Who are the fairest runners of all?
[JENN] I achieved a frothing-at-the-mouth level of Disney park mania in 2005 that has only gotten frothier with the passage of time. Running is a much newer passion, but well loved as a means of helping me get over some terrible eating habits that often involved eating nothing for so long that I got the shakes. You can't deprive your body and then expect to succeed in as athletic an activity as running. Yes, I weigh more now, and I'd be lying if I said that didn't bother me, but now I'm running strong instead of thin and weak. runDisney combines some of the things I love best in the world, and I simply can't get enough of it.
Running is an excellent calming agent. It has gotten me through the blues, everyday stress, and grad school. One of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami, said it best in What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: Sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut.
When I run, I must be calm... and I like that. It helps me focus, stay disciplined, and appreciate the day. It doesn't matter how fast I go, but if I'm happy at the end, that's the important thing.
Concerning specifically runDisney: I love Jenn and I love running. Combining the two ended up with a commitment to run all the runDisney events. When not planning Disney trips (who am I kidding? Jenn does all the planning), I love to read and play with my cat, Hoodoo. She is not a runner, nor does she appreciate the treadmill.