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…

Scrooge 10K Recap

So this morning was the Scrooge 10K. Let me begin by saying I was not in the best head space to run a 10K this morning, so some of the negativity in the post may be from that. However, I was not impressed with this race overall. As I said, I wasn’t in the best…

Disney’s Enchanted 10K

Yesterday I took part in the Enchanted 10K, part of the Princess Half Marathon weekend. I was excited to do a different race and 6.2 miles seemed like a piece of cake after the Sarasota Music Half a couple weeks ago. And even more exciting, I was placed in corral A! Who knew I’d gotten…

Enchanted 10K Training

I really debated doing a training post for the Disney’s Enchanted 10K during the Princess Half Marathon weekend since there were only two weeks between the Sarasota Music Half and the 10K. In the end, I figured why not? I still had to run those two weeks. So this past week was my first week…

Mission Accomplished: Dumbo Double Dare

What an amazing weekend! To start with, I hadn’t been to Disneyland since I was a kid. I think the last time I was there was the year California Adventure opened and we didn’t get the chance to go there. This time we did and I loved it. Not to mention, it was great to…

Preparing for Take-Off

Tomorrow I head to California for the Dumbo Double Dare to “fly” 19.3 miles. Although I have not done the best job training, I’m confident I will complete it and do fine. Especially after my run this morning. I went on an easy 30-minute run outside before work. I ran 2.41 miles in that amount…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 17

Coming off a pretty decent week, I wanted to keep the momentum going. I started out on Monday with a short run. I had planned to do a 35-40 minute run, but my shoe was bothering my right foot, so I decided to stop after 20 minutes. My right knee was the one that hurt…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 16

After the past two weeks of slacking, I knew I needed to turn things around. On Monday, that’s what I did. My week started off with a trip to the gym. I went to a different LA Fitness than I normally go to partly because I wanted to go to Old Navy and that’s near…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Weeks 14 & 15

The gym misses me. My running shoes miss me. Nike+ misses me. It’s August, the month of the Disneyland Half Marathon and I have not gone for a single run. The last run I did was July 21st during Week 13 of my training program. So sad. What makes matters worse is, even though I…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 13

Well another week has come and gone, and I have not gotten in the runs I need to. I did a better job about staying active this week though, so that’s something. On Monday I started out the week with a run. I did 2.53 miles in 30 minutes. I was kind of tired, so…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 12

This was the start of better fitness and better training. Monday I decided to start the week out right with my first run of training. Although it was scheduled for Tuesday I wasn’t wasting a day. I was getting back to the gym and back on my training program. Like all the other weeks, my…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 11

I’ve been a bad blogger lately, but I’ve been an even worse runner. I realized on Thursday this past week that I had not gone for a single run during the month of July. Granted, it had only been 10 days, not an entire month, but still not good. Especially when I’m training for a…