Marathon Momma!

ImageIn light of recent events, it makes this post closer to the heart.  I’ve run 5K’s, 10Ks, and 1/2 Marathons, so I think it is time to take the plunge and do a full marathon.  This is an item that is on my bucket list of things to do before I turn 40.  I celebrated my 37th birthday this past weekend so it is time to get started.  Am I nervous?  Absolutely!!!  Am I excited?  Maybe!!!  The scary part is the training that lies ahead.  Running a marathon is a completely different mentality. It is digging deep within yourself both physically and mentally. I have so much respect for those who have come before me.  So here it is……..

THE EVENT

Four Theme Parks and 26.2 magical miles!

The Walt Disney World® Marathon presented by Cigna® is the final race of the weekend, where you will complete the most magical 26.2 miles on Earth. The course takes you through all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, starting at Epcot®, continuing on to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios before an exhilarating finish back at Epcot®. Plus there’s an all-new Mickey Mouse finisher medal for you to remember the magic. Join the fun during the 2014 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®.

I mean, sounds amazing right?? We are also taking my little girl on her first trip to Disney World so this has been a wonderful opportunity to kill two birds with one stone so to speak. She can’t stop talking about it and I know it is going to be a  blast.  Now Mommy just needs to suck it up and start running.  I hope I’m able to write about this experience and share it with others.

You can find my training schedule here:

http://as1.wdpromedia.com/media/ewwos/pdf/rundisney/training-programs/2013/MARATHON13beg.pdf

I plan on this being me come January…..Let’s see how this goes.

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HAPPY RUNNING!

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Infinity Scarves

JUST ARRIVED:

Gray Chevron Scarf
photo courtesy of Rosenbrooke Village

The new kids infinitely scarves have arrived and these are super cute! Perfect for the cool weather and great colors for Spring.  $15 for Kids, $21 for 13 & Up!

Can be ordered:

Size 1 – 4 years

Size 5 – 12 years

Size 13 & Up

Color Choices:

– GRAY & WHITE
– PINK & WHITE
– TIFFANY BLUE & WHITE
– MUSTARD & WHITE
– BLACK & WHITE

Black and WhiteCoral and WhiteTiffany Blue

mustard-whitegray and white

Other color choices coming soon.

Lime Greencarmine and white

Click here to purchase.  Orders have a two-week lead time.  Shipping is $3.00.

Happy Shopping!

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Salute to the Mommy!

Mommy Madness
Mommy Madness

Seriously, I think this particular card explains it all.  Today started out as one of those days that you “hope you don’t run into anyone you know…..”  and of course that means you will run into everyone.

Today my hair decided to do its own thing and so did my daughter. Not that she was bad because she definitely was not.  She just decided today was a good day to assert some independence.  There are definite pros and cons to this…..we actually made it to the potty all day today with no accidents. (Okay, I will have a bad hair day everyday if this is what happens).  The cons; however, are that we don’t feel the need to use our inside voice or hold hands in the parking lots, which makes it very difficult when I’m carrying all the things I went into the store “not to buy.”  I didn’t actually leave with anything that I was there to purchase.

So, today I salute the mommy’s out there who have more than one child.  I don’t know how you do it and I have the utmost respect for you.  Here are a few decadent ideas for you to try on yourselves tonight when you get the kiddo’s in bed.  I will definitely be indulging in a nice glass of vino and a good book!!!

Courtesy of Lulu's Blog
Courtesy of Lulu’s Blog
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Courtesy of Back on Pointe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have your relaxing spa treatments….here’s a great source from some aromatherapy:

MAKE YOUR OWN SCENT BAR:

Courtesy of Bien-etre
Courtesy of Bien-etre

(This information can also be found here courtesy of Bien-etre.)

“Herbs and flowers are nature’s medicine. Use this key of my favorite scents to create a scent bar!Scent bars are an easy way to incorporate the healing benefits of Mother Nature. I keep these dried herbs on hand for drawer and closet sachets, tea, bath soaks and body scrubs! You can find dried herbs in most health food stores, or order them online. You may have access to some of these plants as well. If so, collect them and dry them yourself in a small brown bag for a few days.

Jasmine: Antidepressant and Soothing
Lavender: Healing
Lemon Balm: Brightening
Peppermint: Uplifting and Cooling
Rose Hips: Strengthening
Rose Petals: Beautifying
Rosemary: Awakening
Sage: Grounding
Chamomile: Calming

For sachets:
Place 3 heaping tablespoons of selected herb into cheesecloth bag and tie to secure – easy!

For tea:
Bring 8 cups of water to a boil, then remove from heat and add5-7 tablespoons of selected herbs (or combination)
Let steep for at least 15 minutes
Strain herbs and pour into your favorite mug
Add stevia or honey, of desired, and enjoy!

For Bath Soak:
Take one of those sachets, and throw it into a warm bath
optional: add in a large handful of Epsom salts

For Scrubs:
Crush ¼ cup of selected herbs in small bowl
Add ½ cup turbinado sugar or sea salt to crushed herbs
Add in ¼ cup oil of choice (I like coconut)
Massage into damp skin in shower or tub and rinse thoroughly”

Here’s to hoping you have a relaxing evening and the kiddo’s stay asleep!!!!

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