Star Wars Dark Side Weekend: Half Marathon Recap

What a weekend! A word of warning that this may end up getting long depending on how many side rants I end up on as I wrap up today’s race as well as the weekend. You’ve been warned. I went into this morning knowing that a PR (personal record) was not going to be in

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Star Wars Dark Side Weekend: 10k Recap

To save ya’ll the time if you don’t feel like a lot of reading this afternoon: I HAD A WONDERFUL RACE THIS MORNING! I feel amazing and finished today’s race with a big smile on my face. There wasn’t a personal record set today like during last year’s Dark Side 10k but that was never

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Star Wars Dark Side Weekend: 5k Recap

Mark your calendars folks as the strangely unthinkable has happened: I willingly sign up for and participated in a Disney 5k that wasn’t a part of a challenge! It is no secret that I am not the biggest fan of runDisney 5ks mostly because of how easy it is for people to lie about their

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Star Wars Dark Side Weekend 2017: Expo Day

The time has come to once again feel the power of the Dark Side here in Orlando, Florida. That’s right, it’s the 2nd Annual Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend! For me this race weekend marks the end of my full-on crazy running season. The summer months are too hot for races in Florida

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Disneybounding the Dark Side; or, Dressing For Your RunDisney Race

When it comes to getting ready for a RunDisney race, one of the biggest things for some people is the outfit. I have nothing but respect for those who spend an amazing amount of time creating the perfect costume for their race day. I have seen some amazing costumes out there including one group of

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I’m Like the Beyoncé of Books

Ok. Do ya’ll remember that time when Beyoncé was like “I’m gonna go ahead and drop an album with no warning whatsoever?” Well, I just pretty much did the same thing. Not too long ago I got the idea for a book. Not the one I’ve been working on like a maniac. A different one.

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The Art of Giving Back to Disney

There is something absolutely amazing about Disney Cast Members. Over the past three years that I have lived in Florida, some of my most favorite people have been the Cast Members that I get to see on a regular basis during my visits to the parks. They have become a part of my family and

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RunDisney: Disneyland Races Eliminating Volunteers From Events

Though I am not participating in the upcoming Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend, I did find myself curious about a reported delay in volunteer signups for the event. Typically this comes in the weeks leading up to the event and is just as competitive as signing up for the races themselves. Word started trickling through social

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What No One Tells You about Writing a Book

Those who know me well know that for the past seven years or so I have been working on writing a book comprised of personal essays detailing my life experiences so far. A memoir. Originally, when I first started working on this idea it was going to be a series of humorous stories from my

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