Easy Peasy Creamy Potato Soup

One of my favorite home-made soups to make is Potato soup!  For some reason, Scott does not like potato soup, so I usually make a batch of it for myself and my sister.  Recently I made a batch of it so I could take it to work with me for lunch.

Run For The Diamonds!

Every year there is a race on Thanksgiving called Run For The Diamonds.  It's a 9 mile race and according to the website has been put on every year since 1908  (it was cancelled in 1918 and 1919  due to World War 1. How about that for some history!).

Anyway, Runners who place receive diamond rings and pendants for awards.  I don't know if they are real diamonds or not. 

Holiday Swap

It’s that time of year again and the Holidays are in full swing!  We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Although a bit earlier than usual (thanks to Thanksgiving being a week early this year), I’ve already put up my indoor Christmas decorations! All three trees are up, Baylee’s stocking is hung, and there are Santas and snowmen galore! T’is the season!  I did a Holiday Home tour last year showing my Christmas d├ęcor and not much has changed this year, so I don’t feel the need to show it again.  If you want to check it out though, it can be found HERE.
Another thing that hasn’t changed is our annual blogger Holiday Card Swap!

Rock n Roll Las Vegas Race Recap

Sunday was race day! After brunching and resting earlier, we were ready for 13.1 miles down the Las Vegas Strip!

We were staying in Old Vegas off Freemont street so we had to Uber to where the start was but of course all the roads were blocked off so we got dropped off as close as he could go.  We still had to walk close to a mile to the start.

I had run this race a few years ago in the full distance(which I did not care for) so I was excited to do the half this year since it's up and back down the strip. 

Getting to our corrals was ridiculous! Usually at races each corral is gated off and you show someone your bib to verify your corral and then enter. Well not this one. 

Everyone had to enter from the last corral and maneuver their way up to their corral. When you have over 20,000 people between the half and the full this is not an easy task. I believe there were 16 corrals and I was in corral 4! I eventually made my way up to my corral before the race started.

There was a 4:30 PM start for my corral.  It quickly became dark around this time. 

Other than the lights from the streets and buildings there was barely any additional lighting. Not only was it hard to see but more of a safety issue. The streets were not paved the best and you always had to watch your footing because there were a bunch of reflectors in the road. I guess that's what they were, however they weren't giving off any light. 

So as I was running I kept thinking boy this strip is longer than I thought. Shouldn't we be turning around soon? I looked on the other side of the road and saw people walking. I thought if I was in corral 4 how did all these people get in front of me and are walking now? 

Well little did I forget that there was also a 10k race going on as well, but they started at a different location but ended at the same one. Now it makes sense!

                                                     Crossing the finish line.

Overall it was a good race. Especially since it was over my birthday weekend! It was much better than the full I ran a few years ago.

 I think it is a race you could definitely put on your bucket list, especially with all the distance options. 

In addition to the 5k the night before, there is the 10k, half, and full. However there are so many other great races out there I have yet to run so for me I won't be repeating this race any time soon.  -L

                                        We will be linking up with  the gals from TOTR.

Weekly Wrap....November 18

I had another pretty busy last week, staring with Vegas and ending with my birthday!

I had just finished a trip shortly before I flew out to Vegas. I arrived in Vegas Friday evening and met up with a friend for dinner and drinks while waiting for my other friend to arrive.

Characters in Flight

The past few times I've been to Disney on vacation (not a layover) my sister and I have wanted to take flight on the hot air balloon ride at Disney Springs called "Characters in Flight" .  This is a tethered hot air balloon ride.  We've tried taking this flight on three different visits and unfortunately it is always closed due to weather; rain, wind, storms, etc.

Weekly Wrap... November 11

Since Lacey is preparing to run Rock n Roll Las Vegas later today, I'm going to be taking over the Weekly Wrap this week.

Racecation at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Everyone knows that the best part of a "Racecation" is where you stay!  When we do Disney races, we of course have our favorite resorts, but we try to stay somewhere new every once in a while.  On our quest to stay at all the Disney Resorts we have 15 down and 6 more to go!   I never thought of this as being a challenge, but now that I see it in writing, it has now become a new goal...lol  

Healthy Harvest Stuffed Peppers

Today we are linking up with Deborah for her Meatless Monday link up.  As we transition our blog (as mentioned in Friday's post), we hope to offer more food posts so please be sure to check back from time to time if you enjoy this one!

Weekly Wrap...Nov 2

This week was another busy week. After launching the new Body Pump release 107 at our gym in the beginning of the week it was back to work.

Healthy Living with Fairytales and Fitness

Did you know that I use to be a Nutrition Teacher?  I share this fun fact because when we first started this blog many years ago, my intention was to talk about healthy living, recipes, nutrition facts ( and of course Disney races).

Combining our love of healthy cooking and Disney while cooking with Chef Mickey

Pretty soon the Disney races and running in general kind of took over this space.

For the last 5 years, we've talked about running techniques, running recovery, running fuel, running clothes and accessories, and just training in general. It's safe to say as far as running is concerned we pretty much covered it! 

For this reason, we feel it is time for us to branch out a bit and become more of that Healthy Living/Lifestyle blog.  For so long we tried to keep our blog strictly focused on Fitness/Running but we'd really like to write more about other aspects of our life, because aren't you tired of hearing us talk about running? 

We are keeping our name Fairytales and Fitness but over the next couple weeks we hope to update our blog. We are still going to write about running and racing (because you know I love writing a good race recap) but we hope to possibly add more posts about food, travel, fashion, and home.

Our new Friday Link up is part of our change. Please be patient with us as this is the first link up we've done where we had to create an HTML code. As of right now it is only set up to drop a link       ( no picture) but please do not let that deter you from linking up with us. 

 This link up is open to all Healthy Lifestyle bloggers. Please only drop one link per blog and be sure to comment on this blog and as many others as you can. 

Please be sure to link back to this blog and grab our badge. 

We are always looking for other bloggers to connect with. Please give us suggestions on other Healthy Living  bloggers or link ups we might be interested in.