Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? I mean, whack you over the head to get your attention type of tell you something? That’s how I’m beginning to feel when it comes to running. Or more specifically, to runDisney events.
It’s the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World, and we were on the plane…. we were so close… but we had to get off of the plane before it had even pulled away from the gate in Toronto. And cancel our vacation.
If you recall, I had an accident and had to cancel my solo trip to run the Star Wars Rival Run Challenge back in April. Yes, charma reared it’s ugly head again and now I’m out of the Wine & Dine 10k as well.
We’re Off…the plane!
After we arrived at the airport on Wednesday and made it through security, our daughter suddenly fell ill. We thought she had bounced back while waiting to board, but as soon as we got her on the plane, she deteriorated quickly, and after talking to the flight crew, we pulled her off of the plane.
From there, it was a crazy escorted ride through the back hallways of Toronto Pearson International, to baggage claim (they had to search for and pull our bags off of the plane), and out of the airport to the emergency room. I should say kudos to the WestJet flight crew – they were fantastic and extremely helpful through the whole event!
Thankfully, our daughter is ok, but not knowing what was wrong with her at the time, we had to make the call to cancel our vacation. Obviously it was the right thing to do and we did it without hesitation, but yes, it hurt (hours later, after we knew she was ok).
Cancelling your trip the day you’re due to arrive at Walt Disney World means it’s 100% non-refundable. But that’s what travel insurance is for, right?
But…having an incident while travelling with travel insurance means that you must make the call to them AS SOON AS you know you have a problem. When you book your trip, you sign your paperwork and agree to that statement, but let me tell you, when you’re in that situation, it’s VERY difficult for one of you to stop, pick up the phone, and let the insurance people know what’s happening.
Meanwhile, back in Canada..
So here I am, back at home in snowy Canada, living vicariously through everyone who made it to Walt Disney World to run this weekend, and asking myself….dare I try again?? Is the third time a charm? Or do bad things come in three’s?
I’ll have to think on that for a while.
In the meantime, best of luck for a fabulous and magical run to everyone participating in the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend!! I’m with you in spirit!