January 13, 2014

Post Dopey weekend thoughts

Yesterday was the final race of the Dopey Challenge.  We have one final day at Magic Kingdom before Christine heads home and I meet Tom for a cruise out of Miami. With the race weekend fresh in my mind, I wanted to share a few random thoughts.

* The hardest part of the Dopey Challenge was getting up at 3:00am on 4 consecutive mornings
*  Race retreat far exceeded our expectations
*  Having someone to run the marathon with made it much more fun
* The corral placements for the weekend were definitely an issue for the challenge runners (more on that in another post)
*  Eating dinner at various resort restaurants made us forget about the races and provided a relaxed atmosphere
*  Dopey Challenge was a one and done
*  Running 48.6 miles with my daughter was a priceless experience
*  It is time for a mandatory 14 day break from running and I need it!
* The support of family, friends and the running community was so appreciated and cannot be expressed in words.  Thank you all so much!

We will have lots of upcoming posts with many details about the various races and experiences we had over the last six days.

(Pam)

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations again, Pam and Christine! You guys rocked that Full Marathon!! Sorry about the corrals, can't wait to hear the rest of your thoughts. Enjoy your cruise and your 14 day break!! You completely deserve it!!

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  2. Congrats ladies!!! I loved following along at home and look forward to your full race recaps! Have fun on the cruise!

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  3. Congrats ladies! I hope the Dopey Challenge was all that you hoped it would be. Enjoy your vacation Pam, you definitely deserve it!

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  4. Congrats to both of you!! Enjoy your cruise, Pam!!

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  5. Great job! It was amazing to track your progress over the weekend. You both have so much to be proud of. Enjoy the break!

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  6. I enjoyed following you both. Can't wait to hear more about your thoughts. So happy and proud of you both...memory for a lifetimes and very special...hugs

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  7. Congrats to both you and Christine, Pam! You both continue to inspire me. I really, really hope they fix the corral placement issue for Dopeys for next year (for completely selfish reasons of course). I can't wait to hear more and read your recaps!

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  8. So great to read about your experiences! Can't wait to hear all about it! Now relax and enjoy!

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  9. Enjoyed following you both along in pictures! Congratulations to you both and enjoy that cruise! !!

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  10. I cannot imagine having to wake up that early every day. Being exhausted from lack of sleep on top of running - Yikes!

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  11. Just Awesome! You ladies Rock! Enjoy your break from running! So you won't be doing the Dopey with me next year? Remember I Power Walk ;-) Thank you both SOOO Much!

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  12. So awesome, ladies! Many congrats!

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  13. I can't wait to read the recaps! Dopey looks a little overwhelmed with all his bling :)

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  14. Congratulations, you guys! Looking forward to your recaps! It was definitely tough, but such an incredible experience!

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  15. YAY for a break! YOU REALLY deserve it! I'm so happy to have finally run into you ladies this weekend!!

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