Kimberly with her 100 runDisney medals earned, January 2016

Kimberly with her 100 runDisney medals earned, January 2016

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list…

I choose the 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon as my “goal marathon.”  Soon after I finished, I registered for the 2010 5th Anniversary Goofy Challenge and I haven’t looked back.  Since then I have run 20 Marathons in 10 U.S. States and 56 Half Marathons.  Additionally, I have run over 85 runDisney races including 7 Goofy, 3 Dumbo, 3 Glass Slipper and 3 Dopey Challenges.

With Dr. Nerenstone showing off all my medals earned while undergoing breast cancer treatment up until my final chemo “therapy” (Aug-Jan). 3 full marathons (including 2 world majors), 5 half marathons, 1 10-miler, 3 10-k’s, 5 5-k’s, plus a Dumbo, Goofy, Dopey and a Coast to Coast!

Kimberly with Dr. Nerenstone showing off all the medals earned while undergoing breast cancer treatment up until her final chemo “therapy” (Aug-Jan). 3 full marathons (including 2 world majors), 5 half marathons, 1 10-miler, 3 10-k’s, 5 5-k’s, plus a Dumbo, Goofy, Dopey and a Coast to Coast!

On July 8, 2013, at the age of 41, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Because I had the BRCA2 breast cancer gene, I decided to have a bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction.  Recovery was tough, but I had the goal of getting to the start line of the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend.  30 days post op I ran the Disneyland 5k, 10k and Half Marathon!

During chemotherapy treatments I continued to run, completing two World Marathon Majors – the Chicago and New York City Marathons.  I also completed the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, the Goofy Challenge and the Dopey Challenge.  I was featured in the runDisney series Why I runDisney.

When I’m not crossing another race off my list, I enjoy traveling to our National Parks and American Kennel Club dog shows.  I liked to ski, hike and ride my bike with the family.

 

 

  • First Race:  2008 Hartford Half Marathon
  • First runDisney Race:  2009 Walt Disney World Marathon
  • Favorite Race:  Tinker Bell 5K
  • Favorite Distance:  Marathon
  • Favorite Medal:  2013 Flying Pig Marathon
  • Favorite runDisney Medal:  2013 Disneyland Family Fun 5K

I am a member of Team HMF, a RRCA certified coach for Hartford Marathon Foundation.  I am a Marathon Maniac (#5446) and Half Fanatic (#4192) and member of the New York Road RunnersGlastonbury River RunnersHartford Track Club and Hartford Extended Area Triathletes.

I am sponsored by Team HMF, Team Chocolate Milk and Team Sun.  I also blog at Maker Mother Marathon Runner.

Thanks for following along –

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly

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