Although completely unrelated to my "Dolly" nickname, I've had a bit of a fascination with Dollywood for years and years. I honestly can't recall the origin of my interest but since sometime in college, I have put a visit to Dollywood near the top of my bucket list. I've casually looked at planning a trip … Continue reading Dollywood or Bust! 10 Tips for Visiting Dollywood with Toddlers
Time is a funny thing. Sometimes it creeps by (like when you're on the cusp of something really exciting happening), and other times you really cannot fathom how it has disappeared. I distinctly remember sitting around thinking "Wow, Charles' July 3rd Birthday is just two months away." Now I'm not quite sure how it's come, … Continue reading Last time I checked, it was June?
Well...I have been a very bad blogger! I know, there is no excuse for going to long without an update. I haven't forgotten about all of you (I swear!) but it's just been a whirl wind since we got back from DC. I've also been battling the sickness that started on the first day of … Continue reading Back to the Grind
So I survived the 5k and hoped I would be on the mend... Well, I've started to get better but I am frustratingly still far from my normal self. Here's a summary of my week thus far. Sunday Although I would normally have been kicking butt for 11 miles (as was the plan this week … Continue reading Cough, Cough, GO AWAY!
I had the lovely treat today of hitting the hairdresser and voila: The brilliance of my blonde has been restored! Aside from the fact that my hair was due for a refresh, it's always nice to pay a pre-vacation visit to the salon. Disneyland is right around the corner! Pre-Race Planning With Tinker Bell … Continue reading Blonde Ambition
...that we're headed to Disneyland in a little over a week! The next two weeks is sure to be full of challenging (but rewarding) training runs, getting everything at work wrapped up before vacation, 10ish hours in total on planes but, most importantly, time at the Happiest Place on Earth! The Real Reason We're Headed to Disneyland: … Continue reading I Almost Cannot Contain My Excitement!
So this, for whatever reason, has been a week full of stress...and I'm just exhausted! Being Emotionally Tired As I mentioned, last week was busy, busy, busy at work! Although I had some time to recover over the weekend, it didn't quite do the trick. Over the last few weeks between my business trip, work … Continue reading Travel Drama & A Running Rut