Are You Stuck In A Rut?

Do you feel like you are swimming upstream lately?  Not making any progress on your goals?  This is the time of year when many people who made a new year’s resolution tend to fall off the wagon.  Have you reached that point?  Are you stuck in a rut? Am I Stuck In A Rut? I…read more

Black Panther Giveaway!

My family and I have hopped onto the Marvel band wagon last year and are catching up on as many of the movies that we can fit it before the newer movies are being released.  The last Marvel movie we went to see in the theater was Thor Ragnarok and we loved it!  We saw…read more

LG Twin Wash System At Best Buy

Disclaimer:  I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. LG Twin Wash System Best Buy now offers the LG Twin Wash system which includes LG Front Load laundry paired with LG’s SideKick Pedestal Washer.  I saw this product during a…read more

runDisney Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

runDisney has created a new race this Spring called the Star Wars  Virtual Half Marathon Challenge.  Registration is open from now until February 28, 2018.  Your half marathon run must be completed between January 3, 2018 – March 31, 2018. What Is The Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon? The Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon lets you run…read more

My One Word For 2018

I am working very hard on achieving my goals I have lined up for 2018.  I began my year by participating in the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend and I ran the Dopey Challenge.  This was a large accomplishment for me and a GREAT way to begin my year.  I finished a marathon within the…read more

2018 Walt Disney World 10K

The Walt Disney World 10K is the second race of the Dopey challenge.  It took place on Thursday, January 5 at Epcot. The corrals were the same set up as the previous day’s 5K race.  Since I was in Corral F with my family the day before I also had to start in Corral F…read more

2018 Walt Disney World 5K

The Walt Disney World 5K took place on Thursday, January 4 at Epcot. The corrals were separated from A through F. Our family was spread apart into three different corrals, from C to E to F. We all began in F so we could stay together. With the start time of 5:30 we all woke…read more

Dealing With Grief and Loss – Looking Ahead in 2018

I know this is a new year and I usually post about my word of the year.  But before I write about my word for this year, there is a topic that I want to address because it has been very heavy on my heart this past year.  Our town has been through a lot…read more

Cancer Didn’t Stop Bindu Panapalli’s Quest To Run A 10K

Bindu Panapalli, 47 years old and resident of Glen Allen, Va. near Richmond, always felt a desire to help people with cancer through research. By February 2016, she found herself at the start of 18 months of firsthand experience battling the disease through three surgeries and eight rounds of chemo – she just didn’t know it…read more

Cigna and Achilles will help Sonya Hazel Cross Her Finish Line

As a member of Team Achilles CT Chapter, I am always happy to share stories of other Achilles athletes.  One athlete who will be running the Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna on Thursday, January 4th as a member of Team Cigna is Sonya Hazel.  Last year I was lucky to find one of the…read more

Goals are necessary

So I have been in a funk lately. My runs were also not very good. I have had some events in life going on that were also challenging my emotions. My daughter finished her first year in preschoool, my son turned 5 and then on Friday my son graduated from preschool. With all of the…read more

WDW Marathon 2013???

So for the past few weeks I have been struggling with the decision to do the WDW 20th annivesary full marathon. I feel the pull to do it; however it is going to take a commitment to train. Sarah from runningatdisney.com created an excel calendar from Jeff Galloway’s marathon training plan and training for the…read more

My first run at Disney

Today I went for an easy run while on vacation. We are staying at Bay Lake Tower. So i ran from the hotel towards magic kingdom and then around the contemporary. It was hot out but it was great to be on vacation and still get in some time to run alone. the monorail went…read more

2:29:07

That is my official finish time of my first half marathon. I couldn’t ask for a more perfect day. I was very relaxed the night before and actaully slept very well. I was surprised at how calm I was. Even for just my long runs at home, I feel anxious the night before. I guess…read more

4 days to go!

I have been tapering this week and it’s been nice but weird. I feel a little lost. I feel anxious about the upcoming race. I watch the weather every morning and night. They were talking about rain on Sunday for at least 3 days and today the forecast changed to a sunny day with temps…read more

What will be next?

As I sit here a week away from my 1st half marathon, I am thinking about what will happen after the race. I know that I plan on running that week as usual and am also looking forward to packing my running clothes for our vacation and running in the cooler evenings in Florida. Once…read more

The taper begins

The long run was just that, long. It was a very hot day. I started off with temps near 60. When I was done it was about 85. I was on the road by 8:30 and ran to Cooke road and then towards Anderson road. I had a gu pack around 50 minutes and headed…read more

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