We did it. Bobby and I took the plunge and registered for the Dopey Challenge for the runDisney marathon weekend in January of 2014.
I know, I know. I kept saying after Goofy 2013 that I would never do Goofy again. Well…TECHNICALLY I’m not doing Goofy, right? I just can’t resist. Inaugural race, six medals. four days of fun runDisney races? Sign me up! Yes, it will be difficult, yes, I am petrified, but I said the same thing about Goofy and I ran that after being sick for months, and only running a max 18 mile long run, so I think I am up for the challenge. Of course, just like with goofy, my goal is to just FINISH the race, and not run any type of time goal. There will be so Galloway run-walk-run involved, and not as much park time as this past year so I can make sure I am well rested.
Why yes, I am thank you!
It looks like we will be arriving in Disney on Wednesday so we can go to the expo and get out packets since the first race is Thursday morning. We will run the 5k Thursday, 10k Friday, Half Saturday, and Full Sunday. I am hoping we will be able to spend a couple more days in Disney to relax and hit the parks and bask in the glory of our accomplishments.
Where will we stay? Who knows. How will we train? Not a clue. But we have plenty of time, and plenty of races between now and then, and it’s going to be an adventure. I probably won’t “officially” start training until after Dumbo.
I know it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of marathon weekend, but don’t forget there are TWO other races open for registration right now before marathon weekend. Sign up for the Tower of Terror ten miler or the Wine and Dine half marathon before they sell out. (If you missed my interview with Faron Kelley from yesterday about the popularity of runDisney races be sure to check it out!)
QOTD: Are you signing up for any of the marathon weekend events? If not, what is the next race on your calendar?