Week NINE of @runDisney Princess Half Marathon Training and Tips for Your First 5K

It's week nine!  Wow!  I can't believe that we're already nine weeks into the training for the Princess Half.  Wow!  The weekend distance was 7 miles, how did you do?  I was lucky, there was a race in my area on Thanksgiving morning.  I did the 10K (12:56 - PR!) and then went an extra mile to get in my 7.  It made me feel great to start the day so healthily.  Usually I would be waking up late, sitting on the couch watching the parade and this … [Read more...]

Perfect Pairing for Holiday Gift Giving: Moto X Phone and Fitbit Activity Tracker #MC #SprintMom #Sponsored

For the past weeks, I've been testing the Moto X phone from Motorola and Sprint and the fitbit flex wireless activity + sleep tracker.  Here is my take on what I think is a perfect pairing for holiday gift giving!  First, the Moto X! Design The feel of the phone is what impressed me most.  I didn't know it until I started writing this post, but Motorola measured hundreds of hands before they finalized the shape of the Moto X.  No wonder it … [Read more...]

Week Three of @runDisney Princess Half-Marathon Training And Running Safety Tips

It's week three of training for the runDisney Princess Half-Marathon, how are you doing? Here's the schedule this week: We're up to 4 miles!  We can do it! For more information about the Jeff Galloway training program, visit runDisney.com! Is it getting dark earlier now, are you wearing lights if you run in the evening or early morning?  Here are some reminders about running safety! Run on the left side of the road - against … [Read more...]

A Truly Priceless Experience At Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field #PricelessChicago #MC

Have you ever wondered what it's like to play on a major league baseball field? What is it like to sit in the press box or the dugout? What does the famous ivy at Wrigley Field look like up close? Have you ever followed in the footsteps of one of your childhood heroes? Rosie and I can answer those questions and more!  Because I'm a MasterCard holder, we were able to attend the "Tour & Play Catch" Priceless Moment event at Wrigley Field … [Read more...]

Beginner Runner? Start Training Today for the @runDisney Princess Half-Marathon!

If you're a regular KLY reader, you know I started running not too long ago.  My dream / goal is to run a Disney official race.  The most exciting one for me is the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend event in February every year.  In this runDisney Princess event, girls and women of all ages are invited to join in a royal celebration! There are special magical course surprises, special Princess events, and a fun-filled party after the event … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #MyPicknSave 9/26 1:00 PM ET – $500 in GC Prizes! RSVP Here!

Join me at the #MyPicknSave Twitter Party!     Are you excited about fall season parties?   Are there football fans in your family?   Pick n' Save can help you with ideas, recipes, and fresh ingredients that will make every fall party a hit! Twitter parties about food are my favorites and I'm thrilled to be hosting this one.  I hope you'll join me to tweet about delicious, fun treats especially for tailgating, football-viewing … [Read more...]

Top Five Tips for Beginner Runners

Inspired by Disney Social Media Moms Fun Run, I joined a training program for beginning runners in April.  I've been running for five months now and I'm amazed at how far I've come.  You can do it!  Our bodies can go from couch potato to runner more quickly than you would imagine. A friend of mine started running after I did my first 5K because she said if I could do it, anyone can!  And she's right, I was not the most likely person to start … [Read more...]

Giveaway: $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash from Book Tour – “The Pitcher” by William Hazelgrove (Worldwide, Ends 9/30)

The Pitcher “I never knew I had an arm until this guy called out, “Hey you want to try and get a ball in the hole, sonny?” I was only nine, but mom said, “come on, let’s play.” This Carney guy with no teeth and a fuming cigarette hands me five blue rubber balls and says if I throw three in the hole we win a prize. He’s grinning, because he took mom’s five bucks and figures a sucker is born every minute. That really got me, because we didn’t … [Read more...]

Why Run? No One Is Chasing Me…

That's what I used to think.  Why run?  If no one is chasing me, I'm not going to run.  I remember different times when a bus was coming, or I had to catch a train to work and I would walk.  It is not worth getting sweaty, out-of-breath, or tired!  It's hard to run.  Why would anyone want to do that?  It's bad for your knees, it's hard on your body, blah, blah, blah. Then, as I wrote about in a prior post (How Disney Change My Life - Again), I … [Read more...]

Go Outside and Play! L.L. Bean Discovery Courses Teach Fun Around The Country!

I think I had heard of L.L.Bean teaching fly fishing near their main store out East, but I never realized they taught outdoor classes around the country.  When they contacted me to ask if I would like to try kayaking, I jumped like a trout at the opportunity to learn from the best.  I'd been kayaking one time before and kept going in circles, but I thought if anyone can teach me, L.L. Bean can! L.L. Bean is giving everyone a new reason to … [Read more...]

Tips For The Team Mom Planning A Sports Fundraiser – Finding The Money For Your Team To Travel #DisneySportsFestival

Before my trip to Walt Disney World, I knew with my head that traveling to a sports destination was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a young athlete but now, after seeing the Disney Sports Festival,  I know it with my heart.  I wrote about The Top Five Reasons to Take Your Kids To the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in an earlier post.  Part of my recent media tour of the complex was meeting with a professional … [Read more...]

Where Are You Going For Your Next Sports Tournament? Will It Be A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience? #DisneySportsFestival

Disclosure:  This is a compensated post. "You just won a world championship, what will you do next?" "I'm going to Walt Disney World!" Ever since I heard the MVP cry out, "I'm going to Walt Disney World." I knew there was a special connection between sports and Disney.  Every kid dreams of playing at Walt Disney World.  And Disney makes the experience magical for kids and coaches alike.  Here are five reasons to take your team to the ESPN Wide … [Read more...]

Ernie Banks? Priceless Moment for MasterCard Holders! @MasterCard #Priceless #Chicago and #MC

Thanks to MasterCard, I had the opportunity to attend a special event with Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs.  I'm still pinching myself, I can't believe I had dinner with Ernie Banks.  I.Had.Dinner.With.Ernie.Banks.  Not 50 people and he was in the room, not sitting at a head table.  Ernie Banks sat down and chatted with me and 15 other people, for almost two hours.  This was a Priceless Moment.  A once-in-a-lifetime Priceless Chicago Moment.  … [Read more...]