Thirty-plus years ago, my high school gym teachers doubled/tripled up on their course loads beyond their physical education instruction periods. They’d proctor “Health” classes and in some cases they’d be stuck lecturing the “Highway Safety” class that is forever associated with “scared straight” videos entitled “Blood on the Blacktop” or “Drunk Driving – Kill, Kill!” […]
Yuma: The volunteers and aid stations were great but with a small field there were quite a few stretches where it was just me, the road, and cars passing me by. The course was an “out and back,” almost pancake flat save for two minor inclines. Those inclines proved to be major headaches. And I’m […]
Beautiful place. Ugly pace. Comments locked as I’m kinda depressed about it. But here’s some pics to show off the landscape.
Sometimes you get off on the wrong foot and it’s hard to get back into your rhythm. The directions to the parking lot this morning were inaccurate… or maybe I just didn’t fully understand that when they specified the preferred parking lot to use that there would be oodles of closed off roads and misdirections […]
Well… they’re a bit out of shape when it comes to race organization. It’s been 6+ years since their last event at Disneyland… and it shows. But who am I to judge? I’m a bit out of shape myself when it comes to running. And yet, judge I shall! Parking lots opened later than anticipated, […]
My legs were this morning and are now still like jello. They have a form but it’s more jiggly than stable. They aren’t particularly appealing and all things being equal they would never be the top choice for getting through the day. I never felt awful on the course but my legs never seemed able […]
Last night, runDisney sent me and presumably all the other registered runners an email. But maybe just me. I don’t understand how a list serve and mail merge work in a post-Microsoft Word 2003 world. A few years back, lightning forced them to cancel the half-marathon outright so it’s nice we got to run at […]
Surprisingly (or perhaps not so surprisingly) tough 10K today. Just a struggle. And it wasn’t solely (or perhaps runner pun ‘shoe solely’) because I was severely under slept. I’m stiff and sore and tired… but, again, not because I was so under slept (less than 2 hours sleep I reckon). It just seems to be […]
Some day the folks at runDisney are going to do the math. They’re going to realize that Disneyland charges runners the daily rate to park for the races and that they’re therefore leaving $30 a pop on the table every day of the events. And that might be the final straw that breaks this camel’s […]
I’m sick. A nasty cold has washed over me like an ill-timed tsunami (as opposed to a well timed tsunami?). This weekend is my 11th consecutive Dopey Challenge with runDisney. And they just sent a revised staggered arrival plan for runners. As if I wasn’t already feeling the ill effects of time and space.