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Dopey Training -Week 13

Less than three months to go before the start of the Dopey Challenge!  I can't believe how fast the time is moving!  This last week was definitely a challenge.  Getting in training runs while traveling is difficult, especially when you're in the most magical place on earth.  That's okay though, my body needed a break and I'm back to it this week.

Monday -travel day, so a rest day.

Tuesday -3.5 miles

Wednesday -6.2 miles
Thursday -6.3 miles
Friday -6.5 miles
Saturday -7.3 miles
Sunday -11 miles
Total Weekly Mileage: 40.8 Miles
This week I have a 17 miler on the calendar.  Hopefully this one will go better than the last one!
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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

One of the most beloved hard-ticket events at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party.Running on select nights from August 25-November 1, this party invites guests to enjoy tricks and treats in Magic Kingdom.Some of the highlights of the party include trick-or-treating through the lands of the Magic Kingdom, special character meet and greets, and special entertainment.I attended the party this week and I’d love to share my experience with you! The Basics: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a hard-ticket event.This means that a separate admission must be purchased (you many not use one of the days on your multiday ticket to get into the party.The prices of this ticket range from $74-$115.The price varies based on the date you select for the party.They generally increase in price the closer you get to Halloween, with Halloween night (which is sold out) being the most expensive.Each member of your group above the age of 3 must have a party ticket for …

Dopey Training -Week 12

Three months in, three months to go.  Anyone who tells you that you can complete the Dopey Challenge with just a little bit of pixie dust is lying to you.  It takes a lot of work!

Monday -5.3 miles

Tuesday -6.1 miles

Wednesday -10.6 miles

Thursday -17 miles (and it was absolutely awful, right from the very first step!)

Friday -REST DAY

Saturday -6.1 miles

Sunday -7.3 miles

Total Weekly Mileage: 52..4

This upcoming week will be a challenge to get all the miles in because I will be traveling.  How do you keep up your training when you travel?

Throwback Thursday -Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2013

It's hard for me to imagine a time where I didn't have a runDisney race on my calendar.  However, there was a first runDisney race.  Here's where all the fun started!

Back in early 2013 my dad and I kicked around the idea of doing a half marathon at Walt Disney World.  We had heard about runDisney, but this was definitely before runDisney exploded onto the racing scene.  We finally made the decision to register in April.  Registration had been open for a full month at that point, but there was still race availability (Two years later, it sold out in about a half hour).  This was before there was a 10K for this race weekend and the race was still a night race.  Truly, we had no idea what we were getting into.

My mom was going to travel with us and make a mini-vacation out of the weekend.  She also purchased a ticket to the after party in Epcot so she could join us after the race.  The plan was to fly in on Friday and meet at the Magical Express.  We decided to hit the expo…