2017 runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon…The Second Half

This blog post is the second part to the first one I wrote last week highlighting the first half of the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 8, 2017. This was my friend PK’s first marathon and we really wanted to make sure he had a enjoyable experience. I think we were very successful in…read more

2017 runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon…The First Half

The big race of the weekend was finally here!  I was going to run the marathon with PK, Diana and our new friend Tami.  It was PK’s first marathon and I was so excited for him!  I told him that I would meet him at his hotel lobby at 4:10 a.m.  He was staying right…read more

2017 WDW Marathon Weekend Day 3 – Half Marathon….Not

While you may not like to see something like this come across your Twitter and Facebook feed the night before the race; it was kind of a sigh of relief for me.  I was doing the Dopey Challenge this year; which meant I had to run four races in a row. But it was nice…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

2017 runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon…The Second Half

This blog post is the second part to the first one I wrote last week highlighting the first half of the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 8, 2017. This was my friend PK’s first marathon and we really wanted to make sure he had a enjoyable experience. I think we were very successful in…read more

2017 runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon…The First Half

The big race of the weekend was finally here!  I was going to run the marathon with PK, Diana and our new friend Tami.  It was PK’s first marathon and I was so excited for him!  I told him that I would meet him at his hotel lobby at 4:10 a.m.  He was staying right…read more

2017 WDW Marathon Weekend Day 3 – Half Marathon….Not

While you may not like to see something like this come across your Twitter and Facebook feed the night before the race; it was kind of a sigh of relief for me.  I was doing the Dopey Challenge this year; which meant I had to run four races in a row. But it was nice…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