5 Things To Pack When You Run Disney

It's almost time! I leave Friday for the Star Wars, The Dark Side Half at Walt Disney World and I seriously CANNOT wait. Who remembers this commercial? Uh, YEAH, that's me about right now. I actually HATE packing. Hate it. Every time. I love traveling but hate packing. Makes no sense. The only way I [...]

Tapering for Star Wars Dark Side Half and a Skirt Sports Review

Sing along with me (to the words of the Andy Williams holiday classic): It's the Most Wonderful time .. of the training When you're done with long running and find yourself humming I'll soon have new bling! It's the most wonderful time of the training! (OK, so maybe training and bling really don't rhyme but [...]

Autoimmune Disease and Me! Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Because there is nothing more exciting then hearing about somebody else's medical issues, I thought I'd dedicate a whole post to it! Just kidding. I'm going to make this short and brief and my only purpose in sharing is to shed some light on autoimmune disorders. Wait, nope, scratch that, I know nothing. I truly [...]

All About The Running! Half Marathon Training Update

I am way overdue for an update on my training for the Run Disney Star Wars Half-Marathon, The Dark Side! There are rumors a'swirling that this race may be going away (or re-themed) which makes me super sad since I love the theme and the time of the year, and was hoping to make this [...]

How To Raise an Emotionally Healthy Teenager

Did I get you with the title? Sorry. That really wasn't fair. Because some of you, undoubtedly, got here because you saw that title and were all excited. You know how I know that? Because if I saw that title, I would get all excited. Or, at least, I used to. This post will be [...]

Where I Stay For WDW Marathon Weekend and Why!

I was trying to add up how many Run Disney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekends I've participated in and I THINK it's 6. I've missed the last two and have felt serious FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). So much so, that just today I pulled the trigger on my early entry option through Disney Vacation [...]

Running and Burnout At The End of A Training Cycle

On the Facebook page yesterday, I asked what I should write about this weekend. I wanted it to be running related, but wasn't sure what direction to go. Laura (hi, Laura!) asked if I would write about burnout at the end of a long training cycle. Since I get this EVERY TIME I train for [...]

Owning Disney Vacation Club The Good and The Not As Good

We have owned points in Disney Vacation Club for several years now. I get asked about it A LOT so I thought I'd do a quick post reviewing our experience, sharing a couple things we've learned, and what we would do differently if we had it to do over! We purchased our contract from a [...]

When The World is Falling Apart I Go For A Run

It's rough right now. I don't think you can see it any other way. No matter your political views, your faith or your world view, we are all feeling it. Division, hate, misunderstanding, name calling and dualism are ruling the day. I'm doing all the helpful, normal things - I'm reading the information, calling my [...]