Daily Life · Disneyland Half Marathon · Fitness · runDisney

Look Forward: 3 Easy Ways to Ditch the Post-Race Blues

The post-race blues are real. You spend weeks, sometimes even months, planning, preparing, and anticipating that race weekend. Then, in an instant, it’s over. The blues creep in and you lose the motivation to do, well, anything. Maybe you’re even thinking to yourself, “but I’m not even a runner! I didn’t even run before this! This was… Continue reading Look Forward: 3 Easy Ways to Ditch the Post-Race Blues

Coast to Coast · Daily Life · Fitness · Pixie Dust Challenge · runDisney

No Excuses | Get Ready To Fly

It’s time to switch gears – on from Princess and on to Tink. It’s time to find my wings and get ready to fly. I’ve been in a bit of a running AND work out rut since I got back from PHM Weekend. That does me no good when I have seven weeks to a two race… Continue reading No Excuses | Get Ready To Fly

Princess Half Marathon

Learning Speed [800s and Speedwork Workouts]

First a quick recap, my 5-miler on Saturday turned into a 4-miler and a 1-miler (four before the gym and one after on the treadmill) on Sunday. I planned poorly with running on Saturday evening after my beach gym session. At least I got an awesome sunset out of it. 🙂 I couldn’t get the sand… Continue reading Learning Speed [800s and Speedwork Workouts]

Coast to Coast · Fitness · Princess Half Marathon

The Official Start of Training [Three Weeks Later]

So, training for the Princess Half Marathon started officially about three weeks ago. I mentioned that I was debating different training plans awhile back and my plan is to mostly follow the time improvement official plan from Jeff Galloway for runDisney. My first run once training officially started was a beautiful sunset run. We talked… Continue reading The Official Start of Training [Three Weeks Later]

Coast to Coast · Fitness · Princess Half Marathon · runDisney

Lessons in Running [Socks Matter]

Can you guess where this post is going? Yup, BLISTERS. So, it’s a new revelation out of nowhere that socks matter. No, no. That’d be much too easy. No, it’s the revelation of a girl that did exactly what she shouldn’t have done. She ran without socks. So, you see, the “official” start of Princess… Continue reading Lessons in Running [Socks Matter]

My People · Princess Half Marathon · Recounting the Race · runDisney

Surfing Madonna 10K – Race Report

Last Saturday, I ran the Surfing Madonna 10k. It’s the largest beach run in the country and by beach run I do mean BEACH run. As in, in the sand. Wait no, let’s start at the beginning. Okay, not the very beginning. That’s already covered here. I ran the Surfing Madonna 10k for my proof of time race… Continue reading Surfing Madonna 10K – Race Report

Coast to Coast · Fitness · Pixie Dust Challenge · Princess Half Marathon · runDisney

Learning The Galloway Way

The runDisney runners out there probably already know about the Galloway way (named for Jeff Galloway). I’ve also heard it called Gallowalking. From the runDisney website: Jeff’s quest for the injury-free marathon training program led him to develop group training programs in 1978, and to author Runner’s World articles which have been used by hundreds of… Continue reading Learning The Galloway Way

Coast to Coast · Fitness · Les Mills · Pixie Dust Challenge · Princess Half Marathon

Cross Training Spotlight: BodyFlow™

It’s been awhile since my first spotlight, so it seemed about time for another. So, let’s talk about BodyFlow™. Fun fact: It’s only called BodyFlow in the United States. If you go anywhere else in the world, or are visiting this blog from anywhere else in the world (hi! welcome!), you’ll see BodyBalance™. So, Flow/Balance –… Continue reading Cross Training Spotlight: BodyFlow™

Coast to Coast · Fitness · Pixie Dust Challenge · Princess Half Marathon · runDisney

How’s the weather? [I’m Feelin’ HOT HOT HOT]

Let’s get one thing straight from the start: I live in San Diego. I grew up not in San Diego, but in another Southern California beach town (primarily). I am SPOILED as heck by the weather (I pay rather dearly to be spoiled by the weather in fact). My yearly seasons tend to look like… Continue reading How’s the weather? [I’m Feelin’ HOT HOT HOT]