Friday, December 6, 2019

Holiday Chat

Let's Chat about the holidays....

Have the holiday events started for you already? Has your town done their tree lighting?  Are you participating in a Secret Santa at work or church?  Do you have holiday parties planned?  I feel so grateful to have so many things to participate in during this time of year.  My calendar is filling up way too fast, but I am thankful. 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K

Every year we have this local 5k Turkey Trot. I usually don't run this because I always say the way I eat I need to run more than a 5k. Plus this race is usually just a fun run and it's just for bragging rights if you beat the turkey. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Fall Favorites

This fall has actually been going well for me.  I've been lucky enough to have the retrievers to keep me busy and we had fun picking out pumpkins, going to fall festivals, and just  hanging out!  The first half  of the season I was training for the Hershey Half Marathon and since then till now I've been  enjoying other things. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Disney's Sea Side Sprint at the Boardwalk

The last week in October, my mom and I were in Disney for the Food and Wine Festival. While we were there, we decided to run another Disney fun run. This time it was the SeaSide Sprint at the Boardwalk. We originally were not planning on running this race, but we brought costumes for Mickey's not so scary Halloween party, so we thought we might as well  dress up and run a race! 

We had to Uber there in the morning.  Not sure how long that would take so we arrived in plenty of time.

Friday, November 8, 2019

New York City Marathon

I will try not to make this super long but there is so much to say about this iconic race. If you don't want to read what happened prior to the race, feel free to skip down to Race Morning.

When I first found out I got into the marathon, I was excited but already stressed about the logistics of it. Huge city, expensive, how to get around, etc.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Runners World 10k Race

After running  the Chicago Marathon, my plan was to just take it easy for the next week. 

However,  the next day I got an email for volunteers wanted at the Honey Stingers booth for the Runner's World Festival. It was on my day off so I thought why not? I responded with a yes, but quickly got an email back that said they did not need my help anymore. I looked up the events and saw they were putting on a 5k and 10k that Saturday morning. The 10k was later in the morning so I decided to sign up for that.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Hershey Half Marathon and Relay

As you may know, this year was not a good running year for me. It’s hard to run when you have a broken heart.  However, I did one race in the Spring (The Run through the vineyard), one race in the summer ( Disney’s Southern Most Point Race),  So I thought that it was only fitting that I find a fall race.  I wanted it to be something a little more substantial than a small town 5k race, yet something that was low pressure. 
relay race in Pennsylvania

The Hershey Half Marathon has been on my “Running List” for quite some time.  I wasn’t sure that I was up for running a half marathon quite yet, but I remembered that this race also offered a relay option as well.  I knew my mom was also looking for a fall race, so together we decided that we would run as a team!