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Star Wars Dark Side Weekend 2017: Expo Day

The time has come to once again feel the power of the Dark Side here in Orlando, Florida. That’s right, it’s the 2nd Annual Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend! For me this race weekend marks the end of my full-on crazy running season. The summer months are too hot for races in Florida

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Disneybounding the Dark Side; or, Dressing For Your RunDisney Race

When it comes to getting ready for a RunDisney race, one of the biggest things for some people is the outfit. I have nothing but respect for those who spend an amazing amount of time creating the perfect costume for their race day. I have seen some amazing costumes out there including one group of

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The Art of Giving Back to Disney

There is something absolutely amazing about Disney Cast Members. Over the past three years that I have lived in Florida, some of my most favorite people have been the Cast Members that I get to see on a regular basis during my visits to the parks. They have become a part of my family and

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Running the Dark Side 2017

It seems to be the week of exciting announcements coming from all directions! I would like to thank everyone for saving these for the week I was trying to stay off social media and focus on writing my book. Ya’ll suck. Regardless, I was super pumped to wake up today to find that they have

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Running Dopey: Walt Disney World Marathon 2017

With the elimination of the half marathon on Saturday, I woke up on Sunday ready for a race. True to Josh fashion, I got zero sleep the night before the race and ended up watching Disney movies until it was time to get out of bed. My pre-race nerves are annoying sometimes. 3:30 alarm. 4:00am

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Running Dopey: Walt Disney World Half Marathon 2017

Saturday morning. I woke up around 7am to thunder and lightning, as predicted, outside my window. The right call was made to cancel the race. The storm that had started the night before as I was writing my blog post was in full force when I woke up and heading towards Disney. I turned to

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Running Dopey: Walt Disney World 10k 2017

The conclusion came at roughly 3:30am on Friday morning that the thing that was going to kill me wasn’t the Dopey Challenge itself but was the early wake up times. So early. This was actually something I anticipated. Read any review of the someone running the Dopey Challenge and you’ll hear all about how waking

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Running Dopey: Walt Disney World 5k 2017

After months of training and subtle denial, the time has come to run the Dopey Challenge. As you can surmise from last Friday’s post, the weekend didn’t go exactly as planned. We’ll get to that. Following the expo on Wednesday I spent the day relaxing as best I could and getting some work done around

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Dopey Weekend: Surviving the Run Disney Expo

I’ve been told that the title of this post is a bit extreme but that was coming from someone who has never been to a Run Disney Expo before. Recalling my experience from the Inaugural Dark Side Weekend, it’s pretty much the hunger games depending on your approach to the experience. My first ever Expo

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Six Months Later: We Are Still Orlando

June 12, 2016 is a day I, and so many others, will never forget. I woke up to my phone buzzing non-stop. There had been a mass shooting at a nightclub not far from my home in Orlando. A nightclub frequented by many of my friends. June 12, 2016: The First 24 Hours The morning

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