One of the fun things about running races at Disney is that there always seems to be a friend around every corner! Between blogging and running I’ve met so many great new people and I was fortunate to “run” into many of them while I was in Florida for the Dopey Challenge!
Of course there was my usual running crew of Daniel, Patrick and Jenn (who all posed for a quick birthday picture for Jason!)…
…and I also got to reunite with Christine who I ran the Marine Corps Marathon with back in October!
I did my best to remember to take pictures with everyone I ran into, but if I forgot I added some shout outs at the bottom!
I also got to see:
John, a reader who I met at the Marine Corps Marathon this year
Jen, a reader who I ran into at the Hoop-de-doo Revue
and Justin from Always Running Forward
**There is also a reader I met while waiting in line for a picture with Wreck-It Ralph during the full marathon…I am so sorry but I for the life of me can not remember your name (started with a C I think?!?) total Dopey brain at that point! If you read this PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remind me of your name!**
If there’s anyone I forgot, my apologies, but man was I tired! I’m lucky I remembered my own name by the time I crossed the finish line of the full marathon!
was so great to see you twice at the race, your newsies costumes were so epic!
Haha, thanks…I LOVED the Newsie costumes! We have a great one in mind for a future race too, but it would be another hot & sweaty one so we’ll see!
I saw you on the bus going to the expo on Thursday from Saratoga Springs! I wanted to introduce myself and tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog, but I just too nervous! I came across your blog after searching for Disney Marathon recaps. This was my first marathon and reading your blog gave me so much insight and encouragement to run! Thank you!
Oh my gosh, next time totally come say hello! Funny story, but I actually met Jenn (who’s always in all my pictures!) when I recognized her on the Magical Express a few years ago!
I’m so glad to hear that my race recaps were helpful (I know other peoples were when I was doing my first race!) and I hope your first marathon was AWESOME!
I missed everyone 😦 I was always in different parks and then I didn’t see anyone familiar on the course. I thought I saw Heather at the finish line, but I was in a cloud of pain and in desperate need of Biofreeze and ice.
Haha, yeah, I was definitely in a “Dopey fog” for a lot of the weekend!
Your so good at writing this .
Thanks, putting that journalism degree to good use finally : )
It was great seeing you too! I love actually getting to meet people face to face at races.
It was great to meet you in person. I will have to do a similar post when I finally finish my Dopey recaps!
It was so nice to finally meet you. My family thought I was a little crazy for walking up and introducing myself, but they don’t really understand the blog thing either.:)
Haha, not crazy at all! That’s actually how Jenn (Eat, Sleep, Run Disney) and I met too! I recognized her on the Magical Express and went over and said hello!
Yay runner buds! I was just thinking about writing a similar post. 🙂 copycat! I also just noticed how ridiculously frizzy my hair was at the 10k. Ick!
Ha, I’m pretty sure EVERYONE’S hair was frizzy with that humidity!
Thx. Great running into you, too! Twice no less! Of course the second time was after I had been bombarded by an Epcot seagull. .. So no picture is A-Ok 🙂
Sorry, just catching up on some blog reading. It was great to see you, too! Wine & Dine next, or maybe a NE race?