We are in Disney World. The Dopey Challenge Weekend is here! 48.6 miles
Saturday Half Marathon
Sunday Full Marathon
My husband and I flew out of Boston at 7 a.m. It was nice to leave behind the frigid Massachusetts weather. We arrived at Orlando Airport late morning, got our luggage, and then we were on our way to Disney World.
We are staying at the beautiful resort Old Key West. I love this place because it’s more like an apartment complex than a hotel. Each complex has a spacious kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, and washer and dryer room. Also, the resort has a grocery delivery service, where you can order groceries from a local food store, and they deliver the groceries to your room just like they do with luggage. I always take advantage of this service. Every time I stay at this resort, I stock up on Gatorade, water, bagels, fruit, peanut butter, yogurts, and other various high-carbohydrate foods. I am so thrilled that I have the option to cook meals in our complex rather than dining at restaurants. I do not enjoy running on big meals that restaurants are known to serve their customers. No fun running races with lots of food jostling in your stomach.
Later in the day, we headed to the ESPN Wide World of Sports for the RunDisney Expo. Here, I picked up my bib number, and then my running T-shirts. There was also a bunch of merchandise for sale, and vendors hawking their stuff. We walked around the expo to kill time and then it was time to head home for dinner and get ready for race weekend.