Entries from Team AllEars® Running Blog tagged with 'team allears'

It was not a good idea….it was a great idea

by Mike Scopa and Michelle Scribner-MacLean Team AllEars did not exist before cancer"but it was forged because of cancer. Yes, the adopted charity for Team AllEars was Deb Wills' Avon Walk for breast cancer, which had already established it's...

Hail to the Bus Driver

by Michael Miller One of the oldest, most respected distance races in the world is the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. A 56-mile race, Comrades has a very strict 12 hours cut-off, which most people cannot even imagine making. That...

Fundraising for Team AllEars by Dave Aulen

My wife Holly signed up for (and completed) her first Goofy Challenge in 2010. That was the inaugural year of Team AllEars Running and her first time being a member of a charity team. It was also Holly's first time...

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Ellie Argaluza

Where are you from? Cary, North Carolina Races you'll be doing in January: Goofy's Race & a Half Challenge! The challenge consists of running the ½ Marathon on Saturday followed by the Full Marathon on Sunday. What do you enjoy...

Preparing for Dopey

by Mike Paxton It's about seven months until the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. These last two weeks I've been on the road quite a bit and I'm sure like many other Dopey runners, I have been trying to...

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Sue Lopresti

Name: Sue Lopresti Where are you from? Turnersville, New Jersey Races you'll be doing in January: 10K What do you enjoy running Disney races ? The best moment for me was running up Main Street last year. The cheers and...

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Brian Thompson

Where are you from? Mount Joy, Pennsylvania runDisney Event in January: 5K What do you enjoy running Disney races OR what excites you most about running Disney races? I'm very excited to be a part of something that I've been...

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Christine Surh

Where Do You Live? I currently live in Levittown, NY on Long Island. I moved here with my husband about six years ago for his job. I am from Mohegan Lake, NY which is about an hour north of NYC....

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Rich Gairing

Name: Rich Gairing, Jr (Never Richard please unless I am in trouble) Where Do You Life? I am from Newtown, CT - a great place to live In Which runDisney Events Will You Be Participating: This year I will be...

Team AllEars Runner Profile: Evelyn DeLuccia

This year we'll be featuring some of the runners on Team AllEars. We asked them to tell our readers a little bit about themselves, their connection with Disney, runDisney, as well as Team AllEars. We hope you enjoy these runner...

3...2...1....Launching Team AllEars 2014

It's that time of year again; spring...a time to start anew...or a time to start over. For the members of Team AllEars that means it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work again as we launch...

Defining Success

By Christine Surh After signing up for the WDW Half Marathon early last year, the only goal I could think about was finishing. I had done two half marathons previously with finish times of 4:05 and 4:01. I knew it...

Who Is Team AllEars

by Michael Miller Over the past year, I've been repeatedly asked about the team and who we are.....the following is a summary of some of the key points I've used in describing the team..... Who are we? Team AllEars, over...

The Adventure Begins

by Matt Allgaier Writing a blog is something that I have never attempted before but then again it's a blog on a subject that I never attempted before so it seems appropriate. It's about running - something that had you...

Journey to a Half Marathon

by Sandra Hall I have never been a runner and I haven't run since playing field hockey in high schoo some 50 years ago. I had read blogs on allears.net about the WDW Marathon Weekend and wondered about walking the...

Support Team AllEars - 5 Bedroom Vacation Home Plus tickets - Auction for a Cause

Auction for a Cause! Team AllEars® Member David Schaefer is offering this beautiful luxury 5BR/5BA Pool Home Vacation Package to support Deb Wills' Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on ebay.com http://www.ebay.com/itm/150954411759 The Florida vacation you have been waiting for -...

Positive Peer Pressure

By Dee Dee Webster Before joining Team AllEars, there were a lot of things that I didn't think that I could do. One decision can make the biggest difference in someone's life. I'll be honest, when I became a team...

