One month. One month until I take on the biggest challenge of my running career.
The Dopey Challenge begins one month from today.
How time flies! I announced on April 9 that "I'm Dopey!"
And now the final decisions and training gets done.
Trip - January 7-14.
Flights - booked.
Hotel - reserved. We got into Pop Century after our original hotel fell through.
Park Tickets - bought.
Magicbands - secured.
Race Retreat - registered.
Meetup - set.
5k - Minnie Mouse
10k - Tinker Bell
Half - Jessie from Toy Story
Yes I am reusing costume from the Disney Half in January 2013! It was a winner! :)
Full - Snow White
Training - ummmm....
So here's where the plan goes a tad awry. I was rocking a great training plan until September 22nd when everything changed.
I think you can see how it has affected my training:
So where do I stand today? My longest run since I started Dopey Training in August has been a half marathon. I haven't run that far since October 27 when I took on the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Los Angeles.
At this point in time, I should be knocking out a 20-mile training run every weekend in December. But that won't be happening.
My goal now is to build as good of a base as I can. I am taking part in the #RWRunStreak and have put in at least 1 mile every day since Thanksgiving.
I am going to try to get in at least one 20-miler before I head to Disney if possible. If I don't, it will be okay. I know I will finish the Dopey Challenge.
I am not participating in the Dopey Challenge for time, but for fun! You can bet I will be taking pictures with as many characters as possible and sharing laughs with friends.
Did that sound desperate?
No matter what I will complete those 48.6 magical miles and these 6 glorious medals will be mine.
And I will enjoy every single second of the journey!
Are you also taking on the Dopey Challenge? How is your training coming along?