My Journey

Walt Disney World Half-Marathon Recap from 2018

January 19, 2018

Vital stats: 5:30 am start (alarm off at 1:45) 39 degrees at race start. Character Stops: Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweets, Red Queen, Sebastian, the Cinderella Mice, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Mary Poppins Penguins, Genie, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Stitch (plus many other’s I’ve forgotten). Finish time 3:09:22 I went…

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Walt Disney World 10k Race Report from 2018

January 15, 2018

RunDisney’s 25th annual Walt Disney World Marathon weekend continued on Friday, January 5th with the Minnie-themed 10k. Over 13,000 runners made their way through the cold, dark morning hours to finish this second event of the weekend. Vital stats: 5:30 am start (alarm off at 2:00) 37 degrees at race start. Character Stops: Ducktales, Flik…

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Walt Disney World 5k Race Report from 2018

January 13, 2018

RunDisney’s 25th annual Walt Disney World Marathon weekend started in grand style on Thursday, January 4th with the Pluto-themed 5k. 13,000 runners participated in this family fun run, kicking off the first of the four races in my Dopey Challenge Journey. Vital stats: 5:30 am start (alarm went off at 2:00), 35 degrees at race…

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Running, Fire, Water, and a Race Recap

September 9, 2017

Actually, this is a pre-race report, rather than a post-race recap. There is a lot happening here personally, and I want to use this opportunity to remind myself, and maybe you as well, that when it comes to race day, there is only so much we can control. Hurricanes and wildfires affected so many of…

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Race Volunteers Make Events Possible

August 24, 2017

In a past life, I worked behind the scenes in some pretty big arts organizations. While I had work to do year round, and a small crew made the big decisions, those organizations couldn’t execute their events and shows without major support from volunteers. Running and Triathlon Races of any distance need volunteers, and lots…

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The Day I Became a Runner

August 17, 2017

I used to hate running. Like nothing could get me to go for a run. Ever. We’d have to run for tennis camp, and I wanted to die. No one ever really explained why we had to run…that it was good for conditioning and endurance…not that it would have mattered, though. I still would have…

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Throwback Thursday: My First RunDisney Experience

August 10, 2017

Now that I have a couple of RunDisney events under my bib belt, and I’ve made a lot of friends through RunDisney, I’m starting to feel a bit like an oddball. Many runners use RunDisney events as their first races — whether it’s a 5k or a full marathon, many first-timers make up these events.…

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August 3, 2017

When I signed up for my first Marathon, I needed a training plan. I used the “Finish It” Plan designed by Coach Christine Hinton from the book (Affiliate Link), Train Like a Mother: How to Get Across Any Finish Line — and not lose your family, job, or sanity by Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell…

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“Love the Run You’re With” Virtual Race Series

January 1, 1970

If you can’t be at the race you love, honey, Love the Run You’re With! In the Dumpster Fire that is 2020 (there is no other NICE way to describe this year), so many runners were left all trained up with no race to run. Events fell to cancelations, postponements, or converted to virtual races…

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About My Journey

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -- Lao Tzu

Every medal tells a story. Every mile, a lesson learned. My Running Journey has taken me through the ups and downs, ins and outs of life since 2004. Sharing my lessons learned with strangers from the internet helped not just me, but many others realize that perfection in running isn’t possible, and that when we accept that, we unlock our potential to become Runners Without Limits.

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