A Friday Favorite

A Friday Favorite

In the spirit of Friday being the defacto best day of a work week, I would like to pontificate about something I absolutely adore: the Disney 5k. Is it insanely expensive? Yes. Is it basically the most expensive 5k you could ever imagine? Yes. Is it the race that I love more than anything else … Continue reading

Did running redefine winning?

Did running redefine winning?

Running was the first sport I’ve ever really participated in over the course of my life.  Though I rode recreationally, I was never a competitive equestrian and only ever participated in 3 shows that were my barn’s version of a dance recital. There were no team sports of any kind, either. In a lot of … Continue reading

I hate running, so what do I do?

I hate running, so what do I do?

It’s no secret that last fall I was hating running and running was hating me in the sense that I was slower than ever and not really enjoying what I was doing to boot.  So what do you do when you’re like, “I want to be a lifelong runner” but the thought of running makes … Continue reading

The Disney Moderate Experience

The Disney Moderate Experience

In 2009, I had my first experience at a Walt Disney World moderate resort, the Caribbean Beach. We’ve stayed at every moderate on Disney property since then, and here are some of my favorite memories… 2009 – Caribbean Beach [My sister on the phone with the front desk] “No, you don’t understand, the bus NEVER … Continue reading

The runDisney Expo

The runDisney Expo

You could go into the runDisney expos expecting to walk away with a lot of cute merchandise. You could write down a shopping list of the items you want that were featured on the Disney Parks Blog two days before the expo opens and then leisurely stroll into the merchandise area during said expo and … Continue reading

How to Deal: “YOU run?”

How to Deal: “YOU run?”

For those of us who are not waifish gazelles, inevitably we will be met with the look of skepticism and voice of shock as the person asks, “YOU run?” I’ve been told by a few people I don’t look like a runner.  You go to enough running groups and depending on the group, you feel … Continue reading

Run-muting

Run-muting

You know how you look at stuff and think, “ugh, how am I going to get there?” In DC, given how shitty Metro is (and people do actually die in Metro-related fatalities including collisions and passengers trapped in smoke filled cars), no matter how slow your pace is, sometimes you legitimately have to ask yourself … Continue reading

Tinkerbell Half Marathon

Tinkerbell Half Marathon

We all know it. We’re all thinking it. I’m just going to go ahead and say it: Tinkerbell should not have her own half marathon. TINKERBELL IS THE SINGLE MOST HORRIBLE FEMALE DISNEY CHARACTER. Don’t look at me like that, you know it’s true. She clings to Peter Pan even though it’s a completely abusive … Continue reading

Soul Cycle, I drank the Kool Aid

I went to a Soul Cycle class and because all they played were the Backstreet Boys and *Nsync and it was the most magical experience ever AND I HAVE NO SHAME ADMITTING THAT I MOUTHED THE WORDS TO EVERY. SINGLE. SONG AND YES I LOVED IT AND GO AHEAD JUDGE ME BUT WE BOTH KNOW … Continue reading