Saturday, February 28, 2015

2015 Disney's Princess Half Weekend Expo

So I arrived in Orlando around four on Thursday the 19th. Checked into Pop Century Hotel, dropped my luggage before heading over to the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

As soon as got there I (being the noob at my first runDisney race event) went to the wrong building and got my bib and shirts first. Oops. It's okay cause once I was done there I went over to the Jostens Center where I got my shopping on. :)

The whole way down to Florida, I was a little worried I would miss out on some of the runDisney merchandise since some of my friends told me it could go pretty quickly. Luckily, I was able to get what I wanted without having to take anyone out (I kid, I kid).

After getting what I wanted from the runDisney merchandise area I went to the SparklySoul booth and purchased two new headbands. I just love them. 

And here are the race shirts for the weekend:

Since I got into town a little later than I wanted to, I wasn't able to spend a whole lot of time at the expo. I went to the vendors that I wanted to go to and then left.

Up next is my first runDisney race, Enchanted 10k. :)

Were you in Disney for the Princess Half this past weekend?

Friday, February 27, 2015

2015 Peachtree Road Race Registration

The 2015 Peachtree Road Race registration starts this weekend for the ATC members. Hard to believe it's already time to do that. I will be running my 11th straight race. I thought about not running it, but I want to be there to see my Mom finish her 10th. And to think I was the one who got her to do this race each year and she has stuck with it. :)

If you aren't a member of the ATC and want to run the race on July 4th, the lottery will open March 15th and close March 22nd at 11:59 PM.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vacations Go By So Quickly

My Disney weekend came and went. I am already counting down the days until my next one. Sadly, it won't be until next year sometime. :(

As much as I would love to blog about my first runDisney experience right now, I really want to break it up into two or three parts. You'll have to bare with me. I am going to try and blog about it all, or at least from what I can remember. What I can not remember, well, that's what the pictures are for right? 
So be on the lookout for the recaps within the next week.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Almost go time!

In exactly one week, I will be on my way to Disney. It's hard to believe it is almost here. :-D I have already pulled one of the suitcases out. Yes, I will be taking two with me. I don't want to have to worry about shoving everything in one. Makes sense, right?

The packing has slowly started. Right now, I am just getting the stuff lined up that I will not be using anytime soon but will need at Disney (bodyglide, kt-tape, etc). The main stuff will be put in the suitcase over the weekend or on Monday (at the latest).

I am going to try updating this blog as it gets closer to Disney time! :) And, of course, when I get back I will have an update with plenty of photos I am sure.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I did it!

Last week I was suppose to run my last long run before going to Disney, but my body had other plans. The week before M was sick so I guess he passed the head cold to me. Not what I needed. It's weird. Normally when either of us is sick, the other one doesn't get it. The one time I do not have time to get sick, I get it. What the heck is up with that? Luckily, I kicked it within a week even though I felt like I was dying (no, not literally) during the week.

On Sunday, I decided to take it easy and go for a short 2 mile run. The run was okay. Most of my friends would have said I was running fast, but I didn't feel like I was. I felt so drained. But I knew that was probably going to be the case. I am just glad I decided only to run 2 miles.

Tuesday, I decided I would give 5 miles a go. Same thing happened, I felt sluggish and still drained of energy. I was starting to think I wasn't going to be able to run 10 miles. A few friends reassured me that I would be able to run the 10K and Princess with no problems seeing how I had already run 9 miles a few weeks back.

Today rolls around and I decided I was going to give the 10 miles a try. First 4 miles wasn't bad. I didn't feel tired, but the last 6 was a fight. I got to 8 and decided I could get 2 more miles. I did it! I feel better now knowing I hit my 10 miles (I usually try and do that for each half I train for). Now it's taper time! :)