but honestly after the … Continue reading

Medal Time

Medal Time

The medals were recently unveiled for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and all them will be nothing like any of the medals currently adorning the temporary hooks in my apartment. I am, however, really, really happy that I did the half marathon when they were still offering the medal in the shape of the Disneyland … Continue reading