I Have a Date!

The Miami Marathon and I are officially a thing. My best friend from 1st grade visited me and said, "Wheeler, we gotta do this!"

Running a marathon is not an easy thing. I took a couple days to think it over and I just knew it was the right thing at the right time. I also knew I had to make changes. This time, strength training had to be front and center.
SO...this. If you need me ... I'll be training.

Disney's ALADDIN In Chicago

Maggie and I had the pleasure of experiencing Disney's Aladdin in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theater last week. It is a breathtaking spectacle that will leave you asking "How did they do that?" every step of the way!
Featuring the 5 original songs from the animated movie, you're in for a treat. Never Had A Friend Like Me was one of the highlights of the show. The Genie lights up the stage for a full 13 minutes and it is AMAZING! I don't think I stopped smiling for a moment of it.
I was blown away by how they not only brought the essence of what made the movie so beloved, BUT the musical makes it it's own. Every character lights up the stage. Jafar and Yago, diabolically hilarious.
I was completely swept away by A Whole New World. My daughter and I sat there with our jaws on the floor wondering HOW they got a magic carpet to fly. Was I watching an amazing Vegas magician? HOW DID THEY DO THAT?! Every set, every costume, every choreographed moment is a treat for your senses. It is a colorful stunning masterpiece of a musical.
Aladdin was a staple when my kids were little and I LOVED experiencing the muscial with Maggie. It really is something I will treasure for years to come. Check out the North American Tour on their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter. If it's coming to your town, treat yourself and take the family. Truly Disney at it's finest.

*Thanks so much to Broadway in Chicago for having me. While I was comped tickets to this event, all opinions and experiences are my own.

Summer Mornings With Netflix #StreamTeam

We are exactly ONE day into summer. I both love and dread this season. I love it because I'm DONE with homework and packing lunches and getting kids to school. I need a break. I dread it because, I work from home. How am I going to carve out blocks of time to get work done?

Netflix to the rescue! Lemme give you a peek at my desk.
That's my computer. I'm coding a WordPress site. That's my iPad. I have my headset in and I'm watching House of Cards. My daughter is watching Moana on Netflix on the TV. (Have you watched it? It's REALLY good.) That is how I buy myself a chunk of time to get work done.

We've cued up Moana, Dr Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory...Full confession, my daughter thinks I need a self help group for Dr. Strange. I may or may not have watched it 10 times. #TotallyHave
I have to share my guilty pleasure with you. Riverdale! Have you watched it? I binged it while working last week. It's SO not the comic book we grew up with as kids. It's kind of like high school Twin Peaks meets Heathers. I LOVE the parents. Trust me when I tell you, you'll recognize ALL of them!
Your turn, what's on your playlist this summer? *I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. While I am not paid, I do receive a free Netflix membership. All experiences and opinions are my own.
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