INTRODUCTION Hello all, For those of you who haven’t read anything from me before, allow for a brief introduction. My name is Gisele. I’m a 53 year old who decided to take up running about 5 ½ years ago and became a runDisney addict in the process. My husband, Chris, also runs with me and is the best running partner, friend and spouse a girl could ask for. This trip followed right on the heels of a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise, so we had our time to soak up the warmth and sun while there - which was a good thing since the weather was less than ideal for our trip to Florida as you might be able to guess from the stocking caps we were wearing in the picture above. We have 3 teenage kids who have accompanied us on a few Disney trips, but this year, it was a Mom and Dad solo trip. We’ve run 4 previous marathon weekends which included 2 years of marathon only races and 2 years of the Goofy challenge. The Goofy challenge includes a half-marathon on Saturday followed by a full marathon on Sunday. However, last year, the half marathon was canceled for severe weather, so that particularly Goofy challenge was really not fulfilled. For the last few years, though, we have had our eye on finally attempting the Dopey Challenge. This consists of a 5k, 10k, half-marathon and full-marathon run on 4 consecutive days. 4 races and 6 medals in 4 run-filled days. Dopey, indeed. This year was especially ideal since it was the 25th anniversary of the WDW Marathon and the 5 year anniversary of the Dopey challenge. Our plan was to arrive on January 2nd and staying through the 9th. I was especially excited this time to be staying at the Polynesian Resort. We had really wanted to try a monorail resort for one of the race weekends and we were able to get a decent rate for the weekend, so the plan was set. So, welcome to the report and I hope you enjoy it.