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
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
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
2022 Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K Race Recap
The Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K: so nice I did it twice, twice! I’m sure that opening was just about as subtle as a hammer to the skull, but I’ll explain. You can run the Wilmington Historic 5K at 7am, or you can run the Wilmington Half Marathon at 7:45am… or you can run both! Last year I...Continue reading
North Myrtle Beach Sunglasses Half Marathon Recap!
Oh, how sad to be right. But in the ashes of defeat are the seeds of victory, so here’s my 2022 – inaugural! – North Myrtle Beach Sunglasses Half Marathon race recap all the same. We begin with a 4:45am wakeup call (still luxuriously late compared to runDisney) and the 55-minute trek from Wilmington down to North Myrtle Beach....Continue reading
The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 2022 Princess Half Marathon Recap
It’s trip report time again! Read all the posts in this trip report here. Onward! First thing first: I woke up on time for the Princess Half Marathon. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it forever: this is by far the scariest part of any race. Once you’re awake, you’re home free, baby! Despite the adrenaline shot to...Continue reading
Surprise! The Wilmington Historic 5K & Half Marathon Race Recap(s)
I didn’t know I had any more races on the schedule this year either! But when the random chance to run the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon popped up, I went for it. Of course, I say the Wilmington Historic Half, but by the time I registered it was sold out. Unless I wanted to run the 5K, just the...Continue reading
The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Wine & Dine Half Marathon Recap
It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Well, you ask, how was the Wine & Dine Half Marathon this year? How was the first in-person runDisney event since February of 2020? Well. Let me tell you. To start, and I’m sure this is an unpopular opinion, I wish the race didn’t occur during...Continue reading
In Which Jenn Recaps The Battleship Half Marathon
Okay, so the Battleship Half Marathon may not have been a triumph, but it turned out fine. The race was a bit unusual in that in order to accommodate COVID precautions, the start would be staggered across several hours. My wave time was 8:30am, so I didn’t even have to wake up until like 6:30am (which if you’re into...Continue reading
In Which Jenn Is Off To The Races
Sunday is race day! Dang. Haven’t said that in awhile. This race will mark a lot of firsts for me. It’ll be my first non-cancelled in-person race in a post-COVID world, for starters. It will also, believe it or not, be my first half marathon since 2018 – due to some life changes, I only ran two races last...Continue reading