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Running Disneyland Paris: your one-stop Guide

August 1, 2019

I absolutely LOVED the DLP versions of Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Small World and others. There are some rides unique to Paris, too, that are can’t miss rides. These include Crush’s Coaster (think a combo of Nemo and Friends, Triceratops Spin and Space Mountain, but in a good way), Ratatouille, Toy Soldier Parachute Drop, RC Racer and more. Explore the castle in DLP, it’s amazing.

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2019 DC Wonder Woman 5k

July 24, 2019

Another woman turned around, looked at me and smiled, then beckoned to me as if to say, “Come on! Let’s finish strong!” I looked at her, tapped into the fumes of whatever I had left and said, “Let’s do this!”

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2019 BOLDER BOULDER 10K RACE RECAP

June 10, 2019

Race day conditions could not have been more perfect: 50 degrees at race start partly cloudy, light breeze. As I hit the start line, I wasn’t really focused on the race. It wasn’t until I was high-fiving the security team that I thought, “I should probably get set up.” I found my run program in my watch, turned on my playlist, and the gun went off.

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2019 ROCK AND ROLL NEW ORLEANS HALF MARATHON RACE RECAP

February 20, 2019

While I was pretty much focused inward on my music and my pace, whenever I paid attention to the other runners around me, I found myself continually passing people. On only a couple of occasions did I have runners overtake me. I feel like I was passing dozens of runners per mile, which is very much new to me. Normally, I feel like I’m just in the way…that so many runners will pass me at the start. This time, I didn’t even notice.

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Beat the Blerch Half Marathon Race Recap

September 23, 2018

  Everything I ever understood about support and encouragement during a race weekend was put away on Saturday at the Beat the Blerch Half/Marathon weekend. Karen and I donned big “Blerch” Suits and spent the greater part of the day telling runners to slow down, maybe have a nap on the couch…oh, and we have…

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Running Retreat Inspires and Recharges Mom Runners

June 7, 2018

For many people, a “Running Retreat” might seem like a contradiction in terms. In fact, some experienced runners might agree with that thought, too. But for those of us belonging to the Mother Runner tribe — and no, motherhood is not a requirement — a running retreat sounds like sheer bliss. We spent 4 days…

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Ogden Half Marathon Race Report

June 3, 2018

Our training doesn’t exist in a vacuum. I say this all the time, and it couldn’t be more true than with the Ogden Marathon event. This “perfect for first-timers” race truly was an unexpected redemption from the poor experience I had at my last half-marathon. This weekend held some significance: Ogden Marathon hosts other events…

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Running Headphones Review: Apple AirPods and Aftershokz Trekz

February 16, 2018

Running alone for hours on end can be…let’s face it…boring. Without someone to talk to or something to listen to, it might even be considered by some to be outright torture. I almost always have something in my ears as I run, because it was how I trained myself in the early days to stay…

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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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