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Sandy321
09-12-2009, 11:51 AM
I keep hijacking other trip reports :rolleyes1 So I thought I'd do the honorable thing and start one myself!!

:wave: Disney friends and planners!

This is a trip report - and a training blog!

ME: I'm old, out of shape, and wanting to go back to Disney!
DH: not so old ;) not so out of shape - and will go back to Disney if he can run the marathon and Half - he's Goofy!
DD: 12 - almost 13.... something's happened in the last few weeks since schools started... she's matured!! Its really frightening... she probably will go to Disney with us!!
DS #1 : 24yrs old and just married... couldnt talk them into spending their 1st yr anniversary in Disney - they were'nt too excited about the running part!!
DS#2: 21 yrs - had a trauma - not sure how, probably a fall before school started, ended up in the hospital for 10 days - lots of OT, PT, and T... miracles happen, and he's back in school - in fact HIS goal was to do the Chicago Triathlon in August - he succeeded!!

So a few weeks before my 1st born marries, DH and I are at Uof I trying to figure out if DS #2 will even be released from the hospital - nerve wracking...

Part of being discharged from that hospital, and before becoming an outpatient at the hospital near our home - we met with a social worker - they werent sure if DS would regain his memory, his ability to read, and write - so often this kind of thing can break up a marriage - and she wanted us to "set a goal"

DH and I looked at each other - "Disney Jan '10 Marathon" :wizard: I would say dh is "not the Disney type" but I think he has been "won over" by the magic of our previous trips!!

We did the weekend in '08 - DH cheered for the Half, and I threw him in with the WISH Scream Team - he enjoyed the people on the WISH team - (he never posts!! ) but wanted to do the Goofy!

(save deleting signature - FACE YOUR FEARS Half Marathon Pre-Trip Report link (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=22336153&posted=1#post22336153)[/COLOR]

Sandy321
09-12-2009, 11:56 AM
Now as you can see from my signiture, we've done the "Marathon" before...

I am by no means a healthy person, I mean well... I know what I should do... but I'm old, fat, and lazy...



so I'm in worse shape today than I was in '08
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Sandyruncrop.jpg

DH and DD are in better shape:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/MeaganandTimHolly005.jpg

Isnt he cute? I keep teasing saying he's my new boyfriend!! He looks so much younger!! (DD and I keep trying to talk him into growing his beard back - but...

he was laid off - and we think he may have a better chance at a job sans beard)

DD hair - she wanted something different for summer!! She's back to all brown now for school - but that red hair was easy to spot in crowds! LOL

Sandy321
09-12-2009, 12:05 PM
What got me to the finish line in '08 was this miracle called WISH Boards on the Dis -

http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=109
WISH = We're Inspired to Stay Healthy


I bought the bright neon shirt that says
Motto: DLF>DNF>>DNS (Dead Last Finish is better than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start), WISH gave me the courage to start.
and there is a feather - like in the movie Dumbo - Dumbo holds onto a feather to have the courage to fly - I need that feather!! :goodvibes

John Penquin Bingham is the inspiration - he's famous for getting people to just get out there - so what if you "waddle" more like a Penguin?

You might be a penguin if...

--you have to politely (for the third time) tell the men in the police car moving behind you that No you do not wish a ride.

--you wear your jog bra on top of your singlet. This is especially true if you are male.

--during a race, you keep turning around to see if there is still anybody behind you.

--the rest of the pack is out of sight before you've run 100 yards.

--you meet both the hare AND the tortoise running back towards you doing their cool-down after a race.

--the only reason you don't drop out of a race is that you're embarrassed that the police in the car behind you (closing the course) will see you.

--as you're rounding the corner onto Main Street and the finish line, you overhear the announcer on a microphone to the crowd of 500 saying "we are ASSURED the young lady IS coming in!" (Oh well, at least I was young).

--you recognize all the regular runners on your favorite route from behind.

--you get passed on the uphill by a runner pushing a double baby jog stroller.
--you shoot a 24-shot roll of film during a marathon.

--you make arrangements for a late checkout at the hotel.

--you are more worried about the porta-potty lines than the start line.

--your support crew talks about meeting you for supper, not lunch.

--you have to memorize the route because you know that you will lose the back of the pack.

--the truck picking up the cones is pressing on your behind. (Don't laugh—this actually happened to me! John B.)

--as you pass a course volunteer they ask you, "How many are behind you yet?" and you say "Behind me? Behind? Gosh ... I think two ... Unless they turned around!"

