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Happy Friday: How To Make Virtual runDisney More Realistic

I’ve said it many times before: unfortunately, I’m not all that big on virtual races. Whenever a runDisney race has been cancelled of late, I’ve always taken the refund rather than switch to the virtual version. But there are many who disagree with me, including the thousands who performed a virtual WDW Marathon Weekend race (or 2 or 4) last weekend. One such individual was Justin Stone, who tackled an at-home Dopey Challenge. Not content to simply wear a bib and accept a medal upon the completion of his requisite miles, he decided to make his virtual runDisney experience...

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In Which Jenn Runs The Virtual Parks Half Marathon

I’ve said this before, but just to reiterate: I’m not really a virtual race kinda gal. I only generally do them if a premium is REALLY good or if a race gets virtual-ized and it’s the only¬†option available if I want to recoup my investment. However, when the Parks Half Marathon went virtual, I signed up even though I wasn’t registered for the live version. I mean, it’s one of my former favorite hometown races, it was only $25, and the premium WASN’T just another race tee! Score! Unfortunately, when plotting out my training schedule that month, I accidentally...

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In Which Jenn Mourns More Lost runDisney Races

Annnnnnnnnnd there it is. I was just about to sit down and type up a cute little post about my latest Disney dress, but NO – the universe had to go ahead and hit me where it hurts. As you are more than likely aware, both Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Princess Half Marathon Weekend are cancelled. To quote myself expressing my feelings on the matter: Blarg. Blarg, I say!!! I know, I know. It’s not the end of the world. But boy am I bummed all the same. The WDW Marathon is my favorite day of the...

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In Which Jenn Has A Rough Sketch Of A Race Schedule?

And now for a list of races that might get cancelled. Kidding! Kidding. Hopefully they all happen. Certainly the virtual ones will. I’ve never been a virtual race girl. Kudos if they’re your jam, but I find the medal without the full experience of a race attached to be underwhelming. Still, the world being but it is in the age of COVID-19, I’ve adjusted my outlook a little. For starters, the Rock ‘n Roll Race Series has started a virtual race experience where everything is free! I mean, you can order medals to accompany your accomplishments if you like,...

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In Which Jenn Runs The Race Her Own Darn Self

Back in January of 2017, some brave Walt Disney World Half Marathon registrants set a precedent: when your runDisney race is cancelled, you run it anyway on your own. And so last Sunday, the woulda-been date of the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon, I set out on the streets of San Juan to run 13.1 by myself. I wore my intended race outfit, as viewed below. You see, when it comes to the Stars, I prefer to Trek. ;P I started at 5:45am, which is probably somewhere in the general area I would’ve started the race anyway, give...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 10/16

JENN: You run at all last week? MOON: Nope! JENN: Restful! MOON: Nope! I miss running so much I’ve had TWO dreams in a row about going for a run. Two night in a row, rather. JENN: Any hope on the horizon? MOON: Perhaps. I don’t want to jinx myself. JENN: Okay, well, I’ll hope for you! You have a 5K coming up, right? MOON: Novemberishhhhh. Three miles will be easyyyy. JENN: Haha, good! MOON: I just need to make sure I’m actually here that weekend and not traveling (residency). I think C’s schedule is somewhat solidified. I’m going to Minnesota in a few weeks just for the weekendI am...

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