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…

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….

RunDisney Running Costume Prep

RunDisney Running Costume prep Today is the RunDisney expo for me! Before I go into how the expo is I wanted to share my running costume, and the process of making it. I am going to be Daisy Duck, and my friend Jen is going to be Donald Duck for the 20th anniversary Walt Disney…

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: Running in the cold

So many of you know, I am a Floridian who has recently moved to North Carolina. I think the coldest I ever ran in Florida was in the 50s….well except that one Disney 5K in 2014 it was in the 20s. It was torture, and I was completely unprepared during that race. When I say…

Raleigh City of Oaks- UNC Rex Healthcare Half Marathon

The UNC Rex Healthcare Half Marathon was a couple weekends ago but I never got a chance to recap the race. The race started at 7am sharp at the Belltower of North Carolina State University. My fiancé and I arrived at 6:30am but honestly, I don’t feel it was early enough. There were a handful…

City of Oaks Race Expo

It’s beginning to look a lot like race weekend again 🙂 Yay! This Sunday morning, I will be running the City of Oaks Half Marathon. The weather has been checked (low 40s),  and the outfit has been picked. Next step: to the expo! My fiancé and I this morning first went out for breakfast at…

Training Update & SmartWool Socks Review

Happy Wednesday! I wrote this post on Sunday but here you go… Sundays are my long run days. When do you plan your long runs? In just two weeks,I will be running the City of Oaks Half Marathon in Raleigh, North Carolina. Woot,woot! It will be my first Half Marathon of the race season. I’ve…