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Disney Bound!!

2 Oct

Last year when I ran #alltheraces that runDisney could throw at me, I spent a LOT of time in both Florida and California! So, it’s a little surprising to me that when I head down to Orlando this morning it will be only my second trip all year! And, for the first time EVER – Phred gets to come with me since we’re staying with friends and not a Disney Resort. (seriously Disney, join the pet-friendly generation!)

Note for those who like to bring their 4-legged kids along on planes — If you book a Southwest flight but you end up flight sharing with AirTran, you cannot make advance reservations for your pet! Which can cause much stress no matter how many times you call both AirTran and Southwest…I’m not highly trusting of the “just show up at the airport with your pet” method of planning!!

One day I will learn to plan and pack ahead, where “ahead” is not as I should be going to bed the night before travelling. Or the morning I leaave! Postponing packing leads to overpacking that’s for sure. And forgetting things. And stressing about that little bag of Disney gift cards that you KNOW is in the office but the office hasn’t been cleared up in a while and vowing that I WILL find it before I go down for Wine and Dine!!!

On this trip, I’m not participating in any races (I am volunteering instead!), though should get in at least 2 runs since I have not been so good on the training front this week… so no costumes being packed – just Ears!! Plus some of Phred’s things! A

nd I’m using my brand new suitcase!! It’s tiny on the outside but holding a lot of stuff now!!

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I might even bring that neck pillow I won also! Give it a test run 😉

But first I’ll log in at work and make sure I’ve sent out everything I need to send out, and set up my “Out of Office” email message!!

 

Lucky 13?

29 Sep

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There was a half marathon this week.  It was not pretty. I mean, the course was gorgeous, my results, not so much.

So let’s get to the training wrap-up:

The Higdon plan was:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 5 miles
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 4 miles
Sunday – 14 miles

What Anne managed to do is:
Tuesday – 3.5 miles ( had to circle my cul de sac a few times to even things up!)
Wednesday – 5.08 miles – I decided to take the time in the middle of the day to get it in since I also had to get the lawn mowed and my hair cut Wednesday night!
Thursday – walked about 2.5. Not really counting this as “done” since…well, it wasn’t 3 and I walked 🙂 But I got out there!! In the rain.
Saturday – Hogsback Half Marathon. Map My Run says I did 15.7 miles but…it was probably closer  to 13.1 😉
Sunday – decided to baby my foot (see yesterday’s recap) and did not do my 4 miles. I’m not beating myself up over that. Too much. 🙂

Now, on to this coming week! It’s a biggie since I’m heading down to Orlando to cheer on my friends in runDisney Tower of Terror 10 Miler!  That’s right, a trip to Disney and I’m *NOT* running!! Well…I’ll run…but no bling for me!! 😉

The Higdon plan for the week is:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 6 miles (oh no! we’re stepping things up!!)
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 8 miles

The mileage is just going to keep going up until December or so…

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This week I will also stop by Middletown Bikram to sign up for a year or two – and start back up when I’m back in town!!  Can’t wait!!

Is there a workout that you really look forward to? Bikram is that workout for me!!

Singalong Saturday! The Disney Edition

22 Feb

Okay…Genie was on the course today and now I cannot get this out of my head!!

You’re welcome 🙂

Oh heck — here’s more Disney Friendship!!

Hope you’re having a Magical Day!!

Down To The Wire!!!

28 Aug

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  Who would’ve thunk it? It’s the night before I’m flying out of town and I am running around like a mad woman packing and cleaning and other miscellaneous things!

Well, I could’ve predicted this for sure! Could not have predicted an extra THREE hours at work tonight – granted, it was my error that kept us late, but if it had been up to me, I’d maybe have been an HOUR over. But that’s done and over with and now it’s on to the real fun!!

Got my clothes packed. Got my Powerade Zero packed. My trail mix, my running clothes, my mouse ears…pretty much everything I need! Still need to get to my carry on items and my toiletries. And I’m fortunate that I’m not taking one of my usual 6 am flights – I’m not leaving til NINE – almost NINE THIRTY!!

And I can’t wait!!

I get entirely way too geeked about traveling. I LOVE traveling. I love everything about it. The planning, the waiting, the checking, and rechecking, the reservations. My seat on the plane, the hotel amenities, the local restaurants…All of it! TSA? Yeah, not my favorite part but…And then there’s the flying!!

I love flying. I love getting dressed up to get on the plane. Love it!! I am so really excited – first for getting to Disneyland, seeing people I haven’t seen in a long time, seeing some people for the first time!!

And I’m just as excited to walk up to the kiosk and drop off my bags and head to the plane!!

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Let’s All Be Thankful!!

22 Aug

I bet you thought I forgot! No Way Jose!!

Thankful Thursday is back again! Yeah, I’m sticking with it cause, well, it’s easy and almost stretches the limits of my creativity 😉

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And, oddly enough, today I’m thankful for my job. Turns out I really need to stop bitching cause my boss has said she will basically keep me on until I find a “good opportunity”. And she’ll give me an “excellent” recommendation…so…I will not be thrown to the wolves and can go to my Disneyland!!!! trip and really enjoy myself – for that I am really very thankful!!

Disneyland in 7 days!!! Yeah…the badge says 9…I’m goin’ early to play!!

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