2018 Walt Disney World 10k - 59:19

This is the third post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 5k, half marathon, and marathon. For day two of the 2018 Dopey Challenge, things went rather similarly to the 5k the day before. The weather on Friday morning was just as cold as Thursday’s 5k, but with more wind which made things feel even colder. Still, this time, I opted for the shorts I wished I had for the 5k. [Read More]

2018 Walt Disney World 5k - 27:52

This is the second post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 10k, half marathon, and marathon. Starting off the runDisney Marathon Weekend is the 5k. If you’re doing the Dopey Challenge, this is where your running running begins for the weekend. In the past, the race has started at 6am, a half hour later than the rest of the races. However, this year, runDisney bumped the start of up a half hour, thus slashing 30 precious minutes of sleep right at the beginning of the damn weekend 🖕. [Read More]

2018 Dopey Challenge expo and pre-race

This is the first post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon. Given that one of my goals for this year was to write more, but shorter posts, I’m going to try to really break up this year’s Dopey Challenge recap into a whole series of shorter posts. Training In past years, I’ve been really bad about training for Disney’s Marathon Weekend. [Read More]

2018 goals

With 2017 finally done and gone, it’s time to focus on 2018. I’m not one for resolutions, so to speak, but I do like to set some goals at the beginning of each year. Just like I think the end of the year offers a convenient time to reflect, the beginning of the next year is a logical time to take those reflections and turn them into something to move forward with. [Read More]

2017, be gone! 2018...try not to suck.

Well, 2017. What can we say about you? You were not good. We all thought 2016 was pretty much the worst, but 2017, you found a way to top it. For most those of us who expected 2017 to be even worse than 2016, I think it lived up to nearly every nightmare we expected. In some ways, it was even much worse than expected. While 2017 felt like it was decades long and has probably aged us all at least that much, I do think there was a lot in 2017 that should give us hope, as long as you’re willing to see it. [Read More]

What a difference ten years can make

As the final few days of Our Year of Hell 2017 come and go and we look ahead to whatever fresh new hell 2018 brings us, it feels like a good time to reflect back on the last ten years. My life, now, is completely different than what I ever thought it would or could be as 2007 Amelia looked ahead to 2008. I think about this a lot, usually while I’m running or showering, sometimes when I’m walking home from work. [Read More]

Running slump

Ugh. (I should count all the posts I’ve started off with “ugh”) I’m ready to accept it, I’m in a running rut. This happens every once in a while and often this time of year. I love running, but sometimes I just can’t gather up the motivation to really bother. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, I completely wrecked my sleep schedule. I typically try to wake up around 5:45-6am during the week, but over the five days of Thanksgiving weekend, I slept until 9am every morning. [Read More]