You Can Do It!

by Eddie McCoy Team AllEars 2013 Almost four years ago I weighed 308 pounds. I went to the doctor because I was feeling sick and found out that my blood pressure was high and that I was borderline diabetic. It...

It’s Kind of Fun to do the Impossible

by Christine Griffin I suppose you could say I started running to get away from the law. No need to fret - Deb, Michelle, and Mike are not harboring a fugitive among their merry band of runners. Allow me to...

Team AllEars 2013: Continuing with Purpose

It happens every spring"the snow melts"clocks spring ahead"pitchers and catchers report for spring training"but more importantly it's that time of year to launch a new year of Team AllEars. In the Beginning The Team AllEars Running Team was founded...

If You Can Dream It, Then You Can Do It!

By Heather Przystas So it seems the second week of January for me is 'pain week'. Last year, I found myself curled up on my bed, feeling sorry for myself. I'd been swept off the course of the Walt Disney...

Moving Out of The Comfort Zone

by Dana Birch For me, it all started in January 2011. For many years I've been checking into AllEars.net for my Walt Disney World fix and information updates. One of my best buds, Sara, had just finally gotten her life...

I Finally Did It!!! Walt Disney World Half Marathon

By Joan Smith I finally did it!!!! That's the feeling that I had when I crossed the finish line at the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in early January. That simple sentence doesn't seem like enough to convey all of...

From Zumba to a Disney Half Marathon

By Erinn Casazza Have you met Jamison Reynolds? If you have, you know that Jamison Reynolds has been blamed for many things. Here is something else he can add to his list: I blame Jamison Reynolds for how utterly happy...

My first Half Marathon at Walt Disney World

By Casey Dylan Back-story Last fall, in what can best be described as a moment of mid-life crisis, I decided to put down the beer, turn off the TV, get off the couch, go outside and"(wait for it)"run a marathon....

I Stopped Saying "I Can't"

by Amy Frank Doctors have told me since the 80s that I can't run because of a motor neuron dysfunction and I believed them. And I never challenged them. Then one fateful day, I read an AllEars newsletter by Michelle...

We Are Family

by Sara Rhodes Call this a write up to get others to join in or donate to the cause, call this homage to the amazing people on Team AllEars, or call it what it is: my thank you to my...

My First 5K!

By Leslie Bird (The following is a first hand account, or diary, by Leslie Bird, on her first trip to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.) Packing I'm not a runner. Really, I'm not. If you would have told me at...

For Me It all Began as a Birthday Challenge

by Jill Bent My journey to Team AllEars and the fight against breast cancer began when, with a significant birthday looming, I resolved to adopt a healthier lifestyle and weight. I decided to explore running and made use of...

If It Was Easy....

During the past three years, I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to meet lots of wonderful folks who have inspired me in more ways that I can count" and one of my new friends is a teacher from...

Team AllEars Training: Making it a Family Event

by Chris Mushrush One of the things that "comes with the territory" of training for longer distance events is the time involved pounding the pavement. For many, this ends up being a time for yourself - a chance to get...

I'm Not a Runner, But I'm Working on My Ways

by Libby Goldberg When asked to write a post for the Team AllEars Running Blog I was flattered and also nervous. What do I have to say that is important? What do I have to say to motivate anyone? Most...

The First Step

by Tabitha Williams When people ask me what I'm interested in, or what my hobby is, I usually say traveling and Disney. I haven't really traveled all that far from my home but I can talk your ears off about...

Green and Growing....Lesson From My Running Mentee

by Michelle Scribner-MacLean Co-Captain, Team AllEars This year for the first time Team AllEars has implemented a running mentor program: members can request a veteran runner to offer one-on-one virtual guidance along the way. Although we have lots of support...

Neverland

by Dave Aulen I'm not going to string you along. There will be no mention of pirates, pixies, or Pan in this blog. Instead, I'll be writing about what keeps me going. I caught the travel bug from my family....

Being A Sports Enthusiast

by MaryJean Kancel I am a Sports Enthusiast. Yes, I'm enthusiastic about sports. I participated in various sports in high school and college. I enjoy watching sports. But at Disney, being a Sports Enthusiast means you are a volunteer. A...

