December 31, 2015

We Run Disney becomes Two Runners Travel

Several years ago, we kicked around the idea of rebranding our blog. And for a few different reasons, it never happened. But today we are excited to launch our new blog identity - Two Runners Travel!

December 30, 2015

Saying goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016

 When Adam and I rang in the New Year in Montreal, I thought to myself "yea, 2015, this is going to be a good year." And it wasn't just good, it was fantastic. Sometimes there are years that pass like normal but this definitely wasn't one of those years.
January 1, 2015 in Montreal

My recap of 2015, running and other stuff

Public Service Announcement: We are doing some maintenance to the blog so please bear with us as we work through some of the kinks.

Less races and more active vacations seemed to be our story for 2015.  After a less than optimal start to January in terms of weather, Tom and I headed to Florida for a nice warm vacation which included a cruise in the Caribbean.  Stand up paddle boarding was enjoyed for the first time and training continued for my big race in April and another in February. This meant treadmills on the ship and some outside deck running would be included in our relaxing vacation!

We started our racing in 2015 with the Princess Half Marathon weekend in Florida in February. I ran only the half marathon but Christine took on the Glass Slipper Challenge and had great results in both races enjoying the half marathon with our running friend Megan. My half marathon result included a PR and an age group award and my older sister helped me to the finish line, placing first in her age group.

December 21, 2015

Hawaii Highlights: The Big Island

As part of our honeymoon, we spent 7 days on the big island, Hawaii. I had heard great things and it definitely lived up to the hype!  One of the things that we loved about the island was the vast array of activities...aquatic activities, hiking, parks, cultural exploration, etc. I feel like we got to have the activity sampler platter on our trip...a little bit of all of these PLUS some amazing pool/beach lounging time. I think Hawaii is an incredible place and there truly is something for everyone. So here were some of our highlights!

December 18, 2015

On blogging and running

I usually have ample things to say but lately I've found myself at a loss for words on our blog. I haven't been running (ahem, that pesky knee) and don't have any races on the horizon. I've thought about writing about other things but somehow I keep coming up empty handed...or I find myself wondering if anyone actually wants to read about my random Christmas adventures and whatnot.
Soon what do I write about now? Will they still like me? 

December 15, 2015

Ho ho ho holiday training for a marathon

As we are in the throws of the holiday season, I had a little epiphany this morning when I was out on my long run. Not only did this keep me entertained, but it also kept me from crying the whole way.  Yes, it was one of "those" long runs.  You know, the kind that you hate, but you have to complete.  I struggled every single mile, but I completed my 12 (yes it was a cutback week) and did not meet my time suggestions from my coach, but I did finish.

December 14, 2015

It's a special day in the WRD world!

It's my favorite running buddy's birthday! Happy Birthday Mom! Cannot wait to celebrate with you later today. 

December 11, 2015

Who cares about the healthy holiday trend? Not this girl!

Each year come October and November, magazines, news outlets, and websites are flooded with the same old headlines...
"Stay fit this holiday season"
"Don't gain an ounce this Christmas"
"Beat the holiday gain"
Etc. Etc. Etc.

December 9, 2015

SLS 3 Holiday giveaway

Disclosure: We were offered this giveaway and discount code to share with our readers.  No compensation will be received and as always, the thoughts here are our own.

Travis from SLS3 compression wear offered us to giveaway another treat to our blog readers. What better time than during the holidays when we are purchasing gifts for friends and family.  Both Christine and I have been very pleased with our SLS 3 socks and sleeves.  Our review from trying them earlier this year is here. They even come in pretty girly colors with all the appropriate compression needed for wear while running and recovery after activity.

December 7, 2015

Running Survey

I tend to be the type of person that is eager to return home from vacation....but let me tell you, I definitely wasn't ready to come home from Hawaii! Adam and I returned to VA last Thursday from our 2 week honeymoon and we had an incredible time. We saw 3 islands and were able to do some incredible things. I think we did a pretty good job of balancing activities with really relaxing, lazy days on the beach or sitting by the pool. We already started a list of things we would like to do next time so you can bet we'll be planning another trip there someday!

I enjoyed catching up on blog reading when we got home...actually did a fair bit when we were sitting in the airport for 3 hours waiting on our final flight home! I saw that Sue from This Mama Runs for Cupcakes posted this fun running survey last week and I really enjoyed reading it so figured I would do it too!