Posts Tagged by vero beach
|August 31, 2014||Posted by Running at Disney under RAD Recaps|
I want to start by congratulating everyone who ran one of the races over Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!! I’ve had a blast following along and have some great guest recaps coming up in the next few weeks, including one from Jenny who completed her first half marathon and runDisney race…CONGRATS!!
I’ve spent the past week with my favorite people at one of my favorite places, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. It was relaxing, fun and full of laughs. This is a trip I look forward every year and I am so lucky to get to spend this quality time with my friends…I hope there will always be Days Like This 🙂
Before heading home, B and I spent a night in Walt Disney World at Bay Lake Tower. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen all of the fun I had in the Magic Kingdom for a few short hours, followed by dinner at California Grill and Wishes! from the Top of the World. What a great day!
After we returned to Connecticut yesterday afternoon, we stopped by the grand opening of Black Hog Brewing Co. before heading home. Our friends from Caseus in New Haven started this awesome brewery that focuses on craft beer using local ingredients. My favorite was Granola Brown…YUM!
Hard to believe that this weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but there are a lot of fun events coming up in the fall. runDisney races, the Disney Fit Challenge, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival just to name a few! Oh boy! What are you most excited about?
Have a RAD week 🙂
|October 9, 2013||Posted by Running at Disney under Guest Posts, WDW Running Trails|
I’m so excited to have this great guest post from my friend Marc Bigbie! We recently spent some time at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort with a bunch of our friends and Marc was dedicated enough (unlike me!) to get a bunch of runs in. It’s a gorgeous place to run, but I’ll let Marc tell you all about that…
The Disney Vero Beach 10K, at least that’s what I called it. No there isn’t an official runDisney race in Vero Beach, but I did get to spend a week at this Disney beach resort in early September and discovered there’s a near perfect 10k loop right outside your balcony that I got to run it three times. There are only a few turns so you won’t get lost, it’s pancake flat, and has lots of scenery to enjoy that will have you dreaming instead of worrying about the next mile.
Start your GPS in front of the lobby and take a right turn, north on A1A, out of the resort entrance, head to the light and take a left (West) on Wabasso Beach Rd, away from the beach. You’ll be running on nice sidewalk here and likely see locals out running from the private communities lining A1A. Just a half mile down you’ll come to a dirt road with a big sign that says Historic Jungle Trail. That’s the sidewalk where you’ll turn left and head south.
At first you’ll think you’re headed into the jungle because of the vegetation lining both sides of the road, and that sign you just passed.
But in just .3 miles you’ll start to see why this is such a great run path. This will be the view you have for the next 2 miles. The “trail” is a wide dirt road that’s in great shape with no holes or deep sand that I encountered, and almost no traffic. If it’s just after sunrise you’ll also have some shade since the sun will be on your left behind the trees it was a little cloudy this morning.
At the end you’ll hang an obvious left onto a paved road and head back east towards A1A and the beach.. Don’t turn right thinking you’ll keep enjoying the beauty, it’s a dead end into a private community. When you get to A1A turn left again and stay on this side of the road, there’s no sidewalk yet on the beach side. But there is plenty of room because you’ll probably see a few more locals out enjoying the morning for the 2 miles or so back to the resort. It’s all private communities the rest of the way, and I even had a few bikes and a golf cart go by.
Getting in the front “gate” of this resort is easier than the Orlando properties. Many times there isn’t even a guard in the shack, but you can get to most of the rooms without even passing it. So no worries about digging your room key out yet, it’s way more laid back at this resort. You could turn right towards the pool area though and head to the Anchors A-weigh fitness center and extend your workout on some machines or dumbbells, and if you haven’t gotten enough cardio, hit a treadmill or elliptical.
Hope you enjoy your trip to Vero Beach and keep your fitness program up while there. It’s a great place to enjoy the outdoors so running is perfect for exploring the area and seeing the beautiful island.
Marc Bigbie is a part time ultra marathoner, part time blogger, and full time Disney lover. Visit www.Bigbie.net to follow some of these passions and more.
|May 20, 2012||Posted by Running at Disney under RAD Reads, RAD Recaps, Weekly Review|
I’m writing this on my way from Walt Disney World to Disney’s Vero Beach resort for a few days of relaxation on the beach! MiFi rules 🙂 I’ve fallen behing on my blog reading this week because of vacation and a hectic week prior, but I think I found a few good RAD Reads for you to enjoy on your relaxing (hopefully) Sunday!
Eat, Sleep Run, Disney survived her CrossFit training and lived to tell about it. This sounds tough!
Sweat Once a Day talks about going from zero to infinity. She is a true running powerhouse…she actually LOVES to run! Read this and get inspired.
Meals and Miles found a really cute way to document all her races across the country. I love this idea!
DVC Mom welcomes her daughter Katie to the blog with a very insightful look at travel anxiety on their way to Disneyland.
The Disney Blog shares an awesome Fantasyland TV special from 1983. Get ready to get nostalgic!
This Happy Place Blog contemplates what to do with only 13 hours in at Walt Disney World. What would you do??
As I mentioned, Barry and I have been in Walt Disney World for the past two day enjoying fabulous food and fighting the Empire at Star Wars Weekends. We have had so much fun, I can hardly stand it!
And now we’re heading to Vero Beach to relax and spend time with some of our best friends. I’ve never been to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and I’m really looking forward to a whole different Disney experience. Life is good 🙂
It’s been a very different week for exercise. Most of it has consisted of walking around Walt Disney World, which we all know is great exercise.
Here is my week in training:
Monday: Spinning – 1 hour
Wednesday: 2.5 mile run
Thursday: Spinning – 1 hour
Friday: Walking around WDW – approx. 4 miles
Saturday: Walking around WDW – approx. 6 miles
I’m hoping to get a few runs in at Vero and maybe a bike ride. I saw there is a 10 mile ride with a naturalist that could be a lot of fun. Main goal is just to keep my cardio up. My next have is now less than 2 weeks away so I want to stay injury free!
Have a wonderful week!