Princess Anxiety


I signed up for the crown in the runDisney crown, the Dopey Challenge, for my 34th birthday last May.  It was impulsive and now I’m paying the piper.


The Dopey Challenge consists of 4 races over 4 days- a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon, and a full marathon.  It’s 48.6 miles.


My training has been inconsistent at best.  I’m having to rely on new-to-me products such as Biofreeze to help ease my aching muscles.  I smell like I’m 85.  And can I just say, when you train for a big run, or really anything…the amount of laundry…oh my jingle bells!  It’s like all I do.  Run and laundry, that’s it.


But here’s the pay off.  You get SIX medals.  One for each race, that’s 4.  Then you get one for the Goofy Challenge- completing the half and full and if you do ALL of my races, you get the Dopey medal.  Some people just do one race, or just the Goofy Challenge, but if I’m going to book a flight, and hotel rooms, and all of that, I’m doing it all, baby!  Dopey here I come.  I feel kind of sick with anxiety just typing that.  Are human legs even supposed to travel 48.6 miles in 4 days?  I don’t know.  We’ll find out.


If I’m being honest though, running at Disney World is something that I dreamed about for a long time before I actually was able to make my dream come true.  I love going to the expo, buying a bunch of runDisney merch, getting my bib, seeing the other costumes, getting the medals, and then celebrating at Disney Springs!  In short, I love everything about the experience.  If I have to haul my body 48.6 miles to participate in the ultimate Disney race weekend, so be it 🙂

What race is on your bucket list?  Reply below!

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