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Running Injury Update: Goodbye Deep Dark, Hello Hope!

The good news? According to my doctor, “It’s very likely I’ll be able to run again.”

The bad news? Well, having to withdraw from January’s WDW Marathon Weekend Goofy Challenge could be considered bad news, but who cares? I’m oddly fine with this as long as I can run again. Not being able to start for another six (or more) weeks is also a bummer, but who cares? That’s okay with me as long as I can run again. It could also be considered bad news how I might need expensive custom orthotics, but again. Who cares? I’m fine with that as long as I can run again.

Are you sensing a theme? [click to continue…]

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Tuesday Ten: Winter Tips


With the Calendar about to turn the page to December, there is no escaping it: winter is coming. Actually, it’s already here for a lot of us, and that means that we need to ramp up our training to carry us through to the warmer months of spring. Training in the coldest months of the year can be extremely challenging, and, quite frankly, I hate it. Seriously! I am the biggest wimp when it comes to the cold (just ask my wife). Fear not! Your friends at the Tuesday Ten have you covered.

This week we are linking up with our friends at MCM Mama Runs, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and My No Guilt Life for this week’s Free Form “Tuesdays On The Run” link up. So be sure to go check out their blogs this week to find out what they are talking about. [click to continue…]

Friday Five: Why I Love the Gilmore Girls

Forget about Black Friday shopping. I have other plans since TODAY’S THE DAY when Netflix releases Girlmore Girls: A Year in the Life! Today is also the day when I learn if and when I’ll be able to run again after another visit to my doctor, (more on that later,) but once I’m back home, I thoroughly plan on spending the rest of the day binge-watching with friends, eating leftover turkey sandwiches and drinking tons of coffee for Lorelai.

My husband and college kids? They’re so excited!! (Not really.)

Me? I’m BEYOND EXCITED!! (REALLY!!) [click to continue…]


What I’m Thankful For This Year


This has been a year full of negative stories in the news, unthinkable tragedies, and a Presidential campaign that has left this nation even more divided than it was before. However, on this day, we as a nation gather with our closest friends and family to celebrate each other. To appreciate what we have, understanding not everyone is as fortunate. Negativity is replaced with positive vibes that will, or should, carry us through the rest of the year. Oh, and we eat a lot of food that we would normally ignore the 364 other days of the year.

I am spending this day reflecting on all of the good that happened to me, and am choosing to share those moments with you in the hopes that you will do the same to those around you. After all, stopping to think about it, this year hasn’t been that bad at all. [click to continue…]

Disney's Wine & Dine Half Marathon 2016 After Party

Picking up where I left off in my Wine & Dine Half Marathon runDisney recap, after James and I lingered over a beer, I headed back to my room for a shower and a long, long nap. Walking in that boot was exhausting and we had a late night ahead of us at the After Party! So I was in no rush to head to the parks or pushing myself in that boot one minute more. [click to continue…]

Disney's 2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Race Recap

Awful and wonderful, my absolute worst race ever … and yet in some ways, one of my favorites, that’s the best way to describe my 2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon and Day 2 of the Lumiere Two-Course Challenge experience! It was awful thanks to a foot injury which made me hobble 13.1 miles wearing a walking boot. But it was wonderful thanks to the support and encouragement I had received from others – the spectators, the Disney Cast Members, and especially the runners, which is why I love being a part of the running community! [click to continue…]