September 25, 2014

In the News (002)

Whew, it's been a while since we posted on the latest and greatest news...okay, we've only done that once, but it's a fun topic.  I saw a few articles through my media monitoring service that really interested me so I wanted to share.

Health and Wellness News
The New York Times reported that "big soda" manufacturers are looking for ways to cut calories or promote lower calorie options.  While I'm all about people making individual choices, I was shocked to learn that in some households, sugary drinks can account for half of a child's calories.  Half their calories?!  That's an overwhelming statistic. 

Running News
Competitor shared an article about rebounding from a tough marathon training workout.  Someone is clearly reading my thoughts lately!  They recommend analyzing factors that may have contributed to a bad workout.  I'm slowly getting better at this and acknowledging factors that may be out of my control such as the weather and stressors at work.

In runDisney news, there was rampant speculation that a Disneyland Paris race may be finally coming!  The blog, Dedicated to Disneyland Paris, shared a photo of the runDisney Mickey doing a photoshoot at the park.  Is our dream going to finally come true?!  Only time will tell!

And the Avengers Half Marathon weekend Event Guide was posted online.  This looks like an awesome weekend and I am looking forward to following along at home!

Gear News
And lastly, a fun one!  20% off your Sparkly Soul order using promo code ROCKSTAR through September 27.  These are my absolute favorite running (and sometimes errand-running) headbands.  They really don't move!  And who doesn't love a little extra sparkle in their running (or any other) outfit?!

Would you sign up for a runDisney event at Disneyland Paris?
{Christine}

13 comments:

  1. Running in Disneyland Paris would be awesome! However I don't think I will be able to get back there anytime soon. I visited Disneyland a few years ago and it was a blast! -L

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    1. Lacey, we thought the park was so different than the US park and the lines were incredibly long. That being said, we went in August when all French people are on vacation!

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  2. So many exciting things going on right now! I hope that the runDisney suspicions are true, not because we'll ever be able to make it to Paris in September because of my school schedule, but because that'll hopefully make it easier for us to register for the WDW events that they want to be at in the future.

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    1. Oh Kathryn, I forgot about your school schedule...but maybe some year you could do it!

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  3. I thought the Paris thing was already a done deal? These Disney rumors on the web...it's getting so I can't tell the rumors from the fact anymore. I've never been a soda drinker. I just don't like it, but I used to drink OJ every morning, then I found out that was not good for you. I'm kind of thinking of going back to it. I always just had a small glass, and I feel like the vitamin benefit outweighs the sugar in the better brands. This summer I discovered Fresh &Easy's Strawberry Lemonade. That stuff is like crack! It's organic - only fruit puree, sugar and water, but still, sugar.

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    1. Not yet. I assume logistics are probably difficult and planning a race in a foreign country would create challenges!

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  4. I haven't tried sparkly soul headbands yet...with that discount I may have to!

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    1. Christine loves them and has quite a few in her collection!

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  5. I would absolutely go to DLP for a race! I wish they would hurry up and announce it already!

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    1. We have been waiting way too long for this race to be announced!

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  6. Disney Paris would be amazing.

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  7. A race in DL Paris would be really neat! Guess we will see what happens!

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  8. As much as I love Disney parks, I've had no desire to go to Disneyland Paris. I'm not really sure why... Maybe it's because Paris itself is so amazing that if I were in Europe, Disneyland Paris is probably not going to end up on my must-do list. That being said, I know you guys are wanting a race there, so I'm rooting that you get it!

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