Dopey Challenge? What’s all that about then?
Well, on January 9, 2014 my husband (Jim) and I will be running our first ever Dopey Challenge. This is Disney’s latest event at Walt Disney World in Florida. It consists of a 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon on consecutive days, starting on January 9.
Now it has to be said, that I am, by no means, what you would call a runner! Far from it. I more likely fall into the slightly overweight, sedentary office worker category!
It just so happened that I was browsing through Facebook of a Friday evening (as you do) and came across runDisney’s latest post – “New Event at Walt Disney World”. “Hmm, what could that be”, I thought to myself. On further investigation it was clear that this was a challenge like no other – or certainly no other that I’ve ever considered!
“Fancy doing this” I said to Jim, passing him my iPad. “That would be great” he said in reply. Inwardly I groaned. What had I done????
So, on April 9, I sat at my desk, counting down the hours until entry for the challenge opened. 12noon US time, 5pm here in the UK. With more than a little trepidation, I signed us both up.
It’s now June, and I have started my training – oh yes, I have started already (remember the sedentary office worker part?!). I’ll share with you the highs and lows of my weekly schedule and look forward to any comments/tips/support from those who decide to follow me – let’s face it, I’m going to need all the help I can get!!!