Entries from Team AllEars® Running Blog tagged with 'rundisney'

It was not a good idea….it was a great idea

by Mike Scopa and Michelle Scribner-MacLean Team AllEars did not exist before cancer"but it was forged because of cancer. Yes, the adopted charity for Team AllEars was Deb Wills' Avon Walk for breast cancer, which had already established it's...

Hail to the Bus Driver

by Michael Miller One of the oldest, most respected distance races in the world is the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. A 56-mile race, Comrades has a very strict 12 hours cut-off, which most people cannot even imagine making. That...

Preparing for Dopey

by Mike Paxton It's about seven months until the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. These last two weeks I've been on the road quite a bit and I'm sure like many other Dopey runners, I have been trying to...

3...2...1....Launching Team AllEars 2014

It's that time of year again; spring...a time to start anew...or a time to start over. For the members of Team AllEars that means it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work again as we launch...

Defining Success

By Christine Surh After signing up for the WDW Half Marathon early last year, the only goal I could think about was finishing. I had done two half marathons previously with finish times of 4:05 and 4:01. I knew it...

Who Is Team AllEars

by Michael Miller Over the past year, I've been repeatedly asked about the team and who we are.....the following is a summary of some of the key points I've used in describing the team..... Who are we? Team AllEars, over...

The Gift

by Jamison Reynolds "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."-Steve Prefontaine On Sunday January 13th, my best was my worst. The 20th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World marathon was my most difficult run in...

The Adventure Begins

by Matt Allgaier Writing a blog is something that I have never attempted before but then again it's a blog on a subject that I never attempted before so it seems appropriate. It's about running - something that had you...

Journey to a Half Marathon

by Sandra Hall I have never been a runner and I haven't run since playing field hockey in high schoo some 50 years ago. I had read blogs on allears.net about the WDW Marathon Weekend and wondered about walking the...

Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K

By now it's no secret....I love Disney 5Ks! For Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K, runDisney has combined some of my favorite things -- Disney theming, holiday theming, and a chance to run a Disney event with good friends. It was...

Gear Up Now

by Michael Miller Team AllEars 2013 Typically, when people sign up for their first race, the first thing they do is establish a training plan to reach their goal. All too often, while these plans are technically sound, they don't...

Positive Peer Pressure

By Dee Dee Webster Before joining Team AllEars, there were a lot of things that I didn't think that I could do. One decision can make the biggest difference in someone's life. I'll be honest, when I became a team...

Hoist the Colors

By Mike Fuller We all have our reasons for running; getting healthier, accomplishing a goal, running somewhere we never dreamed we could. The reasons are numerous, and each just as important as the rest. For me, it started as the...

You Can Do It!

by Eddie McCoy Team AllEars 2013 Almost four years ago I weighed 308 pounds. I went to the doctor because I was feeling sick and found out that my blood pressure was high and that I was borderline diabetic. It...

It’s Kind of Fun to do the Impossible

by Christine Griffin I suppose you could say I started running to get away from the law. No need to fret - Deb, Michelle, and Mike are not harboring a fugitive among their merry band of runners. Allow me to...

Moving Out of The Comfort Zone

by Dana Birch For me, it all started in January 2011. For many years I've been checking into AllEars.net for my Walt Disney World fix and information updates. One of my best buds, Sara, had just finally gotten her life...

I Finally Did It!!! Walt Disney World Half Marathon

By Joan Smith I finally did it!!!! That's the feeling that I had when I crossed the finish line at the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in early January. That simple sentence doesn't seem like enough to convey all of...

From Zumba to a Disney Half Marathon

By Erinn Casazza Have you met Jamison Reynolds? If you have, you know that Jamison Reynolds has been blamed for many things. Here is something else he can add to his list: I blame Jamison Reynolds for how utterly happy...

My first Half Marathon at Walt Disney World

By Casey Dylan Back-story Last fall, in what can best be described as a moment of mid-life crisis, I decided to put down the beer, turn off the TV, get off the couch, go outside and"(wait for it)"run a marathon....

I Stopped Saying "I Can't"

by Amy Frank Doctors have told me since the 80s that I can't run because of a motor neuron dysfunction and I believed them. And I never challenged them. Then one fateful day, I read an AllEars newsletter by Michelle...

We Are Family

by Sara Rhodes Call this a write up to get others to join in or donate to the cause, call this homage to the amazing people on Team AllEars, or call it what it is: my thank you to my...

My First 5K!

By Leslie Bird (The following is a first hand account, or diary, by Leslie Bird, on her first trip to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.) Packing I'm not a runner. Really, I'm not. If you would have told me at...

The Inaugural Chip & Dale Marathon Relay: A Review Part 2

Michelle: Starting Leg 2 Leg 1 runners came in off of the main road towards the Relay Exchange area and after meeting them, Leg 2 runners did a hairpin turn and moved back out onto the road, where we...

The Inaugural Chip & Dale Marathon Relay: A Review Part 1

Disney inaugural races are difficult to resist. First, there is the thrill of the unknown"the promise of a new course through one or more theme parks. Second is the bling...that new race medal, which few Disney running fans can...

Following Your Runner WDW Marathon Weekend PART III of III

In Part III of our series on following your runner during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Jessica Atawonta and Dave Aulen summarize all that they and their families have learned regarding how to follow runners during the half and full...

Following Your Runner WDW Marathon Weekend PART II of III

In Part II of our series on following your runner at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, Dave Aulen shares the strategy he perfected for following his wife Holly through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot without a car during two Goofy...

Following Your Runner WDW Marathon Weekend PART I of III

The excitement of a RunDisney race is not owned exclusively by the runners. Family and friends can also get in on the fun by following their runners along the course. Team AllEars runners look forward to finding their supporters on...

October Gut Check Time

Welcome back to this edition of "Gut Check Time." This service is brought to those of you who are about to take an amazing journey to Walt Disney World this January to run in your first runDisney event. I'm talking...

Coast-to-Coast Challenge Report: Part I Before the Race

Within the last several years the relatively new runDisney brand has offered running enthusiasts the opportunity to achieve what is referred to as Coast-to-Coast Challenge status. The Coast-to-Coast Challenge offers runners a chance to earn a special medal depicting the...

Jeff Galloway: Olympian and Running Expert Joins runDisney Team as Official Training Consultant

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2010) - Jeff Galloway, one of America's foremost marathon trainers, has been named the official training consultant to Disney's series of endurance events, which has been rebranded runDisney. Galloway, a 1972 Olympian and founder...

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