I started writing this post not too long after my run this morning and then my time was spent reading about the tragedy that took place in my hometown today, Jacksonville, FL. My attention was immediately diverted away from the blog and a good part of my afternoon and evening was spent watching and reading everything I could about the events that took place today. My heart always breaks when events like this happen, but you never expect it to happen in your hometown. But, bac
After marathon weekend I took some time to make sure I was healthy and back to 100% before training for this race. As you have seen in prior posts, I was cleared by the doctor and started running. I'm not sure how I angered Mother Nature during this training cycle, but due to weather I was only able to run twice between when I was cleared to race day. I was very anxious coming into this race because I have typically run more than half of the distance prior to the race. Yes, y
Welcome to day one of Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend! My first days are typically jammed pack with plans, but this time we took it a little slower. Our plane from Atlanta didn't leave until almost 1 p.m., but luckily the flight was just over an hour, so it didn't take us very long. We arrived in Orlando and immediately headed toward the Magical Express so we could head to our hotel. Our check in with Magical Express was very quick and when I saw our bus pull up I g
Well, here we are, the day before the race! You have worked hard and trained hard to get to this point! Run Disney is not your average race, so there are some things you definitely need to know before you toe that start line! Go to bed early!
I know you are at Disney and there are a lot of things going on, but the night before the race you will need to go to bed early! The night before I will typically try to go to bed between 8 - 9 p.m. This will give you ample opportuni
The official start to any Run Disney race weekend is the Expo! This is the place you are going to pick up your race bib, race shirts and do a lot of shopping! The expo is one of my favorite parts of race weekend because you get to shop all things running and you never know who you may run into. If you have never been to a Run Disney expo, you might get a little overwhelmed because there are going to be multiple locations you will need to go and so many vendors! Read below for
This is the time to get excited! Your trip is really close and it is time to start thinking about packing! Each trip will require a variance in packing, but for the most part it is going to be warm and sunny at Disney! Lets go through the necessary items you will need for your trip! When you are participating in a RunDisney event you will need your race outfit/costume!
I always make sure this Is the first thing I pack because this is one thing you will definitely need. Ye
Happy Monday Everyone! At this point in the series you have registered for your race of choice, you are starting to train and now it is time to start planning your trip! Race weekends are some of my favorite times to be at Disney because you are there with so many runners, but with a race weekend comes at least 25,000 additional people at Disney! I like to start planning as soon as I can, but part of this could be my OCD! Walt Disney World has streamlined their website to mak
You have followed the tips and tricks of registering for a Run Disney race, now let's talk about training! Depending on the mileage you have chosen, I will give you some training options to earn that awesome Run Disney medal! There are several different types of training for every level or runner. Here are a few I am familiar with and would be great training options. Jeff Galloway Training Program
The Jeff Galloway Training Program is very close to my heart because this i
If you ask anyone who has ever registered for a RunDisney race, one of the most nerve-wracking things you can do is register! RunDisney registration takes place months before the actual race and is very well known for selling out as soon as the races open. For example, Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend registration opened a couple of weeks ago and all races are currently sold out, except for the Two Course Challenge, which is odd because typically the challenges are the fir