Disney’s Marathon Weekend Marathon

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2017 Disney Marathon Medal

With all of my pre marathon prep over and done, My Disney Marathon is about to begin. The fireworks shoot up into the sky, announcing the start of another heat, and off I go. I am sticking to my game plan, starting off at a fast walk. Sure people are jogging past me but I’m walking at a good pace … Read More

Disney’s Marathon Weekend Half Marathon

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Disney half marathon

It’s Friday evening, I am on the monorail having just finished a character dinner at 1900 park Fare. I’m browsing my emails on my cell phone and I noticed one from run Disney. We are sorry to inform you that Disney’s Marathon Weekend Half Marathon has been canceled. What?! I continue reading due to inclement weather and dangerous weather conditions … Read More

Disney’s Marathon Weekend 10K

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Disney 10K Medal

It’s Friday morning, it’s a little earlier than yesterday, Disney’s marathon weekend 10K starts at 5:30 AM. So this morning I had to wake up a little earlier than even I’m used to, my alarm clock went off at 3:30 AM. Just like the morning before I put on my clothes grab my bag of snacks put some gel in … Read More

Disney’s Marathon Weekend 5K

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Disney Marathon 5K Medal

I arrive at the Polynesian Resort and run Disney’s Marathon Weekend 5K   So when I last left you I was training hard in preparation for the Dopey Challenge. Well since that time I had a little bit of a setback in my overall training. Very positive setbacks but setbacks nonetheless. So my focused marathon training came to an end. … Read More

2017 Dopey Challenge Updates

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Dopey Challenge

When I first signed up for the 2017 Dopey Challenge, deep down I thought that someone would want to do it with me. I had so much fun during the Star Wars Marathon Weekend, and I wanted to have that much fun again. My excitement in signing up for the 2017 Dopey Challenge soon passed and I was left bummed … Read More

Mindful Running

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Mindful Running

As a certified MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) instructor I am very knowledgeable about mindful activities, and I can’t wait to share with you what happened during my last mindful running experience, but first let me tell you why mindfulness is important to me, and how mindfulness helped change my life.  As I have mentioned before, I am in recovery … Read More

Updated Marathon Training

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Marathon Training

Like I mentioned in my last post, things did not go according to my best laid plans, so I need to make some changes and come up with a new and improved marathon training program that worked in conjunction with my personal training schedule.  Now, that doesn’t mean that I am going to throw everything that I did out the … Read More

My Marathon Training Program

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Marathon Training Estero

For the past 3 days I have been working on my marathon training program, figuring out my diet, supplements, and training schedule. I started by taking my initial body fat measurements and taking before pictures, as I mentioned earlier, I am going to try to really lean up, while keeping my muscle mass during this marathon training. I took a … Read More