Monthly Archives: January 2014

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 4 Part 2 – Celebrating My First Half Marathon

After completing my first half marathon, Preston wanted to ensure that my first half was properly celebrated and not overshadowed by his pending completion of the Dopey Challenge the next day. We had initially planned to celebrate with Mom and … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 4 – My First Half Marathon!

This was the day that all of the hard work, perseverance, and training I had put in was preparing me for: my first half marathon!  Sit tight, because a short recap wouldn’t have done justice for this race! Despite how … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon Training Log – Week 1

As of this week, I’m officially in training for my second half marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll USA!  I followed a 19 week training plan for the Disney World Half Marathon, and with this race only seven weeks away, I’ll be … Continue reading

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From Dancing to Running is Now On Facebook

Last March when I started this blog I never imagined where it would take me ten months later.  I never saw myself joining Twitter, I never saw myself refocusing my Instagram page away from my personal life and more towards … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 3 – Inaugural Disney World 10K

Our third full day at Disney was monumental for so many reasons: it was my first runDisney race, it was Preston’s second race of the Dopey Challenge, and my parents arrived at Disney World that day! Our Friday started off … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts from a Tuesday Night Run

Yesterday I ran for the first time since Disney World.  This wasn’t my first post-half marathon workout (I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical this past Saturday after taking a full week off from working out), and since it was … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 2 – Family Fun Run 5K

Preston’s first leg of the Dopey Challenge was on Thursday, January 9th.  For those who are unfamiliar with this new runDisney challenge, the Dopey Challenge calls for runners to complete four races in four days – a 5k on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From Half Marathon Training

Since I made the decision back in March to start running and to train to run the Disney World Half Marathon, I have learned quite a bit about running and about myself.  Although attending graduate school while working full time … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Days 0 and 1 – Flying Down and the Expo

Last Tuesday evening Preston and I flew down to Orlando. We had planned on leaving for the airport shortly after I finished up at school for the day, but Monday night around 5pm we got the welcome surprise of a … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

With each day that passes, its slowly sinking in more and more that I ran my first half marathon on Saturday.  I’m slowly digesting all that I experienced while at Disney World, and am working on putting in words exactly … Continue reading

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