Friday, December 13, 2013

Back in the Saddle Again

Okay, So I've been more than M.I.A. since the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in early November. 

I apologize, I have missed you all wayyy too much.

I figured I should recap my life since then to you all can keep up. 

I have been slacking BIG time. But my knee is not good at all. It hurts when I go up and down stairs, when I am standing for long periods of time and sometimes just sitting. I finally got another roll of KT Pro Tape, used it today for work and it was fantastic. Helped during my run tonight as well. I have been taking Ace of Base to my parents house and walking with him and Kemmy Lou while Ryan is in South Africa. I got to talk to him for a short period of time this AM, it sounds like he is having a blast, i'm so excited for him.

Truthfully, I don't know why I've been slacking, because I am very excited about my running goal for next year and know it's not just going to happen by snapping my fingers. It's going to take hard work.

14 half marathons in 2014

I need to stay in shape the entire year to really enjoy and continue to bring my time down. So far I am registered for the Princess Half, Nike Women's Half and the Hogsback Half. Those are guaranteed. I am still looking forward to the Gulf Beach Half, the Surf Town Half, and the ING Hartford Half. That's three I know I'll do because they are all within the state. I still have 8 more I need to add. I'd like to try and stay close to CT for the first half of the year. I am also hoping to do the Wine and Dine Half Marathon again in 2014, it was too much fun to pass up!

Still looking for other options and I'm open to suggestions!

Pittie Express Messenger

I was just accepted at a Pittie Express Messenger for I am so excited to be a part of this great movement. While there is a 5 year plan the overall goal is to eliminate the breed restrictions placed by insurance and housing establishments that ban certain breeds. I have an order of 40 stickers coming in soon and would love to have everyone's support. The stickers should be placed on your car to show support. If you are part of a company and know that your company would love to join this amazing cause let me know too!


Sammy and I will be staying at All Star Sports for Marathon Weekend and will be running in the Inaugural 10k. We are also volunteering for the 5k and were wait-listed for the half marathon volunteering. I think I'll definitely go and spectate though, how cool will it be to actually watch other runners! I'm very impressed with Disney's turn around time too, we customized our bands earlier this week and they came Thursday afternoon! Talk about fast! We are so excited for everything that will happen during this vacation.

#runnerslove Meet-Up

Hopefully by now you have heard about Kristy and my idea for a meet-up fit for a Princess! As of this moment we currently have over 20 companies committed to sharing the love, #runnerslove that is!

Here are some of the fabulous companies you should show some love back to:
KT Tape
Arm Pocket
Island Boost
Energy Bits
BeeCause Charms
Sweaty Bands
A Princess Prerogative
Pro Compression 
Skratch Labs
Nuun Hydration
Sparkle Athletic
The Runners Guide to WDW
Women's Running Magazine
One More Mile Running Apparel
Bulu Box
Knuckle Lights
Sonic Endurance
Rock City Skirts
PocketFuel Natural
Mudlove Pottery
Bondi Band
HB Tune
Moving Comfort
Greeper Laces

Here is the link to RSVP to our fun filled afternoon! #runnerslove Meet-Up.


  1. I hope that knee feels better soon!. Are you foam rolling? And I am so so so excited about the meetup! You guys have awesome sponsors!

    1. Thank you! I do too, the KT Tape is helping, I have not foam rolled. I am so excited for this meet-up as well. I cannot wait to see you again! You're going to love everything they are donating!!!

  2. I'm glad the KT tape is helping! I wish more than anything I could go to the meet-up, but we're planning to go into the parks, and have special after 4 tickets =(

    1. No worries at all, I can't blame you! We should definitely at least meet up during the races!

  3. WOOT! You have so many sponsors for the meetup! That's awesome. I'm sorry about the knee, I hope it starts feeling better. Your plans for 2014 look amazing! I'm excited for you!

    1. I know!! It's so fabulous, and these are just the companies that have responded so far :)

      I'm really excited for 2014 too, I'm nervous but I know it's what I need to do to keep myself going!

  4. What side of CT do you live? I've heard Rhode Island has some good half marathons. Sorry to hear about your knee, definitely find a good foam roller to try to loosen up the muscles.

    1. I live right in the center by Hartford, I'd definitely look into RI races if you have any to recommend.

      I'm definitely looking into a roller after Christmas :)

  5. Dang, that meet-up sounds spectacular! Wish I was gonna be there :)

    But guess what?! I'll be at the Nike Women's Half in DC next year too!! I'll see you there!!!

    1. Aww! I wish you could be there too but I'm so excited you'll be in DC!!! I can't wait to meet!

  6. Looking forward to the meet-up! I suspect it will be much fun! Thanks for all the hard work you are putting into this event! Congrats again on being a part of the Pittie express, I know that means a lot to you. Hope your knee is feeling better!

    1. Hey, it's fun putting it together!
      And thank you so much, it really means alot to me.
      My knee is on and off but I've been able to run a couple days so I am a happy gal.

  7. Send positive healing vibes for that knee!!! Awesome work for that meetup, you have so many sponsors!!!

    1. Thank you :) Kristy and I are working hard! We already have more sponsors than this! :)

  8. I'm running the 10k and volunteering for the Half as well! Hopefully we can run into each other.

    I'm also super jealous of the meetup, but I won't get into town until Friday night. Hope yall have tons of fun!