TotR: Compression Gear (love it or leave it?)

For Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are sharing our thoughts on compression gear.  You know, that running gear that you have to shimmy into like those high school jeans.  There’s a huge variety available, from socks to pants to shirts and just about everything in between. I’ve only ever tried compression socks and compression sleeves (contrary to what you may think, sleeves are not … Continue reading

TotR: McFarland USA

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For Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are sharing our favorite inspirational running movies and books. I’d love to read about yours too!  I’m still loving one of my new favorites, so I’m refreshing my post about it here! 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 … Continue reading

TotR: Running Hacks – Just Breathe

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Today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs is all about running hacks.  You know, those tips, tricks and techniques that make running easier.  Mine is all about breathing. We all know how to breathe, but there are lots of questions for the best way to breathe on a run.  Nose or mouth?  A certain pattern? How do you get your breathing under control when you’re … Continue reading

TotR: Best Race Ever!

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Today’s Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs is all about our very favorite races.  Whether it’s the best race because you PR’ed, BQ’ed, had the best mimosa ever, or just because it was a blast, we want to hear about it! As for me, I have been kind of quiet on the internet this week.  I’m suffering through my FIFTH head cold of the season, … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Storytelling

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Walt Disney was always a storyteller at heart.  I love that Walt Disney World Resort is continuing on that tradition with the addition of more interactive queues.  The new one at Peter Pan’s Flight is absolutely magical! I’m linking up with other magical Disney moments at Deb’s Disney Wordless Wednesday blog hop! … Continue reading

TotR: Warm Weather Running Gear

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In Florida, summer has settled in full blast with the blazing sun, heat and humidity.  Every year I forget how tough it is to acclimate to running in the heat.  Here are a few items that make running in the Florida heat more bearable: Cocogo – I’ve tried several of the electrolyte tablets and solutions and Cocogo is the one that seems to work best for me.  It’s made from coconut water and freeze-dried fruit … Continue reading

Be Our Guest Breakfast Pre-Park Opening

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I absolutely adore the way that Be Our Guest brings you right into the movie, surrounding you with spectacular scenes from Beauty and the Beast.  I’ve shared my experiences with lunch (good), lunch (not so good) and dinner in previous posts.  I was really excited to learn that they were opening the restaurant for breakfast, including the opportunity to make advanced dining reservations (ADRs).  A couple of weeks ago, Eli and I took a mommy … Continue reading

Saturday Update: Refocused

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Here’s how I did on my goals that I set last week: Eat according to Paleo at least 90% of the time.  Yes!  And my “cheats” were really noncaloric ones (diet ginger ale and diet mtn dew).  I still need to work on finding satisfying paleo-friendly snacks. Run 3x including a six-mile run and one set of repeats.  Sort of.  Last weekend my long run got cut short by a series of unfortunate events (more … Continue reading

TotR: Why I Run

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Join us today for the Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and me when we explore a topic that might be serious, funny or insightful: Why I Run. I think there are some universal reasons that all runners have for getting out there day after day and then there are some reasons that are unique to each individual.  I think my reasons include some from … Continue reading