--the awards ceremony is over before you cross the finish line.


- - so you see - YOU (and me!!) are NOT Alone!! The Wish Board may seem overwhelming - lots of people.... but truly - they want to help - the first post would be the weekly thread - or start a new thread -

just, come join me - have the courage to start!! :wizard:

Sandy321
09-12-2009, 12:09 PM
I meet many of those on the list!! :rotfl2:

The police car:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Shamrock%20Shuffle/IMG_0136.jpg

this was from the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle - a 10K - I barely kept ahead of the police car - anyone behind him had to be "swept" off the course! I was close to being swept - but right where I took this was the turn off to the finish line!

Taking pictures during the Half Marathon:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/IMG_4014-1.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/IMG_4033.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/IMG_4019.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/IMG_4011.jpg

I took pictures of the clock - and I just added the time from mile 4 to mile 5 - I was too slow!

Next time - NO MORE PICTURES!

I do NOT want to be swept in Disney.

I want to be an "official" finisher!

Sandy321
09-12-2009, 12:15 PM
So we have challenges!!

First is signing up for the Marathon - dh loves to run marathons, but he really wanted to run the Goofy this time around - run the Half 13.1 miles, then the next day run the Marathon 13.2 miles - now that's Goofy!! :rotfl2:

Since it sells out fast - we registered - so we were officially on the list for Jan Marathon weekend! :faint:

I MUST... train...

If we are going, we wanted to stay at an Epcot resort!! In '08 we went without DD - and DD wanted to stay at the Beach Club... the place we stayed in '08 - more info in my signature links

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/IMG_3993.jpg
She gave us her panda to take pictures for her while we were gone in '08 - - she also wrote dh letters!!
(notice this DH has a beard! *G he's still cute to me!!)


So... off to the DVC resort rent/trade board...

and we have reservations!! AT BCV!!
:cool1:

To rent from a member is a huge deal of trust....
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1709083
required reading - its a lot of reading!

But I have a lot of faith, and trust!!

Minnie_Moo
09-12-2009, 08:30 PM
Sandy - Nice start to your pre-trip report!!!

You just need an accountability partner for your training! I can't run, but I have been trying to exercise every day and have been exercising nearly every day for the past couple months :goodvibes

Dolce27
09-13-2009, 12:15 AM
Good luck Sandy. I'll be doing my first marathon the next day.

Sandy321
09-13-2009, 09:51 AM
Sandy - Nice start to your pre-trip report!!!

You just need an accountability partner for your training! I can't run, but I have been trying to exercise every day and have been exercising nearly every day for the past couple months :goodvibes

Moo I'm trying to get my brain wrapped around that one 'thing' - - accountability!! I think there is something seriously wrong with me....

Thanks for being here Moo!! :goodvibes

Sandy321
09-13-2009, 09:53 AM
Good luck Sandy. I'll be doing my first marathon the next day.

Now that's just nutz!!!

Seriously - GOOD LUCK!

Are you part of the WISH team? They will truly add a level of push you wont even know you need till you round a corner and they are there! My DH isnt an online guy (he is a software engineer!!) and he has run marathons a couple of times...

but he is still in awe of the power of the WISH scream Team!!

Sandy321
09-13-2009, 09:59 AM
So, I left off with Faith, and Trust - and the Pixie Dust!! :wizard:

When I first found the Disboards I kept reading about this "pixie dust" stuff - dd was 8 or 9 at the time - and into the Libby Lo store thing - they had this glitter stuff - was that this mysterious "pixie dust?" Well then, I must go get some!!

So I bought, and brought a bag of "pixie dust" to WDW on our first trip! :rotfl2: Luckily for me, I may be weird, but I embrace it, and dh doesnt mind my weirdness - he claims to have a weirdness about him :confused3 DD may be in trouble... she can quote Monty Python, Space Balls, and loves the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - is that 'weird'?

BTW that bag of "pixie dust" lucky for me the CM's thought it charming - they would ask me for some - I would give them a handful in a ziplock bag!!

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/IMG_1257.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Disney%20Oct%2008/IMG_0881.jpg
we're in trouble now!!

Suellen
09-13-2009, 06:05 PM
I am totally in on your trip report!!! So glad I "found" you!

that's nice
09-13-2009, 08:47 PM
I followed you over from Maroo & All7OfUs PTR's.

Gong to Disney in the first week of March the last 2 years, we have heard about the Princess 1/2. My DW has stated that someday she would like to run in it, so I am curious to what it takes to run and just to learn about it.

