Welcome to my blog! I’m Karen a 27yr old dancer with a tiny bit of a Disney obsession currently taking on the biggest challenge of my life so far!

MK Crystal Palace Karen

For those of you not familiar with the Dopey Challenge it’s a 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon completed in four consecutive days. Ye ye I know what you’re thinking ARE YOU CRAZY??! BUT most importantly it’s in Disneyworld so you know it’s going to be fun… right?!?

RIGHT?!?! o_O

Our ‘official’ training started in April 2015, prior to our half marathon in November 2014 we had never really run. I sprinted a bit in school and I once walked and jogged a little bit in an official 10k but nothing more than that. We started with the couch to 5k programme and then just kinda ran a bit afterwards and that really was the extent of our half marathon training. The Wine and Dine Half was so much fun despite how under prepared we felt.

We’ve just completed Phase 1 of our training plan which finished up with a 10mile run in the Pheonix Park in Dublin. We’ve now just started Phase 2 and are working towards our first ever marathon! This will be the Dublin Marathon on October 26th 2015 and I’m so incredibly nervous! After our first marathon we’ll continue our training until January 2016 when it’ll be time to get DOPEY ​


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