TotR: Runners Who Inspire Me

Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are offering an interesting topic on today’s Tuesdays on the Run.  Tell us about a runner you admire, look up to or who inspires you.  I’ve got to be honest, I’m inspired by just about every single runner out there.  It’s not easy to get out there week after week and just making it to the start line is a big accomplishment. I’m … Continue reading

So You Want To Be A Princess – 2016 Update

So you want to be a princess?  You’ve seen pictures from prior runDisney Princess Half races, or someone you know has run the race, or maybe you just happened to be in the parks during race weekend and saw all the proud, limping runners sporting their shiny medals.  Maybe you’re thinking it looks like an amazing experience (it is!) but that you couldn’t do it (you can!).  Or maybe you kind of want to try … Continue reading

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

runDisney WDW 10k Race Recap

Last spring, I was heavy into speed work, eating healthy, strength training and set a huge goal for the WDW 10k race.  I decided to “just” register for the 10k (we need a better word for that, “just” and “only” sound so negative and dismissive) because I wanted to run it FAST.  If you are a regular reader, you know that my summer did not work out as expected and my weight went up and … Continue reading

The Return of the runDisney Meetup…Sort Of

If you’ve been running runDisney for years, you surely remember the years of the popular, exciting, fun and controversial runDisney Meetups.  Originally started as a way to spread the word about runDisney on social media (back when races didn’t sell out for months, if ever), they let a small group (20-100ish) of runDisney fans get together one night before the race in one of the parks to do a short run, have refreshments and hear … Continue reading

WDW 10K runDisney Race Costume Reveal

I know this is crazy late, but I just finished up WDW 10K runDisney race costume last night!  If you know me, you know there is a story behind it (because there’s always a story behind everything!).  I had an amazing, unique and cute costume concept that I was going to wear for the 10K.  I’ve been working on that one for weeks and it was ready to go except: I’m not entirely thrilled with … Continue reading

runDisney Dangers: Heat and Humidity

I just love runDisney.  It got me back into running and fitness after over a decade of being so focused on my career and family that I forgot to take care of myself.  And I love the runDisney community of runners and spectators!  So I wanted to make sure that I did whatever little things I can to help everyone have a fun and safe race experience. While Disney is an uber-safe place to play, … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Favorite Running Costumes

It’s a “Free Friday” at the Friday Five linkup with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What , Mar at Mar on the Run and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC.  I am in the midst of costume planning and preparation for my 2015 races so with that on my mind I decided to feature my five favorite running costumes (so far!).   I think I’ll do it as a countdown to my number one favorite! … Continue reading