So You Registered for A Marathon…

So, you registered for a marathon. Now what? I signed up for my first marathon – the one at Wal Disney World in January. I’ve never gone more than 13.1 miles at once, but something, somewhere in my little ambitious mind was like, “Let’s see what happens when we run 26.2 miles in one day.”Continue reading “So You Registered for A Marathon…”

Figure Skating 101: Blades

Figure skating is a beautiful sport – it’s like ballet on ice. Only the skaters wear knives on their feet and run the risk of getting “ice burn” on any exposed skin. Growing up on the ice, I’ve encountered many questions from non-skaters. The most popular one? Are the blades sharp? Yes – the bladesContinue reading “Figure Skating 101: Blades”

So You Registered for A Marathon: The Dreadmill

Living in Florida has its perks. The summers (early May until late October), however, are not one of them. Between the Love Bugs, spiders large enough to eat a mid-sized cat, humidity thick enough to drown you, and the fear of your flip-flops melting to a Publix parking lot, let’s just say running outside isContinue reading “So You Registered for A Marathon: The Dreadmill”

Training for A 10K

*Disclaimer: I am not a professional athlete or doctor – these posts are solely based on my experience. All athletes are different and experiences vary. If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or need medical attention, please see a physician. My experience training for a 10K First – I did my first 10K as a virtualContinue reading “Training for A 10K”

An Ode to: Spiders

I hate spiders. Let’s get that out there up front. So, why would someone with self-diagnosed arachnophobia move to USA’s spider central? Like I’ve said before: I make bad decisions. Spider season sucks. In New Jersey, we had a “spider season,” which was usually from around June through late September. This was a time whereContinue reading “An Ode to: Spiders”

Chasing Dopey: Why I Run

Why run when you hate it? Good question. It’s more of a love-hate relationship. I only hate running leading up to the run and during. I love it when I can tap the little end “button” on my watch and check it off my training list. Okay. Untrue, but honestly – the act of runningContinue reading “Chasing Dopey: Why I Run”

The Pee and The Plastic

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve said anything about the cats. So, here we are. As I type, Maggie is passed out beside me, snoring. Her brother is curled up in a Chewy box by the TV. A sweet, beautiful, serene moment. However, I left out the sheets of plastic drop cloths in theirContinue reading “The Pee and The Plastic”

I Make Bad Decisions: Chasing 2023 Dopey Challenge

Running 48.6 miles in four days sounded like a good idea at the time. If you know me or have been following this blog, you know I’m a little Disney-crazy. (Okay, you know I’m a little crazy in general). You also know I was a former athlete. So, when the pandemic rolled around, I gotContinue reading “I Make Bad Decisions: Chasing 2023 Dopey Challenge”

The Cyst-er: Emma’s Wrath

We last left my pal Rebecca cyst-er-less. Her future looked bright. She was back to being an only child – at least, she hoped. Although trembling from fear and adrenaline after the extraction, she was ready to shed her “hospital” gown and pull on her flannel shirt (which took a solid five minutes, thanks toContinue reading “The Cyst-er: Emma’s Wrath”

GRAINS

            I’m one of those lucky people who doesn’t have to worry about her weight – if I even look at a treadmill, I lose ten pounds.  My friends resented me for it and although they always saw the massive amounts of food I’d cram into my mouth, they’d tell me I was anorexic.             Continue reading “GRAINS”