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#JennaRuns2015

Published January 16, 2015 by thisprincesswillrun

Yes, I just hashtagged my title.
But if you follow me on Instagram then you know I’m a little hashtag obsessed. But ONLY on Instagram, I don’t hashtag Facebook that’s just stupid. Stop doing it.
I digress.
I decided that in 2015 I wanted to run one race a month starting in March. Why starting in March? Well, two reasons. First, I ran a total of 3 times after I got back from Disney. Between
my 2 nanny jobs and coaching swimming I didn’t have time and if I did I was freaking exhausted. And second reason…it’s bloody cold in PA during January and February!!
So I started working out this week, hit the treadmill 2 times with dad at Planet Fitness, the elliptical and weights once, and had my consolation with Adj and found out I have quote a few things I need to fix and strengthen so I don’t get any injuries.

In my 30 Before 30 I had said I wanted to complete 10 races before I turned 30 on august 18th. Well, between the 4 I did last year and my schedule for this year I will not obtain that goal by the 18th, I will however obtain that goal by August 19th. My 2015 race calendar is looking like this so far:
March 22: Get Your Rear In Gear 4 miler in Philly
April 19: Philly Donor Dash 10k
May 3: Broadstreet Run 10 miler *fingers crossed I get picked in the lottery! It opens Feb 2nd*
June 13: Honor & Courage Wounded Hero 5k in Warminster
July: TBD. I haven’t found any local race right now, but I might try to do one in Avalon, NJ in the summer. If all else fails I will do a virtual 5k.
August 19: Dash-n-Splash 5k in Hatfield. This will be my 3rd time doing this race, and I will officially be 30!
September: Rock-n-Roll Philly 1/2 Marathon (and possibly 5k). Date had yet to be announced due to the Pope visiting the city during September. But this will be my first 1/2!!
October: TBD
November: TBD
December: TBD

If anyone had any suggestions for the months I have open I’m all ears!
All of this will be in preparation for my first major runDisney event; the 2016 Princess Weekend. The goal is to run 3 races in 3 days-5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon earning 4 medals to add to my beautiful medal holder I got for Christmas from Gone For A Run.

So if you’re on Instagram and search the hashtags #thisprincesswillrun and #JennaRuns2015 that’s me! Follow me on my journey there as well!

What are your goals for 2015? Tell me!

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2014 Recap

Published January 6, 2015 by thisprincesswillrun

Oh hey.
Did you remember I have a blog?
Because apparently I just did.

Anyway, 2015 is here! But real quick
lets take a look back at 2014, because it was pretty rad year!

John and I went to quite a few concerts together! It’s one of our favorite things to do, but some years we get the opportunity to go more often. 2014 we saw: Tyrone Wells, Tony Lucca, Matt Nathanson, and OAR twice!

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We weaseled our way right up front for the first OAR show over the summer and I even left with the set list! (Which now hangs above my side of the bed) we also made it into 2 of the crowd pictures the band took on stage, one at each show! Nothing makes me happier than being at an OAR concert.

2014 also marked the last full year in my 20’s! I will be turning 30 this august, so I came up with my 30 Things To Do Before 30. Most were pretty realistic and doable, and a few I knew would be a stretch. But I think I did a damn good job knocking a few off the list before 2015 started!

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John and I went to the Philly Comicon last year and it was a lot of fun! We’re waiting to see who will be there this year so we can plan accordingly. Couples that need out together stay together. That’s a thing right?
In October when we went to Disney I somehow built up the courage, and I RODE MY FIRST ROLLER COASTER IN OVER 10 YEARS!! See? Up there? That blurry selfie? That’s me ON A COASTER!! Granted, it’s the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and it’s a baby coaster. But I did it! Twice!
And the day after we got home from Disney, I “somehow” ended up on Petfinder. And the dog I had been crying over in the spring WAS STILL UP FOR ADOPTION. So I pulled the crying wife card and I set up a meeting to go see him. And not only did I fall in love instantly, but John did too. And so a month later, we became dog-parents to Apollo Bacardi Anselmo. And I don’t know how we lived so long without him.
And lastly, when Kim came home for the holidays we went to Painting With A Twist! It was lots of fun, and I want to do it again with my sisters-in-law in the spring.

And lastly, to wrap up 2014, this year will forever and always be the year that changed my life. I started running. I had one goal: sign up and complete the Walt Disney World Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 mile race in October. And with the help of SO many people, I did. Not only did I survive, I wasn’t the last one to finish-not even close!-but I also found out that I LIKE to run! Imagine that? I did 4 races in 2014:

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The Donor Dash 5k, finished in 41 minutes wearing my first sparkle skirt

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Girls on the Run 5k-first bling earned! Finished in 42 minutes…lots of hills on this course and boy was it hot!

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Dash-n-Splash! Love this race and course, set a PR on the course of 40 minutes…6 minutes faster than the year before!

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And lastly, the ToT 10 miler! One of the best nights of my life, and I was so proud to have my husband run with me and we finished hand in hand with big smiles! 💖

2014 really was an incredible year, and 2015 is already shaping up to be just a great if not better! Hopefully I can keep up with the blog much more then I did last year. 😘

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