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…

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…

900 Nike+ Miles

So I should have made this announcement after the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon since that’s when I hit 900 miles on Nike+, but instead I ran two more times bringing the total to 908.8 miles. Since I have not really been running, it has been over a year since I hit 800 miles with the…

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…

#ZINCON2016

Holy moly! I can’t believe Zumba Convention has come and gone again. Those four days were so awesome and fun. I learned a lot and I’m so excited for the opportunity to teach again. And actually, I’m super excited to teach Aqua Zumba! My first day of convention, I took the Bollywood Obsession class and…