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Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Medal Reveal!

FINALLY! The wait is over for us 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend runners who have been excited about getting a glimpse of what the very first Pixar-themed runDisney medals. I mean, come on, all those awesome announcements made at the D23 Expo were great, but we want the bling! We finally had our curiosity filled yesterday with a post over at the Disney Parks Blog. And here they are! [click to continue…]

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You know what warms my heart and makes me smile? When someone shares how Joyful Miles has inspired them to live a healthier life, making all of our hard work worth it. Well, the following guest post by Joshua Bierwiler has given us a lifetime’s worth of warm fuzzies and smiles. Keep reading to learn more about Joshua’s incredible weight loss story about perseverance and the power of running. I hope it inspires you just as much as it has inspired me! [click to continue…]

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D23 Expo 2017 and the Future of runDisney

It’s been a long time since I’ve churned out a Tuesday Ten. Well, okay, it’s been a while since I’ve churned out any column! So I thought that recapping some of the fantastic announcements Disney made at their bi-annual 2017 D23 Event in Anaheim, California and how it can affect running in Disney races was a great way to jump back in. Many great things were announced, so I found myself geeking out at a level I haven’t experienced in quite a while.

Yes, I am a huge Disney nerd. I make no apologies for that.

But once the dust settled and I had a chance to wrap my head around everything that was announced, I was left wondering what this meant, if anything, for runDisney? Although runDisney does not get a moment in the D23 sun, much of what was announced could potentially impact the races for the next few years. So grab some coffee in your favorite Disney mug and let’s chat! [click to continue…]

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Our Top 10 Disneyland Must-Do List!

Not gonna lie. Jackey and I are BEYOND EXCITED about runDisney’s Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend for so many reasons! Like the theme, THE THEME … Pixar! PIXAR, how awesome will that be?? And this weekend is one of our absolute favorites out of all the runDisney events. Add to the fact that there are a TON of new things and reopened attractions at Disneyland and California Adventure and we’re two happy puppies. What exactly are we excited about? Well, here you go! [click to continue…]

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My Favorite Non-Running Activities

My Favorite Non-Running Activities

Of my many mistakes during 2016 Dopey Challenge training, (Lord, I’ve made a’plenty,) my biggest was not doing enough cross training. I felt the effects of this after coming home and barely being able to finish an Insanity workout despite being trained enough to run 48.6 miles.

Back then, I followed the Hal Higdon Dopey plan that had me running up to five times a week, not leaving much room for cross training. This time around, I’m following the gentler Jeff Galloway Dopey Challenge plan that calls for only three weekly runs in the beginning months. I’d love to run more–especially after being sidelined for so long, but making smart choices is key to a successful full recovery. So. Three a week it is (for now) … and I’m grateful for it! [click to continue…]

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Hmm, how did I do with my Second Quarter Goals? Well, I sucked. Big time. And it’s not that I haven’t been working hard. My daily to-do lists have been thoroughly attacked, but still, as far as my goals go, I hadn’t accomplished squat.

Well, I did heal, thank God!

That’s a major biggie! I’m so grateful my partial plantar plate tear has healed and I can run again, something I’ve yet to write about here but talked about in this emotional video. But my other nine goals? Nope, not done. Why?

Because I have absolutely no balance in my life. [click to continue…]

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