• It is Thursday and I’m linking up with Amanda from Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursday! Today’s random thoughts are courtesy of my vacation at Disney World! Our time at Disney for the marathon was an absolute blast.  The weather was fairly cold for part of it so I pretty well lived in my… [Continue Reading]

    TOLT: the Disney vacation edition
  • Immediately after the half marathon on Saturday I started focusing on recovery so I would be ready for Sunday’s marathon. I drank my chocolate milk right away and ate my peanut butter sandwich on the drive back to the hotel.  Despite feeling chilly from the cold weather I still had an ice bath.  Afterwards I… [Continue Reading]

    Race Report: 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon
  • Time to kick off the Goofy Challenge race reports!After Thursday’s 5K and a rest day on Friday I was itching to get the Goofy Challenge started.  It looked like we were in for some cool temperatures on Saturday so I ran off to Target to pick up something warm to wear in the corrals that… [Continue Reading]

    Race Report: 2015 Walt Disney World Half Marathon
  • I thought the Walt Disney World 5K would be a great way to kick off my Goofy Challenge weekend.  The plan was to run it for fun with Neil and to stop for character photos along the way.  Well, Mother Nature decided to throw a wrench in those plans.  On Thursday morning we woke up to frigid… [Continue Reading]

    Race Report: 2015 Walt Disney World 5K
  • One of the things I was most nervous about for the Disney Marathon weekend was actually getting to the race.  Two years ago we experienced huge travel delays and didn’t get in to Orlando until midnight, making for a very rough wake up for the 5K race the next day.  I was worried something similar… [Continue Reading]

    Disney Marathon Weekend: the race expo

TOLT: the Disney vacation edition

TOLT the Disney vacation edition

It is Thursday and I’m linking up with Amanda from Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursday! Today’s random thoughts are courtesy of my vacation at Disney World! Our time at Disney for the marathon was an absolute blast.  The weather was fairly cold for part of it so I pretty well lived in my […]

Race Report: 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon

2015 Walt Disney Marathon Race Report

Immediately after the half marathon on Saturday I started focusing on recovery so I would be ready for Sunday’s marathon. I drank my chocolate milk right away and ate my peanut butter sandwich on the drive back to the hotel.  Despite feeling chilly from the cold weather I still had an ice bath.  Afterwards I […]

Race Report: 2015 Walt Disney World Half Marathon

2015 Walt Disney Half Marathon Race Report

Time to kick off the Goofy Challenge race reports!After Thursday’s 5K and a rest day on Friday I was itching to get the Goofy Challenge started.  It looked like we were in for some cool temperatures on Saturday so I ran off to Target to pick up something warm to wear in the corrals that […]

Race Report: 2015 Walt Disney World 5K

2015 Walt Disney World 5K Race Report

I thought the Walt Disney World 5K would be a great way to kick off my Goofy Challenge weekend.  The plan was to run it for fun with Neil and to stop for character photos along the way.  Well, Mother Nature decided to throw a wrench in those plans.  On Thursday morning we woke up to frigid […]

Disney Marathon Weekend: the race expo

Disney Marathon Weekend - the race expo

One of the things I was most nervous about for the Disney Marathon weekend was actually getting to the race.  Two years ago we experienced huge travel delays and didn’t get in to Orlando until midnight, making for a very rough wake up for the 5K race the next day.  I was worried something similar […]

Goofy Challenge: the short story

Goofy 2015

My third Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World is in the books. My first Goofy was in 2008 and it also happened to be my first marathon. 2008 – 2:41:58 + 6:21:05 = 9:03:03 My second Goofy was in 2013. 2013 – 3:02:16 + 5:44:25 = 8:46:41 Now for 2015… 2015 – 2:28:53 + 5:03:48 […]

Goofy Challenge Tips and Tricks

Goofy and Dopey Challenge Tips and Tricks

This weekend I’ll be running my third Goofy Challenge!  I cannot believe it is race week already!! Are you running the Goofy or the Dopey Challenge at Disney World this weekend?  If so I thought I’d share some of my tips and tricks for executing back to back races while you are on vacation at […]

How I Spent My Christmas Holiday

Christmas 2014

Sigh..time to go back to work..! My office is closed Christmas through New Year’s, plus we also got Friday January 2nd off.  It is such a nice change from my previous employer where I was on call and worked through many Christmases away from my family.  This year my break was a lovely and relaxing […]

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

*If my blog is not updating in Feedly for you then please subscribe with this url (http://www.runnerleana.com/feed) in Feedly instead.  Or you can subscribe through here.  Thanks!  It felt like 2014 just flew by.  Athletically it was a really strong year for me.  I trained for and raced Ironman Boulder and I have trained really […]

low battery warning…the final 20 miler

the last 20 miles

Wow, it is a little hard to believe today is the final day of 2014.  It felt like this year has flown by!  Things were a little quiet on the blog as I enjoyed the holidays, plus I spent some time moving over to self hosted WordPress!  Be sure to stop by and check out […]