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My Pixar Rankings!

Father's Day Weekend 2015, my husband and I went on a double date with some friends and saw Inside Out.  It was so wonderful to get away for a few hours with some friends, but obviously it got the conversation going. You know... what  is the BEST Pixar movie ever?!?!

My husband read several lists, and rankings, and tweets, etc, etc, etc... I will be honest, I didn't read any - I just let him tell me all about them. After a few weeks of conversing about our favorite pixar movies, my husband decided that we couldn't properly rate the Pixar Movies because we hadn't seen A Bugs Life since it came out in the 90's.

So naturally - we ordered it off Amazon.

Sunday afternoon we watched it, and then my husband went to work on his rating scale.

His scale had four categories:
1. The Story
2. The Characters
3. The Feels
4. The Originality

So here we go, my Pixar Ranking!
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I was surprised, that Toy Story 3, Up & Insid…

Running Tips from Jeff Galloway

As you know, I am a blogger for Jeff Galloway. As such, I get tips directly from Jeff to share with my readers!  Hope you enjoy his tips on training through the heat, I know in Florida it's always a struggle to start a training plan for a fall or winter race because you have to begin in the hottest part of the year! 
Enjoy! Dealing With the HeatTraining through the summer can not only be grueling, but down right dangerous.  Here are some tips to train safely and as comfortable as possible in the hot summer months.

Slow down by 30 sec/mile (20 sec/km) for every 5F temperature increase above 55-60F ( every 2.5C above 14C) When the temperature is over 70F (21C) you may take a 5 minute “cold shower break” every 25-30 minutes to keep cool. Try to complete your run before the sun rises above the horizon. More frequent walk breaks during hot weather can lower body temperature increase.  If you used to run 3 minutes between walk breaks, run only 90 seconds (walk 30 seconds) at 70F (21C) an…

Day in the Life: Treat Yoself!

Ever since we moved across the state we have found every reason (excuse) possible to be back in Miami for the weekend.  It was fun to see everyone and in some ways pretend that we don't actually live 3 hours away from all of our family and friends - but it was exhausting.

Weekend after weekend of goodbyes, and week after week of living for the weekend when we'd see some family and friends really started to get us down. So, last weekend we decided we weren't going anywhere.

We would stay right here, in Southwest Florida where God has currently placed us.

We woke up on Saturday morning, cleaned, and had breakfast all together as a family and then decided we would go to the mall. We have two small children, going to the mall is not exactly an easy thing to do, but we wanted to pick up a gift for a friend so out we went.

As soon as we got loaded into the car, it rained - serious downpour!

Our first stop was Ross.

While at Ross we found an adorable wooden stool for our girls, a…

3 things that surprised me after losing 90 pounds.

We all have a starting place... Mine exceeded any number I thought I'd ever see on a scale, and the thought of attempting to lose 100 pounds was scary - the thought of NOT losing 100 pounds was even scarier.

I don't share my story to brag, because honestly, I couldn't have lost a pound without the support I found online through social media or more importantly my husband and family.  I share my story to help others who may know they need to lose weight but are terrified to start.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that since January 1st, 2012 I have lost 90 pounds and become a mother to the two most beautiful baby girls i've ever seen. In fact, I'm not sure i'll ever be able to wrap my head around it, but here are the three things that surprised me after losing 90 pounds.

Take a moment and look at these few pictures from 2010 - 2011, it's when I was reaching my heaviest.

Go ahead,... take a look.






See how happy we are? My husband and I wer…

A day in the life - RunDisney Registration Day!

Now that I'm a full-time stay at home mom, I thought it'd be fun to share a day in my life. Unfortunately, every time I think about writing one, or filming one, ... I realize my life is pretty routine and slightly boring.

But, if you are interested in a "normal" day, let me know. I'll be happy to share!

So, here we go!

Our day, RunDisney Princess 1/2 Registration Day!!

As you know I've been excited nervous about registration day for a while. My sisters and I are going to be running at the Princess weekend, and registering for these races is getting more and more competitive. So,... I had to be ready!

If you don't know, I have two beautiful daughters. My oldest is 18 months, and my youngest is 3 months next week.

4:00 a.m. - Baby 2 wakes up for a snack.

5:00 a.m. - Baby 2 wakes up for a snack again.

6:30 a.m. - My husband gets up and gets ready for work.

7:45 a.m. - Both babies wake up for the day.

8:00 a.m. - My husband leaves for work.

From 8:00 - 11:00…

2016 Princess?

Friends, I'm in!

I'm officially registered for the 2016 Princess Glass Slipper Challenge!

Any other princesses out there?

I'm looking forward to sharing with all of you my training. Now that I'm a mom of 2 under 2, and my husband is marathon training, and we just recently moved to a new city and so many new things I know it will be a challenge but I can't wait to share my journey with you!

xoxo

In Training!

Well, I've had a couple of good runs lately and am proud to say that I'm back to training!

Currently training for the Halloween Half on Miami Beach.

What are you training for?

Blacklight Run - Tampa Recap

"The colors will wash away, but the memories never fade" ... (excerpt from Blacklight Run 2015 Youtube Video.)
Registration
Ever since my sisters watched my husband and I complete the Goofy Challenge  they have wanted to get into running, and have sent me a few runs to consider doing with them. When we saw a local fun run for only 20.00, we thought it'd be great!

My husband and my sisters husband agreed to watch the girls (3 of them... all under 2 years old) so we could do it - SO we registered.

Training
I didn't train.

My sisters did, I did not.

Packet Pick up

This run almost required you to pick up your packet the day before. Actually, if you didn't pick it up, there was a fee of 5.00 to pick it up at the race... seriously? What's up with that?

Thankfully my sister picked mine up for me, so I was able to save 5.00.

Pre-Race Communication

I received several emails prior to the event asking me to download a specific app to participate for a chance to win prizes.…