Running November 5-18


November 5-11th

After Run Disney,  my family and went to South Florida Boca Raton  to visit our winter vacation home located in the Broken Sound Club for a week . We enjoyed our time at the pool, spa, fitness center and   the delicious food service.  We all had a great time .

Thursday 3 miles

Friday 3 miles and 30 minute swim


Back in Boston  November 12-18th IMG_2390

Wednesday 12 miles …it went well

Saturday 4 miles

Sunday 3 miles  enjoying  a fall day IMG_2393.jpg





In the past 3 months, I have been working  with a coach to strengthening  my running endurance  ….. Lung capacity  ( cover the distance)  My respiratory system is my weakest link when it comes to running.

Next few months…   speed

I felt really good at the Disney Half   Marathon …..  I was pleased with my results given the weather conditions.  I   had to slow way down  due to heat and humidity .

Half Marathon Disney


Biggest Goal ….A faster Boston Marathon …  Run for Boston Marathon Liver Foundation team ….Working hard to build endurance……than speed …..following  coach’s….training plan  …..stronger respiratory system ..Asthma take a hike…..


Disney Wine and Dine Two Course Lumiere Challenge Saturday 6.2 miles Sunday 13.1 miles

Another Disney race weekend done!

I have my 10k Medal.

I have my Half Marathon Medal.

I have my Challenge Medal.

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My husband, oldest daughter Carrie and her fiancée John and I flew from Boston to Orlando.   I was the only runner.  My family was there to enjoy a vacation and keep me company.

.  We decided to stay at the Grand Floridian.  I love the hotel because it’s absolutely amazing. I love the pool, rooms, food, atmosphere staff etc.

We arrived early Friday morning, checked in, and then had lunch.

After lunch, I went to the expo alone to pick up my running bibs and to walk around. My family is not into running “stuff,” so they preferred to visit the Magic Kingdom.

The expo was held at the Wide World of Sports.  It was very easy to pick up my number and running shirts.

I also met Jeff Galloway at the expo.

Dinner Italian, then bed for a very early wake up call.



Saturday 10k race 6.2 miles:

I got up Saturday morning at 2:30am, took a quick shower, grabbed a snack and headed to the Disney buses that drove all runners to start of the race.   I basically waited at the start area for about an hour and then it was time to go to our assigned corral.  The official start was at 5:30 am.  My corral was released around 6: 00am. The race began at the Magic Kingdom Parking lot, traveled around Epcot and then   to Space Ship Earth for the finish.

Overall… I took it very easy during the race and finished at a comfortable pace.  My biggest concern was conserving my energy for the Half on Sunday. I had a fun race.

For dinner, Narcoossee’s   a restaurant on the Disney’s Waterfront


Sunday 13.1 Half Marathon:

Up again at 2:30 am!

This race ran through Animal Kingdom. Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  I felt good throughout the race.

Another fun race.