Race Reports

2021 Virtual Race Round-Up (May - December)

While I continue to work through knee pain, I haven't really been able to make any running goals. Unfortunately my overall fitness has been a victim of this, but I hope to make some changes in 2022. Anyway, in 2021 I participated in very few in-person events. I also...

Local Race Report: Holiday Stress Buster 2021

This was my fourth time participating in the Lake Helen Stress Buster, always on Christmas Eve. Previous reports: 2016 | 2017 | 2019. With nearly 700 finishers, this was by far the largest Stress Buster I've attended. It was fun to see such a large and...

2021 runDisney Snack Box Contents

After each runDisney race, participants can pick up a bottle of water and/or sport drink, a banana, and a runDisney snack box. What's inside the box? There was only one in-person race weekend in 2021, so the answer for this year is below. Usually, though, the contents vary from weekend...

Race Report: 2021 Wine & Dine 5K

The 2021 Wine and Dine 5K, part of Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, marked the return to in-person racing events at the resort. The last run at Disney World before the pandemic started was the 2020 Princess Half Marathon, held back in February 2020. This race...

Race Recaps: 2021 Virtual Star Wars Rival Runs

The 2020 Rival Run Weekend was cancelled due to COVID-19. It would have been the 5th year for Star Wars races at Walt Disney World, and my 5th time running the half marathon. This is my favorite race weekend at Disney World and something I really look forward...

Race Recap: Melissa's Race 2021

I ran this local charity race for brain cancer in 2019 and participated virtually last year. And in 2021 it was my first in-person race in over a year! I hadn't participated in a race since The House Next Door 5K on March 7, 2020....