Thursday, March 6, 2014
My one of my favorite races, Wine and Dine, opened for registration on Tuesday. Although I debated skipping this year because I am doing Tower of Terror, but it's the 5th Anniversary year, I just couldn't do it!
But what is most surprising is how quickly it filled. Wine and Dine typically takes a month or two to fill (or even longer), but this year it filled in just over 24 hours. I'm not sure why it filled so quickly, but my guess is A) it's the anniversary year so people want the special medal and B) with the announcement of Avengers, it gives people an opportunity to get Coast to Coast.
I am very excited to be doing this race again. It's one of my favorite weekends - a great race and the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is going on. Great time to be at Disney!
Any one else doing Wine and Dine this year?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I have been back from Florida for almost a whole week and I still don't feel caught up on my sleep. Works been crazy and just haven't got caught up yet. Here's hoping this week allows me to do so.
If you are a runDisney fan, I'm sure you've heard by now that there is a new race (or you've been living under a rock). It is the Avengers Super Hero Half Marathon. It's going to be held in Disneyland the weekend after Wine & Dine. I find the timing slightly odd - it's awfully close to W& D, don't you think? I also can't believe it's going to be in 2014, I thought it would have been sometime in 2015. I've made no secret about my love of the Marvel movies, so I have a strong desire to do this race. Registration doesn't open up until March 25th, so I've got some time to see if I can make it happen.
Monday, March 3, 2014
My trip to Florida started off very well - I got switched to First Class (the man/boyfriend/husband of the women sitting next to me was in first and they wanted to sit together so I switched seats with him. In First Class - yay!) and my flight was on time. It was a great way to start the trip!
After checking in to the hotel, we headed to the expo. My aunt and cousin were arriving later, so my mom and I were picking up their stuff.
Fortunately, after the disaster that was the expo held at Coronado Springs, they moved it back to ESPN World Wide of Sports. So much better.
We started off going to get our numbers. There were no lines and it went very smoothly. After that, we headed into the Josten's Center for shirt pickup, merchandise and the rest of the vendors. But not before a photo with our footmen!
|My mom got us all tiara's to wear!|
Despite my best efforts, I did not walk out of the official merchandise empty handed. I didn't buy any clothing though, so that counts right?
Pam already picked me up my Sweaty Bands, which was a good thing because I didn't see them (although since I already had them, I wasn't looking very hard).
And I got what I really wanted - my Princess ears! My photo did not turn out well, but here's the photo from runDisney (I'll update with a better photo once I take one).
I also picked up 3 magnets. I definitely did not need 3, but I couldn't decide between them! I am going to bring one to work. Apparently magnets are my new expo item - I got one at Wine and Dine, Dopey and now Princess.
Lastly, I got one of the Glass Slipper Challenge mini medals. I got one for Dopey, so I figured I should get one for this challenge too.
After we were done at the official merchandise, we hit the rest of the expo. We didn't spend too much time because my aunt and cousin were on their way to the hotel. We did stop by and pick up the Lasting Commemorative postcard. Otherwise, we were good and didn't buy anything.
Overall, I thought this expo was so much better than last year. Moving it back to WWoS was definitely the better decision!
|My (bib) Princess of choice this year!|
Sunday, March 2, 2014
In case anyone is wondering, my schedule is being put together by my friend Rob's girlfriend Kirsty (my friend now, but I met her through Rob). She's a crazy fast runner and triathlete who actually competes in both sports. I am very excited to be working with her!
Scheduled: 6 miles easy
I was still in WDW and just didn't do it, lol.
Scheduled: 7 miles easy
Actual: 7.05 mi, 1:08:42, 9:45 pace
Scheduled: 5 miles easy
Actual: 5.06 miles, 48:59, 9:41 pace
Scheduled: 4 miles easy
Actual: 5.01 mi, 49.25, 9:52 pace
Ended up doing an extra mile with the TNT pace group
Scheduled: 10 mile long run
Actual: 10.00 mi, 1:37:52, 9:47 pace
Total miles: 27.12
Total February miles: 80.28
Total March miles: 15.01
Miles until goal (1,250): 1,069.37
Friday, February 28, 2014
It's Friday, which means it's time for Book Club! This week I'm sharing Reached by Ally Condie. FYI - this is book 3 in the series, so the description might be slightly spoiler-y. Skip if you don't want to be spoiled!
After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.
As I said, this is book 3 in the series and I don't want to spoil it for anyone, which makes it hard for me to discuss without revealing things. The final book did provide some answers, but I feel like it still left me asking more questions. I'm not sure if she is planning on writing more books in the series (I thought it was only 3, but there are still a lot left unanswered so who knows), but I kinda hope she does. I'd really like to know some of the answers!
Has anyone else read the Matched series?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This week marked the last week of Glass Slipper training and also the first week of Grandma's training. I can't believe it's time to start marathon training.
Scheduled: 5 miles easy
I skipped this one as I wasn't feeling hot
Scheduled: 5 miles easy
Actual: 5.0 mi, 54:46, 10:57 pace
Scheduled: 2 miles easy
Actual: 2.0 miles, 21:01, 10:22 pace
Scheduled: Enchanted 10K
Actual: 6.33 mi, 1:04:05, 10:07 pace
Scheduled: Princess Half Marathon
Actual: 13.29 mi, 2:20:20, 10:33 pace
Total miles: 26.65
Total February miles: 68.17
Miles until goal (1,250): 1,096.49