Monday, March 23, 2009

New Shoes

Today was the first run in the new shoes. They are Asics 2140's. I have been wearing this particular Asics model since the 2040's came out. The shoe provides good stability and support. I ran four miles in them and do not have any issues with my feet, which I know can sometimes happen when wearing new shoes on a run.
Still putting in the miles training for Louisville. Did ten this past Saturday and will do eleven this coming Saturday. The 1/2 is less than five weeks away now. Two weekends ago we were in Louisville and I drove the race route or as much of it as I could. The first five and half are in a city park which looks awfully hilly. I have got to remember to pace myself early on so I don't crash and burn at the end. The race course takes you through historic Churchill Downs. I am really looking forward to seeing it. I plan to take photos of it while running around the track.
We still have not decided on whether or not we are going to WDW this summer. I know we have to make a decision because you only have until March 29 to book the buy 4 get 3 free promo. Guess we need to figure it out this week. Also, still can't decide whether to join D23. It does seem like a lot of money for no more than you get. But hey I'm a Disney fanatic so I will probably join.
Til next time run strong & enjoy the moment

Friday, March 13, 2009

Celebrating a Birthday

Today we travelled to southern Indiana to celebrate my daughters birthday. This is a 4 1/2 hour trip from home. The trip was uneventful and the weather was nice for travelling. Of course I brought my running clothes to run 8 miles either Saturday or Sunday as I continue my training for Louisville .

We spent time this evening talking about our summer vacation. I think we have decided to take advantage of the stay 4 nights get 3 free at WDW this summer. Looks like we might go the last week of June. It's been many years since we have done the World in the summer time as we have become pretty partial to going to at Xmas time.


til next time run strong & enjoy the moment.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Today I ran five miles. The temperature was 36 degrees and the wind was howling out of the west northwest. It was cold but I was dressed for it and the sun was out. I have been out there when it was much colder. I am still putting in the training miles for Louisville. Its only about 6 weeks away.

Yesterday Disney announced the launch of D23 their new online community for Disney fans. After looking at the D23 website I think I will join it for a year. It would be neat to be able to attend the expo in September.

Still trying to decide whether or not to register for the 1/2 at Disneyland in September. Probably will make a decision in the next week.

Til next time, run strong and enjoy the moment.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Today I ran three miles and it was a struggle. Nothing felt right. Legs hurt & breathing wasn't right. I guess it was just one of those days. Tomorrow I will run six miles as I continue my training for the Louisville Derby festival 1/2 marathon in April. The weather today was great, 72 degrees and sunny.

I think I'm going to run the 1/2 marathon at Disneyland in September. I really want the Coast to Coast to medal you get for running both at WDW & Disneyland in the same year.

Today we celebrate my granddaughters 2nd birthday. It is hard to believe she is 2 years old. What a joy she brings to our life.

Til next time, run strong and enjoy the moment

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Welcome to this new blog of mine. I have been a runner for fifteen years and a Disney lover for over thirty. This past December I ran the Disney 1/2 marathon for the first time. I had so much fun, I registered for the 1/2 for 2010. I am currently training for the Derby Festival 1/2 marathon in Louisville in April.

My ultimate goal is to run the Goofy challenge at Disney in 2011. I would go to WDW four or five times a year if I lived closer to it than I do now. I hope with this blog to share my ups and down of running and my fascination and and excitement I have for all things Disney.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to give me feedback.