Saturday, January 20, 2024

One. And. Done.

I am officially Dopey.

I’ve managed to put on a bit of weight and forgotten how to breathe. Either one would spell trouble for my running ‘career’, but both is…

Well, let’s put it this way: if I want to finish a Disney race, I will have to run it somewhere that is NOT Disney.

So, I got the absolutely ridiculous idea to sign up for ALL the Disney virtual races this year. (Bye-bye Christmas bonus.)

The first race weekend of 2024 is Marathon. This is the first Marathon Weekend I have not run in person since 2020 and it sucks.

But, the flip side?

17 hours on the treadmill (TEN HOURS JUST FOR THE MARATHON. TEN HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and 48.6 miles on my feet mean that I have, finally, killed the Dwarf.

I have now officially completed the Dopey Challenge and can die a very, very, very happy (and very, very, very tired) person.

I still can’t believe it.

As if Dopey weren’t enough of an endurance challenge, I ended up doing the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend as well.

Dopey to Dumbo.

So I went from 48.6 to 22.4 - the Disneyland 5K and the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge (10K + half).

That’s 71 miles on the treadmill on back to back weekends.

That’s…. a lot.

Next up is Princess - all three races again.

I can guarantee that even if I ever get back into running shape, I will never run that one at Disney.

I also have three IRL runs scheduled for February: 2 5Ks and a half.

I keep saying that I hate running and I never want to do it again, but apparently I don’t listen to myself.

Posted by Matty on 01/20 at 06:12 PM
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