But then you know what happens....suddenly your social media feeds are full of everyone planning on Dopey because then you're in for two anniversaries. I ran the 20th anniversary of the full as part of Goofy in 2013. I can't believe it's already time for the 25th!
I also very clearly remember crying after crossing the finish line and stating that I would never do it again. Of course, I developed race amnesia by the time I got to the Orlando airport and claimed I would probably do Goofy during some anniversary weekend.
But this was before there was an official Dopey Challenge.
Then after doing several race weekends, I swore off challenges. At least for awhile.
Suddenly, this morning, with just over an hour before registration I went into some sort of race psychosis, where I suddenly wanted to sign up for Dopey. Not really because I wanted to do Dopey, but because what if I wanted to do it later and it was sold out?!
I even had to consult my trusty friend, Abby, to talk me out of being stupid. I was having a pretty severe case of FOMO.
Luckily, I came back to reality and stuck with my original plan of doing the 10K and the full. Also, I was signing my mom up for the 10K and it was pretty crazed trying to race against the clock to get it all done, but I needn't have worried. It is now three and a half hours since registration opened and nothing is sold out. Not even the 5K. That's a pretty good indicator that the glory days of runDisney are waning.
I just hope we get something cool for the full marathon anniversary like the halfers got luggage tags this year for the Half That Never Happened. We only got a button for the 20th anniversary of the full. Boo.
Who else signed up for marathon weekend?