2018 Walt Disney World Marathon - 3:40:15

This is the fifth post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Alright, the last day of the Dopey Challenge! The marathon! My favorite distance! And not just any marathon, but the 25th anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon! Pre-race I did my best to get a good night’s sleep, but it did take me a little while to fall asleep. [Read More]

2018 Walt Disney World Half Marathon - 2:06:11

This is the fourth post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 5k, 10k, and marathon. Ah yes, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, when the Dopey Challenge starts to get serious. The start time for the half marathon is the same time as the 5k and 10k, but this time runDisney wants you to get on the buses to the start a half hour earlier. [Read More]

2018 Walt Disney World 10k - 59:19

This is the third post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 5k, half marathon, and marathon. For day two of the 2018 Dopey Challenge, things went rather similarly to the 5k the day before. The weather on Friday morning was just as cold as Thursday’s 5k, but with more wind which made things feel even colder. Still, this time, I opted for the shorts I wished I had for the 5k. [Read More]

2018 Walt Disney World 5k - 27:52

This is the second post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 10k, half marathon, and marathon. Starting off the runDisney Marathon Weekend is the 5k. If you’re doing the Dopey Challenge, this is where your running running begins for the weekend. In the past, the race has started at 6am, a half hour later than the rest of the races. However, this year, runDisney bumped the start of up a half hour, thus slashing 30 precious minutes of sleep right at the beginning of the damn weekend 🖕. [Read More]

2018 Dopey Challenge expo and pre-race

This is the first post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon. Given that one of my goals for this year was to write more, but shorter posts, I’m going to try to really break up this year’s Dopey Challenge recap into a whole series of shorter posts. Training In past years, I’ve been really bad about training for Disney’s Marathon Weekend. [Read More]

2017 Chicago Marathon - 3:32:28

Chicago Marathon number three and my twelfth marathon overall! Let me just say off the bat, I have weird mixed feelings about this race. It’s hard to complain about a 3:32 finish and a BQ, but I’m not exactly thrilled with how I got there. But before I get into the race itself… Pre-race Danielle and I got to Chicago in the early afternoon on Thursday and, for the most part, I didn’t want to spend too much time on my feet, but Thursday and Friday ended up being bit more walking around than planned. [Read More]

A quick pre-Chicago Marathon training update

Since it’s sort of the last minute here and I’m planning to go to bed in an hour, I’m going to keep this short…at least for my standards. But I did want to throw up a quick little pre-race post regarding training. Going into my third Chicago Marathon and twelfth marathon total tomorrow, I can’t remember the last time I felt this out of running shape. It’s hard to describe, but I just feel slow and untrained. [Read More]