June 2017 Running & Spring Races Recap

Hi everyone, Now that my life is resembling something a bit more now. I am getting back into blogging again. What was I doing for the past few months? I was getting married, moving into our new home, and teaching/learning curriculum at work. These may sound like excuses, but honestly I felt I had a…

Gasparilla Half Marathon

Ahoy there, matey! Lol. Just kidding. But it is in the festive spirit of Tampa Bay’s Gasparilla Distance Classic. The race was about three weeks ago, but with traveling and work deadlines I haven’t been able to write a full expo and race weekend recap like I wanted to. So here it is, three weeks…

February Recap & March Sneak Peek

Happy March! Before I get into what I’m up to in March, I’d like to Recap on how February went. I ran 83 miles this past month. In January I ran 85 miles..so I’m two miles short from last month. I am right now schedule with my mile goals for this year. This is all…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 thoughts about Virtual Runs

Happy Top 5 Tuesday! Today I’d like to breach the topic of Virtual Runs. I did my first Virtual Run two weekends in my neighborhood. It was for the Hogwarts Running Club: Platform 9 3/4. If you don’t know what any of that means, think Harry Potter. I signed up for the Virtual Run because…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 marathons on my list

Happy Top 5 Tuesday! Now that I’ve finally run my first marathon, I am hooked! That means, I get to start this about possible marathons I can do near Raleigh. When researching marathons in North Carolina or other states near, I closely looked at cut off times, and popularity of the race. After listening to…

Krispy Kreme Challenge: Race Recap

How to make running unhealthy? Well…Over the weekend, I ran the Krispy Kreme Challenge in North Carolina with my sister. This year was the 13th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge. We ran the race last year as well, but it was when I was still living in Florida I came for a visit. You can register…

January Training Recap & February Sneak Peek

Happy February! Before I start talking about February goals, I wanted to do a bit of a January recap of training. I just checked my MapMyRun app and it says I ran 85 miles in January. That is such an improvement from last year and I am excited. New year, new you! In 2016, I…

Walt Disney World Half to Full Marathon: Part 2

Walt Disney World Half to Full Marathon : Part 2 In my previous post, I shared my experiences prior to the marathon race day. So let’s take a further look on what happened on the race course.. First of all, I went to Florida for nice weather, not 30 degrees that feels like it’s in…

Walt Disney World Half to Full Marathon: Part 1

Walt Disney World Half to Full Marathon: Part 1 This is not a story of sadness or anger of when races go wrong. This is a story of when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I hope you enjoy 😀 I registered for the half marathon months ago, and my friend Jen was joining me….

WDW Half Marathon Training in Colleyville, TX and Downtown Raleigh, NC

WDW Half Marathon Training in Colleyville, TX and Downtown Raleigh, NC Hello, hello! Today I leave for Orlando, Florida with my sister and mother for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon on Saturday. There has been much preparation for the race and I just wanted to kind of share my training experiences for the race….

My year of running fearlessly: 2016

My year of running fearlessly: 2016 I say ‘My year of running fearlessly’ due to the fact this was the year I really discovered the world of running, outside of running in my neighborhood casually. I got to run my first half marathon, run in different states, different terrain, and meet some new people. Most…

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 races on the 2017 schedule

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday filled with friends and family! Back in late spring 2016 I wrote a post of my tentative race season 2017 schedule. However, this was all before my move to Raleigh. Everything on that list before was in Florida. Basically I’m starting from scratch but that…