Frozen 5ks

Frozen 5ks

Last weekend, I did the Frozen 5k in Disney World, which was figuratively Frozen and literally quite chilly. I actually really love the Disney 5ks, and the 5k is my favorite race during marathon weekend. Is it the shorter distance? Is it the later wake up time? Usually a combination of both, but honestly I … Continue reading

Bonjour, Disney.

Bonjour, Disney.

To recap the start of the Princess Half Marathon, here’s basically how it went: RunDisney announcer: “We have a special announcement for you, but first a video…” [Video starts showing France in Epcot, Kellie and I start hitting each other on the arm] Kellie starts yelling: “IT’S PARIS! IT’S PARIS! I MEAN THAT’S FRANCE IN … Continue reading

Doing the math

Doing the math

This is going to sound weird, but I realized this week that I kind of don’t know what my PR times are for most distances. I’ve met a lot of runners who are like “I PR’d by 5 seconds!” or they were off by 5 seconds and I try to figure out what that would … Continue reading

Fall Is Already Here

Fall Is Already Here

I know, I skipped over spring and summer and just jumped straight to fall. That’s because I got back from the Princess half marathon weekend and decided to just register for stuff. February is the month I typically buy all my Amtrak tickets for the year to head home and see the family in New … Continue reading

I’m a Princess

I’m a Princess

Over 40,000 runners. 22.3 miles. 4 race shirts. 4 medals. 1 million yards of tulle. And a shit ton of pixie dust later, the Princess Half Marathon weekend is over. I’m very happy to announce that I have completed the Glass Slipper Challenge + Frozen 5k. I want to just state very clearly for the … Continue reading

Princess Half Marathon: It’s almost time!

Princess Half Marathon: It’s almost time!

It’s funny how I always said I didn’t want to run the Princess half marathon for a variety of reasons, including that I am too fucking cool for a princess themed race. Spoiler alert: I’m not too cool for just about anything. Here I sit really excited and counting down to my departure, each day … Continue reading

Love the Run You’re With

Love the Run You’re With

This past weekend I participated in another run Pacers’ 5k: the Love the Run You’re With Valentine themed race. FYI, if you’re a woman signing up for a Valentine’s Day 5k that has a love match component and you’re looking for a man, I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you. There was one … Continue reading

Harsh Reality

Little miss runner sat on her sofa, eating her pancakes and whey. When along came the flavor, which sat down inside her, and miss runner threw up in her dish. There is a real cruel trick being played on people. I tried Trader Darwin’s (aka Trader Joe’s) Whey Protein powder, vanilla. I opened it up … Continue reading

Runniversary #3

Runniversary #3

I completely forgot to formally acknowledge my 3 year runniversary this year. In a stroke of good planning, my runniversary coincides with the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend–on the day of the 2012 marathon, I bought my first pair of running shoes at Target on clearance and went for my very first run. Wearing my … Continue reading