Category Archives: Races

My Goals for Sunday’s Leesburg 20k

While I worked on drafting this year’s Chicago Marathon training plan back in the late Spring I also looked at possible races that I could run that would double as a long training run.  When I saw that the date … Continue reading

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2018 Goals – Midyear Check In

Its hard to believe it, but 2018 is already half over.  It feels like I just wrote my 2018 goals, and here I sit reflecting on my progress halfway through the year. 1.  Log 1,200 miles. Progress Report: B+ As … Continue reading

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Let Marathon Training Begin, Round 2!

Later this afternoon I will complete my first training run for the 2018 Chicago Marathon.  I’m incredibly excited about what lies ahead of me over the next 18 weeks as I prepare to run my second marathon. In case you … Continue reading

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2018 Loudoun Half Marathon Recap

One month ago yesterday I ran my first goal race of 2018, the Loudoun Half Marathon.  Having run this race last year, I know that the course for this half marathon is anything but easy.  It features rolling hills throughout, … Continue reading

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My Goals for Sunday’s Loudoun Half Marathon

Today marks just four days until my next race, and my first goal race of 2018, the Loudoun Half Marathon.  I ran this race for the first time last year, and immediately fell in love with the race for a … Continue reading

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2018 Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Day 3 – Princess Half Marathon

After having run my first and tenth half marathons at Disney World (my first being the 2014 Disney World Half Marathon and my tenth being the 2016 Wine and Dine Half Marathon), I never made it a conscious mission to … Continue reading

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2018 Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Day 2 – Celebrating the 10k

When Kathleen and I planned our girls’ weekend at Disney World, we decided that one fun way to celebrate that weekend would be by having a meal with the princesses.  So after crossing the Enchanted 10k finish line, we immediately … Continue reading

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2018 Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Day 2 – Enchanted 10k

After a very busy Friday spent at the expo and Magic Kingdom, it was time for my first race of the weekend early Saturday morning.  Like with all runDisney races, the day started with a very early wake up (my … Continue reading

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2018 Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Days 0 and 1 – Flying Down and the Expo

Its hard to believe that my whirlwind girls’ weekend at Disney World for Princess Half Marathon weekend was already two weeks ago.  Although this trip was by far my shortest trip to Disney World, it was an absolute blast.  I’m … Continue reading

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2018 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Costumes

Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. As most runDisney fans know, one of the many exciting aspects of any race weekend at Disney is having an excuse to dress up during the races.  I started thinking about costume ideas almost … Continue reading

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