Race Review: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon (1/8/2017), or: “Sky blue flight on a cold wind to Valhalla…”

I’ve wanted to run a COLD marathon since like forever, man. And by cold, I mean “Cold to someone who has lived in South Florida” for 90% of his existence, and the entirety of his formative years and most of his adult life. I want the Ice Age experience, and by that I mean something…

Race Review: 2016 Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon (4/17/2016), or: “The boys are thirsty in Atlanta, and there’s beer in Texarkana…”

The Inaugural 2016 Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon! You know, as I started writing this race review, I came to the sudden realization that over three weeks have passed since the event, and only now have I begun to collect my thoughts about it. I think that’s a record delay for me, which means…

Race Review: 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon (1/17/2016), or: “The heavens unfold, a new star is born…”

Longtime runners might understand this, but sometimes you can tell exactly how your race will go within the first five- to ten-minutes. And that’s basically how and when I first realized I was not going to PR at the 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves… The Star Wars Half…

Race Review: 2016 Star Wars 10K (1/16/2016), or: “Chasing shadows, moonlight mystery…”

When it comes to Run Disney races, I’ve always preferred the West Coast races at Disneyland to the East Coast races at Walt Disney World, mostly for three reasons: 1) They’re significantly less crowded, 2) The weather is much more comfortable for running, and 3) The courses (especially the 5K and 10K races) give you…

Race Review: 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon (1/10/2016), or: “Because where we’re goin’ there ain’t no stoppin’…”

Hi gang! The following race review was brought to you by our latest guest-reviewer at Hokeyblog, Steve. Steve hails all the way from the wacky wistful wilds of The Left Coast, he enjoys long walks on the beach, painting lurid sunsets, analyzing linguistic practices of those who opt-out of Myers-Briggs examinations, zestful morning showers, cuts…

The 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon is a go, or: “I can see it in your face and it shows in your eyes…”

So uh… hi there. Happy New Year. If you’re into that sort of thing. Let’s just jump into things and get right to it. New year, new upfrontedness, new making up words, etc. Anyway, remember when I said I was skipping out on this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend? Yeah yeah, mea maxima culpa…

Race Review: 2015 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon (11/7/2015), or: “All of the creatures in the swampland had woke up to feed for the night…”

Well this was one for the record books… The 2015 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon held special promise to those runners who, like your humble narrator, ran the 2014 Wine & Dine Half to something of a disappointment. You can go check out my review, but in a nutshell it was like this: everything…

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…

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…

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,…