Great start!:goodvibes

Tim

Dolce27
09-13-2009, 10:09 PM
Now that's just nutz!!!

Seriously - GOOD LUCK!

Are you part of the WISH team? They will truly add a level of push you wont even know you need till you round a corner and they are there! My DH isnt an online guy (he is a software engineer!!) and he has run marathons a couple of times...

but he is still in awe of the power of the WISH scream Team!!

Thanks. I'm not part of the WISH team. I've lurked over there and have asked a question or two but that's about it.

Sandy321
09-13-2009, 11:27 PM
I am totally in on your trip report!!! So glad I "found" you!

Hi Suellen - arent you supposed to be in Disney? I think you are going to have a fabulous trip!! Cant wait to hear all about it!!

I followed you over from Maroo & All7OfUs PTR's.

Gong to Disney in the first week of March the last 2 years, we have heard about the Princess 1/2. My DW has stated that someday she would like to run in it, so I am curious to what it takes to run and just to learn about it.

Great start!:goodvibes

Tim

I loved your trip report on the character breakfasts! I've sent people from the restaurant board to check it out!! For the Princess run - do what I tell Dolce - GO to the WISH board/ event/comp

Thanks. I'm not part of the WISH team. I've lurked over there and have asked a question or two but that's about it.

It has grown so large - I'm quite the talker on the boards, but at meets, I shrink and disappear - but I knew it would take something special to get me across the finish line without being "swept" so I made dh buy us a couple of hats and shirts to identify ourselves -

http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=30&f=109

You can get a hat order in now till Sept 30th!
It will be the best $10 you will EVER spend!! I cant explain to you the heart of the WISH team - it just IS - -

On Friday before the Half everyone from the WISH team gathers at the POP I think around 4- 5pm people bring 'stuff' - they post things for instance it was the cow bells at the Target $1 spot - - and at 6:30 am when I rounded that first bend and heard those bells - it was AWESOME!!

Disney does big events very well! At every mile there is some 'excitement' music, dj's, cheerleaders - characters at the MK - its just wonderful!!

Sandy321
09-13-2009, 11:44 PM
So I better figure out this schedule!! I mentioned that John Bingham (His book Marathoning for Mortals is excellent) is very wise when it comes to getting into your head - its so hard to get in the right frame of mind!!

Jeff Galloway also has a very well thought out program - a great book -
http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/index.html

But I think I keep going back to Hal Higdon - maybe its because DH raced with him once? He's old school sure, but his schedule is easy to read and doable..

Its just a 12 week schedule...
Long Runs: The key to getting ready to finish a Half Marathon is the long run, progressively increasing in distance each weekend. Over a period of 12 weeks, your longest run will increase from 3 to 10 miles. Don't worry about making the final jump from 10 miles in practice to 13.1 miles in the race.

Inspiration will carry you to the finish line, particularly if you taper the final week. The schedule below suggests doing your long runs on Saturdays, but you can do them Sundays, or any other convenient day, as long as you are consistent.

http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/novice.htm

Monday - Week 1 Strength
Strength training could consist of push-ups, pull-ups, use of free weights or working out with various machines at a health club. Runners generally benefit if they combine light weights with a high number of repetitions, rather than pumping very heavy iron. I also suggest that you strength train following your Thursday workouts, however you can schedule strength training on any two convenient days

I have to start.

I have to do this for me. Every Day!

Jeff Galloway has the run/walk method - and I have to get to 16min miles...
Run-walk-run ratio should correspond to the pace used (Runners).
8 min/mi—run 4 min/walk 35 seconds
9 min/mi— 4 min run-1 min walk
10 min/mi—-3:1
11 min/mi—2:30-1
12 min/mi—-2:1
13 min/mi—-1:1
14 min/mi—30 sec run/30 sec walk
15 min/mi—30 sec/45 sec
16 min/mi—30 sec/60 s

Bingham's Programs are in Runners World Magazine - I highly recommend picking up this magazine!
http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-380-381-386-9397-0,00.html
check out the left hand side for more articles..

3. Expect bad days. Everyone has them, but they pass quickly, and the next workout is often better than the previous one. So stick with the program.

4. Don't rush. In the fitness world, rushing leads to injuries and discouragement. Be patient, and go slow. The goal is to reach 30 minutes of continuous running, not to set any records getting there.


Week 1

"Sit as little as possible. Give no credence to any thought that was not born outdoors while moving about freely."
--Friedrich Nietzsche
Wk Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat Sun
1

check out page 2 for his schedule - its very practical for a beginner.

