Sunday, February 19, 2012

View From Today's Run

I was wanting to do a 5 mile run for my long run this weekend, but the look on a certain little dogs face made me switch it to a 4 mile run so he could tag along.  I know I should have probably just taken him for the full 5, but the amount of time spent sniffing and saying "HI!" to other dogs just didn't work with today's schedule. The best part of running with a dog is that they always seem so excited to be out running with you.  My dog Frankie loves going on runs.  Even the cold winter mornings where I can barely get out of bed a 5am, he's there wagging his tail begging to go on the run with me.  I've tried a couple different methods for taking him with me.  In the beginning I tried to just hold the leash while we ran, but that screwed up my gate, so I tried to put the handle of the leash around a belt.  This method worked a lot better, but I felt that I needed so kind of "give" for when he tried to run a little faster, or lunged after a squirrel.  After doing some research online I found the Leash Lady (  I can't begin to tell you how much I love this running leash.  It's really well made and has a bungee section to provide so give when needed. 

When I was training for the Disney Marathon I didn't get to take Frankie o as many runs as I would have liked.  Know that the marathon is over and I have a bit of time before I have to ramp it up again it's nice to take the little guy along.  I missed my running buddy.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Here we Go!

I want to do the Goofy Challenge in 2014.  I must be Goofy.....

Hi my name is Casey Jo and I'm training to run the Goofy Challenge in 2014.  I have run two other Disney races and have now caught the runDisney bug.

I'm hoping this blog will help keep me on task with my fitness and running goals.  I tend to train for a race and then lose all the progress I have made with my training.  I have recently run the 2012 Disney Marathon, and now I would like to keep up with the progress I have made in order to be in the best shape possible for the 2014 (or 2013, but I doubt that will be possible) Disney Goofy Challenge. 

Wish me Luck!