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
Life has been busier than ever over the last few months. That helps to explain why this post is delayed by a little over 3 months or so. Better late than never though, right? One of my most successful posts to date discussed how I made my Anna from Frozen race costume. I appreciate all of … Continue reading Disneyland Half Marathon Costume & Race Recap (A Few Months Delayed)
It is almost incredible to think about everything that has happened in the last month (ahem...plus) since I last found the time to write a blog post! Here are just a few of the highlights: Our Anniversary Cruise I will have to write a full recap post but we had a fabulous time sailing aboard … Continue reading Well Holy Cow…
I knew I was delinquent in my blogging duties but really, how did almost a month go by since my last post? I suppose I have been just a bit busy, though. Here's just a snapshot of what's been going on: I have been to California and back...twice Work is busy but rewarding as ever … Continue reading August In Review
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?
So it's hard to believe that this was my view just a couple short days ago... Instead of focusing on my training (which has continued to go well and is just about done...it's coast till race day mode now), I will relive my amazing weekend here on the blog (at least a quick summary of … Continue reading Is there such a thing as cruise-lag?
This week has been full of ups and downs but it wouldn't be training any other way, right? As I wrote about earlier this week, I dealt with the frustration of injury which also prevented me from sticking exactly to my plan (and forced my weekly mileage to come in low as well). I also … Continue reading Race Preview & Week in Review
Seriously, how is it possible that we are already rounding the corner into February next week?!? While staying busy keeps life interesting, it sure makes time fly by quickly! I almost cannot believe our trip to Disneyland and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon has already come and gone. With a couple exciting big races just … Continue reading Time is Just Flying By!
Welcome to yet another whirlwind weekend in my life. I swear, I leave work on Friday, blink, and suddenly it's Sunday evening again! There is never enough time to get everything done. Let's start from the beginning. Saturday I got a pretty decent night's sleep on Friday (which I definitely needed - I was a … Continue reading Another Whirlwind Weekend: Last Pre-Tink Long Run & The Color Run!