Durham Fair 2016

We have been making a tradition to go to the Durham Fair every year and this year was a beautiful, perfect Fall day for it!  Having family time together was also one of the reasons why I chose to defer my entry in the Marine Corps Marathon.  The weekends are full of activities; but most…read more

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend 10K – Day 2

When I write my recaps for the races I like to include the time I woke up so that I can refer back to it the next year when I am making my plans for race mornings. I do remember that I set my alarm for 4:00 for the 10K because I figured the latest…read more

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Hotel Recommendations

I’m starting a new section of my blog which will provide you with hotel recommendations, especially to use for race weekends. Cost is a factor when I travel for race weekends because I am traveling alone and want to do it as cheap as I possibly can because I really just need a bed, shower…read more

Disneyland Half Marathon Day 1 – The Expo

My flight out to Disneyland was uneventful and easy. I took a new flight which Southwest never had available before. It left Hartford, CT at noon, stopped in Las Vegas and then I landed in Santa Ana at 5:30 p.m.  I had never been to Las Vegas before and this was the closest to the…read more

Beardsley Zoo Outing with the Family

Life has been busy lately.  But I’m trying to balance the busy with fun, too. We are members of the CT Science Center and they are extending their offer for free visits to the Beardsley Zoo in September through October.  With a calendar that has events going on every weekend, we were able to visit…read more

I Have a Decision To Make

I have come to a point in my running life where I need to make a difficult decision.  This decision is based around the Marine Corps Marathon.  I entered the lottery for the marathon this year as a way of tossing my fate out to the universe, and I was chosen.  So I accepted the…read more

Follow Your Heart

I was listening to the DIS Unplugged 10th anniversary podcast this week and really enjoyed it. There was something that Pete said that I wrote down while I was driving. He said to “follow your heart”. Do we always follow our heart? I think many times we want to; but then we let our brain…read more

Feeding Others Fed My Soul

I had the opportunity today to do something I have never done before.  I volunteered at a soup kitchen in Hartford.  Why did I do this?  Because the company I work for, Slalom, gives back to the community.  They are very involved with community events such as mentoring high school students to help them prepare…read more

I’m Scared!

So I am officially scared. I am worried that I won’t make it to the bridge of the Marine Corp Marathon and will be shipped off the course on a bus. I did a 13 mile training run this past weekend and it was a very difficult run in many way. I chose a difficult…read more

CFA Society Hartford Corporate 5K #loveyourfuture

I had the opportunity to run my first race as a member of the Slalom running team this past Thursday. I was excited to be a part of this team. Although I am on several running teams for runDisney and Team Chocolate Milk; this team is important to me because it is part of my…read more

Durham Fair 2016

We have been making a tradition to go to the Durham Fair every year and this year was a beautiful, perfect Fall day for it!  Having family time together was also one of the reasons why I chose to defer my entry in the Marine Corps Marathon.  The weekends are full of activities; but most…read more

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend 10K – Day 2

When I write my recaps for the races I like to include the time I woke up so that I can refer back to it the next year when I am making my plans for race mornings. I do remember that I set my alarm for 4:00 for the 10K because I figured the latest…read more

Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Hotel Recommendations

I’m starting a new section of my blog which will provide you with hotel recommendations, especially to use for race weekends. Cost is a factor when I travel for race weekends because I am traveling alone and want to do it as cheap as I possibly can because I really just need a bed, shower…read more

Disneyland Half Marathon Day 1 – The Expo

My flight out to Disneyland was uneventful and easy. I took a new flight which Southwest never had available before. It left Hartford, CT at noon, stopped in Las Vegas and then I landed in Santa Ana at 5:30 p.m.  I had never been to Las Vegas before and this was the closest to the…read more

Beardsley Zoo Outing with the Family

Life has been busy lately.  But I’m trying to balance the busy with fun, too. We are members of the CT Science Center and they are extending their offer for free visits to the Beardsley Zoo in September through October.  With a calendar that has events going on every weekend, we were able to visit…read more

I Have a Decision To Make

I have come to a point in my running life where I need to make a difficult decision.  This decision is based around the Marine Corps Marathon.  I entered the lottery for the marathon this year as a way of tossing my fate out to the universe, and I was chosen.  So I accepted the…read more

Follow Your Heart

I was listening to the DIS Unplugged 10th anniversary podcast this week and really enjoyed it. There was something that Pete said that I wrote down while I was driving. He said to “follow your heart”. Do we always follow our heart? I think many times we want to; but then we let our brain…read more

Feeding Others Fed My Soul

I had the opportunity today to do something I have never done before.  I volunteered at a soup kitchen in Hartford.  Why did I do this?  Because the company I work for, Slalom, gives back to the community.  They are very involved with community events such as mentoring high school students to help them prepare…read more

I’m Scared!

So I am officially scared. I am worried that I won’t make it to the bridge of the Marine Corp Marathon and will be shipped off the course on a bus. I did a 13 mile training run this past weekend and it was a very difficult run in many way. I chose a difficult…read more

CFA Society Hartford Corporate 5K #loveyourfuture

I had the opportunity to run my first race as a member of the Slalom running team this past Thursday. I was excited to be a part of this team. Although I am on several running teams for runDisney and Team Chocolate Milk; this team is important to me because it is part of my…read more