Thursday, February 26, 2015

Featured today on Fairytales and Fitness!

Good Morning!
Check out Meranda's (of Fairytales and Fitness) recap of the Frozen 5k from the recent Princess Half Marathon weekend! My Disney bows are also featured in the post. :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

What's on my Race Calendar: 2015

I've got 4 races set for 2015... and none of them are half marathons.

After the WDW Full Marathon in January, I need a break. I know for sure that the marathon was one-and-done. I struggled so much with sticking to my training plan (my own fault) and it made me more anxious than excited about the race. Even though I finished, the race was physically too hard on my body and I'm still paying for it.

2015: the Year of the 10k!
I have 3 10ks on the book, along with a 10 miler.

Santa Cruz 10k - April
You might remember last year (recap here) that I ran my local half marathon- the Santa Cruz Half. We've moved away from Santa Cruz, but it's still close enough to visit. I ran last year with a friend who had just found out she was pregnant. This year we're running the 10k together. It still has gorgeous ocean views and a finish on the beach.

Disneyland 10k - September
I'm headed back to Disneyland to participate in the 10th anniversary weekend! This race weekend holds a special place in my heart- I ran my very first half marathon here in 2011. I really wanted to do both the 10k and Half (not for the Dumbo medal, personally I'm not a huge fan), but for financial reasons, I knew I could only register for one race. I was on the fence for awhile, but in the end, I chose the 10k because I knew I could run it for the photos and not worry about not finishing. I can't wait to see what the theme for this year will be! You can read my previous race recaps from 2011, 2012, and 2013's 10k & half.

Pumpkin Run 10k - October
This race currently holds my 10k PR. I ran this two years ago at the peak of my running and completed the 10k in less than an hour. The course is nice and flat and cool temps make it great for a PR. My goal is to PR again this year!

Sirena 10 Miler - November
This 10 miler takes place in San Francisco and you get to run over the Golden Gate Bridge! I'm running this with the same friend from the Santa Cruz 10k.

I know 2016 will hold some half marathons for me- I'm eyeing Star Wars at DL in January and I really want to take a ladies's trip for the Princess half in February. Anyone interested?! :)

What's on your race calendar this year? Any Disney races?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

I'm Back! And a Recap of What I've Been Up To

Time to break the month long silence! Life has finally settled down and I am excited to get back to blogging. 

After 6 months of glorious time off from work, I'm finally back at the daily grind for a 9-5 job. I'm happy to be back at work; I was getting pretty bored being at home everyday. There's only so much I can "clean." ;) In addition to the full-time work, my Etsy shop is still moving along smoothly and I've sold almost 200 bows since I started selling them in October! I know a lot of the bows sold have covered many miles with runDisney runners. 

These bows fund my Disney trips! :)

We are settling in to our new apartment, though adapting to the smaller size has been interesting. My craft stuff sometimes explodes everywhere. Haha. We're actually looking into buying a house at the end of this year/early next year. But after talking to a realtor, we may be pushing it back a bit- houses where we are hoping to buy (California Bay Area) are averaging at least $1 million!! Crazy! Better start playing the lottery.

My husband thinks the laundry fairy visits our home. 
She does.
Her name is Kim. ;)

Those 6 months off work were filled with a lot of great times (hello, Texas!) and unfortunately a lot of sad times. I am so thankful, especially to my husband, for the freedom to spend that time pretty much doing whatever made me happy. I was able to go to Disney 3 times for 3 fun races (Wine & Dine, Avengers, and the WDW Full). 

I spent time crafting and in general just relaxing. The free time was also great when hard times hit my family. In those 6 months, we lost my Grandma, Uncle, and Grandpa. I will always be grateful for the time I was able to spend with family and not have to worry about work. 

I'm looking forward to the rest of this year and focusing on new goals. I have a few races lined up and, of course, a Disneyland visit. 

Sorry for the long silence and thanks for sticking around. :)