Oahu! Part One of Our Hawaii Adventure

ALOHA! Just two weeks ago, myself and my 2 teenaged sons, Matt and William, returned from our amazing trip to Hawaii! If you follow me on all the social media things (which I hope you do!), much of what I'll write here you'll already know from my NUMEROUS posts during our 10 day Hawaii adventure, [...]

The People I Met in Hawaii

When we travel, it's for the places. But for me, it's also for the people. I love to hear people's stories and I am always amazed at how they will open up to you if you just ask the right questions. As humans, we all have a story to share. They're not right or wrong [...]

5 Rules For My Family Vacation

We leave in 2 days for a 10 day Hawaiian vacation, just the twins and me, and I am excited, truly I am. However, I'm getting ready to enter into that place before vacation where there's way too much to do and not enough me so I thought I'd take a minute to write some [...]

Kids Today! What’s The Matter With These Kids Today!

Do you remember the song from Bye, Bye Birdie?? Here's the clip in case (by the way, love the line about how will we beat the Russians. Yikes.) I feel like everyday when I open my FB feed there are at least 10 articles written by expert Hoody Hah from the University of Know It [...]

A Quick Update on Running and On Life

I haven't written in literally weeks and I can't really give you a solid answer as to why. It's not just writer's block (I've had that and I typically know how to address it) but more of a lack of anything interesting to say. Oh, wait, that may be writer's block. Huh. I'm in a [...]

2017 Star Wars Half The Dark Side!

Just returned from an AMAZING weekend at Walt Disney World, playing (mostly) and running (a little) for the Run Disney Star Wars Half The Dark Side race and we had an AMAZING TIME! The parks were a little more crowded then last year but I think that's because it was the Sunday after Easter so [...]

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 [...]