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…

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…

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….

Top 5 Tuesday: Holiday gift ideas

Happy Top 5 Tuesday! Today with the holiday season, and the many posts by Chocolaterunsjudy and livinglovingrunner about holiday gift giving, I thought I would compile a list myself. This list won’t necessarily be what I want for Christmas, but items I feel every runner should have. 1. Foam Roller- I didn’t have one of…

Top 5 Tuesday: Top Cities in America I’d like to run

In light of the recent Runner’s World magazine, October 2016, I wanted to make the Top 5 Tuesday topic about 5 cities in the United States I’d love to run. In this magazine, there was an article that found the 50 best running cities in the United States. The #1 best running city was San…

Top 5 Tuesday: YouTube Fitness Channels

Hello blogger friends! This week’s top 5 Tuesday, I wanted to dive into the YouTube world. There are so many Fitness Stars on YouTube to watch nowadays. I’ve been a big fan of watching/ working out to YouTube Fitness videos since 2012. They are the perfect way to get tips, tricks, and moves for all…

The World’s Okayest Runner after a bad run

They say that does not kill you, makes you stronger. Well, wow. Last week’s long run ended miserably with vomit and a sick stomach. I felt slightly defeated, even though we have all endured those bad runs. Yesterday was another long run day, and I went 8 miles. It felt fantastic. One run can take…

It’s beginning to look a lot like 1/2 marathon training

 With the cooler climate and crisp air in the mornings, it’s beginning to look like my 1/2 marathon training is starting. Throughout the summer, I continued speed work and ran 3-4 miles each time I ran. Now, we are onto long distance running (my absolute favorite). I am following one of the Disney half marathon…

Yoga As a way to improve Running

As many of my followers know, I’ve gotten into yoga this past summer thanks to one of my work friends who is a yoga instructor. Mostly in the beginning, it was a way to stay fit in the summer since I was not distance running. Distance running is my love and during the summer months…