Blue Ridge Half Marathon 2018

Another Blue Ridge weekend has come and gone! This was my third year participating in a Blue Ridge race, and it was as fun as ever. You may remember that I ran the full marathon last year. Once was enough for America’s Toughest Road Marathon, so this year I opted for the half so I could check off another #lj50by30 race, making this half marathon #29! Continue reading “Blue Ridge Half Marathon 2018”

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Martinsville Half Marathon

I’m finally out of my post-Dopey running slump, and I have another half marathon finish to prove it! Yesterday, I finished my 28th half marathon in Martinsville, VA. It was also my 25th birthday! Running a race on my birthday has been on my to-do list for a while, but since my birthday has been a week day every year since I started running, this was my first chance to make it work. Continue reading “Martinsville Half Marathon”

Dopey Challenge Part 4: Marathon Recap

This is part 4 in my Dopey recap series. You can read part one HERE, two HERE and three HERE.

At long last, the main event of the Dopey Challenge had arrived.

This was day 4 of waking up long before sunrise, standing in the cold, and running on a crowded course. The last day of costumes. The 25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon.  Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 4: Marathon Recap”

Dopey Challenge Part 3: Half Marathon Recap

This is Part 3 of my Dopey Challenge Recap. Read Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE.

The morning of the half marathon, I woke up dreading the race.

At this point, I wasn’t even halfway done with miles to run. This was the third freezing cold morning wakeup, just to stand and wait in the cold for a few hours. 13.1 miles is a long time to run alone, I knew the course wasn’t great, and I just wanted it to be over with. Little did I know, this race was about to change the whole trajectory of my weekend.  Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 3: Half Marathon Recap”

Dopey Challenge Part 2: 10K Recap

This is Part 2 of my Dopey Challenge recap. If you missed Part 1 check it out HERE.

I woke up the morning of the 10K extremely excited. Disney 10Ks are my favorite of all the race weekends I have done. They are long enough that it’s almost worth the early morning wakeup, you get a little more park time, and there is generally less course crowding and more character stops. In this case, I was especially pumped for my Shark Maui costume! Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 2: 10K Recap”

Disneyland Half Marathon Recap

The time has come for the final installment of the 2017 Disneyland Half Weekend Trilogy. I still can’t believe that as I write this, it’s almost two weeks after the event is over. I may or may not be having Disneyland and RunDisney withdrawals right now, and am already obsessing over my countdown to the Dopey Challenge.  Continue reading “Disneyland Half Marathon Recap”