TotR: My Worst Race (and what it taught me)


Welcome to Tuesdays on the Run, where with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I host a great group of writers each week.  Today’s topic is my worst race (and what it taught me).  I have had way more good races than bad races, but I still have had a few tough and miserable experiences.  I’m proud that I finished each one and I know I’ve learned a lot from … Continue reading

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: The Boneyard


One of the best things that Disney has done as it has expanded its theme parks is to add open play areas for kids to burn off some of the pent-up energy and excitement that is a natural part of a trip to Walt Disney World Resort.  The Boneyard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a great example of how well Disney designs and implements play areas. It usually doesn’t open up until an hour or … Continue reading

Saturday (Sunday) Update


I got caught up in a book and missed doing my weekly update yesterday.  It’s been a really busy week both at home and at work and I’ve been feeling kind of burnt out.  I have been taking Melatonin for a few months because I really like how it lets me fall asleep so easily, but I think that it may be contributing to my daytime lethargic feeling.  I didn’t take it the last two … Continue reading

Five Things About Me


I’m happy to be linking up with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC for Friday Five again.  The topic this week is Five Things About Me. I kind of overshare naturally, so you probably know more than you want to about me, so I’m going to try to think of some things that might not have come up yet.  I rowed … Continue reading

runDisney Blog Meetup: McFarland USA

Photo Credit: Disney

I was excited to learn I sent my RSVP in time to get a spot in the runDisney Blog Meetup to see McFarland USA at Downtown Disney last Sunday afternoon.  We had planned to head home around lunchtime, but changed our plans so I could stay for the 4pm movie. We went to Animal Kingdom and we ended up staying a little later than I’d planned.  There was no line for Kali River Rapids (because … Continue reading

TotR: Why I Don’t Run in the Dark


Today’s topic on Tuesdays on the Run with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and me is Running in the Dark.  While the Winter Solstice is behind us and the days are getting longer, it’s still dark when I leave for work in the morning and dark when I get home from work at night.  So how do I get my runs in when it’s dark outside? The short answer is … Continue reading

Eating Healthy at Walt Disney World Resort


When you think of eating at Walt Disney World Resort, the first things that come to mind are probably Mickey Ice Cream Bars, Mickey Pancakes, eight inch tall cupcakes and lots of fried treats. But there are a lot of healthy choices too, if you know where to look.  Over the last year, I’ve been trying to find healthier options and I wanted to share my favorites with you. One of my quick service favorites … Continue reading

When Your Dreams Don’t Come True


I always say that living well involves reaching for your dreams and taking chances.  I’ve been trying to live that advice myself in both my personal and professional roles.  I have put my name in the hat for several things that would be very challenging but also amazing.  And all of those have a very competitive process which means I’m putting myself up for rejection. Typically, we celebrate those that win the race, that get … Continue reading