How Big Sur Marathon Pays Tribute to Boston

I am currently in California for the Big Sur Marathon that takes place on Sunday, April 28.

I just wanted to share how everyone at the Big Sur race expo is paying tribute to Boston.

Looking Forward: Boston to Big Sur Challenge

                                                         A Time to Look Forward

My sympathies go out to all those that were effected in the tragedy that came during the Boston Marathon last Monday. At least after hearing the news this weekend we can all breathe a sense of relief and bring some closure to the outcome.

Boston Marathon Weekend

                                             My Weekend in Boston Before the Race:
I arrived at Boston Logan International after a long morning of flights. I arrived at 1pm and very anxious to get to the hotel to drop luggage off and head to the expo. I hopped into a cab and said “to the Westin Copley”. The cab driver was driving like a maniac in all the traffic that afternoon, but I wasn't complaining. All the sooner I would arrive at my final destination.

Finishing the Boston Marathon 2013

Hi Everyone. I am home safely from Boston.  I will write more about my full experience and the entire weekend later but I at least wanted to comment on the day yesterday.

Good Luck in Boston!


          We are all excited for the big day tomorrow. 

        Lacey is currently in Boston getting ready for the Boston Marathon.  We are all so excited for her. What an accomplishment this will be!

Hula Pizza recipe from Biggest Loser

      Gourmet Hula Pizza

Thought I would share a recipe for today's post.  This was a much loved recipe from my Nutrition

Class.  The Original source of the recipe was one of our Biggest Loser cookbooks (Love those cookbooks).  I adapted it a bit. I believe the original recipe called for goat cheese, but I changed it to mozzarella so it would please more pallets!

The best part is that you can eat the entire pizza and it is only considered one serving!  Dietary information is at the end of the recipe.

If you make this recipe, let me know how it turned out.

P.S  we've also added chopped grilled chicken to this recipe as well for added protein.  ( the chicken is not included in the nutritional information)

Gourmet Hula Pizza adapted from the Biggest Loser Cookbook

1 whole wheat flour tortilla

2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
( sauce should have 7grams of carbs or less per 2 tablespoons)

 3  tablespoons of goat cheese crumbles or low fat mozzarell ( made with skim milk)

3 tablespoons diced pineapple

1 tablespoon or more to taste of finely chopped cilantro


·        Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

·        Place the tortilla on non stick baking sheet.  Bake 2-4 minutes per side.  If air bubbles form while baking, poke them with a fork. Use spatula to carefully press the air out.

·        Remove from oven and top evenly with sauce, chicken, pineapple, cheese, and cilantro.  Bake pizza 2-4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Slice into wedges and serve.

This pizza is one serving:  Approx: 217 calories, 7 g protein, 35g carbohydrates, 7g fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 2 g  fiber



Shamrock Marathon 2013

I will keep this one short and sweet!

                                                                     Shamrock 2013


My mom came to visit me this weekend and to watch me run my second marathon. The night before the race we met my running group for a pasta party. The whole weekend it kept raining on and off. It was suppose to be cold and rainy for the Marathon on Sunday. It rained all night on Saturday. When I woke up on Sunday, it had stopped and it looked like it was drying up. I actually didn’t feel too bad outside.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2013: Part 3 Half Marathon Race

February 24, 2013                                      
This was my second time running Disney's Princess half marathon. After the full Marathon I completed there last month, I thought this was going to be a much easier race. Afterall, it's only half the distance. It was another warm weekend at Disney when I woke up at 3 am. The outfit I chose was a black polka dot skirt with a black tank top. Now I know this is the Princess Race and there are many people that dress up as princesses with tiaras, but for me, I always want to be comfortable when running, so I chose not to go with any costumes. I thought the skirt was enough.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2013 : Part 2 Royal Family 5K

royal family 5k

I love the Disney Royal Family 5K's. I love how excited everyone is for so early in the morning and I love the costumes that people wear. There are princesses, pirates, Minnie Mouses, and even a few non Disney super heroes!  We opted to wear the 5K t-shirt and us girls wore little skirts. I normally would want to wear leggings because I would be cold, but this morning is quite warm and only slated to get warmer as the day went on.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2013: Part 1 Fit For a Princess Health and Fitness Expo

run disney expo

In February 2013 we headed back down to Disney as a family for the 2013 Disney Princess Marathon Weekend. I was on a flight with my parents and my sister was on a separate flight. Her flight arrived in Orlando by 10:00 am. She took the Disney Magical Express to Old Key West, which would be our home away from home for the next couple of days. After dropping her bags off at OKW, she headed over to the race expo.

Virginia is For Lovers 14K: 2013

February 9, 2013

J and A races

This weekend I participated in the Virginia is for Lovers 14K.  My mom came to watch me run this one. Seeing that this run is in February, you never know how the weather will be. One year, I heard it snowed during the race. I was hoping that was not the case this year.

Walt Disney Marathon Part 3: Race Day

Marathon Day: Sunday January 13, 2013

Run Disney
Again, we are up earlier than we would like to be.  We grabbed a little breakfast and then headed to the bus stop. If you ever come for a Disney Race, make sure you take advantage of the discounted room rates and stay on Disney property!  This was you can take the transportation that is provided by Disney. I would not want to be responsible for getting myself to the race ( or even getting a cab). The traffic is horrible!  We finally arrived to the Epcot area and I walked the 15 minute walk over to the staging area with her.  By the time we got there it was like the paparazzi where everywhere!  There were so many cameras going off, both professional and amateur.  As soon as you walked through the gate, um Mickey Ears, there was someone there to take your picture, and then several more times while you are waiting to go into your coral.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Part 2- Half Marathon Volunteering and Expo again!

volunteeringSaturday, January 12

We are up and out of our room waiting for our cab at 2:15 am. O the things we will do to be a part of the magic!

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Part 1- Pasta in the Parks

Friday, January 11, 2013  Walt Disney World Marathon

We knew today was going to be very hectic. We called this our “Amazing Race Day” because I told my sister we would have to move like we were on Amazing Race to get to where we needed to be on time!
Past in the park party