Dangit, runDisney, you got me again! Despite my self-avowed wariness of challenges (which I have admittedly reneged on a lot), and despite my desire to save a little money for other things, runDisney just had to do it to me: for 2023, the Two Course Challenge is themed to FIGMENT. Figment!! I love Figment!!!!! Which is how, stupidly, I...Continue reading
Try My Old Hollywood Musical Running Playlist
Remember my classical music running playlist? I had a great time putting that together – fresh music can be so clutch to combat training burnout, so it’s awesome to tap into a different genre from the norm. With that in mind, I’m doing it again, but this time we’re working in a new niche: the old school Hollywood musical....Continue reading
My 2023 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival To-Eat List
I only have one day in Epcot for this year’s Flower & Garden Festival, so you know what would make the most sense? Dialing it back a little. Making modest plans. Assembling a to-eat list that’s a bit more restrained, a bit more curated. Yeah. That would be good. It would be good, but I’m not doing it –...Continue reading
Well, My Race Plans Failed – Now What?
A few weeks ago, I posed a question – did my racing reach exceed my running grasp? Could I race two PRs in as many weekends? The answers, we come to find out, are: 1. Yes. 2. No. Drat. THE BEST LAID RACE PLANS Run Oak Island Half? A comedy of errors. As for the Wilmington Marathon? More generalized...Continue reading
Disney, With Gratitude
Today we’re going to pivot a little: I want to talk about the gratitude I have surrounding my Disney parks experiences. I’m not gonna lie to you guys – it’s about to get a little sappy up in here. 😅 Don’t get me wrong – there is still plenty to complain about when it comes to Disney, especially in...Continue reading
Wilmington Marathon 2023 Race Recap!
I’m gonna make like NASA and term my 2023 Wilmington Marathon a successful failure. Did I get exactly what I wanted out of it? No! Did I still come away with some valuable takeaways, a triumph of technicality, and, y’know, survive the ordeal? Yes, yes, and yes! And so it is in a fit of positivity that we dive...Continue reading
Thoughts While Watching Walt Disney World: A Dream Come True (1986)
Hello and welcome back to my Thoughts While Watching series, where we unearth (mostly vintage) Disney media and react to it in real time! I accidentally saved the perfect video for this installment. We’re coming up on the end of Disney’s WDW50 “celebration,” and having now watched it, I can say that Walt Disney World: A Dream Come True...Continue reading
Run Oak Island Half Marathon 2023 Race Recap!
Two weeks ago I posed a question: does my racing reach exceed my running grasp? So far, the answer is yes. 😅 … Oh, there I go again, all doom ‘n gloom. The Run Oak Island Half Marathon went perfectly fine. Here, I’ll prove it: read this race recap! Race morning dawned chilly, with a temperature in the mid-30s....Continue reading
WDW Wardrobe Report: Ex Post Facto Edition
For literal years now, I have always assembled a pre-trip Walt Disney World wardrobe post. It’s not that I think anyone really cares all that much; it’s just fun! And it does help crystallize what to include in this particular packing list. Yet this time around, I didn’t do one. It was too risky. What if I really HAD...Continue reading
Does My Racing Reach Exceed My Running Grasp?
A couple months ago I was chatting with my parents about my running plans, and mentioned that I was kinda cooling on the full marathon.* I think the entire running community now knows exactly where this post is going. * Excepting the WDW Marathon, which is where joy lives. Hold, please; you’re right, but there’s more to it than...Continue reading