Notes From a Hired Pen

Week 2: Walt Disney World’s…interesting “jogging” site

3 miles, 32:31

In two weeks, I’m headed to Walt Disney World with my family (that being my [divorced] parents, my siblings, their spouses, their children and my grandparents. It is, by all accounts, a jamboree). I had a Florida Resident pass to Disney when I was in college, so I’ve seen just about everything there is to see. That means I can go with the flow and enjoy the sunshine while my nephews are turned up to 11.

I will also be marathon training while I’m there. As such, I poked around the Disney website for ideas on where to run. They’re a major force in road racing these days as evident by their RunDisney program. I assumed they’d have something for those of us who wanted to get in a few miles while on vacation. I was right. This is what I found:



My family last went to Walt Disney World together in 1990. This is what we wore:


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I’m pretty sure the “jogging” photo was shot then. Do I hate the word jogger? Yes. Am I surprised that Disney has not updated its website for vacationers to anywhere close to the same level that they’ve raised their racing program? Sure. But am I delighted to find this snippet of retro goodness while also still finding the information? Absolutely. Highlight of my week so far.

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