Hooray for trip reports! This trip report covers my April 2023 trip for the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. Read all the posts in this report here. Onward! This would be the world’s worst trip report entry – leaving day, no parks – except I managed to make it just a teensy bit magical… with more running. Yay! As mentioned...Continue reading
Race Recap! 2023 Springtime Surprise: Toy Story 10 Miler
Hooray for trip reports! This trip report covers my April 2023 trip for the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. Read all the posts in this report here. Onward! Did I get tons of sleep the night before the Toy Story 10 Miler? No, I did not. But I did not get no sleep, so already this race had one up...Continue reading
Race Recap! Rabbit Run 5K
Oh, dear little Rabbit Run! I now feel a strange affection for this unassuming 5K race. It was as sincere as Linus’s pumpkin patch, and what it got for its efforts was a great big smack across the face from Old Man Weather. Is Old Man Weather a thing? Whatever; what I’m trying to say is RAAAAIN. Or, in...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
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
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
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