2017 in 2017

We did it! At the beginning of the year my mom and I signed up to complete 2,017 miles during the year 2017 and this month we completed that challenge! With two months left to go, it will be exciting to see how many miles we can achieve by the end of the year. While…

Time to Start Training

It’s finally entering fall in Florida and the early morning and evening temperatures are getting to the place where I can finally run outside again. Which is good because I haven’t been running at all. I’m hoping in 2018 to get my half marathon time down since I realized a couple days ago my fastest…

Star Wars: The Dark Side – Challenge Recap

In my last post I promised to write an update on the Dark Side Challenge. This was back in April, so it’s going to take some digging, but I’m excited to share my experience. 5K The first race of the weekend was the Dark Side 5K and this was my “take it easy” race. My…

Where in the World?

For those of you that have been following my blog, you’ve probably been wondering where in the world I’ve been…no posts since April?! Well I don’t think I ever shared this, but I was promoted at my day job at the beginning of the year and in April we entered our busy season, which caused…

Race Day Checklist

The past half marathons I’ve ran I’ve forgotten something important for my race, so I figured with the Star Wars Half Marathon weekend a week away, I’d post the top five items needed for race day. Charged GPS Watch: Yes, it sounds obvious, but I have forgotten it on more than one occasion and have resorted to…

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…