Need A Holiday Tradition Idea?

For the past two years we have taken the kids out of school the day before Thanksgiving to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons being inflated. We took the 9:50 train from West Haven to Grand Central Station, had our lunch on the train, then tool the subway from Grand Central for the Museum…read more

Dopey Challenge 15 Mile Training Run

It’s time to get back on track. I am increasing my mileage towards the runDisney 2017 Dopey Challenge. I used to follow the Jeff Galloway plan very exactly in the past years. But in recent years I have decided to not do a full 26 mile run prior to the race. I did a 15 mile…read more

My Baby Girl Is Now 8

I still can’t believe my youngest child is now 8 years old! How is it possible? Where did those years go where I had two children under the age of two, both in diapers, with many rough sleepless nights? Those days were hard. But they were bitter sweet. We saw the growth of the children…read more

Disney Wedding Updates

There have been some recent news in the Disney Wedding area lately.  In August the Ever After Blog announced some renovations coming to Disney’s Wedding Pavilion.  The Wedding Pavilion is getting a refresh with an unveiling date of its new look the weekend of January 14, 2017.  The artist rendering of the renovation looks beautiful…read more

Vineyards Aren’t Just About Wine

This past Sunday after my daughter’s softball game I had to run an errand.  I had my son with me and we made it quick.  On the way home, the sun was shining in a way that was making the fall colors pop on the trees.  I suggested to Kevin that we take a little…read more

2016 Hartford Half Marathon

This year for the Hartford Marathon weekend I ran the half marathon.  I had been training for the Marine Corps marathon but deferred that race; but was confident that I had enough miles under my feet to have a decent half marathon finish time for this race.  Diana and I were planning on running it…read more

Giving Back To The Sport I Love

This Fall I signed up to volunteer for several race events with the Hartford Marathon Foundation.  For the Hartford Marathon I volunteered to work the merchandise area of the expo at the XL Center.  I worked on Thursday from 2:15 – 7:30. I arrived to the expo on time and checked in at the volunteer…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

Need A Holiday Tradition Idea?

For the past two years we have taken the kids out of school the day before Thanksgiving to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons being inflated. We took the 9:50 train from West Haven to Grand Central Station, had our lunch on the train, then tool the subway from Grand Central for the Museum…read more

Dopey Challenge 15 Mile Training Run

It’s time to get back on track. I am increasing my mileage towards the runDisney 2017 Dopey Challenge. I used to follow the Jeff Galloway plan very exactly in the past years. But in recent years I have decided to not do a full 26 mile run prior to the race. I did a 15 mile…read more

My Baby Girl Is Now 8

I still can’t believe my youngest child is now 8 years old! How is it possible? Where did those years go where I had two children under the age of two, both in diapers, with many rough sleepless nights? Those days were hard. But they were bitter sweet. We saw the growth of the children…read more

Disney Wedding Updates

There have been some recent news in the Disney Wedding area lately.  In August the Ever After Blog announced some renovations coming to Disney’s Wedding Pavilion.  The Wedding Pavilion is getting a refresh with an unveiling date of its new look the weekend of January 14, 2017.  The artist rendering of the renovation looks beautiful…read more

Vineyards Aren’t Just About Wine

This past Sunday after my daughter’s softball game I had to run an errand.  I had my son with me and we made it quick.  On the way home, the sun was shining in a way that was making the fall colors pop on the trees.  I suggested to Kevin that we take a little…read more

2016 Hartford Half Marathon

This year for the Hartford Marathon weekend I ran the half marathon.  I had been training for the Marine Corps marathon but deferred that race; but was confident that I had enough miles under my feet to have a decent half marathon finish time for this race.  Diana and I were planning on running it…read more

Giving Back To The Sport I Love

This Fall I signed up to volunteer for several race events with the Hartford Marathon Foundation.  For the Hartford Marathon I volunteered to work the merchandise area of the expo at the XL Center.  I worked on Thursday from 2:15 – 7:30. I arrived to the expo on time and checked in at the volunteer…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