Training tip:
To fuel up for your workout, have a piece of fruit or an energy bar about 2 hours before you lace up your shoes. An hour later, drink 8 ounces of a sports drink. The drink will ensure that you are fully hydrated, and also that you have sufficient sodium and potassium for a healthy workout.

maroo
09-13-2009, 11:45 PM
I am here! I am here!!

What got me to the finish line in '08 was this miracle called WISH Boards on the Dis -

http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=109
WISH = We're Inspired to Stay Healthy

I bought the bright neon shirt that says
Motto: DLF>DNF>>DNS (Dead Last Finish is better than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start), WISH gave me the courage to start.

John Penquin Bingham is the inspiration - he's famous for getting people to just get out there - so what if you "waddle" more like a Penguin?

You might be a penguin if...

you have to politely (for the third time) tell the men in the police car moving behind you that No you do not wish a ride.
you wear your jog bra on top of your singlet. This is especially true if you are male.
during a race, you keep turning around to see if there is still anybody behind you.
the rest of the pack is out of sight before you've run 100 yards.
you meet both the hare AND the tortoise running back towards you doing their cool-down after a race.
the only reason you don't drop out of a race is that you're embarrassed that the police in the car behind you (closing the course) will see you.
as you're rounding the corner onto Main Street and the finish line, you overhear the announcer on a microphone to the crowd of 500 saying "we are ASSURED the young lady IS coming in!" (Oh well, at least I was young).
you recognize all the regular runners on your favorite route from behind.
you get passed on the uphill by a runner pushing a double baby jog stroller.
you shoot a 24-shot roll of film during a marathon.
you make arrangements for a late checkout at the hotel.
you are more worried about the porta-potty lines than the start line.
your support crew talks about meeting you for supper, not lunch.
you have to memorize the route because you know that you will lose the back of the pack.
the truck picking up the cones is pressing on your behind. (Don't laugh—this actually happened to me!)
as you pass a course volunteer they ask you, "How many are behind you yet?" and you say "Behind me? Behind? Gosh ... I think two ... Unless they turned around!"
the awards ceremony is over before you cross the finish line.

These are all hilarious!

I have one to add...

you're running and your neighbor passes you while walking and she is talking on her cell phone :rotfl:


Your TR from your half-marathon really inspired me to start...really.

And now I am so behind. I need to be kicked in the rear...so maybe this will work?????

Hmm.... :scratchin


I even avoid the WISH area... :blush: :sad2: :rolleyes1

Sandy321
09-14-2009, 08:51 AM
:maroo: I'm hoping this will get my rear in gear too!! 3 miles at a time... I'm at a comfortable 2 miles 15min miles...

and I'm completely understand about being passed by walkers!! In '08 when I was losing ground, trying my hardest NOT to be swept at mile 10 (I had read that was the "LAST" sweep point) and there was a large group scattered along the masses wearing shirts that read:

I walk with Jesus - or something... all I knew was I couldnt keep up with Jesus - and I lost it!!

I'm determined to do better this go round!!

One day at a time!!

:cool1: I get to work today!! I better head over to substitute First grade!

maroo
09-14-2009, 10:15 AM
I walk with Jesus - or something... all I knew was I couldnt keep up with Jesus - and I lost it!!



Awww! :grouphug:

I don't know about you...but I figure each of us can walk with Jesus at our own pace! :thumbsup2

If I can just get BETTER...then I can look into getting my booty in gear!

If U Had Wings
09-14-2009, 11:30 AM
I can't wait to hear all about your training. I'm contemplating running the Princess Marathon in March, but am a bit paranoid about being swept. I'm really, really slow! :)

eyor44
09-14-2009, 01:13 PM
Hi Sandy
Your last marathon trip report was one I read before I decided to do the one in 2010. Maroo sent me to it. Great trip report by the way. I will be there in 2010. I don't run, but walk and I have been training for this since March. Thanks for posting all the tips. Seems I am doing some of it right. I am up to 7.5 miles at 14.25 per minute.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Lisa

Sandy321
09-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Awww! :grouphug:

I don't know about you...but I figure each of us can walk with Jesus at our own pace! :thumbsup2

If I can just get BETTER...then I can look into getting my booty in gear!

