Race Review: 2014 Disneyland Family Fun Run 5K (8/29/2014), or: “Where I can see it all, find out who ya call…”

The 2014 Disneyland Family Fun Run 5K occurred on the morning of August 29, 2014, and you really couldn’t have picked a better looking morning for any kind of race, really. I mean, a┬ámorning in the low/mid 60s with low humidity — at least from my South Florida perspective? Listen, after three endless months of…

2014 Disneyland Half Marathon: Arrival, Expo, and Happy Fun-Times, or: “When the sun went down, the rapid tempo of the music fell…”

Hi gang! At long last, that magical hour is upon us, as we launch the first installment of our four-part, in-depth discussion of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend — Hokeyblog’s┬áthird consecutive year attending this celebrated race event! Yessiree Bob, we have got a bushel of stuff to dive into — race reviews, dining reviews,…

Noshing In Wonderland #3: Cathay Circle Restaurant (Disney Dining Review), or: “And the world is like an apple, whirling silently in space…”

Well… it’s not like you go and spend five nights at Disneyland, and NOT stuff your face, right? As part of our entire Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend experience, Boots & I decided to take advantage of the variety of restaurants around the entire resort area. There were certainly plenty of options available: between Downtown Disney,…

Race Review: 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon (9/1/2013), or “All my heroes hit the highway, they don’t hang out here no more…”

The 8th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon took place in the early morning of September 1st, 2013, and it was a pretty significant race for me. First, it was the second leg of the Dumbo Double Dare challenge. I had run the first leg the previous day during the Disneyland 10K, which meant I only had…

Race Review: 2013 Disneyland 10K (8/31/2013), or: “Can you hear the violins playing your song…”

There’s something a little bit cool about doing an Inaugural race, isn’t there? The obvious answer to that question is another question, and that other question would be “Aren’t inaugural runs just another excuse for runners to feel entirely smug and overly pleased with themselves?” It’s true. We just can’t get enough of ourselves. What’s…

2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend: Arrival, Expo, and Being Recognized, or: “No second billing, ’cause you’re a star now …”

At 5:15 in the morning on Thursday, August 29th, 2013, a Lincoln Town Car pulled onto Hiatus Road in Sunrise, FL, and with that auspicious beginning Boots and I began our journey that would take us from the suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, FL to the legendary Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. The time had finally…

Race Review: 2012 Disneyland Half Marathon (9/2/2012)

Well I’m back from running the Disneyland Half Marathon, spending 5 nights in Southern California doing the whole tourist experience: sightseeing, sun-worshipping, marveling at the actual existence of mountains, eating way too much, staring down hyper-inflated security guys at House of Blues in Hollywood, plenty of funky alcoholic beverages, machaca!, crashing rooftop parties, recreating classic…