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Our 2016 Dopey Challenge Training Experience

If you happened to watch my recent video about my absolute favorite race experiences, then you already know that the 2016 WDW Marathon Weekend Dopey Challenge tops the list. Hands down. It was by far the hardest race I’ve ever trained for … as well as the most rewarding.

Part of what that weekend so magical was being able to share it with Jackey, Megan, Rob, and my running partner, Ginny. And now that I’m healed and running the 2018 Dopey Challenge is a possibility, I’m looking forward to going through it all again! [click to continue…]


Jackey’s Top 10 Running Playlist Songs

Jackey's Top 10 Running Playlist Songs

Happy Friday, everyone! I’ve been on vacation all week, spending lots of time running, cycling, and lazing around with my family. Since I have another week to go, I’m buckling down this morning, however, and getting caught up with some work. One thing on my list is to share a video Jackey had posted earlier this week.

In this video, Jackey chats about her Top 10 Running Playlist Songs that have been getting her through Dopey Challenge training so far. Considering we have very different tastes in music, I was pleasantly surprised to see we share a few favorites, such as Lose Yourself … although, come on. Who doesn’t have that somewhere on a playlist? [click to continue…]

My Favorite Races: Bibfolio Race Bib Album

Earlier this year, I was looking for a way to organize all my race bibs rather than shoving them haphazardly into a shoe box. I’ve seen some awesome ways other racers have used their past bibs, such has having them made into quilts or totes, to turning them into wall art and hanging them by their treadmill as extra inspiration.

Neither had much appeal with me … I’d freak out if the quilt got dirty, so I was happy to discover the BibFOLIO® Race Bib Album! Perfect solution and thanks to my lovely father who bought me one for my birthday, I was able to neatly store all my 33 race bibs. [click to continue…]

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Wow. August already! It must be because Bob and I are in the truck at this very moment, heading to the beach for a much-needed vacation. I’m super excited but a small part of me is discouraged … [click to continue…]

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Running Safety for Women

Running Safety Tips

Running should be a joy – a way to zone out and forget about our worries and stresses, if only for a few miles. But unfortunately, this is not always possible in the world we live in, especially for those who run outside alone. So today, I’m sharing some running safety tips and suggestions in hopes to keep you safe and out of harm’s way.

Many of these tips are common sense-based and chances are, you’ve already read or heard them several times before. But there have been enough accounts of assaults and attacks on runners hitting the news, so we all can use a refresher course … myself included. [click to continue…]


My Favorite Running Belts

My Favorite Running and Race Belts

What’s your favorite running belt? Or are you like me and have several for different occasions? Or the better question may be … are you a smart fan of Sparkle Skirts with those amazing pockets? I’ve tried to love them but they’re not for me and the shorts and skirts I do have either don’t hold enough or I wouldn’t be comfortable storing my iPhone 7 plus in. Thus my need for race belts!

I have many different kids for different purposes and yesterday over at our YouTube Channel, I followed up a previous Friday Five post by chatting about my favorite running and race belts. (Well, one isn’t a favorite but I’m hoping to make it to one.) [click to continue…]