Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon and fundraising

I’m running in the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Disney World on November 3rd, 2019. This will be my fourth half marathon so far, and I’m hoping to beat my personal record of 2 hours 12 minutes 27 seconds from last winter.

This is my very first time raising money through a run (thanks Ian and Christian for the idea!). My goal is to raise $1300 (for 13.1 miles) to donate to my local animal shelter, although I’ll be thrilled with any amount I can donate through this campaign! Every dollar helps!

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First Half Marathon — December 10, 2017

From 9to5Mac:

On Sunday I ran my very first half marathon race equipped with just my Apple Watch and AirPods. Apple Watch Series 3 includes a built-in GPS and optional cellular so you can map your run and wirelessly stream music without strapping an iPhone to your arm. And AirPods, which can play music from the watch, are totally wireless so there’s no cable to manage during the race. Here’s how my experience went:

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First 10K Race — May 13, 2017

I ran my first 10K race on Saturday morning. The experience was a blast. The race was held at one of my favorite places to run — next to the beach and across a bridge and back — so it was a familiar path. Weather was cooler than usual for this time of year: 66º and overcast skies.

The race started at 8:30 am and I felt especially good about it. My goal was to finish the race in under an hour. My long runs are still 3.1 miles so 6.2 miles is new to me. I’ve ran that distance twice before the race with my best time being 1 hour 3 minutes 58 seconds, but I followed some Nike Run Club coaching recommendations for this race.

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My first organized run (and a few personal bests)

I ran in my first organized run on April 1 in Miami.

It was a fundraiser 5K run for the local school district so there were a lot of walkers participating for fun, but there were some serious runners in the race as well. We wore bibs that measured our race time, and our performance was ranked by age group then posted online after the race. I placed 6 out of 24 in my age group.

I also ran my fastest 5K after a month and a half of not beating my previous record. Then a few days later I beat it again by two seconds. Then the next day by even more.

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