Monday, January 11, 2016

Mickey Marathon Monday

For the third year in a row, I sat at home crying into my Cheerios and stalking social media during WDW Marathon weekend. Sad, sad panda, right here.


Who am I kidding? We were totally at brunch, it was a mimosa rather than Cheerios, and I didn't actually cry. But you get the point. I love marathon weekend. I ran Goofy Challenge in 2013. If they had offered Dopey Challenge that year, I probably would have signed up for that.

Goofy looks sad...

As I said earlier, I signed up for a challenge to run 1000 miles in 2016. What better way to celebrate that accomplishment than to run the WDW Marathon at the beginning of January 2017, right? The more I think about it, the more I want to do it. In honor of the marathon yesterday, I planned to run in my marathon shirt from 2013 on Sunday morning. Well, I should have hunted it down the night before because I couldn't find it anywhere when I got dressed in the morning. I wore my half marathon shirt, which is not as cool. But I was going to be late to meet my running buddy, so I had to settle for Donald. And I never took a picture of it, anyway. C'est la vie.

So here is a pic from some other time I ran in my magical marathon shirt.


So, I've pretty much decided that WDW Marathon 2017 is a go. I'm also *gasp* considering maybe doing Dopey in 2018. Now, I know I've sworn off race challenges, but 2018 is the 25th anniversary of the marathon and the 5th anniversary of Dopey.

Bling, bling, bling.

Such is the power of social media. After the millionth Dopey medal pic on Instagram, I found myself convinced I should do it. We'll see. One step at a time.

Speaking of social media powers, I saw this on Facebook, and I must have it. Like, I really, really want it.

I need this.
It comes in a tee and I few other styles.

I must have this in my life, and I don't even know why. If you need one, too, here is the link. Nope, I'm not sponsored by them or getting free stuff. I just like it and I know some other runDisney nerd will like it, too. It's limited, though. I think there's only two more days to order it.

In case anyone is interested in my mileage, I only have 988 miles left to run in 2016.



  1. Your posts always make me laugh. Be happy you missed the marathon this year. It was the hottest and most humid one I have run at Disney. And sadly I had to walk the last 4-6 miles due to a knee injury that caused me to hit up 3 medical tents too. Definitely not a magical race.

    1. It was worse than 2013?!?! But that was SO miserable that I can't imagine it being worse!

      Yikes, I'm sorry your race wasn't great. That's a bummer. I hope your knee is better soon.

  2. Ha I love it, only 988 miles to go. At least this year you get an extra bonus day. 366

    I want to run ANY race at WDW. They look so fun!! I've only run Dumbo Dare. Besides being ridiculously expensive, it was amazing. And I PRd in Mini Mode ears -- wahoo!

    1. They are really fun! The only one I r grown to hate is the Princess weekend because it seems to bring out the worst in people! Since you're a faster runner, you probably would be able to avoid the extreme crowding and crush of tutus.

      I love marathon weekend, you should definitely go one day!

  3. I was talking to a gal in line at the Porto potty marathon morning and for a moment I thought it might be you. She had hair like you and she was talking about how she rides horses competitively! I didn't think you were running this year but I didn't get to look at her name on her bib. Now i'm glad to know that it wasn't you or I would have felt bad not saying anything! In anycase, hope you get to marathon weekend in 2017 or 2018!

    1. Ha! That would have been awesome to meet you! I'm sure we'll eventually be at the same race at the same time!


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