Small Steps Lead To Big Changes

by Rhonda Speer While preparing to write this post I decided to reread the profiles of my fellow team members. I quickly realized that sure we all love Disney and we share a desire to Run With Purpose but...

I Hate Running But I Love Runners

by Helen Dunn I am a marathon runner. For most people who know me, my running is what defines me. I am the person who people come to when they want to try out the sport. I'm the one who...

I Am A Runner

by Jorge Romero My adventure began almost two years ago. One evening I was showing some friends the photographs I took on our last trip to Disney World. When we all saw a photo where I am with my son...

Team AllEars 2012 Live Show - April 18, 2011

LIVE Podcast, April 18, 2011 Team AllEars® will be broadcasting LIVE on Monday, April 18 at 8 P.M. ET. AllEars Founder Deb Wills, Team AllEars® Running Co-Captains Michelle Scribner-MacLean and Mike Scopa will be joined by team members to talk...

Running...It's All In the Family

by Amanda Gonzales Two years ago, I had a reality check. I was 100 pounds overweight. I was classified as morbidly obese. I am a mother of four young children and this was not acceptable. I had sacrificed myself to...

To Preview or Not To Preview a Race Course

In about a week I will be running a local 10K race on a brand new course and so I decided this past weekend to do a dry run and worked out on the course. During this training run I...

WDW Marathon Weekend 2011: Reflections

Although I had been running for some 37 years before taken on the challenge of a half-marathon, I felt invigorated back in 2005 as I trained for my first 13.1-mile trek. Along the way something inspirational happened. In October 2005...

The Fight - Team AllEars

by Jamison Reynolds I would like to think that someday teams like Team Allears will not be necessary. I am not talking about eliminating camaraderie, running, or Walt Disney World from our lives, but the idea that we need...

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2011 - Reflections Part 3

We made a commitment to participate in the January 2011 WDW Marathon Weekend. We trained, we got healthier, we raised awareness and funds in the first against breast cancer, we laughed, we cried, we were injured, we had triumphs and...

All About Team AllEars 2012

What is Team AllEars 2012? It is nothing less than a group of friends who for the last several years have set out to do some important things with joining the fight against breast cancer at the top of...

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2011 - Reflections Part 2

Team AllEars 2011 We made a commitment to participate in the January 2011 WDW Marathon Weekend. We trained, we got healthier, we raised awareness and funds in the first against breast cancer, we laughed, we cried, we were injured, we...

Team AllEars Profile: Sara Rhodes

My first ½ Marathon From the title alone, you know that I am now a half-marathoner, and I plan on doing more. This is a goal finally realized, and what a journey it has been. I should explain my background...

Team AllEars 2012 Live Show

LIVE Podcast, February 28, 2011 Team AllEars® will be broadcasting LIVE on Monday, February 28 at 8 P.M. ET. AllEars Founder Deb Wills, Team AllEars® Running Co-Captains Michelle Scribner-MacLean and Mike Scopa will be joined by team members Evelyn DeLuccia...

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2011 - Reflections

Team AllEars 2011 We made a commitment to participate in the January 2011 WDW Marathon Weekend. We trained, we got healthier, we raised awareness and funds in the first against breast cancer, we laughed, we cried, we were injured, we...

Team AllEars Profile: Chris

by Team AllEars Member Chris Mushrush If someone would have asked me in January of 2010 that I would run a half marathon a year later, I would have laughed in their face and questioned their sanity. Even when I...

Team AllEars Profile: Julie's Story - 13.1 Meets 30: My First Half-Marathon

by Team AllEars Member Julie Loiselle January 8th haunted me and excited me. But it all started in April, nine months before. I read the AllEars Newsletter about the call for Team AllEars members for WDW Marathon Weekend. Even though...

