Thank you notes

When I was a little girl and received gifts, the first thing I had to do before even thinking about using them was write thank you notes.  Something my parents ingrained in me early on.  While today things have changed in the way we communicate, I still always try to acknowledge gifts whether it be by email, … More Thank you notes

Pre-Race Fun

Pre-Race – Arrival and Expo On Wednesday, I left the comfort of Southern California for the humidity of Florida – and possibly some rain during race day.  Weather all over the country caused major flight delays which means instead of arriving in time for dinner at 6:30, I didn’t arrive to the resort until after … More Pre-Race Fun

The Rollercoaster

This past week has been a complete roller-coaster of joy (training is over) and panic and fear given the race is days away. Last week, during my session with Harry, I was unable to complete some of the core exercises.  I am still having balance issues and it’s so frustrating to be almost there, get … More The Rollercoaster


After last month’s Disneyland Half Marathon, I took a look at the lessons learned and was grateful I had a reprieve in that two weeks ago my long run was only 13 miles – sort of a do-over.  I hate how runners say “only” before mileage, because anything longer than one mile should be viewed … More Rebuilding

Week 10: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” (Walt Disney)

Two weeks ago, I received my inserts/orthotics from the podiatrist to assist with my realignment. I believe I mentioned earlier that my feet didn’t form properly and my family and I now refer to them as my “Neanderthal feet”, but ok. The break in period is tough – you wear them for one hour the … More Week 10: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” (Walt Disney)