Gap Year Tuesday – Embracing Spontaneity

I am not good at spontaneity. Anyone who knows me well just laughed out loud and said "ya think?" I am a planner, through and through. I like to stay ahead of things. I like to plan out every possible scenario in my head so that even when things go wrong, a plan B, C, [...]

Disney World Half Marathon Training Update – week 6

I have time to blog this morning because I am NOT doing my long run. The humidity that should have already been gone for the summer is still here and I just can't. I want to, I just can't. So I'll save my 4 miler (it's a lower mileage week) until Monday when things look [...]

Gap Year Update – A Few More Details

So sorry I missed last week. The shooting in Las Vegas, the ongoing recovery in Puerto Rico, and a local boy and classmate of my sons who lost his life had me very heavy hearted. I sat down to try to write several times but the words just didn't come. Continuing to pray and be [...]

Anatomy of A Delusional Run

This morning was a step down week in my training plan. What is a step down week? In a nutshell, you run less after running more. Last week's long run was 5 miles and next week is 6.5, but today was just 3. JUST THREE MILES. So I leave for my 3 mile run, it's [...]

5 Reasons We Love Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Ahhhh . . . it's almost here. Can you feel it? That crisp fall air is coming through the window, that pumpkin spice candle is burning strong. You've just put on your slippers and cozy sweater to read a book in front of the fire Unless you live in Atlanta, GA, where it's going to [...]

Gap Year Tuesday #3 A Plan is Taking Shape

How is it already Tuesday again? So, this week's planning for the gap year has been big and dramatic and all over the place BUT A PLAN IS TAKING SHAPE. (go read what I'm doing and why here if you're new or confused or both) You guys, I BOOKED SOMETHING! Hurray! I'm not going to [...]

Walt Disney World Half Marathon Training Update – Week 3

Here I am, in week 3 of training for my (fill in the blanknth) half marathon. I can't give you a number there because I honestly have lost track. At last count I think I was at 14 or 15? Anyway, I'm not new to this thing but I remember when I was new (and [...]

Best Disney Rooms For Families of 5 or More

We have been a family of five, traveling to various vacation destinations, for nearly 20 years. It has always frustrated me that so few hotels can accommodate five people. Well, at least it used to! Over the years, MANY family vacation destinations, including the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, have worked hard to help [...]

Gap Year Tuesday

So, if you missed last Tuesday's update, please go here and get caught up! But in case you're busy, here's the bottom line: I am going to spend one year (starting in June of 2018) traveling, writing, meeting people and experiencing new things. The purpose of this time is for me to decide what I [...]