2017 WDW Marathon Weekend Day 3 – 10K

The second race of the Dopey Challenge is the 10K. I set my alarm a little earlier for this race because it starts at 5:30. I was up at 4:00 and had the trouble I had last year with the exit ramp being closed. I ended up driving to Magic Kingdom and back around to…read more

2017 WDW Marathon Weekend Day 2 – 5K

This year my husband, children and father joined my mother and I for the 5K race. We woke up at 4:00 and I got the kids up around 4:20. They weren’t too keen about waking up that early; but the race start was 6:00 a.m. and I wanted to be on the road by 5:30….read more

2017 WDW Marathon Weekend Day 1 – Expo

This year’s race weekend began with a surprise to our children. As usual, we like to pull off the trip as a surprise to them. We usually do it on the same day as our departure, but we had to surprise them the night before to allow us to finalize all of our packing. We…read more

More Inspiration For runDisney Marathon Weekend 2017 – Mike Green

The next inspirational athlete who will be running the runDisney Marathon Weekend 5K is Mike Green from Houston TX. Mike is a U.S.military veteran and retired police officer of 25 years who recently found a new, rewarding way to serve his community and stay healthy at the same time.  By participating in the YMCA’s Enhance®Fitness program made possible…read more

2017 runDisney Marathon Weekend Race Inspiration – Nicole Gaines

This year, as in several years past, Cigna is the sponsor for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  I had the pleasure of being invited to the blogger meetup event taking place this weekend.  Prior to the races this year, I want to share some inspirational stories with you to give you some encouragement if…read more

2016 runDisney Dopey Challenge – Full Marathon

This post may seem a little late since the Dopey Challenge for 2017 is just less than a week away; but this post may just get you excited for what you have to look forward to if it is your first Dopey Challenge.  If it is not your first Dopey Challenge, then it will help…read more

Sometimes You Just Need To Run In The Rain

We lost our friend Lyla, to cancer this week. She passed very early in the morning on Christmas Day.  It’s been hard the past few days. Hard to get going and to think clearly. We are leaving for the runDisney races in a week. But the kids don’t know about it yet.  We have been…read more

My Word For 2017

Every year for the New Year I choose a word that has meaning for me. In 2016 my word was Joy. I wanted to find more Joy in my life. I did so by ensuring that everything I did with my family, friends and work had an element of fun. I was able to find…read more

Running Is My Therapy

Sometimes I run because I need to for my training plan. Sometimes I run because I just feel like it. When I run sometimes I laugh. When I run I think. When I run, sometimes I don’t think. I run to solve coding problems in my head. I run when I am frustrated. When I…read more

runDisney Marathon Weekend Prep

It’s that time of year…no, not the holiday season, it’s taper time for the WDW marathon weekend! What does that mean? It means it’s time to do something with your crazy mind which is missing putting in the miles and use that energy to start designing your costumes if you haven’t done so already. This…read more

2017 WDW Marathon Weekend Day 3 – 10K

The second race of the Dopey Challenge is the 10K. I set my alarm a little earlier for this race because it starts at 5:30. I was up at 4:00 and had the trouble I had last year with the exit ramp being closed. I ended up driving to Magic Kingdom and back around to…read more

2017 WDW Marathon Weekend Day 2 – 5K

This year my husband, children and father joined my mother and I for the 5K race. We woke up at 4:00 and I got the kids up around 4:20. They weren’t too keen about waking up that early; but the race start was 6:00 a.m. and I wanted to be on the road by 5:30….read more

2017 WDW Marathon Weekend Day 1 – Expo

This year’s race weekend began with a surprise to our children. As usual, we like to pull off the trip as a surprise to them. We usually do it on the same day as our departure, but we had to surprise them the night before to allow us to finalize all of our packing. We…read more

More Inspiration For runDisney Marathon Weekend 2017 – Mike Green

The next inspirational athlete who will be running the runDisney Marathon Weekend 5K is Mike Green from Houston TX. Mike is a U.S.military veteran and retired police officer of 25 years who recently found a new, rewarding way to serve his community and stay healthy at the same time.  By participating in the YMCA’s Enhance®Fitness program made possible…read more

2017 runDisney Marathon Weekend Race Inspiration – Nicole Gaines

This year, as in several years past, Cigna is the sponsor for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  I had the pleasure of being invited to the blogger meetup event taking place this weekend.  Prior to the races this year, I want to share some inspirational stories with you to give you some encouragement if…read more

2016 runDisney Dopey Challenge – Full Marathon

This post may seem a little late since the Dopey Challenge for 2017 is just less than a week away; but this post may just get you excited for what you have to look forward to if it is your first Dopey Challenge.  If it is not your first Dopey Challenge, then it will help…read more

Sometimes You Just Need To Run In The Rain

We lost our friend Lyla, to cancer this week. She passed very early in the morning on Christmas Day.  It’s been hard the past few days. Hard to get going and to think clearly. We are leaving for the runDisney races in a week. But the kids don’t know about it yet.  We have been…read more

My Word For 2017

Every year for the New Year I choose a word that has meaning for me. In 2016 my word was Joy. I wanted to find more Joy in my life. I did so by ensuring that everything I did with my family, friends and work had an element of fun. I was able to find…read more

Running Is My Therapy

Sometimes I run because I need to for my training plan. Sometimes I run because I just feel like it. When I run sometimes I laugh. When I run I think. When I run, sometimes I don’t think. I run to solve coding problems in my head. I run when I am frustrated. When I…read more

runDisney Marathon Weekend Prep

It’s that time of year…no, not the holiday season, it’s taper time for the WDW marathon weekend! What does that mean? It means it’s time to do something with your crazy mind which is missing putting in the miles and use that energy to start designing your costumes if you haven’t done so already. This…read more