Another Blue Ridge weekend has come and gone! This was my third year participating in a Blue Ridge race, and it was as fun as ever. You may remember that I ran the full marathon last year. Once was enough for America’s Toughest Road Marathon, so this year I opted for the half so I could check off another #lj50by30 race, making this half marathon #29! Continue reading “Blue Ridge Half Marathon 2018”
I’m finally out of my post-Dopey running slump, and I have another half marathon finish to prove it! Yesterday, I finished my 28th half marathon in Martinsville, VA. It was also my 25th birthday! Running a race on my birthday has been on my to-do list for a while, but since my birthday has been a week day every year since I started running, this was my first chance to make it work. Continue reading “Martinsville Half Marathon”
At long last, the main event of the Dopey Challenge had arrived.
This was day 4 of waking up long before sunrise, standing in the cold, and running on a crowded course. The last day of costumes. The 25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon. Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 4: Marathon Recap”
The morning of the half marathon, I woke up dreading the race.
At this point, I wasn’t even halfway done with miles to run. This was the third freezing cold morning wakeup, just to stand and wait in the cold for a few hours. 13.1 miles is a long time to run alone, I knew the course wasn’t great, and I just wanted it to be over with. Little did I know, this race was about to change the whole trajectory of my weekend. Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 3: Half Marathon Recap”
This is Part 2 of my Dopey Challenge recap. If you missed Part 1 check it out HERE.
I woke up the morning of the 10K extremely excited. Disney 10Ks are my favorite of all the race weekends I have done. They are long enough that it’s almost worth the early morning wakeup, you get a little more park time, and there is generally less course crowding and more character stops. In this case, I was especially pumped for my Shark Maui costume! Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 2: 10K Recap”
This recap has been a long time coming. It’s not that I didn’t want to write about Dopey, it’s honestly that I got really burnt out on running almost immediately after and just needed some time to process everything. Continue reading “Dopey Challenge Part 1: 5K Recap”
Long time, no see. I promise I’m (finally) working on a Dopey recap for you all, but in the meantime, I wanted to share something exciting. I am a 2018 Run and Ride Race Ambassador! Continue reading “2018 Run and Ride Race Discount Code!”
Have you ever started something and just known that you would want to commit every detail of the moment to memory? The way you felt, the way the air felt, all of the sights and sounds of the moment? For me, that was the 2017 Philadelphia Marathon.
If you’ve been around a while, you may remember this post, where I let my husband dress me for a week. Some of the outfits were questionable, but it opened my eyes to the fact that he’s actually not horrible at picking out clothes for me. Continue reading “I Let My Husband Dress Me For a Week (Again)”
In 22 short days, I’ll be Philadelphia bound for my 4th marathon, and for what I’m sure is to be an unforgettable weekend. While I’ve been to Pennsylvania (for about a day), I’ve never been to Philadelphia. My friend Morgan and I have compiled an (ambitious) list of things that we want to do while we are there, and I wanted to highlight the things I’m most excited for. So, here we go! Continue reading “Top Ten Things I’m Excited for in Philadelphia”