I’m Going Goofy!

Hey, everyone! Just dropping in to share in all the excitement — it’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend registration day!

After giving it some thought, I’ve decided that I will be sitting Dopey out this year. And probably for the foreseeable future. Don’t get me wrong — I had the time of my life that weekend, and I really couldn’t have ever imagined a more incredible first marathon experience.

However, I’ve decided that I’m happy with Dopey as a one-time thing. For now, anyway. I may take on 48.6 again in the future, but for 2015, I’ll be focusing on a different challenge!

running goofy

That’s right. I WILL be back for WDW Marathon Weekend in 2015, and this time, I’ll get to skip two early wake-up calls for fairly lackluster races, IMHO, and focus entirely on the half and full marathons!


I’d say Goofy’s 39.3 mile challenge is definitely a better choice for me this time around. I’ll be running the New York City Marathon in November, and even though we all know I don’t “race” in Disney, I do fully intend to pour everything I have into my NYCM training…and then I’ll take on my FUN Disney races about eight weeks later. :)


Plus, who could pass up anniversary bling? Once I found out that it’s Goofy’s 10-year anniversary in 2015, that pretty much sealed the deal for me… :)


Photo credit: runDisney

The best and MOST EXCITING news of all?

Todd is registering for the marathon…so we’ll get to take on another 26.2 together! We ran the half marathon together this year, and I am BEYOND EXCITED to run the full with him next year!goofy2014_2

Who’s joining me for WDW Marathon Weekend?!


  1. Great. See you there. Me too!!!!

    • Join the club!
      Dopey last year and Goofy this year. Sure it was fun but it took a toll on me mentally and physically. I’m scared people think Dopey looks :easy” because us inaugural runners made it seem like a ton of fun.
      I won’t lie but Saturday morning I wasn’t feeling as magical as I did on Thursday. It was more like did deep and figure out a way to finish.

      • Jennifer says:

        Agreed! I know what you mean. It was an amazing experience, but the training took a serious mental toll on me. Honestly, I still don’t feel recovered! I figure next year I’ll go into Goofy already knowing what works for me, training-wise, and with the knowledge that I CAN do it. So, hopefully, that will take a lot of the pressure off. It’s no joke!

    • Jennifer says:

      AWESOME! Hope to catch up with you! :)

  2. WOOOHOOOOO!! SEE YOU THERE!! My husband and I are going Dopey in 2015!!!

  3. Sounds like a good plan to me~ I am taking a year off from Disney, but I would love to do Goofy, it will be a nice break from Dopey!

    • Jennifer says:

      Aw, man…a year off?! I should totally try that sometime. My bank account would be thrilled…haha. It’s funny to think that Goofy will feel like a break after running Dopey! :)

  4. Awesome! I LOVE the medal!

  5. Hopefully Goofy doesn’t knock you back the way Dopey did. Just think, two whole days to sleep in and not get up before dawn.

  6. That 10 year anniversary bling is gonna look great on you!

  7. I did the same thing, I loved doing Dopey, but I’m much happier with the thought of 2 early mornings versus 4!

  8. Ahhh! I completely forgot about registration! I need to get over there before it fills up – now to do the marathon or the Goofy??

    • Jennifer says:

      OH NO! Better get over there quickly, yesterday’s registration was madness (as usual). If I may be so bold…go for the Goofy! ;)

  9. You’re going to have a blast running Goofy! We’ve been at Marathon Weekend for the past two years, and while I’m sad that we’ll be sitting 2015 out I know that there will be more Disney races in my future!

    • Jennifer says:

      Aw, man, sorry to hear you won’t be there next year! It’s so hard when I have to sit one out, the registration day excitement totally bums me out, haha.

  10. Exciting! That medal definitely has me tempted to do Dopey…

  11. Yay! I’m so excited that you’re going back for more. I wish I was registering for at least one of the 2015 races but next year is very up in the air for me. You’re going to kill it at Goofy!

    • Jennifer says:

      Thanks, Jodi! Me too, super excited! Maybe you’ll get a chance to take on one of the other fabulous runDisney races next year… ;)

  12. I’m not quite ready for the Dopey yet (maybe for the 5th year anniversary) but I am all registered for Goofy! My first attempt! AHHHHHHHHHHH!

    See you there! :)

    • Jennifer says:

      AHHH, that is awesome! You can totally do this! The training can be pretty rough, but it’s ALL worth it in the end! :)

  13. I am going Goofy too! My first full…..eeeek.

    • Jennifer says:

      AH, that is SO EXCITING! You are going to have such an amazing time. It’s the PERFECT first full, IMHO, and going Goofy just makes it even more exciting! Looking forward to following your training! :)

  14. Oh i am SO excited you will be back!!! I am doing the half with my mom this year :)

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