My first and only half marathon of the year at the Mount Dora Half in Mount Dora, Florida. A chilly (for Florida) hilly (for Florida) race through the cutesy downtown of Mount Dora and the lake home neighborhoods. The race is Christmas themed, and the town, which seems to derive a not insignificant amount of revenue from Yankee tourism this time of year, was supportive and I would do this race again. Speaking of, apparently there’s a jacket for 5x finishers for those of you so inclined. Random sighting: for a split second I thought I saw Dave Mari. Fun fact: In 2006 run Disney, division of the Walt Disney corporation responsible for road race events in the Walt Disney parks, separated the half marathon and marathon in Walt Disney World, which had historically been a single event. In so doing they created an opportunity whereby one could participate in a half marathon on Saturday and a marathon on Sunday. This would be called the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, so named because one would have to be goofy to do so.