Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Very exciting news over at 13 Going on Crazy!! I am being featured today on FitBlogger!! Please check it out!! I would love your feedback and comments!!

Question of the Day: Share with 13 Going on Crazy how long you have been running and what is the best thing running has done to change your life? Ok so maybe it has done many things!! Feel free to share all of them!

Monday, April 23, 2012

And the Winner is...Shopportunity Giveaway

Congrats Charlotte!! You have won the And the Medal Goes to...Shopportunity Giveaway! Please e-mail, your contact information and we will have Allied Medal Hanger get in touch with you regarding the medal hanger of your choice! I can't wait to see pictures of all of your medals hanging on your new display!! Please send pictures and we will share with the 13 Going on Crazy community.

Thanks to everyone who entered and for being a part of my cheer squad!! 

Remember wherever you are, there you go!!

Happy Running!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rose Colored Glasses

Often times we are own worst enemies. We manage at times to kick ourselves when we are already down, but today I am standing up and saying, enough! I have been going back and forth on signing up for The Goofy Race and a Half Challenge for weeks now. Most recently my heart has been saying yes, and my head has been saying are you crazy? A 13 Going on Crazy follower shared this quote with me,

"It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart

After reading and rereading this quote I am confident that my mind is made up and I am headed in the right direction. How could I possibly pass up on the opportunity of running down the middle of Main Street and through Cinderella's castle? Have you been able to unlock to key and find the balance between listening to your head and your heart?

Running with friends through the Happiest Place on Earth!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tax refund coming your way?

I'm sure that money is burning a hole in your running skirt or shorts and I've got a suggestion on how to spend that extra cash! I have come up with a list of what I think are 5 of the coolest races. Have you signed up for any of these races? What is on your race wish list? I would love hear about all of the races that you will be hitting up this year!
1. The SeaWheeze Luluemon Half Marathon August 11, 2012 Vancouver BC  Lululemon Running Shorts just for signing up!! Sounds too good to be true! Make sure to sign-up by May 1 to get the exclusive running shorts!     

2. The Wipro San Francisco Marathon July 29, 2012 San Francisco Being able to not only run on the Golden Gate Bridge, but you get an extra medal, Half it All Challenge Medal, if you run the 1st Half Marathon and 2nd Half Marathon in 2 consecutive years.

3. Nike Women’s Marathon 2012 October 14, 2012 San Francisco, Ghiradelli chocolate is given freely to all runners and that iconic little blue Tiffany's box containing your finishers necklace handed to you on a silver platter by tuxedo clad firemen at the finish line. How sweet does that sound?!                            

 4.  Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend January 10-13, 2013 Orlando, FL Running in Walt Disney World is a runner's dream!

   5. See Jane Run Half Marathon June 3, 2012 Alameda, CA Wine and chocolates at the finish line, too good to be true!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

It's Friday 13.1!!!

At 13 Going on Crazy the number 13 is a VERY lucky number, which got me to thinking about 13 things that I want to accomplish before I turn 30... With 262 days to till I turn the BIG 30, I better get started!!
  1. Have the courage to sign-up and train for the Walt Disney World 2013 Goofy Race and a Half Challenge. Yes, I understand that I will actually be 30 years old and 11 days on race day, but that still should count, shouldn't it?
  2. Swim with dolphins
  3. Stay up all night and see the sunrise, okay maybe just wake up early and see it rise. I don't do well on lack of sleep. 
  4. Take a trip in a hot air balloon
  5. Run a half marathon sub 2 hours 30 minutes
  6. Actually feel happy about my life, even if it is just for a moment
  7. Go to a drive-in theatre, do they still exist?
  8. See Bruce Springsteen &/or Bob Dylan in concert
  9. Go horseback riding on the beach
  10. Go scuba diving
  11. Take classes in American Sign Language
  12. Feed the homeless people soup during a rainy cold day
  13. Fall in love & not get my heart broken
I am hoping to hear some very interesting suggestions on what else to add to the list, should I have made it 30 before 30 or stick with lucky 13? I would love it if you'd join me in the madness and come up with your own lists, 25 before 25, 35 after 35, 13 before 2013, whatever get's the blood in your veins flowing! I would love to hear from you. I hope that with this little assignment, we'll inspire each other to stop putting things off and seize the day.

Rember, wherever you are there you go!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Words to Live By...

No need to further explain the power of this message, don't we all need to find the key to happiness? Running always make me find my happy, where do you find your happy? We all need to laces up our shoes, head out the door, and find our happy. Come on let's get going!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year...RunDisney Marathon Weekend Registration has Opened!

Today is a very special day for all runDisney fanatics. April 10th has finally arrived, sign up has officially opened today!! Registration opened for Disney World's Marathon weekend today at 12:00 pm EST. If you are planning on ever running in a runDisney event, this is the year to do it as it's the WDW marathon's 20th anniversary. Disney will most likely be pulling out all the stops to make this an extra magical year. Who's signing up or already has signed up for the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend 2013?!  I am considering going Dopey for the first time!! It will be a weekend of firsts for sure!!

