Saturday, September 27, 2014

Howdy, partners!

Wow ... it's ... um, been awhile.

When I last left off, I was telling you about how I was running in some races during Disneyland Half Marathon weekend.  Well, that went … swimmingly.

I know it’s been awhile.  So let me try to catch you back up.  For the last year, I’ve been doing some …. running.  And sometimes running in costumes.  

If you’ve been paying attention, you may have already noticed that I’m a Toy Story fan.  Last year at the Disneyland Half Marathon, I dressed as the Toy Story alien.

Who here wants to see me in another Toy Story themed outfit....?

(raising hand)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I'll be at Disneyland Half Marathon this weekend!

This weekend is going to be a fun one!  Remember when I told you about how I participated in the Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World in February?

Before I'd even gone to the event, though, I'd already registered for another runDisney event:  Disneyland Half Marathon weekend.  And this weekend, I'll be earning my coast to coast while participating in Dumbo Double Dare at the Disneyland Half Marathon!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Never grow up!

As I mentioned yesterday, I'll be participating in the Disneyland Half Marathon.

My last costume attempt was Princess Half Marathon weekend at Walt Disney World in February.  I attempted matching to Cinderella's colors for the half (until it got too hot, that is) and did a Cheshire Cat costume for the 5K.

The inspiration for my
Peter Pan costume
For the Disneyland half marathon itself, I'll be dressed as the alien from Toy Story. For the 10K, I'll be dressing as Peter Pan.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The claw!

In February, I participated in Princess Half Marathon weekend at Walt Disney World.  Maybe you remember how painstakingly I worked on a couple of costumes for the events? I attempted matching to Cinderella's colors for the half (until it got too hot, that is) and did a Cheshire Cat costume for the 5K.

Pretty soon after I returned from WDW, I already had a couple of costumes in mind for the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend: Peter Pan and the alien from Toy Story!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dressing for the weather and activity

Time sure flies. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of my conversion to Islam.

For the most part, in this blog, I try not to dwell too much on the religious aspects of my life.  I am a caucasian woman in my 30s, and I am Muslim. Besides the occasional cultural or religious intolerance encounter I have with rare people, for the most part, I don't feel much different from anyone else.

People tell me I don't need to explain myself and why I do what I do.  But today I want to explain something.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mean girls

It's been over a week since an incident that jarred my belief in the goodness of people.

Some weekends just don’t work out right. And that was the case 2 weeks ago. It was a weekend that seemed to be filled with an endless supply of drama that lingered beyond Saturday, beyond Sunday, and carried well into last week unfortunately.

That was the weekend when I encountered some "mean girls." You know, the kind who'd rather put you down than build you up; the kind who'd rather smile to your face and sneer behind your back than be sincere.  Yup, those girls.  (sigh)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

BarkBox is a great treat for dogs!

Soooo excited to find out
this BarkBox is just for him
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As I've said before, my dog is a goofball.

This year, he turned 12.  And although I've been spoiling him for most of his life, I thought..."a little more can't hurt," right?  (The correct answer here is "right!")

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Blog hopping...other blogs focused on runDisney events

Kristy over @ KristyRunsKato (Running Wild) was recently looking for other blogs about runDisney races.  Lots of other folks -- including me! -- replied to her query, so she ended up setting up a "blog hop."

Interested in reading other blogs focused on runDisney events?  

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


With a full year of running in my rear-view mirror and another recent half marathon in the books, I'm already starting to look ahead to what's next.

So what is next?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy 1 year run-iversary to me

On Saturday, I celebrated my 1 year run-iversary!  (Happy run-iversary to me!)

And what better way to celebrate than by...