Friday Update – 10-11-13

Current Weight: 166.6 (is that a bad omen?) Change: – From Last Week – 2.4 pound loss  – From Start of Challenge –  4.4 pound loss  – From Highest Weight –  67.4 pound loss This week I ran 11 miles on Sunday, 4 miles on Monday and a really fast 4 miles on Wednesday.  I tried to walk a little more with minor success.   I stuck to South Beach, kind of a split between Phase 1 … Continue reading

Getting My Priorities in Order – Wine & Dine Half Costume

I detailed my 11 mile run yesterday here, but suddenly realized today that I had no idea what my costume was going to be for the runDisney Wine & Dine Half.  Sure training and getting the miles in is important, but without a fun and comfortable costume, what is the point, really?  So today, I got to work.  First I had to decide WHAT to use as my theme.  I was torn between Animal from … Continue reading

all about me, from a-to-z

This is a fun way to get to know each other that’s been going around the blog-o-sphere: A. Attached or Single?
 Attached. Happily married since 1996. B. Best Friend?
 I have best friends in different areas of my life, but my husband is my best friend through thick and thin. C. Cake or pie? I’ve only recently started eating pie, and although hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream is amazing, Cake will always be #1 … Continue reading

Registering for the Princess Half – Logistics

If you’re planning to register for the 2014 runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend events when regular registration opens on June 11, you might have a lot of questions.  To help you prepare for the big day, I’ve put together a preview of what you’ll need to know. Photo Credit: runDisney I was able to early register through the Annual Passholder site so I took some screen shots and summarized some information below that you can … Continue reading

You Know You’re a Crazy Runner When: Ice Baths

I love taking a bath.  I have a small, 80’s style bathtub but I lust after those modern deep garden bathtubs with the jets in the sides.  Ahhhh.  Candles, a book, some Enya and a long hot soak in a deep tub is pretty much my idea of bliss. Photo Credit: RunDisney  (Cinderella’s Castle Suite) Since I’ve started distance running, the bath has started to take a new meaning to me. I’m pretty susceptible to … Continue reading

So You Want to be a Princess? What you need to know about the Disney Princess Half.

Registration for the 6th Annual Disney Princess Half Marathon opens up to Annual Passholders on June 6 and to the general public on June 11.  It is an exciting, women-focused (but not women-only) race held at Disney World.  This race is held towards the end of February and sold out last year in November.  This year, I’m guessing it will sell out even quicker. Photo Credit: RunDisney As a one-year veteran (and internet research expert!) … Continue reading

Race Costume Planning

I’ve got four big half marathon races on the calendar this winter.  I should be worried about getting my weight down so I can make my pace goals or about making sure I don’t get injured or about picking the “right” training calendar.  But, the biggest thing on my mind is my costumes.  I really love the excitement of putting together a running costume. Wine & Dine Half Marathon – This one is the most … Continue reading

Expedition Everest 5K & Scavenger Hunt 2013 – Race Recap Part 2

In my last post, I recapped the Expedition Everest Packet Pickup and Pre-Race festivities.  On to the exciting race!  Here is the official course map: Photo Credit:  RunDisney This map is just for the 5k portion.  We started in the parking lot, ran around the outside of the parking lot and right before the entrance we encountered our first obstacle, the hay bales.  It was a series of maybe 5 or 6 hay bales that … Continue reading

Expedition Everest 5K & Scavenger Hunt 2013 – Race Recap Part 1

My 13 year old son, Alex, and I signed up as a team to explore the Himalayas, outrace the Yeti and solve the clues to conquer the Expedition Everest 5K & Scavenger Hunt at Animal Kingdom.  It’s my second RunDisney race and Alex’s first race ever.  Photo Credit: RunDisney On Friday, we drove down after lunch (during the toddler’s nap) and went straight to what I call the Expo, but is more properly called Packet … Continue reading

Running Costumes – $10 Costume Sale

My Facebook Running Costumes page tipped me off to an awesome $10 costume sale at  I just love halloween and dressing up in costumes.  One of the reasons I picked the Princess Half as my first big race was that it provided the opportunity to run in a princess costume.  As an adult (and a CPA) it’s hard to find many opportunities to dress up without getting too many weird looks.  So, here are … Continue reading