Sunday, August 28, 2016

Couch to 10K Week 2 Review - Everything is Going to be OK


I made it! Week 2 is behind me. Starting out, this week was ROUGH. But I also tried to increase my pace the first day. Nope. I am staying with my same speed. I am not trying to set any world records with this 10K. I just need to get through it!

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Chia Seed Paleo Chocolate Mousse



I have been tying to get back onto track with my Paleo diet, and I have been doing great. Sill, I love to snack at night and carrot sticks or nuts just do not satisfy my sweet tooth.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Couch to 10K Week 1 Review - The Week of WHAAA???

Well I made it. I have my first week of training for the runDisney Wine and Dine 10K finished! Shockingly, I did not die.

My new best friend.

I have noticed a change in my attitude towards this whole running thing. I have gone from 'I really should run' to 'I really NEED to run'! I mean after all - I will have to finish the 10K or be swept up by the famous balloon ladies. I am sure they are very nice, however I do not want to meet them!

Confession: In the past when using my treadmill, I would stand on the sides and 'rest' while my program kept going. I know - cheater! This week I did not do that even ONCE! So, yay me!

I did all my runs this week on the treadmill. I was afraid to start outside because I need to be able to make sure I am going at a decent pace and not just strolling along during the walk portion of my walk / jog.

Watching Netflix on the treadmill makes time go MUCH faster. Thank you Grace and Frankie! (If you haven't watched this show - do it. It is like a modern day Golden Girls.)

Do all dogs lie by the treadmill while their humans exercise? Is he mocking me? Is he confused as to why I am dripping sweat and not actually going anywhere? Is he mad that I am not running outside with him?

After much thought and research, I have decided to run every other day. My 'off' days will consist of Yoga. My FAVORITE routine is from Yoga with Adriene. This routine targets exactly where I am sore and when I am done I feel like a stretched out marshmallow. She goes nice and slow so you can actually enjoy each stretch. Most yoga instructors just go way too fast and by the time I am where I should be they are already moving on. Adriene is the bomb dot com you guys.



I got some new running shoes for the occasion also! I know, I spoil myself.

Next week I am going to try and run outside . . .  hopefully not too many people will be outside to see me clop down the road.

Have you ever trained for a race before? How did it go? Let's discuss in the comments below!


(To follow my journey from the start - view all my running posts.)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mickey, Moms, and Memories - My year on the Disney Parks Moms Panel



The search will start again soon for the next Disney Parks Moms Panel! Wait - the whaaaa? The Disney Parks Moms Panel! It is a group of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who have a passion for Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and / or Disney Cruise Line. They have vast knowledge of their specialty. After an extensive application process, new panel members are asked to join the panel where they will spend their term answering questions that Guests submit to the panel online. Pretty cool, right?

Monday, August 15, 2016

So - I am Running the Wine & Dine 10K

OK so I seriously must be crazy and right now I am freaking out a little bit. Several of my bestest friends in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD (seriously, they are my heart guys) are signed up for the runDisney Wine and Dine 10K. I had planned on making cute signs and cheering them on. But then . . . I wanted to be part of the action.



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Starting Over - Finding Yourself Before You Can Find Love

Rachel recently mentioned her single friends in a post… hi, I’m one of them! I jokingly mentioned doing a guest blog post for her and she jumped on it! 

STARTING OVER – FINDING YOURSELF BEFORE YOU CAN FIND LOVE
Guest post by Kati


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Memory Maker, PhotoPass, & Selfies - OH MY!




My favorite Walt Disney World Resort souvenirs the memories my family and I have created together. What better way to capture these special memories than the perfect photos? Regardless if your visit is a once in a lifetime family trip or you frequently make weekend visits to Walt Disney World Resort - we can all agree that your family's vacation pictures are a big deal. Let's pull up a sofa, grab a Dole Whip, and dig right into your family's Walt Disney World photo options - shall we?