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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

OZ Fit Running Belt Review

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Back in December, I was looking for a new running belt to take with me to the Star Wars Half Marathon in Disneyland.  My new iPhone6S wouldn't fit in my old one; therefore, it was time to give up my favorite belt and look for a 'new favorite!'

I started looking by simply doing a search on Amazon.  I found that the OZ Fit Running belt would fit my iPhone, and it seemed like it would hold everything; so, I bought it!  It turned out to be a great purchase, and I really enjoyed wearing it!

And here are 4 feature that were important to me:
Zumba Belt Review

Side 1
1.  Key Holder
A very handy Key Hook!  When you are training, you need a place to hold your key.  I usually tie it onto my pants or shorts string, but this works out so much better!  The key holder slips comfortably inside the belt for security.

2. Two Pockets
Side 1 has two pockets on either end.  The pockets share connecting space, but allow you to store one thing on one side, and something else on the other.  I used it to store goo and almond butter.  I was able to hold 3 almond butter packets and 2 goos during the Half Marathon.

Side 2
3.  Zippered Pouch
The pouch on Side 2 is zippered for added security.  The larger smart phones and other extras you need can reside on this side.  I have an iPhone6S and there was plenty of room for my phone, granola bars, identification and credit cards.   

4. Stay Dry, Giving Fabric
The moisture wicking fabric is comfortable, resists sweat, and fits comfortably against your body.

I sweat a lot, even on a cool running day such as the Star Wars Half Marathon; everything inside the OzFit stayed nice and dry.   The belt stayed in place, too, I had very little adjusting to do during my race.  Even when it was packed full at the start of the race, it still laid relatively flat against my body.

Who is the Belt For?

The belt comes in 5 sizes XS, S, Med, L, XL, from a 27" to a 38", and is intended to be worn just below the belly button.

It fits comfortable on top of your pants at the waist band, or over your outer clothing.  It easily moves around so that you can reach both sides, even while you are moving.  It could easily be worn at Zumba or as a money/passport holder while traveling.

Zumba Belt Review

The belt is 4 inches wide and will stretch to 5 1/2 inches:  so, very accommodating for the larger smart phones.

It held everything I needed for the race with room to spare!  And I carry everything!  If you are looking for a lightweight, versatile belt, this one will be perfect.

It's a bargain, too, at only $16.95!

Who is the Belt Not For?

Sorry Fashionistas!  There is only a choice of black or pink.

If you need to carry hydration bottles, there isn't a way to attach them.

And I suggest to upsize if you want to wear it lower on the hips:  it's flexible, but not too stretchy.

I really enjoyed wearing this belt during the Half Marathon Weekend, and I will continue to enjoy it as I train and travel this summer.

If you have any questions or have tried it yourself - please let me know!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

10 Easy Tips to Renew Your Passport

Planning a vacation takes time!  And if you want to travel outside the country, then you need think about your Passport and allow 2 months in your schedule.   Since a passport lasts 10 years, it may have been a while since you've thought about it; but never fear! Here are my Tips for Easy Passport Renewal!

If you have never had a Passport, then you need to read How To Start From Scratch.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Dark Side Race Maps: Star Wars Half Marathon

Updated March 21, 2016:
Run or Run Not, There is no Try!

It's time to look at a very exciting runDisney race course!

Half Marathon Course Map

Your Journey to the Dark Side Starts at Epcot

The starting zone for the race is the Wonder Parking Lot at Epcot.  Everyone will have to walk through security, and all running packs and check-in bags will have to be checked.  Please be prepared for extra time getting into your Corral.
There will be lots of excitement in your Corral though and watch for guest appearances of your galactic favorites on the race monitors!  Get Ready - Because your tour of Epcot will be a quick one! You will rocket around the World Showcase, entering by Mexico and exiting by the United Kingdom.  You will then jumping to Hyperspace as you fly off to Hollywood Studios!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Dark Side Race Maps: 10K and 5K

March 2016
Feel the Power of the Force with the Dark Side 10K and Family 5K! These races are both family friendly and may have many who will be running these distances for their first time!  Take your time and enjoy the Star Wars Experience!  It will be a race of a lifetime!

Both of these races will start at Epcot, and we will look at the 10k first!

10 K Course Map

This will be a very fast course!  You will enter Epcot by Mexico and move on through the World Showcase!   The Golf Ball will zip by as you leave the Worlds behind and head onto the Boardwalk.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Champion C9 Sports Bra Review

A Sports Bra is a much needed accessory!  And I was lucky to receive the Champion C9 Sports Bra for review from Influenster and Target!  I gave it a good, sweaty workout and wash and here is what I thought!
Target Influenster

I chose the C9 Power Shape sports bra in White since I looking for a sports bra to wear with white tops.  There were many colors to choose from so it would be easy to find a color to fit your style.  Added Bonuses were the adjustable clasp in back to get a snug fit across your ribs or to choose a looser fit if you prefer.  The cups had neat petals to prevent show through which is super important when wearing white!  The fabric was soft and comfortable and kept me dry.  It even washed up well without losing it's shape.  This sports bra packs all the benefits of a more pricey version, so it's great for fitness fanatics on a budget!

My only complaint was the piping under the arm wasn't as movable as the rest of the bra, but it seemed to loosen up after washing.

Overall a great Sports Bra at an Affordable Price that you will enjoy wearing as much I do!

Influenster Target

If you have any questions please let me know!
I was compensated with a 40% Off coupon; however, the opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dark Side Half Marathon - All There is to Know

Star Wars Half Marathon - Dark Side FAQ

March 2016

The Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side will be an exciting race for many reasons!  It is the inaugural Star Wars Race at Walt Disney World and it will be the second leg of the inaugural Kessel Run Medal!

It is an awesome race, but one that is packed with information, too.  The Expo will be expansive, the race crowd will be large, and at times, it will just all seem to run together.

To help make things easier for myself and fellow runners, I've put together a list of important information that you will need to know!

Dates: April 14 - 17, 2016
Location: Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
2017 Registration Opens: August 9, 2016
Host Resorts: All Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Transportation:  Event Transportation will be available from all Host Resorts:  this transportation includes to and from the Health and Fitness Expo and all Races/ChEar Squads.  Your Resort will display an updated Transportation Schedule in the Lobby.

2015 Race Information:

Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Transportation Schedule

Star Wars 5K
  • Bus Transportation
    - 4:00 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Participants must board a bus no later than 5:00 a.m. in order to make it to their corrals on time.
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  • Please utilize Expo Transportation Schedule.
Star Wars 10K
  • Bus Transportation
    - 3:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Participants must board a bus no later than 4:00 a.m. in order to make it to their corrals on time.
Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side
  • Bus Transportation
    - 2:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Monorail Transportation will be available starting at 2:30 a.m .
  • Participants must board a bus or monorail no later than 3:30 a.m. in order to make it to their corrals on time.

If you have questions about transportation or other runDisney questions, please contact me at

Disney Refillable Mug FAQ

Refillable Mug

If it has been a while since your last visit to Walt Disney World, the Mug System at Disney has changed!   During August 2013, Disney rolled out the new Refillable Disney Mug system called “Rapid Fill” program.