Race Schedule: The Next Generation

I haven’t enumerated my race schedule since October, so I’d say we’re well past due for an update! I mean, not that you can really trust me – the race schedule I plunk down on paper blog post doesn’t always jive with what actually comes to pass. But you’re not above engaging with some wild speculation with me, are you? Still, let’s start with what I do know for sure – a framework to build the speculation around, if you will… OFFICIALLY ON MY RACE SCHEDULE I’m all registered for these! FREEDOM 5K, JULY 2022 – Believe it or...

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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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It’s WDW Marathon Time At Last!

It’s time! It’s time! The WDW Marathon is here at last! After a tragic year off due to the pandemic, we are… still in a pandemic. Blast and damnation. But! This time around the race is not cancelled, because hooray vaccines + boosters! Yes, yes, I know the COVID omicron variant thing threatens the proceedings. I must confess it gives me pause. However, as I do not expect to interact directly with any children, elders, or immunocompromised people in the near future, I have decided on an individual level that the potential rewards outweigh the risks. Famous last words,...

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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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In Which Jenn Shares Her Rarest Character Race Photos

Pat and I were talking the other day about how we hope we can ride Splash Mountain one more time before the refurb starts. Now, I have gone on record as being 100% on board with the overhaul. But still, a final ride-through to say goodbye would be nice. That got me thinking – once, a long time ago, during the 2016 WDW Marathon, I got a photo with Brer Fox and Brer Bear. It’s the only time I’ve ever seen either character, in the parks or as part of a runDisney event. Perhaps they’ll appear one more time...

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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 race schedule 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, but it’s...

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In Which Jenn Has Thoughts About The New WDW Marathon Course

Hello cats and kittens! Are you stuck inside due to COVID-19 quarantine? Is the world slowly crumbling around you? Does the threat of cancelled races and Disney trips loom over your head? Me too! Let’s distract ourselves with a frivolous runDisney discussion topic. Let’s talk about the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon course. It was appreciably different from the course used for at least the previous 5 years, which I know because I ran 2015-2019 of those races and subsequent changes, while existent, were minor. But 2020 was a brand new experience. And as is so often the case when...

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In When Jenn LIKES Doing “Just” The WDW Marathon

Just the 2018 WDW Marathon was my favorite race so far! A couple days after the Walt Disney World Marathon, half the people you encounter in Orlando International Airport ran the race. We’re all decked out in our gear, a lot of have on our medals, and we’re all dying to talk about it; it’s one of the only times I ever cheerfully talk to strangers. So there I am, chatting with a nice family from Houston as I wait outside my gate with my subpar airport wrap. Seeing my medal, they congratulate me on completing the Goofy Challenge....

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In Which Jenn Can runDisney Photo Dump Again, Hooray!

Despite my better fiscal judgment, I have an WDW Annual Pass once again, and you know what that means, kids – I CAN ACCESS MY RUNDISNEY PHOTOPASS RACE PHOTOS FOR FREE! And then I can make you look at them. Wait, no, don’t click away! Don’t you want to read my commentary??? It’s pithy and judiciously deployed, I promise! For context, if you like that sort of thing: WDW Half Marathon Recap | WDW Marathon Recap HALF MARATHON Arranged in height order. MARATHON I spent entirely too long making this. I don’t know what it’s for. “How horrible our Christmas will...

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