Tagged with WDW Marathon

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

“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

The Dopey Challenge Cost

The Dopey Challenge Cost

A common question about runDisney races are how much they’ll cost you and what you should budget for if you plan on participating in one. Well, as it happens, there’s some amazing new technology that I happen to know about, called a spreadsheet, and I’ve been using them to plan my last 3 runDisney trips, … Continue reading

All Roads Lead to Epcot: WDW Marathon Recap

All Roads Lead to Epcot: WDW Marathon Recap

Let’s start with the marathon. Usually with running, it’s a kingdom of isolation and I am the queen. Yes I’m alone but I’m alone and free-I’m too slow to run with anyone, so I don’t let them in, don’t let them see… Conceal don’t feel, don’t let them know. WELL NOW THEY KNOW! I’m sorry, … Continue reading

Let’s Pack a Ton of Crap

Let’s Pack a Ton of Crap

I hate packing when I have a lot of stuff and nowhere to put it all. And I’m one of those people who always freaks out about overhead space because I don’t check bags so it looms over my packing process like Tower of Terror looms over Hollywood Studios, especially when I need this stuff … Continue reading

Marathon Weekend: Must Stop

Marathon Weekend: Must Stop

So, you may or may not be aware that there are characters along the Disney courses, and you may be asking yourself whether or not you’re going to stop for pictures or forge ahead like a serious runner. One factor that will inevitably affect your decision is how rare the characters are. Generally speaking, I’d … Continue reading

Marathon Weekend: I’d Eat That

Marathon Weekend: I’d Eat That

As we all know, you need to eat to fuel your runs and it’s very important to get proper nutrition after a run (hence why I kinda sorta maybe had Jenn go into Krispy Kreme after a very taxing 5ish mile run). So naturally, I’m all about planning out where I’m going to eat for … 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

WDW Marathon Planning Part 5: Packing

Just one more day before I depart for Disney World. It’s unbelievable. I can’t believe it. No really, I can’t. But before I get on that plane, I need to pack. In the spirit of being prepared, I made a customized planning┬áMarathon Packing List that fits with the Disney theme and I started throwing stuff … Continue reading

Marathon Planning Part 4: Wardrobe

Marathon Planning Part 4: Wardrobe

Running a race in regular clothing… It’s like just going for a regular training run. Where’s the fun in doing that? After being brutally rebuffed from the meet up, I did happen to pick up a 5k bib that I can use so over the weekend I had to dig up something to wear for … Continue reading