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I DID IT! My First Half Marathon: Disney Princess!

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I'm back from my first half marathon and RunDisney event -- the Disney Princess Half Marathon -- and I'll be posting a whole lot of recaps and photos over the next few days...but first and foremost, I would like to announce that I DID finish, and I DID have the time of my life! I cannot WAIT for my … [Read more...]

The Moment I’ve Been Waiting For

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It's finally here! Tomorrow I will be flying to Orlando for my very first half marathon: the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I could probably use this final blog post for a 2,000 word narrative on what this race means to me, or a summary of all the blood, sweat, and tears I put into the training … [Read more...]

Why I Love Running

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In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd proclaim the reasons I've fallen head over heels for running. (I better love it, seeing as how ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, I will be headed down to Walt Disney World to take on my very first half marathon!) 1.) The way I feel when I'm done. Sure, sure, the … [Read more...]

13.1 Lessons I’ve Learned While Training for My First 13.1

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Yesterday, I braved the snow and ice (thanks a lot, Nemo!) and went out for my last long run before the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I planned to take on 12 miles -- my longest run to date. Though the packed down snow and icy patches along my usual route slowed me down a bit, I am happy to … [Read more...]

Taking a Leap of Faith

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This week, I did something absolutely insane. I still can't believe I did this. On Tuesday morning, I started hearing rumblings of something called "Dumbo Double Dare" on Twitter and the DIS Boards threads I've been frequenting ever since I registered for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Not … [Read more...]

Dressing the Part: My Running Essentials

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Unlike my Muay Thai kickboxing obsession (not cheap!), I assumed that running would be a relatively inexpensive sport. Sneakers can be pricey, but other than that, what else could you possibly need? Oh, how wrong I was. Since I started running more seriously, I've discovered just how much you need … [Read more...]

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

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There was a one-credit course I was required to take during my senior year in college -- "Personal Fitness" -- and as part of our final test at the end of the semester we were required to run one mile around the indoor track in the campus' recreation center. The humiliation of that day is seared … [Read more...]

Stop Making Excuses…and Cheating Yourself Out of Success

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If you want to ensure that you never reach your goals, do exactly what I've been doing: let your life be taken over by excuses. On July 4, I ran the local Firecracker 4-Miler race in my hometown for the second year. Despite the fact that last year's event was my very first race ever, and that it … [Read more...]