January 2014 Disney Trip: Part 2

I left off part one of the recap with us roasting marsh mellows before going to sleep for the half marathon the next day!

We got up at 2:45 to run the half marathon, then ate breakfast and took a nap. This day was pretty boring, but we really enjoyed all the relaxing! I found a newspaper and saw that my picture was on the front page of the sports section of the Orlando Sentinel!


Very, very weird to me, but also really cool. We ate lunch at the resort, and spent some time sitting outside in the rocking chairs enjoying our beautiful surroundings.

That afternoon, the Saints Playoff game was on, so we lounged in the room and watched that while we ate dinner. We called it an early night, we only had one more day of waking up at 2:45 wahoo!


The next day we completed the Dopey Challenge, and earned our 4th, 5th, and 6th medals.


While we were on the course, I heard a girl talking about wanting a cheeseburger, and I could not get it out of my head. After we showered, I told Bobby I must have one, so we headed down to Roaring Forks at our hotel and I enjoyed a huge cheeseburger, a coke, and a mickey straw given to me by the cast member at the register as a congrats on Dopey!




All we wanted was a nap, so that’s what we did! I woke up from my nap not feeling so hot. I just felt…icky and blah and had a headache. We rested in the room until our dinner reservations at Trail’s End. I really wasn’t feeling up to going, but didn’t want to lose money for canceling and knew I needed to eat, so we hopped on the boat and made our way to the campgrounds. I am so glad we went, because we ran into these two!


Jenn, Danielle, and me

The next day was our last full day in Disney, so we spent the whole day at the magic Kingdom. I couldn’t wait to get this photo opp, I had been thinking about it for months!



Don’t worry, I just wore the Dopey medal around the parks and the others only came out of my bookbag for the photo. That would have been insanely heavy!



We stayed in the park all day, which isn’t very typical for us, but we were having a great time. We had lunch at Be our Guest.


hung out with some friends


had Dole Whip floats


and told Dopey his challenge was a piece of cake (haha)


Dopey’s on the Peoplemover! Our legs thanked us.


We went back about 4:45, we needed to get changed for dinner at Chef Mickey’s! Can you believe I had never eaten there? There were some people at the table next to us that had the BEST idea and I am so bummed I didn’t think of it! They brought all their medals and took photos with each character and it’s corresponding medal (ex. Minnie with the 10k medal) then had each character sign their medal with a sharpie!

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto were there. Would have been perfect!






The food was actually really, really good! We were impressed. Oh! I had this cute ornament made for us Monday while we were at the Magic Kingdom.


We drove home the next morning, and it all seemed like a blur. I can’t believe the race we planned on for so many months had come and gone in the blink of an eye. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to go and run, and can’t wait for our next adventure!

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  1. So fun! A (turkey) burger always hits the spot for me after a really long run or marathon!

  2. You look very happy eating that cheeseburger haha :0) Love all your pics, especially the ones with all those medals in front of the castle! That would have definitely been super heavy trying to wear them all!

  3. Love it! It’s bringing all my Disney marathon weekend memories back!!! So jealous you are on your way to Princess Weekend to do it again!!! I was craving a chicken sandwich after the half. It was soooo good!

  4. I LOVE the idea of having the characters sign the medals, so cute! And glad we ran into you at Fort Wilderness although I think we were all suffering from some major “Dopey Brain”, I felt like I was so out of it that night!

  5. I didn’t even have Dopey brain and I was just as out of it as Danielle! I think we were all just SO hungry! 🙂

  6. Cheeseburger: Post-marathon meal of champions. Had mine at Sci-Fi Dine In @ DHS.

  7. Sometimes there is nothing better than a cheeseburger!!!! I went for Chef Mickey’s for breakfast once and wasn’t a fan. I figure I’ll take B back once for dinner and see if I have a better experience. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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    January 2014 Disney Trip: Part 2

    I left off part one of the recap with us roasting marsh mellows before going to sleep for the half marathon

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