Team AllEars Profile: Julia's Story

By Team AllEars Member --Julia Mascardo Near the end of May 2010, I heard some words that no pregnant woman really wants to hear: emergency c-section. The baby was fine, but I was a mess: gestational diabetes, blood pressure spikes...

Team AllEars Profile: Stephanie's Story

by Team AllEars member Stephanie Mathias As soon as I saw Team AllCheers on Facebook, I knew I had to be part of that. I had met Deb Wills, the founder of AllEars, the co-captains of Team All Ears, and...

Team AllEars Live Podcast Now Available

Team AllEars 2011 On Monday night, June 28th, 8 - 9 P.M. ET Team AllEars 2011: Running with Purpose held their 2nd live podcast produced by MouseWorldRadio. The live podcast featured Deb Wills, Michelle Scribner-MacLean, Mike Scopa, Gordon Harvey as...

Team AllEars® 2011 - Live Podcast Announcement! - Disney World Marathon

LIVE Podcast, June 28 Team AllEars® will be broadcasting LIVE on Monday, June 28th at 8 P.M. ET. AllEars Founder Deb Wills, Team AllEars® Running Co-Captains Michelle Scribner-MacLean and Mike Scopa will be welcoming Gordon Harvey from www.runtodisney.com to talk...

Are You A Runner?

Note from Michelle and Mike: Recently someone in our Team AllEars discussion group started an interesting thread entitled Are You a Runner? This prompted a very spirited discussion about what it takes to be a runner and what it takes...

Team AllEars® 2011 - Live Podcast Announcement! - Disney Marathon

LIVE Podcast, June 28 Team AllEars® will be broadcasting LIVE on Monday, June 28th at 8 P.M. ET. AllEars Founder Deb Wills, Team AllEars® Running Co-Captains Michelle Scribner-MacLean and Mike Scopa will be welcoming Gordon Harvey from www.runtodisney.com to talk...

The Struggling 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

As we approach summer 2010 there are signs indicting that the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is losing the momentum it has enjoyed over the last decade. Recent Marathon Weekend History Back in May of 2002, for its 10th...

Team AllEars 2011 Announcement

Team AllEars 2011 On Monday night, April 5th, 8 - 9 P.M. ET Team AllEars 2011: Running with Purpose was official launched on MouseWorldRadio. The live podcast featured Deb Wills, Michelle Scribner-MacLean, and yours truly, Mike Scopa. To get more...

2010 Team AllEars: Final Reflections

by Michelle Scribner-MacLean and Mike Scopa The training is done, the race is over, everyone is home, and we've all shared our medals with family and friends. Even though many Team AllEars members are looking forward and have already signed...

Disney Marathon Weekend: Challenging Weather, New Friends, and Wonderful Memories

by Michelle Scribner-MacLean Have you ever looked forward to something for a long time" a really long time" and then when you actually get to experience that thing, it turns out to be even better than you'd hoped? That's how...

Running with a Purpose

by Mike Scopa Team AllEars Co-Captain So I've had a week or two to reflect on the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and specifically my fourth Walt Disney World Half-Marathon. Over that weekend there were so many stories"so many...

Team All Ears Profile: Amanda McKittrick Gonzales

Note from Michelle and Mike: From time to time we will be highlighting the stories of members of Team All Ears, a wonderful group of individuals, who have agreed to raise money for Deb Wills' Avon Breast Cancer Fund by...

Team All Ears Profile:Jamison Reynolds

Note from Michelle and Mike: From time to time we will be highlighting the stories of members of Team All Ears, a wonderful group of individuals, who have agreed to raise money for Deb Wills' Avon Breast Cancer Fund by...

Turning the Half into Thirds

by Mike Scopa Regardless as to how long in your life you have been running, if you've basically gone no further than 10K (6.2 miles) or a mile or two further, then the thought of running 30,016 inches becomes rather...

Work That by Michelle Scribner-MacLean

Music and sports have always had a close relationship for me. For years I did step aerobics and the beat of a good song pushed me to go a bit further or to challenge myself to go faster. A carefully...

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