When one prepares for a cross-country adventure, one packs her patience and her sense of humor. However, nothing in my years of traveling across this great land of ours, could have prepared me for this year’s “adventure.” Over the next few blog posts, I’ll share my family’s stories and our tips as we road-tripped through 21 States and visited 22 National Parks (Monuments/Military Parks/BLM’s) on
I was overjoyed to receive a pair of Telic recovery flip flops prior to leaving for Ragnar Cape Cod. Ragnar is a 200-ish mile road relay where comfort is king and active recovery is crucial. This race was the perfect opportunity to test these recovery shoes. We received the Telic Flip Flop in both Key Lime and Grape Vine. I am a size 8 to 9, depending on
Want a quick and easy way to customize an outfit or make a running costume? The ladies from my just lovely iron me on have the decals for you to express yourself in your favorite clothing. Located on Etsy, they have a runDisney collection for those wanting to create a running costume for their next Disney race. my just lovely sent me their “Born Trooper” to review.
The National Park Service has over 390 parks in the National Park System. When we visit (or revisit) a new part of the country, I go to nps.gov to check if there is a NPS park nearby. Even though I had passed near Edison, New Jersey countless times, I had never visited Thomas Edison’s homestead and laboratories. First thing I learned was the Thomas Edison
The 3rd race of the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend was the WDW Half Marathon. This was also the 3rd race of the 3rd annual Dopey Challenge and 1st race of the 11th annual Goofy Challenge. The WDW Half began at Epcot at 5:30am with fireworks for each corral release. Since our costume theme of the weekend was “classic Disney” we dressed as Walt Disney World’s edition of
My children were only 5 and 2 years old when I began running. One my greatest joys has been watching my children become involved in the sport I love. Today I ran Hartford Marathon Foundation’s #OPutnam 5K with my 9-year old son. This was a race he was looking forward to running, but unfortunately, he didn’t have the best race.* I’m never going to win the parent of the
The 2nd race of the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend was the WDW 10K. There were no changes to this course this year. Persistent rain did limit course entertainment, but as you can see from our video above we still had a great time. For a play by play with all the details, please listen to our Run All The Races podcast.
It has become a tradition to kick off the new year with a trip down to Walt Disney World’s Marathon weekend. 2016 marked my 8th year running the marathon, my 7th Goofy Challenge, my 6th 5K and my 3rd Dopey Challenge. It’s an exhausting “weekend” of early mornings wake up calls, visits with family and friends with lots and lots of running – and I wouldn’t
If you love running podcasts I’m sure you have been listening to The Marathon Show with Joe Taricani and Eddie McCoy. Well, there’s good news…The Marathon Show is introducing a new series titled The Marathon Show Runs Disney. Yours truly will be joining Eddie to discuss all things runDisney. On our first show, Eddie and I will review this past Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Listen
On Sunday, January 17th, 2016 as I cross the finish mat of the 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon (as part of the Rebel Challenge) I will earn my 100th runDisney medal (and 101st for the Rebel Challenge). I have been running Disney ever since I decided to run the Walt Disney World Marathon. In 2008, I decided I was going to cross “running a marathon”