Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Be a runDisney Princess!

Monthly Challenge

Virtual Coast 2 Coast Step Challenge!

Star Wars Weekends

A galactic experience for the whole family!

Fan Girl Favorites

Enjoying Star Wars, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Disney and all things Geeky!

Running With A View

Running, trails, biking, challenges, nutrition; it's all things I care about and love to do.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Making Homeless Bags

Giving to Homeless
Over the past year, I have been approached by several homeless families while going about my busy life.  Unfortunately, I never have any cash to give them because I always use my debit card.   I started keeping gift cards to fast food restaurants and grocery stores in my car so that I would have something to give.

However, it is obvious that there is an urgent need for more than just a gift card.   And at

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#AllInForParis - Travel Tips - Pre TSA Check

As a busy traveler and since I'm planning my flights for Disneyland Paris, I am working through a must do list for traveling!

I'm checking off the easy things first, and TSA Pre Check is one of them!

As a US Citizen, there are two ways to get through the TSA Pre Check Line:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

2015 Holiday GIft Guide

holiday gift guide 2015

I have scoured the Universe for the Best Gifts for the Holidays!

It's here!  That time of year when we buy gifts to show all the ones in our life how much we appreciate them!  I always have a problem trying to find that perfect gift,  the one that will would really interest them, would capture their imagination and spur their curiosity.   It's a problem I know many of us have; so, with those thoughts in mind, here are my guides for those unique persons on your list!

(if you see anything you like, just add it to your wish list!)

Need more ideas?  Let Me Know!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Elf on the Shelf Elf Pets Holiday Bundle Review and Giveaway

If your family loves Elf on the Shelf, then you will enjoy this holiday bundle!


Did you know that the Scout Elves have tiny Reindeer Pets?  They do!  And in this Elf on the Shelf bundle, you get to meet one of your very own!  You learn through the colorful, easy to read book,

Sunday, November 1, 2015

How to Sign Up for the December Challenge: Reindeer Fitness Games

Ready?  Set.. Go... and Sign up our December Challenge:  Reindeer Fitness Games!

1.  Sign Up In the Challenge App



The Sign In Link should appear next:
3.  FitBit Users LINK UP

Select "Settings" from the Menu Bar

Select "Link FitBit" 

You will be redirected to FitBit to Login

A Success Message is Displayed and Select "OK"


Select "Challenges" from the Menu Bar

5.  Click "PLAY" to Join a Challenge

**Navigate to Each Challenge and See Everyone's Progress By Selecting the ID associated with each challenge!

6.  Updating Steps

FITBIT USERS:  Steps will be automatically loaded routinely throughout the day

Other USERS:  Post Steps on the EVENT PAGE

Good Luck!!

Planksgiving 2015!

It's time for our annual Planksgiving Challenge!
It is a month for being thankful and plankful to help us get through the next 2 months of feasting!
Follow along each day with the Planksgiving Calendar and the Planksgiving Event Page;
Post pictures of you and your family planking and Tag The Kessel Runner;
Each Post is 1 Entry for the Planksgiving Giveaway - A Workout Recovery Gift Set!

The Workout Calendar

The 30-Day Plank challenge will get progressively harder as we go through November.  There are rest days built in to give your body a chance to let your muscles recuperate.
Tips for Planking:
1. Be mindful of your form at all times!  It's quality, not quantity that counts!
2. If you find the daily time too difficult, then just plank as long as you can, or break it up into smaller sets.
3. Think the challenge is too easy?
Add another interval or add in a plank variation such as:
Side Planks
Reverse Planks
Planks with Hip Dips

We had so much fun with this last year, I can't wait to see all of your pictures!
Remember:  before you start any exercise program, check with your doctor!

Let's Get Planking!