Run the Year: 300 Miles

This week I hit 300 individual miles on my Run the Year challenge. Between my mom and I, we have over 600 miles and are totally on track to hit 2,017 miles by the end of the year. The next 100 miles should come quickly with the Star Wars – Dark Side weekend coming up….

Doggie Bones 5K-ish

This past Sunday I ran the Doggie Bones 5K for Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, or should I say 5K-ish. That was the joke going around before the start of the race. They told us the courses were 5K-ish and 10K-ish. Well “ish” meant almost four miles. According to my Nike+ tracker the race was 3.79…

Run the Year: 200 Individual Miles

I logged on to my Run the Year account today and noticed on Monday I hit 200 individual miles! Between my mom and I, we have over 400 miles for the year which puts us ahead of what we need to hit 2,017 miles by the end of the year. With more races planned, it’s…

Sarasota Music Half Recap

February is coming to an end, but I have one race to recap for the month, the Sarasota Music Half. This is the second time I’ve done this race. The first time was actually the inaugural one. The first time around was better, but this race went pretty well. It was also a reunion race…

Star Wars: The Light Side – Half Marathon Recap

On January 15, 2017 I ran my first half marathon of the year. It’s taken me some time to post about it because I came back for Disneyland and hit the ground running with a lot of stuff at work. A lot of things I had planned went to the wayside, but now I’m finally…

2017 in 2017: 100 Miles Down

Just wanted to give an update on my 2017 challenge now that I’m a couple of weeks into it. When I first wrote my post about 2017 goals, I mentioned the Run the Year challenge. This challenge is designed to help people become active and get as many miles in as possible during the year,…

Star Wars – Light Side Training: Weeks 5-8

Oof, these past few weeks have not been the best. Week 5 was alright. I was pretty consistent with getting a couple of runs in like I had been during week 1-4. I got the recovery run and the speed run in. This time I did the speed run correct by pausing after the 200…

Happy New Year!

So normally I write a post reaping my year prior to the new year starting, but that didn’t happen this year. Partly because there’s not much to recap. For the first time, I didn’t achieve a single goal I set out for in 2016. So much for writing goals down and sharing them with people…

Star Wars – Light Side Training: Weeks 1-4

Following the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, I immediately began training for the Star Wars Half Marathon: The Light Side, taking place in January. I decided to try out the “Coach” feature on the Nike+ Running app. However, the date I set in the program was actually the Music Half Marathon in February because that’s…

Milestone: 300 Nike+ Runs

It was over two years ago that I hit 200 runs on Nike+. What does that tell you about my running habits? How about, they’ve been lacking? The truth is, not all of my run have been tracked over the past two years. For example, when I go to Orange Theory and run on the…

2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Another half marathon in the books! Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon has always been my favorite. I used to love running at night through the parks and the beautiful Christmas lights. It was awesome. And now, I hate to say it, but this new course and set up made me really dislike it. I…

Wine & Dine Training: Weeks 4-6

The time has come to run the 2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon in Walt Disney World. Training has been minimal, but still more than I did before the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon, so I’m sure I’ll be fine. Here’s how the past three weeks have gone… Week four only had one training run. It…