Happy last day of WDW50! Personally I found the protracted, alleged 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World (okay, the Magic Kingdom really) was celebrated… barely at all, really. So I’m not that broken up about it. But it does get me to thinking… I am not a parent. I never worked as a babysitter and have held a baby...Continue reading
My Racing Call To Arms
Okay, so you know that against my better judgment, I signed up for the Two Course Challenge last week. And you know I ran every runDisney race weekend last year, thanks to my COVID-era race registration strategy. You probably also know that all this racing is not conducive to saving money, something I was kinda hoping to do this...Continue reading
Things I Really Should Remember On runDisney Race Registration Days
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