2017 Star Wars Half Marathon Merchandise Preview!!!!!!


The 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon (Light Side) Weekend starts TOMORROW!!!!!! Let that sink in a little bit. Now that I’m in race week, I’m pretty excited and cannot wait to hit the expo floor tomorrow! As usually happens, runDisney has put out a little preview of the official merchandise for the upcoming race weekend. Some of it is pretty awesome! So, let’s take a look.


Here’s the first set of shirts in the press release. I kind of wish ┬áthe grey and black shirt on the bottom left was a men’s shirt. I think I’d be all over that shirt if it was. The purple shirt above it is looking pretty tempting. The other two, I’m kind of like…meh.


I like the Star Wars 5K shirt at the top left of this graphic. However, I’m not running the 5K. So, I’ll easily pass on that one. I wish the 10K shirt was NOT camo themed. If it wee in a solid color, I think I’d be tempted to purchase. I’ll tell you what…I think runDisney needs to hire me to work on the official race merch. I’m sure I could come up with some better options. The long sleeved 19.3 miles Rebel Challenge shirt is also tempting. Even though I don’t like the grey, I might be tempted here. We shall see come Expo day.


The next item up are the magnets that will be sold. I’m kind of digging them…ALL of them! Ah, Princess Leia, how we miss you!


Next up are the race pins. I love them all…except for that Rebel Challenge Medal pin. I’m not a fan of the new Rebel Challenge medal.


Then, there’s the glass and bottle ware and hats. I’ll probably pass on these items. But, I do like the bottles and the black race hat.


The last item that was previewed is the runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend (The Light Side) ornament shoe. Y’all…this item is too cool! It may have to find it’s way to my house. What do you think? To read the entire press release, click here.


It all starts TOMORROW! The Expo opens at 10am. I’m going to be at the expo on Thursday morning as early as I can make it. With the boy at home, you never know what delays could come my way. However, I absolutely cannot wait to hit the Expo floor tomorrow! What do we think readers? Are you excited about the merchandise that was previewed?

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Week 1 of 2017 Ended with a Whimper


2017 got off to a fantastic start. I ran 11 miles on January 1st. Then, on January 2nd, I headed down to catch part of the Rose Parade. With January 1st being on Sunday, they held the parade and the Rose Bowl on January 2nd. I was really happy because my beloved USC Trojans were back in the Rose Bowl. Read more ›

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The 2017 WDW Marathon Weekend is Underway!


By the time this blog post goes live, the 2017 Walt Disney World 5K will be in the books. Those who are running the Dopey Challenge will have finished their first 3.1 miles out of 48.8 miles. Those unofficial “Bashful Challenge” runners (WDW 10K and WDW Half Marathon) are ready for their turn. The Goofy Challenge runners might not even be in Florida yet. No matter what anyone is running, the largest weekend on the runDisney calendar is up and going. Read more ›

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Starting 2017 with a Bang!



Hello 2017! On January 1st, I decided I needed to do a big run. December 2016 was not even close to being a good month for training (as I mentioned in my last post of 2016). I couldn’t believe how few miles I actually ran. I’m supposed to be training for a full marathon. This is simply not acceptable. So, I spent some time on December 30 and 31st to see if I could put in some training cram sessions and somehow still be ready for the 2017 Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Y’all, I’ve mapped a way to do it. However, I’m not entirely confident at this moment that I will be running that race. 26.2 miles is a long distance to cover and I respect that distance. While I won’t make the call about whether I’m running right now, by the end of February, I’ll know enough to make the right decision (whatever that may be). Here’s the schedule I worked out… Read more ›

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2016 – A Year of Huge Life Change


This picture is what I’ll remember about 2016 the most. This is the year I became a daddy and life has not been the same. After years of dealing with infertility issues, getting certified to adopt, waiting, and finally being chosen to adopt this amazing little guy…. Read more ›

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5K - 32:46 - 2012 Pasadena 5K

10K - 1:15:42 - 2013 Pasadena 10K

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