Monday, September 29, 2014

"Disney's Frozen The Songs" Soundtrack Review and Giveaway!


  On a recent trip to Walt Disney World Resort, I discovered that the whole "world" has gone Frozen Crazy!  If you have not been to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort lately, you may have heard the news that the parks have been taken over by all things 'Frozen'. You can't escape it. 'Frozen' is everywhere. Even Disney's Hollywood Studios declared this summer to be "Frozen Summer". Lots of little Annas and Elsas at every turn....too cute!

     One of the most popular attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios this summer was For the First Time in Forever: A "Frozen" Sing-Along Celebration. There you will find an entire theatre full of people singing along with Anna and Elsa. And I mean EVERY WORD, so I was only too happy to find out that I (along with my kids) would be able to preview the new Disney Frozen The Songs Soundtrack before it's official release date of September 30th, 2014!

     The specially priced Soundtrack includes a sticker sheet , a collectible poster and 10 of your favorite songs from the movie, including The Academy Award winning song of the year from the #1 animated film of all time...."Let It Go".  

     Songs included are:
1. Frozen Heart
Performed by Cast

2. Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Mann and Katie Lopez

3. For the First Time in Forever
Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel

4. Love Is an Open Door
Performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana

5. Let It Go
Performed by Idina Menzel

6. Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People
Performed by Jonathon Groff

7. In Summer
Performed by Josh Gad

8. For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)
Performed by Maia Wilson and Cast

9. Fixer Upper
Performed by Maia Wilson and Cast

10. Let It Go (Demi Lovato Version)
Performed by Demi Lovato

Review---My kids absolutely LOVED the CD. It's been on repeat since we got it and I don't expect that to change anytime soon. That's not much different than the movie....IT'S ALWAYS ON!!
My favorite part of the soundtrack?? I love the fact that BOTH versions of "Let It Go" are included on this soundtrack. I'm a fan of both versions!

Now for the fun part! I have one soundtrack that I will be giving away here on my blog and another that I am giving away on my Facebook page. To win your copy of Disney's Frozen The Songs, leave a comment below telling me your favorite song from the movie. It's that simple! Giveaway ends Saturday, October 4th!

Good Luck and Thank you for entering!

 Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of Disney's Frozen The Songs by Disney Music and ENMN Network to review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.   

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Medal Reveal for Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon and 1/2

2014 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and 1/2 Medals 

     Check out the new GLOW IN THE DARK bling for the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and 1/2! I love the deck of cards theme with the mileage and date of the race in the corner. How cool is that?! And did I mention that they glow in the dark?!?! 

     I'm gearing up for this race, putting in the miles and am ready to #StripAtNight! Well not literally strip, but you get the idea. ;) 

     Not only will I be running the Full Marathon but I'm also running the 5k on the Saturday night that weekend. The Remix Challenge Medals were just too cool to pass up! 

      If you haven't registered yet, this race (along with the 5k) are still open....hurry up and register and come run with me! 

     For more information on these races, please visit


Friday, September 12, 2014

Why Running Marathons FREAK Me Out.

2014-Beginning of 2015 Race Calendar.
     It's always a wacky feeling for me when race day is near....or multiple race days. I had a bit of a freak out the other day when I looked at my calendar. Oh wait. This is my blog...I should be honest and say that I HAD A MAJOR FREAKOUT. My husband just looked at me as I was already packing clothes for a race that is months away and said "Do you actually hear the words coming out of your mouth? What is your problem? You're an insane person." Hey hubby. Thanks for that!

      He followed it up by saying..."You'll be fine. You are always are. Hey baby, you're looking good today. Now, what's for dinner?"  I guess there's a tiny little bit of him that cares about my running. Maybe. Ha!

     I try not to mix my running weirdness issues with my hard to do.  They don't get it nor do they care. They are busy busy people and my marathon training is not their concern. I'm fine with it.  They all like to get their run in but they are not like me. They do not have the runner brain 24/7....YET. My little apples didn't fall far from their tree so I expect (and hope) that one day they will love it. One day....later in life when their sanity needs it. :)

     That's where the Mom in me has to take a step back, re-evaluate and just soak it ALL in for what it's worth. Again, it's just so hard to do!!!  I would like to call it "balancing" but I won't even go there. There's no balance in being a marathon runner and living a normal life. This, I am convinced of. Runners are a strange/good/strange breed of folk. And I'm 100% okay with it. I'm proud to be one of "those runners".

     I'm freaking out. Not just because I'm running alot of races soon. I've got to get the calendar straight for six people. So much laundry to do. So many miles to run. Tie up the loose ends. I need cute new running clothes. I need new socks. Time to stock up on the sports-strength deodorant. Oh. My. Gosh. I'm so sick of wearing the same sports bra!!! My kids have late night ballgames. I can't get to bed early if I tried. I NEED sleep. Did I say I need cute new running clothes?? #OperationFreakOut in full session.

     REALLY. It's not the mileage, its all of the other "stuff" that goes along with being a runner. The running part is the icing on the cake. It's the relaxing bonus for me. It's the You've-been-acting-like-a-nutjob-for-six-months-now-go-get-that-medal-that-you've-had-your-eye-on. Yep. Those are the reasons for my freakout.

     I KNOW that I'm not alone. I read other blogs. I talk to other Moms. I see thousands of Twitter and Facebook posts! I can only compare myself to me...and thank goodness for that! I'm not sure if the world could handle more than one "me". lol!! Lucky for my family, I'm not perfect and I have a very funny sense of humor so I can usually laugh off my "imperfect crazy". My kids say things like "well you know how she is or she's not like other moms". I know that they say these things with the most love. :)

    In saying all of this, I'm really excited to run the Talladega Half Marathon this weekend at the Talladega SuperSpeedway and see my running peeps. One of my guy friends called me last night and said "hey girl. whatcha gonna run Dega in?" I said "time? or cute skirt?" He fell out laughing and said..."Well this ought to be fun, I can see you're already on it".

    So there ya go. Freak out sesh is over and I'm ready to run!  But between now and Sunday, I must go clean off my camera, fold up at least 12 loads of laundry, and figure out what's for dinner! ;)

Happy Running and See you at the track!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Marathon(s) Training Update #ChiMarathon #Talladega #DopeyChallenge

     Another week of marathon training is IN THE BOOKS. This is the time where I'm either ready to run the race or run a half as part of my training. Lucky for me, that's exactly what I'm doing next weekend. On Sunday, I'll be running my 5th Talladega Half Marathon. I love this race and the weather is supposed to be in the low 60's at the start. Heaven on a NASCAR track. YESSSSSSS.

     Before I skip ahead to Sunday, I've got a FULL week of running ahead. Zero Taper time....Dopey Challenge training is not very concerned with tapering. LOL ;)

9/8---Week 15
45 minutes (5 miles)
45 minutes (5 miles)
*9 miles
3 miles (14 miles) (Talladega Half)

     I am thinking that I will be one tired Mama after Sunday. I feel a lazy Sunday afternoon coming on....

See my full marathon training plan here.

**Do you taper?