Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Definitely Goofy, I Am!

Hi, I'm Gina Harris, I live in Salem, Oregon, and I've been running for about 3 years, starting at the age of 53, but only seriously for about 2 years. I was talked into running my first marathon last year (which I ended up having to scrap due to a stress fracture) and I began my training in earnest. I finally was able to complete my first marathon, Newport, Oregon on May 30, 2009 and I was hooked! I completed the Bizz Johnson Marathon on October 11 and will do marathon #3 in Sacramento on December 6, the California International Marathon.

Maddy talked me into running the Goofy in 2011 and I'm really excited to do it. I love Disney; have only been to Disney World once and have always wanted to go back, so this is a great chance for me to do that. It will be challenging, but I can't wait to do it.

I have a blog also, even though I don't post super often. I'm also on twitter @ginaharris1

I can't wait to begin training for this exciting set of races!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Until 2011, I'm going to have some fun!

Charlie here... It is 20 days until the Las Vegas 2009 Rock and Roll Half-Marathon. Yes... The half. There's time for marathon training later. Until then, I'll have some fun with my runs!

Oh, Like... Running this half-marathon as Elvis (or one of the Running Elvi!)

This is the costume that I'll be running it in. It should be a lot of fun! I'm looking forward to it!


Oh yeah! I am wearing leis around my neck. I'm planning on wearing 15. I'll hand out 1 to a lady every mile. I'm planning on handing one out to the lady that hands me my finisher's medal. That leaves one left over! A souvenir of my race! On to the race cork board!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Goofy 2011 - Can Not Wait!

Hey. This is Albert. I am a middle school teacher in Nashville, TN. I also coach middle school cross country. I want to thank Maddy for inviting me to write for this blog. I am definitely planning on doing the Goofy in 2011. It has been my dream ever since I started back running several years ago. I, along with my wife and 2 sons, am a huge Disney fan (we just got back from a trip a couple of weeks ago) and I love running as well. To combine the two would be a dream come true. So I am really looking forward to January 2011 and hope to meet a lot of you if you will be there.

Right now I am training for the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis which is about 3 weeks away. I have heard great things about this race and am looking forward to it. I'm trying to beat 4 hours this time. This will be my 2nd full marathon. I did the Country Music Marathon here in Nashville back in April and got 4:11. I have also done three half marathons in the last couple of years as well.

I love reading running blogs as well as listening to running podcasts. My blog is Click here to see it.

Please check it out, and if I don't have your running blog on my list, please let me know. I'm always looking for new ones. Good luck to everyone. Until then...

Keep runnin',

Friday, November 6, 2009

Definitely Goofy! Jim and Chris Here

It is a bit early to say which race we will run in 2011 - but the Disney Marathon is near and dear to my (Chris') heart. It was my first marathon back in 2007. I ran it again in 2008 with my husband (Jim) in his first marathon. Then we both ran Goofy this past year! In Jan 2010, we are running Dopey! I also have 3 Disney Half Marathons to my credit (2004, 2005 and 2009).

Besides my 3 (soon to be 4) Disney Marathons, I ran the Marine Corps Marathon (2007) and Rock n Roll San Antonio (2008).

You can find my blog here. I am also on Facebook as Marathon Chris and Twitter as marathonchris. Looking forward to seeing what is in store for 2011. I may run only the full or the half....finding time to train has become challenging :-).

See you all out there on the road! Be sure to enjoy your own Running Adventure!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Charlie White (aka cewtwo)

Hi everyone!

I am a runner from Englewood, Colorado (a suburb of Denver). I ran the Chicago Marathon in 2008, but did not finish. My legs cramped bad @ mile 24 or so and threw me to the ground! It was a disappointment, but it did not stop me. I did complete a marathon last year at the Las Vegas Marathon on December 7th.

I will be running the WDW in 2011 and I am aiming for a Goofy medal!

I will also be running Las Vegas again this year. I'm running the Half due to a recent bout of Plantar Fasciitis of the right ankle. BUT... I am out and running again! I will be training using the Galloway method.

Please, if you are running the WDW 2011, join this group! Let's train, compete and exchange ideas together!

AND... I am looking forward to meeting you!


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Introduction: Melisa (Irish Blue) & Bill

Hi from Bill and Melisa Zachrich of Findlay, Ohio!! We're very excited about the prospect of training for and running the 2011 Disney Marathon with all of you. Last fall, Bill and I ran our first marathon in Chicago. Although Mother Nature was not kind and the temps got a little high, we managed to finish and fullfill a dream.

Bill has remained injury-free in 2009 and completed a second marathon, shaving almost an hour off of his Chicago time! Unfortunately, I became injured training for this marathon and did not race. (I've had a rough year complicated by bursitis in my hip and then patellar tendonitis in both knees.) Fortunately, this gives me plenty of time to recover and come back strong! It's good to have a goal and I'm looking so forward to meeting all of you in 2011!

My Blog (Which I will be updating soon! ;-)
Irish Blue in a Running Shoe

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Getting To Know Me: Maddy

As I mentioned before, this blog will be a group effort. If you would like to contribute, simply get your email address to me and I will send you an invitation to become an author.

If you are already an author, or become an author, please take a few minutes and write a post introducing yourself and leave a link for your primary blog if you have one. Oh, also, when you write a post be sure to label the post with your name for easy searching!

My name is Maddy and I am planning on running the Dopey races in 2011. The Dopey is an unofficial event that consists of a 5K on Friday, the Half Marathon on Saturday and the Full Marathon on Sunday.

It's me, Maddy, being silly. Shocker, I know...

I ran the half marathon in 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2009 I ran the Goofy Race and Half Challenge. I 2010 I am registered to run Goofy again and I am looking forward to the challenge. It will be my 6th (possibly 7th) marathon.

My primary blog can be found at and you can find me on twitter at @maddyhubba

I am looking forward to learning more about my fellow authors and this amazing crew that will be taking the Walt Disney Marathon Weekend by storm!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Are You Goofy?

I have found that one of the greatest rewards of running a marathon, other than the race itself, is the amazing people I have met along the way. To date I have run four marathons and at each and everyone I have met up with other bloggers who share the love of running.

The 2008 Chicago Marathon Dream Team: Bill, Melisa, Charlie, Maddy, Stone(who cannot stay away from a camera) and Petra

A lot of great running bloggers,and twitter runners are already making plans to spend the second weekend in January 2011 at Walt Disney World for the marathon weekend. If you are planning on participating in any of the distances, the 5K, the Half Marathon, the Full Marathon, the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge or the unofficial Dopey Challenge, please leave a comment and we will invite you to contribute to this blog.

Are you goofy enough to join in this challenge?