Running on vacation is possible with some planning. Since starting my run streak I have had to make sure I can find a place to run no matter where I am. That is not always easy. I have had to wait in line for a treadmill and sometimes use treadmills that weren’t in the best shape. I prefer to run outside, but sometimes that is not a safe option. 

On our recent trip to Disney World I ran everyday. I ran in the evening, early morning, and even super early morning one day. ( we arrived back at the resort from a day in the parks @ 12:50 AM, so I went for a run since it was technically the next day!) I enjoyed the scenery on my runs and welcomed the change. It was fun to stop and take in my surroundings.  My family even joined me once or twice. 


We ran to New Orleans and back one day


the family that runs together , has fun together! runDisney!


Checking out Hollywood Studios


a view of the Eiffel Tower


The wonderful views help with the pace!



Do you run while on vacation?

Do you run on a treadmill or venture out?



I did it! I remembered to post on Friday!

FAV# 1


Almost every morning as the boys and I wait at the bus stop we have listened to the birds chirping. One more sign that spring is here!

FAV # 2

Wearing shorts on my run in March!  We have had beautiful weather this week (with the exception of Tuesday when it rained all day). I love that I can wear some different clothes on my run. 

Hopefully this weather sticks around for a while!

FAV #3

Double digit countdown to vacation

We recently hit the double digits on the countdown for our next Disney vacation!  We are so excited and have done most of the planning, but are anxiously awaiting the day to book our Fastpasses. Disney is my favorite place to vacation and I think for the most part my family agrees!

FAV # 4

Dragging the kids in at dark!

With the weather being so nice and the time change, my kids have been spending all of their free time outside. Two nights ago I had to drag them in at dark from the neighborhood kickball game. I love that we live in a cul-de-sac and there are so many kids to play with. 

FAV # 5

Out of this world cookie cakes!

A friend of mine makes cookie cakes as a business out of her home and they are AMAZING! They have become my go to instead of cake whenever possible. We had one tonight to celebrate the boys basketball season. Check out all the amazing cookies she has made Here.

It’s the end to another five day work week. One more five day week, a four day week, and then it is spring break. Let’s hope for nice weather!


I was selected to host a Disney Side @home celebration again this year. I received a box full of great supplies to help host the party. The theme of our box was multi-generational based on the questionnaire I answered. 

We decided to incorporate the Disney party into my twin boys 9th birthday celebration. 

Since my boys love Disney, but they also love Toy Story we decided to make that the theme  of our multi-generational party.  We asked guests to dress up for the party and they didn’t disappoint. 

Woody, Zurg, and Jessie

Buzz and Woody

Jessie and Woody

Green army  men women

Ken and Barbie

The  Duff cake mix was easy to make and made for some delicious cake cups. 

We made lots of Toy Story themed food.  The kids got in on the cooking as well. 

Thanks to Elsa for crashing our party, some of our guests were not able to make it Andy’s house for the party.

Thanks to supplies in our party box, we had goodie bags for all of our guests.

Fun was had by all, especially the  birthday boys!

Thanks to Disney, Maria Bailey, and all the wonderful sponsors for the supplies to host a fun Disney side @ home celebration!

See ya real soon!

Disney Side Celebration

Show Your Disney Side

I have been chosen to host a Disney Side celebration again this year. My family and I are very excited! We love Disney and anytime we can incorporate Disney into a party, it is even better!

This is the kit I received to host the party


We are going to celebrate my twins 9th birthday in a few weeks with a DisneySide party. I have already started the planning process and can’t wait to see it all come together.

Last year I was also selected as a DisneySide host and here are a few pictures of how we celebrated.






2014 Race Recap

2014 was a great year for racing. I started off with a bang and ended my race year on New Year’s Eve.

WDW half marathon part one of the Goofy Challenge
Saturday January 11th





WDW marathon, part two of the Goofy Challenge
Sunday January 12th



Scioto Miles 10k, race1 of a 2 race series
Saturday March 22nd
56:05 this was my last race in my 30’s
My oldest son and his friend came to cheer me on!


Scioto Miles 15k, race 2 of a 2 race series
Sunday April 6th

Americana 5k
Friday July 4th
30:29 Most of the family ran, I ran with my youngest son



Dayton Dragons 5k
Saturday July 19th
26:40 PR 5 of us ran, each of us on our own

Red Hot Blues 10k
Saturday August 2nd
56:32 I ran this with my daughter. The picture is from another race we ran the year before.


Air Force half marathon
Saturday September 20th
2:01:29 PR


Columbus marathon
Sunday October 19th
4:22:23 PR


Wine and Dine half marathon
Saturday November 8th
2:00:49 PR



Turkey Trot 5 miler
Thursday November 27th Four of us ran.




Rockin’ New Year’s 5k
Wednesday December 31st
28:29 5 of us ran, my youngest son was my racing buddy


Weekly Workout Recap week One

1.06 mile run (day 9 of run streak)
Hot vinyasa
5 push-ups and 5 crunches ( I am trying to do push-ups and crunches for the day of the year)

Slept in for a snow day
3.01 mile run in the snow. It was a slow run, but very pretty
Power Pump class! Love this class and don’t usually get there, but I could today because of the snow day 🙂

Tabata class
4.91 mile run (it was 5 according to the treadmill, but my iphone went crazy)

3.08 mile run on the treadmill (-3 outside)
Power Pump again :), no school due to the cold!

1.1 mile run for run streak

5.27 mile run on the treadmill -5 again 😦
40 push-ups and 40 crunches (I forgot the last few days)

9 mile run outside. It was finally warm enough (24 degrees)
11 push-ups and 11 crunches




Goofy Girl

So 1 year ago today I ran my first marathon at Walt Disney World as part of the Goofy Challenge. My husband and I decided to run the Goofy Challenge (half marathon on Saturday and a marathon on Sunday) a total of 39.3 miles since we were turning 40 in 2014. What better way to celebrate the big 40 right?!?!?!