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Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

Before we get to another 4 AM wake up call, let’s back track a moment. For me, one of the most critical pieces of back to back races was self-care (if you missed the 10K recap, you can find it here). I have problems with my hips even on good days and while I had… Continue reading Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

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Breakthrough: What Happens When I Really Listen

Alternate Title: Why I Listen to Music When I Run [Work Out] With just a few days to go until Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and the Pixie Dust Challenge, my brain is starting to overload. I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m thinking about what I need to do before and after work… Continue reading Breakthrough: What Happens When I Really Listen

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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

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That Princess Bling Tho…

My top recommendation to any runDisney runner? Or any runner? WEAR THAT BLING. Nothing beats congratulations after congratulations in the parks after the race. When else do you have the opportunity to wear your race medals? (Psst, did you know you can click the pictures to see them big?) The week after the Princess Half… Continue reading That Princess Bling Tho…

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Princess Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

This is overdue, but I’ve had a hard time writing this despite the fact that I’ve talked to many friends about my experience. You see, the problem may lie in writing the recap in chronological order. Then again, a highs and lows like my previous Disneyland Half recaps may not have worked either. So, keep… Continue reading Princess Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

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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]

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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]

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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