The Star Wars half-marathon was one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had. I absolutely understand why people say runDisney races are different now. Especially the Star Wars races.
The second day of getting up between 2 and 2:30 am was a little rougher. Not bad, but after having put a pretty solid day in at Hollywood Studios, my alarm wasn’t the best sound I’d ever heard.
We did like everyone said to: use the runDisney 5k to get the main character photos we wanted. BB-8, Artoo, Phasma, and Chewie are our buddies now.
It started with a random text message. And ended with one of the most wonderful, happy, and memorable weekends of my life.
A lot of my memories at theme parks involve running, but this one was different. My dad and I ran across the world to save our souvenirs, but that isn’t what treasure I got that day.
Frank Herbert got it all wrong. The Bene Gesserit sisterhood in Dune taught us all that Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. Paul used the mantra as he approached Shai Hulud and other challenges. Many other characters also...
Almost a decade ago, I didn’t get to enjoy the Star Wars weekend I attended. This year, I went back for the runDisney Star Wars Weekend and totally did.
The Ginger Runner capture the emotional and mental aspect of our sport in ways that other docs haven’t. Where Dreams Go to Die is the best running doc out.
The UA HOVR Sonic is definitely road-worthy, and I think it’s most certainly worth a trip to your nearest running shop to at least try on to see for yourself.
You don’t need anything but running shoes to start running. But having some basic gear can make a big difference and keep you going.