Thursday, January 8, 2015

One Year Ago Today!

One year ago I started on my bucket list run.  I had run 3 half marathons before signing up for the Dopey Challenge at Disney world.  It took place Thursday-Sunday, and was a 5K,10K, half, and full marathon, each day you ran a longer distance.  I had never run a marathon and to be honest had never really thought of running a marathon, that's a looonnngggg way, and with all my health problems I really wanted to prove to myself that I could do it!  So this is mainly a blog in pictures. Enjoy!

 The most influential person in my running career Jeff Galloway.  I love him and his run/walk method it's what got me through the Challenge.  He was also very surprised to hear that in less than a year I went from running my first half marathon to doing the Dopey Challenge.



                Pre-5K breakfast!

The volunteers were awesome!
Post 5K getting my wristband for Dopey

In Epcot after the 5K


                     On to the 10K!  This is probably the best picture I have out of any of the races.

                         The only picture I have of me crossing the finish line of any of the races.

                                                       2 down 2 to go!

                       Half Marathon

My warm-up before the half.

                                      Running the half, at least I still look happy!

                                              Stopped to take a picture with the VW
                                            Closest thing I could find to a pilot :)
 Finished the half, this was my least favorite race, I hated the course and it was hot and humid.

                                                            Marathon Day!!

 Pre-marathon the big event, the breakfast of champions, donuts and diet coke

The castle


The traffic looked Awful!

The lurking buses waiting to sweep people.

The final three medals; Marathon, Goofy and Dopey.

A picture with all 6 medals!

                                                              Post Race Fun!

                                                  Post Race at Downtown Disney

Most everyone was wearing the Dopey medal, not me, my favorite was the Marathon Medal, still can't believe that I ran one!

                                 Great group of folks I met online that all did the Dopey.

                                                    Mickey Striking a pose with me!

                                                                 Thumbs up!

The Awesome medal hanger my Aunt made me.  It has all my Disney Medals on it, plus one of hubbys.

All in all it was a great experience and I loved it.  I think 2016 will be Dopey Part II for me, as this year it was impossible due to my kidney and hip surgery. I really thought I would only run one marathon so I could cross it off my bucket list, but Dopey has enticed me to try again, bring on 201^!

1 comment:

  1. Just came across your blog on the Aviation Facebook page. Great posts! This sounds like a fun run, and we definitely have a lot in common when it comes to living this crazy aviation life!