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

A Tale of Two Races: Tinkerbell Half Marathon 2014

I’m sure you’ve already enjoyed my fun race recap from the Tink 10k (if not check it out here).  It was a ton of fun and I felt great the whole race.  It helps to have the context of that recap which detailed what I spent my weekend doing to really understand what went wrong (spoiler alert) with the half marathon the next day. The Cliff Notes version:Sunday-Thursday – Conference in Long Beach for work; … Continue reading

Race Recap: runDisney Tinkerbell 10k 2014

Where I Stayed: I got to Anaheim on Thursday afternoon and checked into my hotel.  As a Walt Disney World pro, it was very bizarre to me to be able to stay at a non-Disney hotel that was within walking distance to the parks.  I chose the Best Western Stovall’s based on recommendations from other runners.  It is very close to the staging area and finish line of the races and was inexpensive (about $90 … Continue reading

runDisney Tink Packing List

I fly out to California first thing Sunday morning (tomorrow!!) and I have packed absolutely nothing so far.  Yikes!  This is the first race I’ve ever had to fly to get to.  I’m very lucky to live in North Central Florida, so I can drive to most of the races I want to run.  Which means I can pile my car full of whatever I want to take (like my Keurig machine, my foam roller … Continue reading

Tinkerbell 10k and Half Costume Planning

My husband has suggested that the only reason I’ve stuck with running over the last 18 months is so that I have an excuse to go to Disney a lot and run around in fun costumes.  And, I can’t say he’s completely wrong. So, with the addition of the 10k races to both Tink and Princess Half Marathon weekends, my costume needs doubled.  I’m always on the lookout for great costume ideas for inspiration.  My … Continue reading