Trash

Trash

Sometimes life is trash. Grief, loss, pain, disappointment and blocked goals abound throughout our time on earth. We’ve all dealt with some level of them and all will deal with more before our time here is done. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you’ve journeyed through my valley alongside me.…

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…

Running Season

Hundreds of miles. Dozens of loads of laundry. Hours of stretching and recovery. For me, running season ended two weeks ago. Hurrah! I finished this year in a galaxy far, far away with the Star Wars Half Marathon. After running the Light Side half marathon in Disneyland, I could not consider my season  complete without running with the…

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…

Magic Shoes

I own magic shoes. They can’t take me home if I click them three times like Dorothy’s. They don’t have braces to straighten out my back, like Forrest’s. They don’t bring Princes searching for me, like Cinderella’s. My shoes are magic because they remind me of the power of small steps all added together. For…

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,…

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…

Mission Accomplished!

Sweaty. Spent. Sore. Accomplished! I completed the Disney Princess Half Marathon in the wee hours of Sunday. Here we can journey through the day together: Sarah, me and CariAnn bleary-eyed, but excited at 3 a.m. about to board the bus and head toward the starting line. We are dressed as Crush, Marlin and Dory from…