I don’t go green with envy over many things, but today is an exception. It’s Disney Marathon weekend and rather than being in Florida where all the fun is, I’m in chilly Baltimore, drinking bad coffee, and drawing a picture of a parking lot.
Seriously. That’s the first thing on my agenda for today.
Ever since I started running I have been enamored with the idea of running a WDW race. Heck, I liked the idea of it even before I became an ‘actual runner’. It’s Disney. It’s warm, sunny Florida in January. It’s thousands upon thousands of happy people running together (some of them in hilarious and fun costumes). It’s some of the coolest finisher’s medals you will ever see in your life. It just sounds crazy awesome.
And then I heard about Dopey Challenge – which just sounds crazy CRAZY – and of course I became obsessed with it. In no way would I have been prepared to take on the challenge this year, but next year might be a different story. In case you don’t know what the Dopey Challenge is:
It starts today with the 5K and wraps up with a full on Sunday and through blogging on here I’ve “met” a couple of people who are running it. I’m especially looking forward to this guy’s recap and photos!
Then I have come across the blogs of many, many people who are participating in one or more of the races this weekend and it’s just amazing to me how many people travel from all over the country to Orlando for these Run Disney events! I can’t say that I blame them. I definitely wish I was one of them!
So GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU, Disney Runners! Have fun! I’m there with you in spirit this weekend! But really I’ll be over here hanging out with my parking lots and my green-eyed monster.
Have you ever run in a Disney race? Do you want to? What do you think of Dopey Challenge?