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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 3 – Inaugural Disney World 10K

Our third full day at Disney was monumental for so many reasons: it was my first runDisney race, it was Preston’s second race of the Dopey Challenge, and my parents arrived at Disney World that day! Our Friday started off … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 2 – Family Fun Run 5K

Preston’s first leg of the Dopey Challenge was on Thursday, January 9th.  For those who are unfamiliar with this new runDisney challenge, the Dopey Challenge calls for runners to complete four races in four days – a 5k on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Days 0 and 1 – Flying Down and the Expo

Last Tuesday evening Preston and I flew down to Orlando. We had planned on leaving for the airport shortly after I finished up at school for the day, but Monday night around 5pm we got the welcome surprise of a … Continue reading

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I’m So Excited and I Just Can’t Hide It!

Marathon weekend officially begins today with the Expo!  After training and focusing on preparing for my first half marathon for so long, its a bit surreal to finally be here at Disney World and in the last stretch before Saturday’s … Continue reading

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My First Half Marathon Is Finally Here!

Its hard to believe that back in March I made the decision to run my first half marathon.  Preston was originally planning to run the Goofy Challenge, but when the Dopey Challenge was introduced in late March Preston decided he had … Continue reading

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Let The Taper Begin!

With the big race only 18 days away (15 days until Marathon weekend kicks off with Day 1 of the Expo), its officially time to start tapering!  Its still hasn’t sunk in yet that I ran 13.1 miles on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to the Courses

Last week runDisney released the course maps for Marathon weekend.  The maps I was most excited to see are for the half marathon and 10k, but since Preston is doing the Dopey Challenge we also took a close look at … Continue reading

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30 Day Countdown

As each day passes, its surreal to think that I’m getting closer and closer to Marathon weekend.  What’s even more surreal is that today marks only 30 days until the big day – 30 days until I complete my first … Continue reading

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My Minnie Mouse Tutu For the Inaugural Disney World 10K

30 days from today I will participate in the inaugural Walt Disney World 10K, which is the newest addition to Disney World Marathon weekend.  When I first learned about the 10K and found out that the race and medal are … Continue reading

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Two More Characters to Join the 2014 New Balance runDisney Shoe Family

Happy Snow Day here from icy Northern Virginia!  What I thought was going to be a quiet, event less morning quickly changed when I received notification of this tweet from runDisney: You are not going to want to miss the … Continue reading

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