I know - it was just one of those "moments"... all the walkers were passing me, and I'm doing my bestest "wogging" along... and I had kept in front of these 2 ladies that were talking.... then they got in front of me (said they loved my shirt - the WISH shirt - I read their shirt, and with my faith, I thought "aha" I can keep "Jesus" in front of me... then when I started to fall behind, the thought in my head... I cant keep up with Jesus... I had my phone and think I called dh - he helped talk me out of that bleak thought!

I can't wait to hear all about your training. I'm contemplating running the Princess Marathon in March, but am a bit paranoid about being swept. I'm really, really slow! :)

Its a mind game for sure... I think the Princess Marathon is a good goal!! :goodvibes It definately is a motivating factor - those dern bikes...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/IMG_4030.jpg

Here's a picture of "the SWEEPER" They ride ahead to the next mile mark from point mile 6 or 7 when you leave MK as you run down the back road to the Polynesian - it used to be they wouldnt sweep after mile 10


http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/HalfMarathonbridgepastmile10.jpg

THis is Jeff's picture at MIle 10 - look the runners are on top of the over pass heading towards EPCOT (its 2 miles to epcot btw!) below this "pass" Disney pulls a bus across the road at the time of 16 min per mile (there is a pacer, once he goes by with his huge sign - that's the signal) everyone after this point is "swept" into the bus and taken to EPCOT finish line...

there are a couple of sweep points before this as well - because they have to open the roads...

Do sign on over on the WISH board - they keep you company!! :goodvibes

Hi Sandy
Your last marathon trip report was one I read before I decided to do the one in 2010. Maroo sent me to it. Great trip report by the way. I will be there in 2010. I don't run, but walk and I have been training for this since March. Thanks for posting all the tips. Seems I am doing some of it right. I am up to 7.5 miles at 14.25 per minute.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Lisa

I dont "run" either.. I move in between a jog and a walk - "wog"

There are many walkers along the route.... the first mile is amazing - sometime after that people start spreading out - and there are "pacers" holding signs with pace times -

You are doing a lot right!! :goodvibes:wizard:

are you on a treadmill? Have you added any strength training to your routine?

Thanks for encouraging me!!

maroo
09-14-2009, 05:04 PM
Hi Sandy
Your last marathon trip report was one I read before I decided to do the one in 2010. Maroo sent me to it. Great trip report by the way. I will be there in 2010. I don't run, but walk and I have been training for this since March. Thanks for posting all the tips. Seems I am doing some of it right. I am up to 7.5 miles at 14.25 per minute.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Lisa

Awesome job, Lisa!!!

I really wish I had signed up for the 2010 Half. I really need some motivation. Once I decided not to do it...I lost my motivation!

I need to get it back!



Awesome job, Sandy!!

All7OfUs
09-15-2009, 01:01 AM
All this talk about marathons and running makes me very tired!! Just thinking about it... I'm not sure I could even complete 13 miles, although, I think I heard once that that's about how far you'd walk in a day at the parks. But I guess that doesn't count cuz, that's spread out over like 10 hours or something.

Anyway, I'm very impressed with your persistance!!

Go, girl!!

eyor44
09-15-2009, 07:45 AM
I dont "run" either.. I move in between a jog and a walk - "wog"

There are many walkers along the route.... the first mile is amazing - sometime after that people start spreading out - and there are "pacers" holding signs with pace times -

You are doing a lot right!! :goodvibes:wizard:

are you on a treadmill? Have you added any strength training to your routine?

Thanks for encouraging me!!
and thank you for the encouragement to me!:goodvibes I don't have a tread mill, I walk at different walking tracks near me. I have recently realized that I need to add strength training in also. DS has a weight bench that I am going to try to figure out how to use.

Awesome job, Lisa!!!

I really wish I had signed up for the 2010 Half. I really need some motivation. Once I decided not to do it...I lost my motivation!
I need to get it back!


Thanks Maroo
Yes, we will miss you. Maybe for 2011 you will join us?:thumbsup2

Sandy321
09-15-2009, 08:48 AM
All this talk about marathons and running makes me very tired!! Just thinking about it... I'm not sure I could even complete 13 miles, although, I think I heard once that that's about how far you'd walk in a day at the parks. But I guess that doesn't count cuz, that's spread out over like 10 hours or something.

Anyway, I'm very impressed with your persistance!!

Go, girl!!

:rotfl2: Actually that's what made me think I could do it!! I'm kinda cammando - esp if after we have had the first breakfast at Norway (8:30) and that means by the time you pay your bill and head over to Soarin - rope drop has occured - move it, move it, move it - and as you get close walking up that hill to Living in the Land - all those people, move it around them, come on, lets go...

dh and dd just keep me in their sights and... :sad2: well, they do love me!!

