First things first – a HUGE thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday’s post about Jason and I moving to Cape Cod. I can’t tell you how much the encouraging and supportive words about such a big decision mean!
So, between packing to move I’ve also been packing to head out to California for Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (busy times around here!).
Well, if you’ve been around these parts for awhile and read some of my runDisney race recaps you’ve probably noticed I have a bit of a “thing” for stopping for some mid-race pushups with the green army men from Toy Story!
The first time I stop, drop & push-uped mid-race was during the WDW Marathon in 2013!
**And this one is still my favorite photo!**
However, I must pay homage to those who came before me…and if I remember correctly it was actually Jenn who stop, dropped and push-uped first!
Disneyland 2013 – not only is my form terrible here (too early!), but this green army dude looks totally uninterested!
WDW Half Marathon 2014 – this guy was really into it! He had a microphone and was counting my pushups out loud!
And even gave me a high-five when I was done!
**Note – I always do somewhere between 2-5 pushups, not because that’s all I can do (who I am kidding, that’s all I can do!), but because there is usually a line of other runners/ push-uppers waiting and I don’t want to hold up the line! Right after me in this photo I could hear the green army man counting for someone else who apparently wanted to one up me and they were at like 20 when I could last hear! This is considered bad mid-race push-up etiquette. Do a few push-ups, get your pic and move on!**
The “mid-race green army man push-up” photo sort of became my “thing” and they were always included in my race recaps…and then something REALLY cool happened!
Readers started sending me their own “mid-race green army man push-up” pictures!
Here’s Kellie of Will Run For Ears:
Sarah of Running at Disney:
And Nicole of Pink Elephant on Parade (who I believe is the one who started referring to it as the #NardiChallenge!):
So now that it’s sort of an unofficial “thing”, let’s make it an official “thing”!
If you STOP, DROP & PUSH UP with a green army man mid-race send me a picture and I’ll feature all the photos I get in a post after each runDisney event weekend and keep a full gallery of them here on the blog!
Who knows, one lucky “mid-race green army man push-upper” may even win a fun prize! ; )
Send photos to:
or tweet @dnardi710
if you Instagram or Tweet your photo use hashtag #greenarmypushup
**Note: “push-ups in the park” with a green army man will be included!**
By the way…you guys want to know a secret??
I HATE PUSH UPS!
Really, it’s true! A former co-worker used to actually call me t-rex since my arm strength is so pathetic!
So who’s in for some mid-race push-ups??
Is there a traditional runDisney race photo you try to get?
**Also, taking suggestions for a better name than “mid-race green army man push-ups”, so if you think of something fun send it my way!**