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?