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100 Day Countdown

100 days from today Preston and I will be at Disney World. 100 days from today my parents will be at Disney World with us, their first trip to Disney World since I was six years old. 100 days from … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Training is Underway

Not only was today my first day of school with my new students, but today also marked the start of my half marathon training.  130 days from now I will be running the Disney World Half Marathon, and I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The Road to 13.1 – My Half Marathon Training Plan

On Saturday morning, Preston and I sat down and plotted out our training plans for January’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  We spent 90 minutes mapping out our training plan, using Jeff Galloway’s runDisney training plans as a guide for … Continue reading

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Five Months and Counting

Today marks five months since I installed RunKeeper on my phone and completed my first run.  Six months ago running wasn’t a part of my life; I was simply a running spectator.  Runners have always been a part of my … Continue reading

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Goal Setting as a Motivator

One of the many reasons I’ve been loving the blogging world now that I’m running is because it has allowed me to connect with other runners of all levels.  Not only is it motivational to follow others’ stories, but its … Continue reading

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Race Goals for Sunday’s Biggest Loser 10K

Its hard to believe that I’ll be running my first 10K on Sunday!  Although I had walked a couple of 5Ks prior to starting this running journey, this will be my first time completing a race of any distance more … Continue reading

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First Long Distance Run…Done!

Up until this point, all of my runs have been 5K or less in terms of mileage.  Although I’ve completed a couple of longer walks, my most recent one being three weeks ago when Preston, Riley, and I walked 6.15 … Continue reading

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Learn From the Journey and You Will Make It to the End

As my friend Robert told me yesterday, “The journey has its bumps along the way.  Learn from the journey and you will make it to the end.” His words resonate loudly.  Robert’s words remained in the foreground as I read what … Continue reading

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“What’s Beautiful” Challenge

Over the past couple months as I’ve started my journey in preparing to run my first half marathon, I’ve realized that setting short term goals for myself is giving me the extra push and motivation to work hard towards both … Continue reading

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First Impressions of runDisney as a Runner

After having experienced a runDisney event as a spectator back in January, I already knew that when I signed up last weekend for my first major races that I could look forward to a similar positive experience.  As I mentioned … Continue reading

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