Thursday, January 9, 2014


This morning I got up and met RP at the indoor track again.  We both felt like we could use an indoor run as the roads are still a little questionable and we are still a little bit cold.  We did 3 miles at 5:30am.

Not too long after I got home this morning I checked my FB account and saw postings of my cousin Sara who is at Walt Disney World with my sister, Andrea and two of their friends.  They are there for Marathon weekend and Sara and her friend are taking on the crazy, unproven... DOPEY CHALLENGE.  If you haven't heard of it, the Dopey Challenge is running all four races offered during the WDW Marathon weekend.  So these ladies ran a 5K today, will run a 10K tomorrow, a Half Marathon on Saturday and a Marathon on Sunday.  Yes, yes I know its sounds crazy!  Crazy or not, I am excited for them.

They also inspire me.  A ton.

Sara is a dedicated wife and mom to two awesome kiddos.  She puts her best into everything and it shows.  Her race times rock, and I aspire to someday be able to post times like hers.  She made me smile when she told me about signing up for the Dopey Challenge.  She told me she was all excited to get signed up and then as soon as she logged off it was an immediate "What did I just agree to do?!?"  I think I would have felt the same way.

Andrea is well, amazing.  She had tried about five years ago to get me to do a half marathon with her.  I said "Yeah, sure. Why not?"  Then I did nothing.  I never signed up for the race. That year it wasn't meant to be, as Andrea ended having a rare type of heart attack in March (the race was in May).  She was not able to run at that point.  She has since returned to running although she does face limitations as a result of that heart attack.  She puts so much heart and soul into her running - she made her goal of running 13 races in 2013.  We ended up running that half marathon that she encouraged me to run in, this year.  It was awesome.

So they are at WDW attempting the never before attempted (at least not by anyone I know) Dopey Challenge (A is doing 5K, 10K and half - she is calling it a Dopey Trifecta).  I am on pins and needles waiting to hear all about it.  I don't think I could be more excited about someone else running a race!  Go girls!!!

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