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Fun-Run Costume Designs!

So, I have been saying that my WDW Marathon will be a “fun run” in some form of a costume since I’m doing it for children’s charities. My mom sews, so rather than just buying some wings and a tutu like most people, we decided to design and make a Disney character costume for race […]

Ailments! Oy Vey!

My back and shoulders are so bloody tight that every morning I wake up feeling like something has popped out of place, but it hasn’t, it’s just tightness! I feel really lopsided as well! It was irritating and worrying me on my run this morning. I kept trying to pull down my right shoulder. Gonna […]

When You Wish Upon A Star Charity Run, The Blog Is 1 Month Old Today!

I have been training for a month! Well, what have we learned in one month? I listen almost exclusively to musicals on my runs (and, let’s be honest, in life). I really actually enjoy running! It’s my me-time. I can let my mind run free! It’s like I’m Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, except instead of […]

Just Keep Running, Just Keep Running, Just Keep Running Running Running…

I kinda went with the flow this morning and just did what felt right and what felt right was to just keep running, running, running, until I’d done a little over a half marathon. Like. A. Boss. I think it’s because I had my new Make-A-Wish running vest on – I was super-powered by wishes! […]

Charity Profile: Make-A-Wish Foundation

In the spring of 1980, American 7-year-old, Christopher James Greicius was being treated for leukemia. Christopher had always wanted to be a policeman. U.S. Customs Officer Tommy Austin befriended Chris and worked with officers at the Arizona Department of Public Safety to plan an experience to lift the poorly kid’s spirits. Chris spent a day […]

WDW Marathon Weekend Starts 8 Months Today!

All of us runners will be swarming into Walt Disney World in just a few short months! I wonder what I’ll be like in 8 months’ time after 8 1/2 months’ marathon training? Flooded with endorphins, I’d expect! I forgot to blog yesterday! Make-A-Wish sent me a runner’s vest! Got some cool schwag for my […]

Hello, I’m Amanda.

I’ve never done any kind of a distance run in my life This one time, I went for a run outside and within five minutes a bird pooped on me. I swore I’d never run outside again. But this year I just got an itch – to do a marathon. Just once. Just strike that […]