For a quick post, just wanted to share some big updates out of runDisney:
1. Registration for Super Heroes Weekend Announced: This was formerly known as the Avengers Half and will be November 10-13, 2017. Registration will take place on April 12 (April 5 for Annual Passholders) at noon ET.
So... originally my intention was to run the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge next month and then retire from running. But because a few things have changed for me lately, I'm not really sure I'm ready to retire. If I do Super Heroes Weekend, I will have completed a half marathon at Disney World in Orlando (Star Wars) AND a half marathon at Disneyland in Anaheim (Avengers) - which means I could earn the Coast to Coast challenge medal!
I wish registration was happening after Star Wars so I could make a fully informed decision. But now I've got less than a month to figure it out. Do I continue riding this emotional roller coaster that is running half marathons? Hmmm...
2. Changes to Wine and Dine Half:
So Disney announced with much fanfare that the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend is now adding a 10k and a few other events. But I think they were trying to cover up a big takeaway - the race will now be held in the morning instead of in the evening. One of the things that made this race so awesome and such a good memory for me - despite being the race that holds my WORST record - is that we totally got to take over Epcot until 4am following the race. While I understand that Disney does VERY well when they do these challenge races (everyone - myself included - wants those extra medals), part of the big appeal of Wine and Dine was that it was an evening race. Without a theme like Star Wars, Princesses, or Marvel behind it, it's likely to lose popularity.
I think this was a bit of a stumble, Disney. Anybody else disappointed by the news?
Today's Exercise: Unplanned rest.