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
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
The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The 2023 WDW Marathon
It’s my favorite annual trip report – my WDW Marathon trip! See all the posts in this trip report here. Onward! So anyway, what I did was, the night before the WDW Marathon I had a panic attack. Haha! Or at least I think it was a panic attack. I honest to God COULD NOT SLEEP. My heart was...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
The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Race Recap
It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! Would you like to know how much sleep I got the night before the 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon? According to my GPS watch, it was over 6 hours! New record!...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...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
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...Continue reading