Marathon Training – Fuel Your Run

Talking to a friend who has been sick for several days, she mentioned that her doctors told her the sickness probably hit her harder than it should have because she had been dehydrated from her running and exercise regiment.  This conversation reminded me of a woman I met in a yoga class who bragged that she never fueled before or during her half marathons because she "wouldn't eat before noon."  While I understand that strong desire to be thin, common sense and proper nutrition are more … [Read more...]

Addicted to runDisney

Since the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January when I ran the 5k and was a spectator for the half marathon, I haven't done much running.  No guilt here - I was 6 months pregnant for Marathon Weekend and continuing running to that point was a huge accomplishment, especially from who I was in my younger days.But, post race, running became nearly impossible - too much pain.  And, even though I've completed 2 half marathons at 13.1 miles each (and all the training runs leading up to … [Read more...]

Gettin’ Your Sweat On – Where To Workout at WDW


Workout? While on VACATION? To many of us, this may seem crazy, an unheard of proposition, after all, a vacation means getting to relax and do what you don't normally get to do (like skipping the gym!). But, for those of us who like to keep up with our fitness routine even when away from home, luckily, Disney understands and gives us some options to help keep us on track!Fitness centers - Many Resorts have on site fitness centers, most include treadmills, stationary bikes, eliptical … [Read more...]

Running through the World – No Pressure!

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If you've read my previous posts about running around the world and marathon training and still don't consider yourself athletic enough to try, I highly recommend considering running in one of runDisney's Family Fun 5k's.When planning ahead for the just past 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend, I knew that I would be 25 weeks pregnant come race weekend and wanted to find an alternative to the previously scheduled half marathon.  For me personally, I wanted to continue running in my pregnancy, just not … [Read more...]

Disney Marathon Training – Final Race Preparations

With Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend right around the corner, runners all around the world are finishing up their training and getting ready to start packing.  Marathon Weekend officially begins on Thursday, January 5th, 2012, with the opening of the marathon expo and the races begin Friday morning with the 5k and first day of Family Fest Kids Races.Near the end of endurance training begins tapering - shortening the distance in your long runs and allowing your body to rest to be prepared … [Read more...]