Last month, in early October, one of my dear friends got married at the Guy Harvey Outpost Islander Resort in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys. You’ve seen Jess in several of my running posts and if you’ve been reading for a while, you may have even heard us chatting with the Another Mother Runner ladies on their podcast last year. Jess was friends with my husband in college and she’s one of the many wonderful people that came into my life when we got together.
We’re going to play another game of catch up. I get so behind on these posts but my OCD tendencies won’t let me skip them, and I really want to write a recap of the race I did earlier this month, so today we’re playing catch up. Lots of pictures of what we did in September and October and maybe, hopefully, I won’t get behind again. I wouldn’t hold your breath though 😉
Unlike the race itself, my recap of the Wine & Chocolate 5K is going to be a quickie! Mostly because it was like a month ago and I don’t really remember many details, but also because I have a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it in and the back log of posts I have to write is starting to make me anxious.
So full disclosure, I’m a little scared to write this post. Actually a lot scared. I kind of feel like I have no business writing it, even though I know that’s not exactly true. I’m pretty candid about my running.. or lack of it, in recent months. I know I made a lot of mistakes, some of which led to my injury. I know I made some stupid decisions while I was hurt and that lead to a frustrated, slow (for me) runner who was on the verge of serious burn out.
I want to apologize for the back-to-back giveaway posts. The last thing I want is for my blog to be one big ad, but when it involves a giveaway for you guys, I have a really hard time saying no! I love when I get the opportunity to give things away!
Sooo.. the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon. That was fun. I’m going be be 100% honest here and say that if it weren’t for the fact that my husband and friends were running this race, there’s a good chance that it would have been my first DNS.
Just about a week and a half ago (heyyy look at me getting a post up in a timely manner!!), Adam and I loaded up the car and were headed to Orlando for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend. I debated which I should post first – a general overview of what we did over the weekend or a recap of the race. I decided to talk about the weekend first. As soon as we arrived at the Wide World of Sports, I met up with Andrea and we headed over to the Cigna Blogger Cook-Off. Cigna is the official sponsor of the Walt Disney World Marathon and I was really excited when I received the email inviting me to the event.
I’ll spare you a lot of words since there are a TON of pictures.. they pretty much tell the story. We celebrated Mackenzie’s big day today and it was wonderful!
I seriously have the most wonderful friends. I really am a lucky girl.
This week was the week of birthdays.. mine along with a handful of our friends! It was a big birthday for our friend Aleisha, her 30th! To celebrate, she and her husband rented a limo and we all got rooms at the Marriott at Sawgrass for the night.