Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Bible Black” — Heaven & Hell (2010)

He reached for a book all bound in leather Something that he knows he’s never read And the first page says beware you’ve found the answer The next one says I wish that you were dead! Forbidden lore, Dark Arts, evil spells, maniacal obsession, Satanic interludes, trapped in Hell… yup this must be a jolly … Read more


Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “The Musical Box” — Genesis (1971)

And the nurse will tell you lies Of a kingdom beyond the skies. But I am lost within this half-world, It hardly seems to matter now… Well it’s about freakin’ time. Seriously. And not just time for Hokeyblog’s October tradition of presenting you the most buttkickin’ of Halloween songs in a little number we’d like … Read more


Disneyland Half Marathon Finish Line Video, or: “We can’t rewind, we’ve gone to far…”

“You want egg salad, I’ll give you egg salad!” What the character of Shepherd Wong has to do with today’s Friday Super Happy Fun and Smile-Time Variety Hour, I haven’t the foggiest. I just needed an intro. So sue me. This is my fourth post of the week, and I’m starting to feel a little … Read more


Race Review: 2015 Disneyland 10K (9/5/2015), or: “Swept away for a moment by chance…”

The 2015 Disneyland 10K represented the third time this particular race had been run, as well as being the start of the third Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, in which participants had to complete this 10K as well as the 2015 Disneyland Half Marathon the following day. For those of you keeping score at home, this … Read more


Jeff Galloway’s Training & Motivation Tips #10, or: “Be who you must, that’s a part of the plan…”

Welcome back to the glittering pageantry of Jeff Galloway’s Training & Motivation Tips. We’re here with our tenth iteration of tips and tricks from Jedi Master Jeff Galloway himself, to make you both a stronger Jedi and, more importantly, a stronger, healthier runner. Hopefully you’ll forgive any overt Star Warsiness; I just registered for the … Read more


Race Review: 2015 Disneyland Half Marathon (9/6/2015), or: “But you yourself are nothing so divine, just next in line…”

At around 7:49 AM PST on the morning of September 6th, 2015, I crossed the Finish Line of the 10th Anniversary 2015 Disneyland Half Marathon with an explosion of joy and elation, the likes of which would make a First-Century Mt. Vesuvius stand up and say, “Hot Diggity Damn!” More on that in a bit, … Read more

El Smuggo

Yup, we’re doing this again, or: “I am Superman and I can do anything…”

OK we’re off to Disneyland again for the 2015 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. As I type this we’re 35,000 ft. in the air, on our way from Fort Lauderdale to LAX, and I’m like the coolest husband in the world (for the next 10 minutes) because I surprised Boots with First Class tickets on Virgin America. … Read more


Book Review: “The Fold” — Peter Clines (2015)

More fun with Goodreads. Why not? The Fold by Peter Clines My rating: 4 of 5 stars About 80% of the way through reading The Fold, all I could think to myself was “For the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE stick the landing. You’ve been so damn good so far, don’t screw it up … Read more


Just when I’m weaning myself off Run Disney…

… they go ahead and pull THIS on me: YES I’m going to the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland in Anaheim in January, 2016. YES I said I was ramping down on the Disney races to focus on other race adventures. YES this is going to be overpriced and overcrowded and, when you … Read more


My Chicago Marathon Training Directives, or: “You’re backseat driving and your hands ain’t on the wheel…”

So at the risk at sounding a wee bit solipsistic, I’m sure the $64,000 Question on your mind right now is, “How’s your Chicago Marathon training going, Hokeydude?” If you recall from last April, I was a wee bit overjoyed upon learning that I got a lottery entrance into the 2015 Chicago Marathon — my first … Read more