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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wine & Dine Training: Weeks 1-3

Since returning home from the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon, I’ve been working harder at getting out and going for runs. After all, I have four more half marathons coming up between now and April, so I need to get my training in. The first of those is Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon. This will…

September Races

September brought two special races for me: Hockeytown 5K and Disneyland Paris Half Marathon. The Hockeytown 5K was the first race and it took place in Detroit, MI on September 10, 2016. When I signed up for this race I planned on using it to check my race pacing for the half marathon. However, I…

Hello Nike+! I’ve Missed You

So, in addition to my lack of blog posts I have also been experiencing a lack of running. Yesterday was the first time I opened my Nike+ Running App since March…MARCH! Not good considering I have a 5K and two half marathons coming up. So I decided that opening that app was step one of…

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon

I’m excited to confirm that I will actually be going to Paris in 2016 for the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon. I had been on a waitlist for some time, then a couple of weeks ago I got the email confirming my spot! Yesterday I made the payment and now I’m 100% confirmed for the race….

A New PR at the Detroit Half Marathon

On Sunday I ran the Detroit International Half Marathon and it was cold. Avid readers of my blog know that I did not train very well for this race. I didn’t plan well either when I decided to run this race because it meant I had to train in really hot conditions and then run in…