Walt Disney World Training: Week 13

Y’all.  Last week was LOL.  I had a terrible cold.  Like knock me out, had to sleep for 15 hours terrible.  As such, that week was a little weak on running.  But, I think that’s the thing about being an adult, I can make the hard choices — like not running while I’m dying of illness — and not worry about it.


It’s OK Auntie Laur — sometimes you’re sick and you need to dress up like the queen of America.

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Five Things Friday: Top 5 Things about 2016

This year was you know a dumpster fire.  Like couldn’t get the Christmas cookies right, elected a fascist, lots of lovely people were miserable type of dumpster fire.  BUT.  There were some really great things that happened this year and to lump al the awful together and pretend like the great things didn’t happen would be horrifying.  So, here are the top 5 awesome things that happened in 2016.

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Game on PGH Official Blogger

I’m sure you’ve seen by now that I was selected to be a #GameOnPGH blogger for the 2017 Dick’s Sporting Goods Marathon!  I’m so excited about this opportunity and thought that my regular Five Things Friday post was the perfect time to tell you why!

one of the best days ever.


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One Month to Go. Stay healthy.

Today, we are one month away from the Walt Disney World Marathon.  I’m hoping that, at this time in 30ish days we will be well into the first two or three miles of this most fun marathon ever.  I’ve even gone so far as to start stalking the weather, which, as we seasoned marathoners know, that is a stupid thing to do.  We cannot control the weather, only how we react to the weather.  But I’ll tell you what we can control — taking care of ourselves.

As I write this, MB is asleep on the couch, down and out with the stomach flu.  It was bound to happen — tis the season, you know?  So as I washed my hands for the 80th time, I thought I would share my tricks for getting to the start line of the winter marathon healthy and ready to dominate.


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Walt Disney World Training: Week 9

This past week was a little wonky. I was at my mom and dad’s until Thursday and so I took my training to Western PA.  Which means that I was running a ton of hills.  By Wednesday, my hip and glutes were all bound up.  Thankfully I sprang for a deep tissue 90 minute massage which has helped immensely.  As I write this however, I’m completely exhausted.  We had a really busy weekend and a couple more busy weeks ahead.  That’s kind of the worst and best part about training for the Marathon Weekend events.  You’re so busy near the end, you don’t have time to think — you just execute.

Now on with last week!

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