Freedom 5K

Race Recap! Freedom 5K

Don’t cry because Coastal Race Productions’ Freedom 5K was a humid, sweaty mess; smile because it happened. For real: the weather report the day before was thunderstorms ALL DAY. The CRP website states that they handle inclement weather by delaying until it’s safe, but if it’s never safe, then what? Luckily, I have no idea, although I can add this harrowing element to the mix: I made the mistake of telling my dad, who had offered to drive me, that cancellation was a possibility. Then I went to bed. At 4:52am, he busted down the door and shouted “WELL?...

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Tower of Terror Trip Report - corral entry

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Tower Of Terror 10 Miler Race Recap

Trip report time! I’m covering my April 2022 trip for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler. Read all the posts in this report here. Onward! How did I feel when I woke up at 2:45am for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler? Well, let’s see: Haha, I exaggerate, obviously. I felt fine – my previous evening’s Disney Springs adventure had thankfully not left me worse for wear. But it didn’t leave me better for it either, and I can’t claim to have had a spring in my step. Seth had sworn up and down that drinking the night before...

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Sunglasses Half Marathon medal

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. I built in plenty of time to start late, get lost, or get stuck in 5K traffic, but everything went smoothly and we arrived around 6:15am, well in advance of the half marathon 7:45am start time. Incidentally, when I say...

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Princess Half Marathon trip report

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 the heart that is the shrill voice of the WDW wakeup call, I woke up feeling reasonably rested and alert considering it was 2am. I bopped through race prep, Erika did the same, and we headed out into the cold...

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Run Oak Island Half Marathon Race Recap!

Hello and welcome to a race recap that is in know way related to runDisney. I know, I’m surprised too. The last couple years, I’ve done the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach Marathon as part of a week visiting my parents in North Carolina. This year, though, that race is the same weekend as the Princess Half. But when I saw the Run Oak Island Half, a mere half hour away, was the weekend before Princess, I decided to loop the whole thing into my trip to Orlando. Q. Do I time my visits to my parents around area races? A. Yes....

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WDW Marathon trip report

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon

Time for another trip report! I’ll be covering my 2022 WDW Marathon Weekend trip. Find all the posts in this report here. Onward! 2021 was the Year With No Walt Disney World Marathon. My heart: broken. My will to live: gone. My serotonin levels: bottoming out. Enter 2022. A young year, plagued by… the plague just as much as 2021, but nonetheless full of January’s promise. With it, it brought the WDW Marathon! And there was much rejoicing. I awoke that Sunday morning to the terrifying blare of the telephone wakeup call. Can’t say I slept well, but I...

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Wilmington Historic Half Marathon medal

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 challenge was available – run the 5K at 7am, then the half marathon at 7:45am. What the heck, I figured, I’ll do it as a training run for the WDW Marathon in January, and I signed up. The key element...

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon

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 a time change. The extra hour of sleep is great in theory, but it just makes me anxious that something will go wrong with the tech and I’ll oversleep. Yes, I recognize I am a crazed paranoiac, but here we...

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Wilmington Marathon

In Which Jenn Recaps The 2021 Wilmington Marathon

I’m gonna be up front with you guys: the Wilmington Marathon went poorly. But it went, so I’m gonna tell you about it. I’m consistent like that. It all started out okay: I woke up on time, fueled up, taped up, dressed, and made it to downtown Wilmington without incident. Weather ranged from 55 in the morning to the low 70s later in the day, which is a little chilly for me but most would call it perfect running weather. There was both a Wilmington Marathon and Half Marathon going off that morning, and due to COVID restrictions runners...

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WDW Marathon

In Which Jenn Hosts The 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon’s Wake

I hope you enjoyed my light complaining earlier this week, because today we’re going to do some heavy complaining: I should be in Walt Disney World right now. 🙁 🙁 🙁 I should be picking up my race bib! I should be planning out my pre-race meal! I should be there for the Walt Disney World Marathon! But I’m not. My love is cancelled. We all know that. And I know, too, that compared to other tragedies COVID has wrought, the cancellation of a race is hardly at the top of the list. But it’s been my absolute favorite...

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