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No More Excuses

I happen to be a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder. I love it. I’ve saved easily close to $2000 this year alone with it in part because, since I have a pass and going only costs gas effectively, I go a LOT more than I would were I not to have it. That being said, being a passholder has serious perks. I get free parking, which, with parking being $17 a day PER PARK if you’re not smart can add up. You get 10% off at certain merchant locations and that can add up too. Plus you can get discounts on booking rooms and other events. One of the nice perks about being an annual passholder is that you also get early pre-registration for events like the runDisney events!

The BIG runDisney event is the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January. It fills up super fast, so having a proverbial leg up on being able to get your registration in can be a huge perk. Today happened to be early registration for annual passholders for said weekend!

Now, I’m no where ready to run a marathon, or even a half marathon BUT I am already registered for the Happy Haunted 5k during the Tower of Terror 10-Miler weekend in October. I thought to myself that a 10k shouldnt be too much more difficult in three more months, now could it? And this year just so happens to be the inaugural year for the 10k at WDW Marathon Weekend. Coincidence? I think not!

Therefore, yours truly is now registered for the 10k that very weekend.

This also means that yours truly needs to get off her soft flattened butt and start kicking it into gear! How? Well, I’m going to start running whenever I possibly can. Eating better and hopefully starting some strength training again. I have not one, but two races to train for now.

 

 

Being Sick Sucks!

I haven’t gotten to blog in a while because I was fighting some dreaded summer cold that has had me, and my household, laid up for over a week now. I’m finally finding a moment to get on the computer and write a little something down.

My running is progressing, though slowly due to being sick. It took a serious hit this last week, that’s for certain, but I was rather proud of myself the other day when I got back on the treadmill. My pacing wasnt great, just under 15 minutes a mile, but I was only running for 30 minutes, was STILL sick and recovering and I slowed my speed down to accomodate this. What I was able to do, however, was jog for a far longer period in slowing down my speed. SO though the pacing wasn’t as great as my previous runs, I still feel some great progress was made!

I’m registered and on track to complete the 5K in October at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Happy Haunted run in Orlando!

In other news, life is life! I have to remind myself sometimes that things are not as rough as they seem and that I am unbelievably lucky to have everything and everyone that I do. Its not always easy, particularly when stress levels are high and healthy problems are involved, but it IS worth it.

Saw this today, and I think its apropos:

 

I’m OFFICIAL!

I have, indeed, officially registered for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Happy Haunted 5k – a runDisney event!

Yes, I am crazy, but this is one step closer to a 10k, then to a Half Marathon and then finally a true marathon. I’m actually rather excited about this! Now to plan the weekend an where I want to stay.

Run Disney In Training

So six weeks ago I started to train for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 5K. I’m not exactly sure why I got so obsessed with participating in Run Disney events other than the fact that my family and I love Walt Disney World and go there frequently throughout the year. After looking at improving my health, and trying to get back into a routine that included running, I discovered this community and decided I wanted to be a part of it somehow.

Of course, the medals couldn’t hurt either. I mean, what better souvenir to pass down to my family then something that only a small percentage of people actually obtain in reality?!

So, utilizing the training program for the 10-miler that Run Disney happens to have on their website, I’ve embarked on a journey to start running marathons, starting with this particular 5k so as to obtain a realistic goal.

Eventually 26.2….I will conquer you!

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