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]

2017 Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge - pre-race, expo, 5k, and 10k

What better way to start off a new year than with a weekend full of racing in Disney? For the second year in a row, I ran the Dopey Challenge in Walt Disney World. It’s a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon over the course of four days. And it’s a fantastic and wild event! After last year, I said I wasn’t going to do it anymore. [Read More]

2016 Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge

Look at all these medals! I’m going to try to do a recap of all of the runDisney Dopey Challenge in a single post here. We’ll see how this goes, but I’ll try to keep it short. This was my first time doing the Dopey Challenge–if you’re not familiar, it’s a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon over four days in Disney World. I’d done the Goofy Challenge, just the half marathon and marathon part, three previous times and the half marathon by itself once before that. [Read More]

Downtown Westfield 5k and Pizza Extravaganza - 26:20

Mmmmm pizza! Okay, I think six days is enough time to have recovered from the mental beating I took thanks to this race and I can throw together a quick recap. This was just not a good race for me. As I keep writing about recently, I’m in a pretty rough rut with running right now and I knew that going into the race so I didn’t expect a lot. [Read More]

CJRRC’s 32nd Hangover 5k - 23:24

Yup, I look like a dude here. Photo credit: FueledByLOLZ http://instagram.com/fueledbylolz I don’t know whose idea it was to run a race on New Year’s Day, but I gotta tell you, it felt about as pleasant as you’d imagine it would. After having a few too many drinks last night and possibly getting a little emotional and ending up in a bedroom at my friends’ house holding back some tears, this morning wasn’t exactly awesome. [Read More]

Sean Hanna Foundation 6th Annual 5k - 22:51

3rd place in my age group! This is one of my favorite races. It doesn’t seem like anything special, just another small community 5k, but it’s a lot of fun and it’s for a great cause. The Sean Hanna Foundation was created by the family of a friend of mine who passed away from cancer in 2007. Sean was one of the best people I know, always giving, caring about others, and making people smile. [Read More]

2012 Beerfest 5k – 22:55 (pre-HRT)

Okay, so this race happened a week ago, but I forgot to post about it, so here goes! The Beerfest 5k in Rahway is a fun little event that my wife and I took part in for the first time this year. There are race bibs and a race clock, but no official results or timing chips. It’s really just for fun. And at the end, there’s all the beer you want! [Read More]