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  1. Dopey Challenge Training - Week One

    Welcome to Week One of the Dopey Challenge training program! Some of you may have followed my blog last year as I prepped for my ‘one and done’ full marathon at WDW by following Hal Higdon’s marathon training program. While my training literally came to a crashing halt at the 2013 Tower of Terror 10 Miler thanks to an errant speed bump, I slowly but successfully completed the 2014 WDW Marathon and happily ‘retired’ from the full distance with my goal met. One and done lasted until runDisney announced ...
  2. Training for the 20th Anniversary WDW Marathon – Week Seven

    We tend to find inspiration in the oddest things. It’s Monday night and I’m sitting in my hotel room at the Chicago Hilton O’Hare bouncing between schoolwork and writing this article. For further distraction, I’ve got the Chicago Bears playing the Detroit Lyons at Soldier field in Chicago and the 7th game of the SF / St. Louis playoff on TV (sound off but still a distraction). I’m kind of regretting that I’m in Chicago but didn’t go to the football game in person when an odd movement on the screen ...
  3. Training for the 20th Anniversary WDW Marathon - Week Five

    As you may have heard, I was ‘knee-capped by a speed bump’ around 8.5 miles into the inaugural Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler. I finished the run but have spent the past week nursing two mangled knees and left hand. Running has been out. So have Barre3 classes. And not only did I miss the Portland Half Marathon on Sunday I’ve now missed a week of marathon training! Now what do I do?

    Well, according to a variety of web sources, all is not lost. Running suggest if ...
  4. Training for the 20th Anniversary WDW Marathon - Week Four

    Have I mentioned lately that while I dearly LOVE runDisney events, occasionally one comes along that is less than runDisney standards? I’ll be posting a full write-up of the inaugural Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend very soon but in the interim I will say they could have had a major hit but in my humble opinion they have a long way to go to bring this one up to the runDisney standards we all enjoy and expect.

    We’ll keep this post short in anticipation of the upcoming ...
  5. 2013 Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend - Price Increase on Wednesday!

    Just a quick reminder that the registration cost goes up on Wednesday September 26th for the 2013 Disney's Princess Half Marathon and Disney's Princess Half Marathon Team. Act now to save yourself a few bucks. And with registration already at 60% capacity (MUCH faster than in 2012), why wait and take a risk of not joining in the 5 year anniversary fun?

    Disney's Princess Half Marathon

    $140 by September 25, 2012
    $155 between September 26 and November 13, ...
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