Gasparilla 8k Race Recap


When last we left this story, I’d run a 15k at a decent pace and then walked 11 more miles at Walt Disney World Resort before coming back to the hotel to get a nap before the Gasparilla 8k.  My legs hurt, my feet hurt and I was exhausted but I’d had a great day! Let’s back up in time a little for some history on this race.  Back in May, Erik and I ran … Continue reading

Gasparilla 15k Race Recap – Picking Pirates over Princesses


I’ve run the Princess Half races the last two years and had tons of fun, but this year I decided to head a little further west to run the pirate races instead at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic series in Tampa.  This series offers four races over two days and three different challenge options to choose from.  The Ultra Challenge has some amazing medals, but requires you to run back to back races both mornings … Continue reading

DisneySide At Home Celebration – Eli’s Cars Playdate


I was so excited to learn that I was selected to host a DisneySide @Home Celebration.  It was so much fun to open up that big (really big!) box with the #DisneySide Celebration sticker right on top.  Eli had the best time opening the box and discovering all the treasures inside, most of which had the Cars theme. There were decorations, party favors, party games, napkins, cups, plates, table cloths, cake mix, this awesome Mickey … Continue reading

Saturday Update

This is going to be short and not so sweet!  I did get my running back on track with runs on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.  I also ate much better starting on Monday.  Unfortunately, I got sick AGAIN on Wednesday night and it hit me like a freight train Thursday afternoon.  I never go home from work early, but I did on Thursday! In fact, I got super chilled and was shivering because I was … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Things I Always Run With


Another Friday has rolled around and I’m happy to be linking up with the DC-trio, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  Today is a “Free Friday” which means any topic is fine as long as it uses the “five” format.  It’s been a while since I did a favorite running thing post, so it seemed like a good topic for this … Continue reading

TotR: Motivation


Patty from My No-Guilt Life and Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are excited to have another guest host this week, Ashley from TwynMawrMom! Our topic for today’s Tuesdays on the Run is MOTIVATION.  I have mixed feelings about this because while I feel like I’m on the cusp of being super motivated, I’m not quite there yet. Here are the ways I try to keep my motivation up for running, working out and … Continue reading

Disney PhotoPass and Memory Maker Q&A


I’m not sure why, but somehow I’ve always been confused about how the Disney PhotoPass Service and Memory Maker worked.  On our last Thanksgiving trip, I did some research and decided to give Memory Maker a try and I’m so glad I did!  If you’ve never given Memory Maker a try this might be interesting to you! What is the difference between Disney PhotoPass Service (which I’ll call PhotoPass for the rest of this article) … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Races to Run in 2015


It’s Friday again and I’m happy to link up with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  Today’s topic is five races to run in 2015. Here are the five top races I’m most excited about running this year! 1. Trail of Payne 10k – I’m excited and scared of this one because I’ve never run it and it looks like a … Continue reading