Catching Up to the Present

6 Mar

What have I been up to since starting an unofficial blogging “break” in December? I’ll recap some of the runs below in more detail at a later date, but here’s a look at what I’ve been doing-running and otherwise!

Enjoying the holiday season with my first trip home for Christmas in FIVE years! Complete with quality time with the family, christmas cookies and other homeade meals and treats galore, SNOW, a trip to NYC and a Coldplay concert.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Freedom Tower in NYC

Freedom Tower in NYC




Stew Leonard's, the Best Grocery Experience. Ever.

Stew Leonard’s, the Best Grocery Experience. Ever.



Ringing in the New Year from my condo complex’s parking lot with a friend.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Taking in some Broadway at the Bob Carr with student rush tickets to Mary Poppins!

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Running the Color Run in January during it’s first visit to Orlando.

Running the Dick Batchelor Run for the Children at Universal Orlando for the second time. One of my favorite 5K’s!

Not exactly a running photo, but take in the post-race area at Universal's CityWalk!

Not exactly a running photo, but take in the post-race area at Universal’s CityWalk!

Celebrating my golden birthday (26 on the 26th of January) with surprise cupcakes, work, pottery painting and dinner with friends!

A Welcome Birthday Surprise!

A Welcome Birthday Surprise!

Palm Tree Pottery

Palm Tree Pottery

Starting spring semster grad school classes. Two online courses this semester. Taking advantage of tuition waivers and making slow progress towards my Master’s.

Running the Lady Track Shack 5K, an all female run in Winter Park, Florida.

Running the innaugural Winter Garden 10K-and tackling a new distance!

Running the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon!

Planning my 2013 (into 2014) dream race schedule which includes signing up for Disney’s Tower of Terror 10 Miler and hopefully signing up for Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon when registration opens!

Preparing for my sister’s arrival to Orlando for Spring Break- which means some upcoming time spent enjoying the local theme parks!



4 Responses to “Catching Up to the Present”

  1. aftertheivyleague March 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM #

    I so want to run the Disney Princess half one day! Either that or a Rock n Roll half need to be my first half marathons, they look like so much fun!

    • Steph @ Smiles Through Miles March 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM #

      It was soooo much fun! It is incredibly popular- which makes for a pretty crowded course but it was definitely a fantastic running experience.I have a few more Disney races on my “list” but want to try the Rock n Roll series, too!

  2. Suzanne March 7, 2013 at 11:18 AM #

    Welcome back! You’ve been very busy.

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