Monthly Archives: June 2016

4th of July Captain America Style

The 4th of July is almost here Brunchers! I am so excited to be spending my 4th of July at Walt Disney World… my family does this every other year and it is my favorite place to spend the holiday. Nothing says summer to me like fireworks, sunshine, and theme parks!

You know me… I love to nerd out every chance I can so for the 4th of July I like to salute my dear Captain America! Ok so maybe he is not my favorite Marvel man, but he kind of wins this day. Hope this inspires you to have a nerdy Captain filled 4th of July and don’t forget the Rose!

CAPTAIN AMERICA STYLE

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Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

4th of July at WDW

 

Back to Bad Wolf

Hi All! So as you can tell I took a bit of a blogging break. I had a bit of writers block, but will be returning in July with some fresh content just in time for San Diego Comic Con.

In the meantime I wanted to ask what you most enjoy reading about here. Is it cons? Disney stuff? Geek fashion? Let me know!

I have a couple of great posts coming up and some exciting new video content.

See you all soon!! xoxo

RUNNING THE WORLD FOR ORLANDO

Good Morning Brunchers! As you know I am a runner and I am a nerd – so a natural home I found for myself was the Hogwarts Running Club! Basically you place your self in the house of your choice and get house points by running or biking miles… beyond that we do #somuchgood. We use Charity Miles and host virtual races to raise funds for various charities.

In its first two years, Hogwarts Running Club has raised over $420,000 for deserving charities making a direct impact in the lives of veterans, animals, literacy campaigns, and children battling (and beating!) terrible diseases. Normally, all fundraising and such is done 100% within the club.

However, we are doing something different for the next two weeks. Right now runners from all over the world are partaking in a virtual run around the world starting and ending at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. We are raising money for The Trevor Project which provides crisis suicide intervention for LGBTQ teens and young adults ages 13-24 in memory and honor of all those lost in the tragedy that occurred this week. A tragedy that took the life of a friend I have know since I was in elementary school – so this one is personal for me!

HRC We Run As One

In our very first day we have already met half of our goal – talk about #somuchgood! I will be walking and running everyday to help Slytherin win this race around the United States to help teens, find healing, and hopefully spread a little joy.

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If you can help contribute, you can do so here: http://hrc.racery.com/r/hrc-virtual-race/#@badwolfbrunch

If you can spread the word of what we are doing that helps too! For these two weeks we are all in Dumbledore’s Army and We Run as one!

Hogwarts Running Club (HRC) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that organizes virtual running events inspired by the wizarding world designed to promote walking/running, provide unique and awesome medals, and, most importantly, raise money for deserving charities in order to accomplish our mission of changing the muggle-world one mile at a time.

San Diego Rock N Roll Half Marathon Recap

Hi Brunchers! So I took an un-planned and unexpected break from the blog… life gets in the way. But seriously I have missed this!

BWB Races

In the mean while I went for a little run this weekend… 13.1 miles around San Diego!

This was my first time running the San Diego Rock N Roll and personally I loved it!

RNRSD

On Friday after work I took the Amtrak Surfliner down to San Diego. I felt like such a city girl… I took the new Expo line straight from my house to Union Station to get on an Amtrak to San Diego – heres to public transportation! I got in late and went to the hotel to go to sleep – we had a late Thursday night at Disney Trivia!

On Saturday morning I got up around 9:30am, got dressed and made our way to the expo. My cousin Juli of 4wellrules was there as well! The expo was great. Really well organized and had amazing vendors and samples. I picked up some samples and bought some Gu’s for the race. I sadly could not find ProCompressions booth which led to us being really sad about not having the new waves socks…

Sunday our wake up time was not too early but still 4:45am is earlier than I like. We got up and got dressed. We had bagels and breakfast in the room and got some coffee in the lobby. It was a bit of a trek to the starting line so we hailed a taxi with a new running friend. Our taxi driver was AWESOME and got us to the start in less than 5 minutes.

Mal and Jules Ready to Run

We made our usual porto-potty stop which was the only complaint of the race for me. The lines were VERY long – clearly did not have enough restrooms for the runners. After a the long line, we prayed quickly and went to our separate corrals. I was in a further back corral and waited a long time to start, but eventually it was my turn to cross the start line.

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I was going for time for this race so I changed my interval time to :45/:30 to have more just a touch more running time. The race was great but really hilly. The crowd support was amazing and if I was not going for time I would have taken advantage of the many shot, beer and bloody mary opportunities on the course. San Diego does know how to party!

Rock N Roll San Diego Party Time

There was also an amazing support for the Wear Blue: Run to Remember organization which runs in memory of our fallen heroes. There was a memorial section of the run leading to a tunnel of American flags. It was an amazing, sad, thankful and proud moment.

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Luckily the weather held out and it did not get too hot. The sun stayed behind the clouds. The last few miles of the course were really hilly with a lot of ups and downs – literally and metaphorically. It was around mile 11 I started to slow down and struggled through 12. I saw that I had a chance to meet my goal I turned on Hamilton “My Shot”, re-focused and hauled it in to meet my goal!

This was my fastest half marathon since 2014 and achieved my goal of getting back under 3 hours! We celebrated at the We Run Social crew’s After Party at the Hard Rock Hotel. Suja also sponsored the event with cocktails and Pro Compression hooked us up with new tees!

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It was amazing to run this race and get even more confidence in my running. If I could meet my goal on a hilly course with an injury than lets see what I can do next! More on that injury tomorrow…