kessel run challenge

ahhhhh…yep that is my excitement level at the moment. why you ask? i recently found out that rundisney is going to have a star wars virtual half marathon, allowing those participants who are registered for the dark side half marathon (or first order challenge) in april to complete a half marathon between january 3 –…

nyc, here we come

new york, new york…it’s a hell of a town! we are officially going back to the big apple. and this time, we are visiting over the wonderful st. patrick’s day weekend. neither one of us have gone during this time of the year, so we are pretty excited to check out what it’s like over…

sights set on 2018

with starting a new year, it’s time to start setting some new goals. and for me, this means some more running goals for 2018 – in addition to a few others. as some of you may have followed last year, it was my challenge to complete 5 half marathons in 2017, in addition to signing…

journey through piedmont

the journey through piedmont continues… and what better way to wind down on a wonderful thursday night than with a delicious bottle of wine, especially after the holidays. for last night’s selection, we ended up picking a wine that we have never tried before – a 2013 cascina val del prete ‘bricco medica’ roero. wow, now…

running for a cause

merry christmas, happy holidays! i can’t believe that christmas has already come and gone…it amazes me how quickly time is just flying by. and after a little hiatus from running over the holidays, i decided to take a quick stroll around my hometown this morning to start my training again. especially for a BIG running…

it’s back to italy…

i was secretly hoping that our shipment from the grand tour would be sending us back to italy…and my wish came true! not only are we going back to italy, BUT we are traveling to my favorite wine region and a place that is at the top of my travel bucket list – the piemonte…

team bright pink

well…when life gives you lemons, you make some lemonade. and that’s exactly what i did after the lotto entry results for the 2018 chicago marathon. if you read my post right after i found out i didn’t get selected, you may have seen that i am a firm believer of “things happening for a reason,”…

lottery results…

…and unfortunately, i wasn’t selected this go around for the 2018 chicago marathon. i am not going to lie, it definitely stinks especially since i was fully prepared mentally to tackle a marathon next year. between all of the emotions that i had leading up to receiving the results email and seeing everyone’s posts with…

it’s finally winter…

…well at least a for a few days! and i definitely took advantage of the weather yesterday to go for a nice quick run. i honestly LOVE running in cold weather, and this was definitely a great treat for us floridians who are used to running in hot and humid weather quite often. and funny…

ouc 2018, what?!

so, i did a thing and already signed up for a race in DECEMBER of next year! yep, you heard me december. but i couldn’t pass up the deal to run during the ouc half marathon weekend again. now i decided to opt for the 5k option next year instead of the half marathon, especially…