runDisney Kids Races: A Magical 200m + Advice

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that one of my very favorite race experiences had nothing to do with my running and everything to do with my daughter’s first race!  Last year, Cora ran in her very first race, the 100m Kids Race as part of runDisney‘s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. This year, we experienced a very magical 200m kids race!  Since we missed the Expo thanks to terrible weather and flight delays, we picked up the bib {Read More}

Peaks and Valleys: Adventures in Training Week 5, 6 & 7

It’s time for me to share Peaks and Valleys: Adventures in Training Week 5, 6 & 7,  my third series of training logs from 2015. This recap is definitely delayed as I intended to have this posted on February 9th!  Whoops.  So, now instead of a two-week recap, you have a glance at three weeks thanks to being terribly, horribly sick starting on February 2nd.  There was zero running from me happening.  And last week, I was finally able to slowly add miles back in. {Read More}

Peaks and Valleys: Adventures in Training Week 3 & 4

It’s time for me to share Peaks and Valleys:  Adventures in Training Week 3 & 4, my second series of training logs from 2015.  You can find the recap of my first two weeks back in the running game here.  It’s nice to slowly get back in the swing of things with no pressure and no focus on speed.  My goal right now is to just slowly build back up my mileage. Week 3 – January 12-18 Monday:  I slipped and on {Read More}

Five for Friday: In the Holiday Spirit!

Today, to get me out of my blogging funk and get into the holiday spirit,  I’m linking up with Mar for Five for Friday! 1.)  Yesterday, my office hosted a Christmas party for all of the military families in the West Point community.  It was an absolute blast.  When we were signing up for our roles a few weeks ago, I decided to take the lead on monitoring Santa’s line.  Instantly, I thought that I should dress as an elf.  {Read More}

Race Recap: 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon

The second half of the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge included runDisney‘s 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon.  {Read about the first part of the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, the Disneyland 10k here.}  Jake and I both wanted to take it easy for this run.  I was treating it as a long training run for Marine Corps Marathon and this gave me a chance to take in the sights of the race. Just after Mile 1, runners entered the back lots of California {Read More}

Race Recap: Disneyland 10k

On Labor Day weekend, The Disneyland 10k was the first part of the inaugural Dumbo Double Dare Challenge. Thanks to the time change, I was up and ready to roll for this run.  From the Grand California, we had a really short walk to the starting area.  When we got there it was a bit confusing since the 5k had just started.  And, that also meant the 10k runners were being held and not allowed into the corrals.  Jake said {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week #6

Another week of marathon training is in the books! My knee felt fine at the Beach to Beacon 10k on Sunday but by Tuesday I was really tight.  So tight and achy that it felt like my knee was locking up.  Mobility was a serious issue so I did my best to rest, ice, and stretch.  The easy days on the elliptical helped loosen things up without the stress of running.  I still felt a little rough on Thursday so {Read More}

Race Recap: 2012 runDisney Princess Half Marathon

Here it is, the reason I decided to start a blog, the 2012 runDisney Princess Half Marathon!  Three o’clock in the morning sure came early on race day.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I set my alarm clock for 3 a.m. for the 2012 runDisney Princess Half Marathon and I am definitely not what you would call a morning person.  Since I laid out my race gear and bag the night before, I threw on my clothes, put on some {Read More}

First Post Disney Run

Today was my first post Disney run and the first day since the Disney Princess Half Marathon that my legs weren’t screaming. Despite still being tired,  I decided to take advantage of the babysitter and go out for a nice and easy three miler.  It felt really good to be outside, especially since it was a beautiful, breezy, sunny day. Run Details: Miles:  3 Time:  28:26 Pace:  9:28 Hopefully I will be able to get a few runs in this {Read More}