Thursday, April 19, 2012

runDisney 10 Miler

Race Day
Saturday, September 29, 2012.
(well I should say Race Night, it starts at 10 PM!!)
not to mention after wards you can ride the rides until 3AM!!

Still plenty of time to train for this so get your training plan together.
So what are you waiting for????
Run out and get 
your Mickey/Minnie Ears 
and join in the party!

The more people the better. :)
You can get more information or sign up here by clicking the link below.


Now back to
Should I? Could I?

It's official! 
This September I will be lacing up my tennies and hitting the pavement at 
Walt Disney Worlds
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler!!! 
I'm still very shocked at how far I have come since finding out
that gluten is a big No No for me.

Along with a huge laundry list of aches, pains, high cholesterol, anxiety and many 
more ailments I wont bore you with, 
I had basically gotten to the point where I couldn't do much 
physical activity at all because of exercise induced asthma.
(if you want more on my pre-diagnosis struggles you can read my story here.)
After many tests and finally a diagnosis I was instructed by my doctor to remove gluten from my diet forever.

As a result...
 my body started to heal, I started to get stronger and now I feel fantastic and can run again.

As for the
asthma inhaler,
it's now happily parked in my rear view, aka junk drawer! 

~~~~~~~~~~ MOVING FORWARD ~~~~~~~~~

Motivation Is Key
So if you've never ran before or you're considering a longer run

keep this in mind...

"This is a first for me."
I'm not a Pro by any means.
I have a ton to learn.
I will have to train.
There will be hard days.
But the reward will be sweet!

The bottom line is...
"I'm just a regular girl"
who wants to get out there, push myself and do the very best I can
while driving a gluten free body.

I have never ran over 5 miles in one run. 
And just being able to run this is going to be a huge win for me and 
I'm going smile the whole 10 miles.  

If you're a runner/walker/athlete/or weekend warrior
 I would love for you to share what you do to train.

What's your favorite thing to eat that boosts your energy levels?
How soon before a run/workout do you eat a snack?
What's your favorite run/workout gear or clothes?
What is one thing that goes with you on every single run/class/gym visit?
What do you use as motivators?

I'm super excited to hear from you and hope you continue to follow me on my healing journey. :)
Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I really like eating applesauce about 15 min before I run. It's really easy on my stomach and it really helps to fuel my run. Also if you get the all natural it has no added sugar which is a bonus. I have noticed a huge change in my runs since I started eating something before I head out. I try to stick with easily digestible foods so I don't get stomach pains on my run.

  2. Thanks for your comment Jessica! I will have to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thanks for your comment Jessica! I will have to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by.