Running Dopey: Walt Disney World 10k 2017

The conclusion came at roughly 3:30am on Friday morning that the thing that was going to kill me wasn’t the Dopey Challenge itself but was the early wake up times. So early. This was actually something I anticipated. Read any review of the someone running the Dopey Challenge and you’ll hear all about how waking

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Running Dopey: Walt Disney World 5k 2017

After months of training and subtle denial, the time has come to run the Dopey Challenge. As you can surmise from last Friday’s post, the weekend didn’t go exactly as planned. We’ll get to that. Following the expo on Wednesday I spent the day relaxing as best I could and getting some work done around

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Packing For Your runDisney Weekend

I’ve been a bit spoiled for my Run Disney “away” races as I call them. I’m based right in Orlando so getting to the Walt Disney World races is a matter of getting out of my own bed, in my own home and driving down the street. For Disneyland it’s a bit more complicated but

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WDW 1/2 Marathon: An Open Letter to My Fellow Runners

As I sit to write this, I, like many, am waiting to hear about further updates about the WDW Marathon weekend. To explain, the half marathon has been cancelled. Like so many other, I am heartbroken and crying. This really sucks. For some people, this was their first half. Others it may be the only

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Dopey Weekend: Surviving the Run Disney Expo

I’ve been told that the title of this post is a bit extreme but that was coming from someone who has never been to a Run Disney Expo before. Recalling my experience from the Inaugural Dark Side Weekend, it’s pretty much the hunger games depending on your approach to the experience. My first ever Expo

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Race Review: Spring Hill Marathon Mania (Half Marathon)

I definitely got some weird looks when I told my friends that on New Year’s Day I would be running a half marathon. They knew what this meant. It meant that I wouldn’t be doing much of anything on New Year’s Eve. I would work in the afternoon, have an early dinner and be in

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My Weightless Year

Okay. I feel I should start by saying that this is NOT a fitness-oriented blog by any stretch of the imagination. The next few weeks involve a lot of running so that’s where my mind is focused at the moment but rest assured, this blog will be as A.D.D. as always. I named it “Josh

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My Dear John Letter to 2016

Hello and welcome to my final post of 2016. You know. That year that tore us all apart. Yeah. It’s finally over. 2016 was a year of worn out hearts and trembling hands. This was a year of heartbreak, loss and moments that truly felt like the end of the world. My current working theory

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In 2017 Lets Share Kindness

It’s no secret that I am a theme park nut. I moved to Orlando simply so I could immerse myself in the world of theme parks. I regret nothing. I, naturally, am I Disney guy through and through but that doesn’t mean that I don’t share a special affair with the other big name in

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Starting to Feel a Bit Dopey

One week from today I’ll have completed the first of four races in the Dopey Challenge. I’ll be on my way to dinner with Erica to fuel up for the 10k after a long day in Magic Kingdom. Erica asked me the other day how I was feeling as we get closer to Dopey. I

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