Hi all! I’m Kellie. I've been a fan of The Dis for a while now, but just found the running forum a few months back. Everyone is so inspiring and supportive! That can be difficult to find on internet forums these days. So, here's my training journal. Please feel free to comment, offer advice when I'm stumped, and words of encouragement. About me: I’m a 49yo mother of 2 (13 and 10). Married DH in 2003. We’re local to Orlando, so runDisney medals (the bling!) is what got me interested in organized runs. While I’ve been somewhat active throughout my life, but had never ran an organized race until my friend, Michelle, and I did the 2015 Princess Half Marathon. I know, right?! Staring with a HM! We were at a charity event, a few drinks in, talking to some girls at our table who had just done 2014 PHM. Them:“It’s easy and fun! You just sign up and go run it!” My friend and I: “We can do that!” LOL!! Never mind that these girls were 20+ years our junior. We didn’t even realize that the registration was a marathon in itself. I signed up a few hours late and ended up in corral O, panicked by the balloon ladies the whole race though I didn’t actually seen them until in Epcot. But I finished! And, we fell in love with the medals!! Haha! This year we did the Fair Tale Challenge. We didn’t do much training for this race either, but finished without killing ourselves. I even spent the rest of the day after the HM walking around Disney Springs with family down for a WDW trip. Also, the announcement of the Kessel Run challenge caused me to convince my DH to do that with me last year. I actually trained between the PHM and SW, so I did a bit better on that one. My DH and I got more serious about our running this summer. It’s great to have a running buddy. I’ve trained alone in the past, but it’s more motivating for me to have someone to run with. On days when he’s not so into it I’m gung-ho, and vice versa. We just finished our couch to 10k training and are headed to St. Augustine this weekend to run the 10k there. Wish me luck! After that we’re going to start some speed training to get my pace a bit faster. Ha! I’m very slow. My DH keeps reminding me that I’m lapping everyone on the couch. Goals: 1) Keep improving my running and health. 2) Run a 10k POT for getting out of corral F in Disney half marathon runs. 3) Run a sub 1hr 10k. 4) Run all the Vacation Races.