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

Tony Randolph Is Back On His Feet Thanks To Cigna

Tonight my son and I prepared kits of toiletries for the folks that visit the soup kitchen.  The kits include shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, deodorant, tooth paste and a tooth brush.  My company, Slalom, volunteers at this soup kitchen every first Tuesday of the month.  The employees in my office collected the toiletries from…read more

Running With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

As the race weekend is coming up quickly, I am sharing stories about the athletes from clients, employees or Cigna foundation partners.  Cheryl Murphy is an insulin-dependent diabetic. When her endocrinologist read her latest test results, he asked, “What in the world have you been doing? Whatever it is, keep doing it. You are saving your…read more

Cigna’s Employee Contest Winner Amanda Slayton

With the start of the runDisney races just a week away from today I will be sharing with you stories from Cigna, runDisney’s presenting sponsor of the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.  This year is the 25th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Marathon!  My first runDisney race was the Walt Disney World Marathon 5…read more

Dopey Training Update

I recently increased my training mileage for the Dopey Challenge coming up the first week in January.  While I won’t have time to get in a 20 miles training run before the races, I do hopefully still have some miles on my legs from the NYC marathon that will count towards the long runs.  It…read more

Le-Vel Thrive W Review

**A special thanks to Le-Vel for sponsoring this post. All verbiage, images, and opinions in my Thrive W review are my own. Recently I was contacted by Le-Vel to try their products and do a blog post about it.  I needed to know more about their products so they sent me their product information and the ingredients.  Being…read more

The Long Run

I am reading a great book that a fellow runner Danielle http://liverungrow.com/ recommended on her blog.  I am reading it on my kindle and love the story.  I can’t wait to get to the end of it.

Cross training

Well, I have done it, I started to cross train.  In other words, I am doing the treadmill and the elliptical machine in my garage with the doors open so I can still feel like I am outdoors while doing something other than running in my neighborhood.  On days where it is just too rainy/cold…read more

A new year – 2012

2012 January 2, 2012 – Frosty 5K in Guilford – 28:47 (It was far from Frosty.  I was dressed for colder temps and was very hot while running which slowed me down). My goal for 2012 would be to put in an X amount of miles per week (TBD) and also per year.  I haven’t…read more

Why I am blogging

I wanted to start a blog to keep track of my running distances, times, trends, apps I find useful, podcasts and other running accessories.  I also hope to use this blog to document my dreams and goals. So far my average running time/distance/schedule has been Tuesday and Thursdays are usually a 3 to 3.3 mile…read more

January 10, 2012 – 5 miles

January 10, 2012 Today I was looking forward to running because I had taken off some time since last Thursday to heal my sore right leg that has issues.  I also listened to a lot of podcasts about Jeff Galloway’s run/walk/run method and wanted to give it a try to see how my leg does…read more

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