I really have to stop doing these “leave the apartment at midnight, drive five hours, run a marathon, then drive home” adventures. Is it the mileage on the road or the mileage on the race course that takes the biggest toll? A question for the ages… or the aged as the case may be. It […]
I’ve run Rock N Roll Marathons before. In fact, way, way back in 2007 I ran ALL of their events and was a ROCK STAR, a bonus distinction for having run the whole thing. Paid extra for my medal and had it framed and on my wall for a long, long while back when I […]
So it happened again. Another Dopey Challenge in the books. Day 4 is over and done with. I was over and done with probably at mile 16 today. Some minor aches and pains but mostly I was just exhausted. There wasn’t much oomph left in the ol’ running tank. I was just tired of running, […]
Judging by the runDisney character appearances, “Hercules” is the most biggest cultural event of the 1990s. Yesterday, the longest line I encountered was for Hercules himself; today, the longest line was for Hades’s minions of doom, Pain and Panic. Besides being Disney comic relief gold, I suppose the duo could also be considered the poster […]
Mystery solved… He was rocking an American flag jacket… He was carrying two bags of ice… And he had Grogu… AKA BABY Yoda… So he had Ice, Ice, Baby… Ladies and gentlemen, word to your mother… he was Vanilla Ice.
Cooler temperatures, bigger crowds… and an attempt by runDisney to evoke more of the 1990s retro-vibe by leaning into the Rescue Rangers/DuckTales/Darkwing Duck of afternoon syndication and a 1997 theatrical Hercules. Bumped into some folks I know… a real Prince and Princess… Ted Lasso has a message for us all… *** He had a wig […]
Muggy and humid. And crazy early. Yup. That’s my Florida in January schedule. Day 1 of 4 is in the books.
It wouldn’t be a Disney World adventure if there wasn’t a queue. And what a queue there was at the Race Expo for packet pickup this year. Not to be arrogantly entitled, but I think those of us who are Perfectly Dopey, i.e. have spent thousands and thousands of dollars every year for the last […]
Tradition and social pressure has the turn of the calendar to a new year serve as moment to look back and to hopefully look ahead. I think we all expected this year to be infinitely better than the past few years. Some act as if the pandemic is over and the world is back to […]
Six years ago, I ran the Savage Seven Series – seven days, a marathon a day, all using the same 5 loop course. It was mind-numbing. But it was a thing to do. And I was in pretty good condition back in those days. I was averaging a sub 3:30 every day save one. This […]