Registration prices the 2013 year are the following:
Walt Disney World Marathon
$150 by June 19, 2012 | $170 between June 20, 2012 and September 25, 2012 | $190 on or after September 26, 2012

Walt Disney World Half Marathon
$150 by June 19, 2012 | $170 between June 20, 2012 and September 25, 2012| $190 on or after September 26, 2012

Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge
$320 by June 19, 2012 | $350 between June 20, 2012 and September 25, 2012 | $380 on or after September 26, 2012

Disney Family Fun Run 5K
$55 per participant | $60 per Stroller walk division participant

runDisney Kids Races |Mickey Mile
$10 per child | $25 per child

Race Retreat prices are (this is access to a heated tent before the race, private bathrooms, character pictures, and tent access later)
Walt Disney World® Half Marathon – $110
Walt Disney World® Marathon – $110
Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – $190

Sunday, April 8, 2012

And the Medal Goes to...Shopportunity Giveaway

As my excitement grows for the Disneyland Half Marathon, it's only 144 days away, I was suddenly reminded of all my race medals sitting on top of my dresser and exploding out of my shadow box. I thought that it would be fun to revisit them.
I've never been an athletic person, so it's quite a surprise, shock, and an accomplishment that I now find myself the proud owner of all this bling. Though I was not hooked on running just yet, this was my first medal from the Phoenix Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon 2006.

The one that started it all was the Castle Medal for the 4th Annual Disneyland Half Marathon at Disneyland Labor Day weekend 2009. From that point on I was hooked with running especially RunDisney. The following March 2010, I participated in the Princess Half Marathon with my cousin and friend in Walt Disney World. I even earned a Coast to Coast to Medal Labor Day 2010 at the Disneyland Half Marathon, which was the 5th Annual Disneyland Marathon. September 2011 I participated in the Disneyland Half Marathon, which marked the start of 13 Going on Crazy. As you can see all of my RunDisney events hold a very special place in my heart. 

At this point of my running adventures it is very clear that I need a special place display all of my race medals, which leads to one of the most amazing 13 Going on Crazy Shopportunity Giveaways...Drum roll please,  13 Going on Crazy and Allied Medal Displays is giving away to one lucky winner a Metal Hanger for all of your race bling!

You can earn up to 13 lucky entries for this Shopportunity. The winner will select a medal hanger from Allied Medal and it will shipped directly from Allied Medal. 

Please also ensure that you read the giveaway rules, as the winner's responsibilities are noted there with timely notification requirements.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hollywood Half Marathon Race Number 8 Recap

Today I participated in the Inaugural Hollywood Half Marathon. Needless to say I am unsure what needs more improvement the race or my abilities as a runner. Perhaps I should center my focus on what I am able to improve upon, which is my running abilities. Unfortunately my GI flare has greatly impacted my running and often times makes it difficult to even run. I promise to commit myself to run or walk regardless of how I feel from now until race number 9. One might ask what I am taking away from today's race, I suppose that best lesson learned today is that I need to keep on putting one foot in front of the other, regardless of the obstacle!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Twofer Tuesday

Okay so this really does not have anything do with running except that I ran into Mr. Braverman aka Craig T. Nelson at lunch and Tim Daly from Private Practice at dinner. I almost needed Dr. Pete Wilder, to resuscitate me as I almost fell over a fire hydrant when I walked past him! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bio-K+ Probiotic Fermented Soy

For the past 7 days, since I lack health insurance nor a doctor to treat me I decided to start taking Bio-K+ Probiotic Fermented Soy. Bio-K+ has a minimum of 50 billion L. acidophilus and L. casei per 3.5-oz. little bottle. According to research, simply by adding probiotics to our daily routine we not only strength our immune system, but we also balance our intestinal flora, which makes us feel better. Our intestinal flora is made up of as many as 100 trillion bacteria, which helps our bodies maintain good health. Not all probiotics are created equal however and depending on the bacterial strains they contain the benefits could different. I recently discovered one of the best probiotics on the market and decided to give it a try it for 7 days and see if my stomach improves. Bio-K+ Probiotics benefits include regulating intestinal health, improving digestion, supporting immune system functions, and deterring certain pathogens. Needless to say I am one happy customer and could not be happier with the results. Take a look at my seven day recap... 

Pre and Post Race Runners Fuel

March 27: Day 1 Ready to kick Crohn's to curb! Today is my first day on Bio-K+ Probiotic Fermented Soy. Hoping this will turn things around for my stomach! My stomach is beyond out of control.
March 28: Day 2 Stomach is still beyond out of control I went to the bathroom 4 times today, which much better than the and I put this in quotes, normal, which is beyond normal, "7" times, which is not a pretty story, trust me.
March 29: Day 3 on Bio-K+ Probiotic Fermented Soy...Finally seeing some relief! Thank you Bio-K+!! 
March 30: Day 4 Constant stomach starting to finally go away, since December 2011! 
March 31: Day 5 Upset stomach down to 3 times today, wahoo!!
April 1: Day 6 Still cannot believe the progress that I have made in just 6 days, doctors should seriously look into prescribing this before suggesting to take a prescription drug which could have unwanted side effects. 
April 2: Day 7 To think that this tiny bottle could be so powerful, it's like a magic potion. On the road to recovery, Bio-K+ to the rescue!