Race Review: 2018 Dopey Challenge at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (1/3 – 1/7/2018), or: “I’m just glad to be here, happy to be alive…”

OK. The 2018 Dopey Challenge at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Let’s do this! . . . OK, yes. The Dopey Challenge was over a month and a half ago at the time of this publication, and yes I’ve slacked big time. So now that we’ve established and acknowledged that, and not shown a…

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 Dark Side 10K (4/16/2016), or: “The pleasant notion of miraculous change…”

The Inaugural 2016 Star Wars Dark Side 10K! There are a lot of exclamation point opportunities in that preceding… exclamation, but I’ll curtail my exclamatory tendencies to just a single pinpoint punctuarial proclivity. What an utterly strange way to start a race review… hrmph. Anyway so here we are in April of 2016, at the…

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…

Race Review: 2015 Walt Disney World Half Marathon (1/10/2015), or: “Same as it ever was…”

The 2015 Walt Disney World Half Marathon, which took place on Saturday, January 10, 2015, represented a lot of things to me: it was my 23rd half marathon, my third time running this particular race, and the first leg of the Goofy Challenge — a two day, 39.3 mile endurance thingamabob during which you run…

Disney Running Logos for the 2015 WDW Marathon Weekend, or: “I can outrun a .45 when you’re around…”

Well it’s not like you DIDN’T know this was coming, right? For those of you new to the entire Hokeyblog mishegas, here’s the abbreviated recap: most (but not every) time we here at Hokey Industries Ltd. decide to participate in a Run Disney event, we print up custom race shirts to celebrate the festive fun…

Noshing In Wonderland #7: The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, or “Above all the lights with a passion that kills…”

And we’re talking about food again. At Disney. Go figure. Our subject for today is The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, nestled away in the snug confines of Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the corner of “Hollywood” and “Sunset”. The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant is, by itself, much beloved by Disney foodies everywhere, but in today’s review…

Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge in 2015, or: “I don’t need a course in self-awareness to find out who I am…”

OK so this is going to surprise absolutely NO ONE who follows this blog, but I just registered for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. That’s a Half-Marathon on Saturday followed by a Full Marathon on Sunday, during the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. This makes perfect sense, because I am absolutely insane. But…