:rotfl2: That's why dh said I could do it!

Sandy321
09-15-2009, 08:53 AM
and thank you for the encouragement to me!:goodvibes I don't have a tread mill, I walk at different walking tracks near me. I have recently realized that I need to add strength training in also. DS has a weight bench that I am going to try to figure out how to use.



Thanks Maroo
Yes, we will miss you. Maybe for 2011 you will join us?:thumbsup2

YIKES - already planning 2011!! :scared1:

Be VERY careful on that weight bench! :scared1:

Part of strength training - lunges... push ups :scared1: (seriously I cannot do push ups - so I stand by a wall and push off the wall - its a start!!) and planks - Dr Oz has a great short routine for strength training - You'd think sitting on y our elbows with your legs outstretch (kinda like the push up position) would be no problem!!

Also - stand up - feet shoulder width apart - arms behind you palms up now raise your arms as high as you can and slowly try and touch your thumbs - and back and forth but keep those arms HIGH - Only do 50 of these to begin with - you will be sore tomorrow - but it keeps that under arm flab at bay!! ;)

I know what and how, and WHY - but there just is something lacking in me to get me to just do it!!

How do you get the motivation to just get out there - and STAY out there? I'm done after 15 min... mentally that is!!

Today is a weepy day for me - too much going wrong, too many nightmares coming true... that and Patrick Swayze died - how can you not cry for his losing his battle - for his high school sweetheart - his wife of 39 years?

Sandy321
09-15-2009, 01:29 PM
Well I'm trying to upload an inspirational photo - but I keep getting "operation aborted" :confused3

I MADE IT!! :worship:

I live about a mile and a half from the YMCA - which ds #2 got us a member ship at... so I wogged over - did 1/2 mile on the eliptical, then did the lower leg strength - and my abdominal crunches etc on that dern ball... and then wogged on home!! over 1 hour (just barely, but its the longest I've exercised to date!!)

I have visions of losing 20# by Jan 7.... and dream of it being 30# speaking of dreams, I dreamt I wasnt allowed in WDW last night :confused3 talking about nightmares!! :scared1:

My favorite ipod moments -
UP by Shania Twain
Rockn with the Ryhthm of the ... rain JUDDS
I know where I'm goin .. Judds (doncha wanna come too)
AWESOME GOD

:cool1: DH thinks we can afford to buy our plane tickets tonight!! (We've been checking American, United and Southwest - 1 one way ticket has been anywhere between $500 - $300 to Southwest is $93 one way (the airport for SW is further and would cost at least $150 extra in parking/hotel fees)

today $600 for 3 round trip on American - with our preferred times :cool1:
:worship: the flight and price are still there when dh comes home and can plug in the card to buy! :wizard:

Go to kayak.com or sidestep.com to get a comparison of different flights - except for southwest!! :banana:

that's nice
09-15-2009, 04:16 PM
Well I'm trying to upload an inspirational photo - but I keep getting "operation aborted" :confused3

I MADE IT!! :worship:

I live about a mile and a half from the YMCA - which ds #2 got us a member ship at... so I wogged over - did 1/2 mile on the eliptical, then did the lower leg strength - and my abdominal crunches etc on that dern ball... and then wogged on home!! over 1 hour (just barely, but its the longest I've exercised to date!!) Congratulations!!! Getting started is always the hardest part.

I have visions of losing 20# by Jan 7.... and dream of it being 30# speaking of dreams, I dreamt I wasnt allowed in WDW last night :confused3 talking about nightmares!! :scared1: WOW Disney nightmares... I haven't had those yet. That would be horrible!

My favorite ipod moments -
UP by Shania Twain
Rockn with the Ryhthm of the ... rain JUDDS
I know where I'm goin .. Judds (doncha wanna come too)
AWESOME GOD

:cool1: DH thinks we can afford to buy our plane tickets tonight!! (We've been checking American, United and Southwest - 1 one way ticket has been anywhere between $500 - $300 to Southwest is $93 one way (the airport for SW is further and would cost at least $150 extra in parking/hotel fees)

today $600 for 3 round trip on American - with our preferred times :cool1:
:worship: the flight and price are still there when dh comes home and can plug in the card to buy! :wizard:

Go to kayak.com or sidestep.com to get a comparison of different flights - except for southwest!! :banana:

I was going to say check kayak.. but you already know about that site. Kayak doesn't check JetBlue either. Looks like you found a great price!:thumbsup2 I still hate how the airlines keep tacking on the baggage (and other) fees.:sad2:

eyor44
09-15-2009, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the tips Sandy. Yes, I will be careful on the weight bench. I am going to give your exercises a try. Great job on the exercise. What keeps me going? Yes, I used to get bored at first and wondered how I was ever going to make it. On days by myself, I now use DS' Ipod. Jimmy Buffett music has a great beat and works for my pace. On days when I walk with a friend, well, let's just say she keeps the conversation going.:thumbsup2 (She talks a lot) and I'm kind of quiet.

