Monday, March 23, 2020

In Which Jenn Gets The runDisney Rug Pulled Out From Under Her

Hope springs eternal but reality kills it dead - the Star Wars Rival Run race weekend is no more. I think we can all agree that we saw it coming.

Obviously I'm pretty darned sad about it. I mean, of COURSE I can see the necessity and of COURSE I recognize that as an ostensibly healthy person who already works from home I'm very very lucky right now. But also... I had such a good trip planned. :( :( :(

But in the face of a large problem, I like to turn my attention to solutions. Okay, I want to runDisney and go to WDW for a week. When can I do that next? The Wine & Dine Half! It's far away but I can pivot to that!

Except noooooo I can't, because even though it's been on sale for less than two weeks it's sold out. Travel agents? SOL with them too. (Shout out to Becky for trying her level best to get me one - book your trip with her, guys.) There are some charity bibs available but the lowest fundraising minimum I could find was $700 and I'm not that good at asking for money anyway, so, no dice.

Pat is suggesting we wait and see what happens and if the parks are open by mid-April we just take the trip anyway. I suppose I could do some of the resort fun runs in that case. But let's be real - anyone see that happening? I can't claim to see that future but most reasonable forecasts seem to place WDW opening again somewhere in May at the earliest.

The one silver lining to that possibility is that if the parks stay closed for 7 weeks or longer, my Annual Pass will probably be extended enough to cover a Princess Half Marathon trip. But I don't really like that course as much - I really wanted to run this Star Wars Half for time. But do I really want to wait a whole year before I go? (Marathon Weekend excepted, naturally.) I would need a whole new park ticket, too... unless the parks close until, like, June, but in that case, yikes.

I don't know. I'm just sort of spinning my wheels and then typing it into this little box. I know the problems of one little person don't amount to a hill beans in this crazy world, but all the same, I has a sad. Doubtless I will get over it soon enough, but I has it.

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AND I DON'T EVEN GET TO WEAR MY NEW PICARD/RIKER 2020 SHIRT TO THE RACE DAMMIT

... I should probably go. Here's good health, social distancing, and new plans, 'cause the old ones clearly aren't gonna work. 🤪🤪🤪

I've been thinking about Casablanca a lot lately for some reason. Viewing party, anyone?

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2 comments:

  1. Please at least take a selfie with your Picard/Riker 2020 shirt because I freaking love that.

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    1. Haha, on it! I think I might do a virtual half for myself on April 19 anyway, depending on how things shake it out. And I'd wear my outfit, obvs!

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