Showing posts from November, 2019

Fun Runnin' at Walt Disney World

Every year I attend a cybersecurity conference that this year was held at a resort at the Walt Disney World in Orlando and included a 5k fun run. When I hear “fun run,” I think more of the all-comers races of old, where you show up at a certain time and place and everyone runs a course. Very loose and freewheeling and free. When I went to register and discovered this fun run was $30 and included a technical T-shirt, branded water bottle and plastic bag, course marshals, official start and finish line, professional timing and post-race medals and certificates, I was impressed. They even had awards for the top three male and female finishers.  It was exceptionally hot in Orlando (though nothing like the heat and fires back home in California right now). The inaugural race drew about 70 participants and began at 6 a.m. (which felt like 3 a.m. to me) with 77 degrees and 100% humidity. It was still pitch black, but it’s Disney, so there were employees sprucing up the grounds be