I am. My goal for this year is to prepare to complete the Dopey challenge at Disney World. This involves completing a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and full marathon on consecutive days. Check out this training plan: http://as1.wdpromedia.com/media/ewwos/pdf/rundisney/training-programs/2014/DopeyChallenge14.pdf.
I am crazy stoked. If I complete the challenge medals similar to all the ones below will be mine:
This all started with my, admittedly unhealthy, fandom of Goofy. I remember when I became a fan. It was New Year's Eve in 1992-1993. My whole family had made the trip to Disneyland to celebrate the new year. We were at Disneyland and I saw a Goofy t-shirt that I liked and really wanted. My father initially wouldn't let me get it, as he didn't think having a Goofy shirt was appropriate. He confirmed that I "REALLY, REALLY wanted it" (my words, not his) and I ended up getting the shirt. I wore that shirt until it fell apart. I now have:
three (and almost a fourth) quilts made from retired Goofy t-shirts (thanks Melanie!!)
A bookcase to display my Goofy collectables:
(Notice the large Goofy statue up top)
A tub full of various stuffed Goofys:
And my gaming namesake (the movers broke the light saber):
I hate running, but I have to do it for the Air Force (1.5 miles twice a year within a certain time limit). When I saw that there was a medal with Goofy on it that was given to those who completed the half- and full marathons at Disney, I knew I had to start training for it. That unholy obsession morphed into my Dopey desire (what's an additional 15k [~10 miles] when you're already running 63k [~40 miles]?). And now, Tricia, the kids, and various extended family members are all wanting to participate in the Disney running events. Awesome!!