I too was very sad over Patrick's passing. He was a great actor. I still watch Dirty Dancing. :love:

Sandy321
09-16-2009, 03:22 PM
DH called to tell me he emailed me a training schedule!! :rotfl2:

I had to tell him I researched the running schedules and posted my plans on a "pre trip report" (and that a guy posted here too!! :rolleyes1 :rotfl:)

Here's his email:

I was thinking, we might want to wait until you get the ADRs before we decide between the dining plan and going a la carte. Don't forget Meg at 3:30 (well she said 3:30, but I wonder if she meant 3:00?)

Also, we're 16 weeks away from the half-marathon. Here's your training schedule for this week:

Wednesday 2 mile run or cross-training (bike or swim for equivalent time)
Thursday 3 mile run plus strength training (weights)
Friday rest
Saturday 30 minutes cross-training (bike or swim)
Sunday 4 mile run

Love you!

timothy



Isnt that sweet? :love:

MArried 28 years, and he still cares!! He bought our plane tickets, so now its "real' and he means to get me in shape!! Bless his heart!!

I tried to tell him I'm more of a John The Penguin Bingham girl than a Hal Higdon Runner.. :sad2:

I told you he liked Hal, ever since he met the guy. Did I mention he's from Indiana? Quite accomplished in the RUnning World...

all right, I must get off and get my rear in gear!!
:dance3:
We're GOING TO DISNEY!! :dance3:

:banana:

that's nice
09-16-2009, 03:36 PM
I had to tell him I researched the running schedules and posted my plans on a "pre trip report" (and that a guy posted here too!! :rolleyes1 :rotfl:)
Tell him not to worry... it's only Tim posting!
MArried 28 years, and he still cares!! He bought our plane tickets, so now its "real' and he means to get me in shape!! Bless his heart!!:cool1::banana:YAY for the plane tickets!! It's more real than booking Disney. You can cancel up to 45 days with Disney, it is a lot harder to cancel and move around those plane tickets!:lmao:
We're GOING TO DISNEY!! :dance3:

:banana:
This deserves a little more dancing!!!!!:banana: :cool1: :banana: :cool1: :yay:

All7OfUs
09-16-2009, 03:46 PM
Also - stand up - feet shoulder width apart - arms behind you palms up now raise your arms as high as you can and slowly try and touch your thumbs - and back and forth but keep those arms HIGH - Only do 50 of these to begin with - you will be sore tomorrow - but it keeps that under arm flab at bay!! ;)



WHAT!!?? Did someone say arm flab? "Keeps" "at" "bay."

WOMAN! You are my heroine!! I'm doing this!! I am so, so doing this!! I've been trying to concoct various and sly ways of disguising, hiding, concealing, masking, and camoflouging my built in flabbos for this trip, becuase they are bound to end up on HERE! :scared1: at some point!! But I do like this exercise too.

Yeah, I could eat less to. But, it's not like too much weight, it's just all marshmellowy like I have 5 kids or something. Not only do they melt/steal grey matter, they create matter where you really don't want it or need it!!

Sandy321
09-16-2009, 04:53 PM
30 min DONE!! Why is it the last feet, the last 3 miles of the 13.1 miles (and trust me, that .1 mile is tougher than you can imagine... because after that .1 mile you still have more to go - walk to the medal, walk to the water, walk to the bagels, walk to the bananas, walk to get your bag with your crocs, walk to meet up with your team, walk to the bus to your resort, walk from the bus stop to your room...) SO TRUST me, when you are looking at the last .1 mile, you want to cry!

Y'all probably dont remember the Judds... but this helped my last few min when I thought I could just walk it home...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiIDPQp8JKE Sing along

I know where Im goin
Dont you want to come too?
I got my reservations
And I got one for you
The trains leavin just after dark
Theres always room for a lovin heart
I know where Im goin
Dont you wanna come too?

