My Marathon

Now that I can walk again, I am ready to talk about my marathon experience. I did it! I ran (and walked) 26.2 miles. A year ago I made a “Bucket List” of things I wanted to do in life. Running a marathon was one of them! Running has been a very powerful spiritual analogy…

Finish Lines

This past weekend I ran 19.3 miles. No, I was not chased. Yes, I paid for this endeavor. Yes, my legs are angry with my life choices. I “competed” in the Wine and Dine Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge (say that three times fast!) The two course challenge included a 10K (6.2 miles) on Saturday and…

My Princess Three-Peat

I became a princess for the third time last weekend by running the Disney Princess Half Marathon! But I don’t run because I love running. I run because I learn life lessons.   During my months of training, whenever I got overwhelmed with the miles I had to run, I thought about my costume. This…

Rebel Challenge

Flying across the country. Waking up at 3 am (many times…) Running 19.3 miles. Worth it! I participated in the Star Wars Half Marathon Rebel Challenge two weeks ago and scored some major victory points and bling by doing two races in back to back days. I got to spend some time with delightful people,…

The Glass Slipper Challenge

It was a chilly Florida morning at 3 am when I awoke for the Enchanted 10K. My friend Sara would be running with me both days – my teammate in it for the long haul. We huddled with 10,000 of our new friends, and oodles of mylar space-blankets, waiting for the release. We overcompensated for…

Channeling Michael Jordan

A week before the Glass Slipper challenge (a 19.3 mile race over two days!), I wasn’t excited, I was sick. (I’ll spare you the details, but just know, it was gross!) I’m not sure what bothered me most: the inability to ever maintain the correct temperature to blanket ratio for more than a minute, the…

It’s Running Season

Don’t hate me feet. Or knees. Or hips. Or lungs for that matter! Why do I make these requests whilst wrapped in Kinesio tape and neoprene? Because it is officially running season. My first race of the season was last Saturday. I ran with my friend Olivia in her first ever 5K. It was a tough run.…

The Best Laid Plans…

… often go awry. Here’s my running update: Knees in pain: 1 Hips in pain: 1 New shoes purchased: 2 (with orthotics) Knee braces worn: 3 Running partners: 0 Two weeks out from the Disney Princess Half Marathon and things are not looking great. My scoliosis combined with increasing from 5K distance to half marathon…