The Countdown to runDisney’s 10th Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna

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Disneyland Half Marathon weekend is less a week away.  The countdown is underway and the excitement is building.  This will be my 5th Disneyland Half Marathon race weekend, my 3rd Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, and my 5th runDisney race weekend of the 2015 (not including the Princess Castaway Cay Challenge Cruise). Here are some of my tips for the new runDisney runner to help you

15 years of DVC Magic – Our family “must do’s” for 2015


Our family is celebrated 15 years as Disney Vacation Club owners.  My husband and I purchased ownership at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas February 2000.  Over the last 15-years, our family has vacationed at the World at least once a year.  This year,we will be vacationing at Walt Disney World’s newest home away from home – the Villas at Disney Polynesian Village Resort. Truth be told, I’ve

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration & My 60th runDisney Race

Top down: 2009 WDW Marathon, 2010 Goofy - Half, 2010 Goofy - Full, 2011 WDW 5k, 2011 Goofy - Half, 2011 Goofy - Full

In less than 30 days we will be kicking off the 10th anniversary of the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend Labor Day weekend during Disneyland Resort’s Diamond Celebration.  This will be my 5th Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and my 6th runDisney race weekend of 2015. The Disneyland Half Marathon weekend is one of my favorite runDisney race weekends of their series.  I love this weekend because

Frank Lloyd Wright Tour: Kentucky Knob, Fallingwater & The Arizona Biltmore

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Ever since we visited Chicago’s Oak Park on our “baby moon” twelve years ago, I’ve been on a personal quest to visit as many Frank Lloyd Wright historic sites as possible.  As a frequent travel, I try to take advantage of touring the local sights if my schedule allows.  So far this year I’ve had the opportunity to visit Kentuck Knob, Fallingwater, and The Arizona Biltmore. Kentucky

Chobani Greek Yogurt #BreakYouMake


I have been a big fan of Chobani greek yogurt ever since I first tried it.  At first I was not convinced Chobani was the best of the greek yogurts.  As the food industry jumped on the greek yogurt bandwagon, I tried all the competitors – Dannon, Yoplait, Muller, Fage. However, I always came back to Chobani.  To me it was worth the extra cost.  I

Jane Doe No More – Escape Alive Survival Skills


On June 25th around 12pm, a woman was sexually assaulted on the Avon’s Canal Heritage Trail. “Every two minutes, someone in the United States is raped. The vast majority (nine out of ten) are women; 80% are under the age of 30, 44% are under the age of 18.”* When Fleet Feet sent out an announcement for a self-defense class, I call my BFF and

Breast Cancer: The New Brave

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Unfortunately, my breast cancer story is not unique.  I share a similar family history with many women – women leaving their loved ones behind way too soon. Many of these women with a family history have been tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and are now faced with making very difficult decisions. “Women with a BRCA mutation face up to an 87% lifetime risk

Race Report: Run and Ride – Cedar Point Half Marathon Weekend

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Disclaimer:  I received complimentary race entries for my participation in the Run and Ride Race events, however, the thoughts and opinions are my own. Accommodations: The plan to #RunAllTheRaces at Run and Ride’s Cedar Point Half Marathon‘s 2015 weekend was a no-brainier for me.  My family and I ran the inaugural races last year with Perfectly Goofy Gail and we all on board to make the

Breast Cancer at 41: Slamming the Door Shut

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John Thompson of The Runner of a Certain Age podcast invited me to share my story of how I got started in running and how I kept running through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.  It’s Episode 40 – The I Will Survive Edition. Tomorrow, July 8th will be 2 years since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 41.  I share my story not only because it

Product Review: Mizuno Wave Enigma 5

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Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine. I have A LOT of running shoes.  A LOT.  So when I say – I have falling in love my new Mizuno Wave Enigma 5’s – I’m not kidding. The new Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 introduces u4ic-X – Mizuno’s newest mid sole foam technology.  This is