Fearless Fridays – Hot Weather Running Tips

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The weather has been hot, sticky and humid for the last few days. That’s great if you can sit poolside or on your deck with a lemonade in hand, but what if running is part of your daily routine? You might be wondering how you can run in this weather. Here are a few of my tips for running in the heat.

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Here we go again – Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge 2013

Last night, I registered for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge in January 2013. It’s official, I will be going for my second Goofy race! The Goofy race is part of Disney’s annual marathon weekend. It involves completing a half marathon on Saturday and then a full marathon on Sunday. So over the course of two days, I will be logging a total of 39.3 miles.

What’s the draw? For me, I like the challenge of running back to back races and where better to run than the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’? You get to run through the parks, there are characters on course, tons of live entertainment and if you time your full marathon just right, you might even get to take a break mid-race and ride a roller coaster! Let me tell you, Disney knows how to put on a race. But more importantly, marathon weekend is the one of the few opportunities I get to run with friends who live across Canada and the US. We have a ton of fun hanging out at the parks, during the race, and of course celebrating afterward!

So here we go again! I’ll keep you posted on my training progress over the next eight months or so (yikes!) . Even though it’s my second Goofy, I have to say that I’m still a little nervous but definitely looking forward to the experience!