Back in the USA, Back on Track

Well, my contract aboard the Seabourn Sojourn is finished, and I’m officially land-based (making training much easier). Beyond just preparing for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Disney, Mom and I have other, even more important goals: Getting physically (and, as planning gets more intense, emotionally) fit for my wedding in June! So, we traipsed […]

PRing on a Disney Race?

Right readers: Question Time. Has anyone PRed on a Disney race or run a Disney Race for time, and if so, was it worth it? Basically, I’m set to walk the Princess 5K and Enchanted 10K with my mom, so there will be ample photo and character opportunities on those races. Thus, I’m considering running […]

Here We Go Again…

Turns out one race for charity wasn’t enough, so I’m back for Magical Miles Part Deux: Two Hoots, Three Races! Yup, I’ve signed up for the Disney Princess Half Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge AND Princess 5K, and I’ve roped Mama Hootman, who has never run a race in her life, into doing BOTH the Princess […]

Run Somewhere Spooky: Highgate Cemetery – Part 2, West Cemetery

Week two of my Spooktacular runs series. (I use the word “run” rather liberally this week. I took a walking tour, then walked around myself for a couple more hours. I think it would be rude to actually try to PR in an active cemetery!) Highgate Cemetery Part Two: West Cemetery Highgate Cemetery was the […]

Run Somewhere Spooky Week Two: Highgate Cemetery – Part 1, East Cemetery

For Week Two of my spooky October challenge, I went to Highgate Cemetery, one of seven Victorian cemeteries surrounding London, erected to compensate for the enormous population boom of the 19th century. Part I: East Cemetery The East Cemetery is the slightly younger of the two sections of Highgate Cemetery and is still very much […]

HAPPY OCTOBER!!!!: Run Somewhere Spooky

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to my second favorite month of the year! I just love the countdown to Halloween! And boy do I have some exciting things planned to celebrate! The first Spooktacular Halloween blog feature I’m bringing to you will (hopefully) be a weekly feature for this month: Creepy Running Routes! […]

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Energy Gels/Beans/Chews Review: HIGH5 EnergyGels Part Deux!

So today I took my second set of HIGH5 gels, OrangePlus with Caffeine and CitrusBurst for a spin. Given my last HIGH5 experience, I chose to dilute them both in water, rather than eat them. So let’s get to it! Flavour: 3/10 Meh again. Honestly once diluted in water it’s impossible to tell any of […]

Energy Gels/Beans/Chews Review Episode 2: Clif Shot Bloks in Tropical Punch Flavor + Caffeine

For the second episode of my energy supplement reviews series, I took a 15 mile run with Clif Shot Bloks in Tropical Punch Flavor + Caffeine! I didn’t get very much sleep last night and I left my run a little too late in the morning after my meagre bagel and cream cheese breakfast, so […]