I know my destination
Its a waiting for you
I got no hesitation
Thats where I want to be
And by the time that the sun comes up
Ill be drinkin from a lovin cup
I know where Im goin
Dont you want to come too?

(chorus)

Dont you wanna come?
Dont you wanna ride?
Dont you wanna be there by my side?
Hand in hand
Holding on to
The sweet salvation
Thats waiting for me and you

I know why Im singin
Dont you want to sing too?
Cant you hear the bells a ringin?
Let the spirit move you

Just close your eyes and let it flow
Lean your head back, let it go
I know where Im goin
Dont you wanna come too?

(repeat chorus)

I know where Im goin
Dont you wanna come too?
I got my reservations
And I got one for you
I know why Im singin
Dont you want to sing too?
Cant you hear the bells a ringin?
Let the spirit move you
Spirit move you, yeah

I know where Im goin
Dont you wanna come too?
I know where Im goin
Dont you wanna come too?

Sandy321
09-16-2009, 04:59 PM
Tell him not to worry... it's only Tim posting!
:cool1::banana:YAY for the plane tickets!! It's more real than booking Disney. You can cancel up to 45 days with Disney, it is a lot harder to cancel and move around those plane tickets!:lmao:

This deserves a little more dancing!!!!!:banana: :cool1: :banana: :cool1: :yay:

:dance3::dance3::dance3:

You are almost out the door!!

(and he's not worried - we promise to only worry about the ones we dont tell each other about!! ;) ;) :rotfl2: - we're really goofy people!!)

WHAT!!?? Did someone say arm flab? "Keeps" "at" "bay."

WOMAN! You are my heroine!! I'm doing this!! I am so, so doing this!! I've been trying to concoct various and sly ways of disguising, hiding, concealing, masking, and camoflouging my built in flabbos for this trip, becuase they are bound to end up on HERE! :scared1: at some point!! But I do like this exercise too.

Yeah, I could eat less to. But, it's not like too much weight, it's just all marshmellowy like I have 5 kids or something. Not only do they melt/steal grey matter, they create matter where you really don't want it or need it!!

I've got a million of them - too bad they dont work when you just read about them.. :sad2:

Get the 5# weights - and while watching tv (Like the Biggest Loser, or the Food Channel...) and do some arm lifts - and lunges...

or before you click on another link - stand up and do 50 !! (after 7 days up it to 100 - but do it slow, or the next day you'll wonder if someone didnt hit your muscle really hard!!)

- and birthin them babies eats away brain cells too!! and after each baby it seems that some of the weight just "hangs" on... :sad2: Eat Less - Move More - I've heard about that - I'm thinkin about tryin that one out! ;)

eandesmom
09-16-2009, 06:20 PM
I may be weird, but I embrace it, and dh doesnt mind my weirdness - he claims to have a weirdness about him :confused3 DD may be in trouble... she can quote Monty Python, Space Balls, and loves the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - is that 'weird'?



does she eat spamalot?

:rotfl:

I like DD already.

Loving your PTR. Your DH looks quite a bit younger without the beard. I don't know how his search is going but the battle for me is getting the darn interview! I wish him luck.

You are very inspiring. I wish I could say I'd join you but..

I don't run. I just don't. I'll kayak or bike or hike but running and I well, it just doesn't work out. I apparently have committed to climbing Mt. Rainer with my sisters next summer so figure that is about as much as I can possibly chew. And I'm not sure I want to chew on that!

13 miles running? No way. If I could hike it up and down a really steep pretty mountain then sure. Flat? Feet pounding? ugh. I'll stick to Zumba. Which I can't do either but it has music.

I'm a huge fan of strength training for that arm flab...I tend to use machines as I"m too spastic to stay as even as I'd like with free weights. You are off to a great start!

Sandy321
09-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Awww - Mt Ranier.... DH climbed that and hopes to go up again! He's really glad he didnt do it this year - climbing Mt Ranier is really dangerous - little things can really mess you up!! One thing he discovered was a pill for eyes but a 2nd use is helping with altitude sickness - if you dont know about it and want to - remind me and I'll ask dh when he comes back!!

pics of Mt Ranier:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Home%20Pics/DSCN1588.jpg

its cold up there: this is a summer picture btw
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Home%20Pics/DSCN1590.jpg

my snow muffin!! Love the icicles on his beard!! lol

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Home%20Pics/DSCN1587.jpg

oh this shack is a stop for the night -
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Home%20Pics/DSCN1581.jpg

send me to Disney!!

and I HATE running. Seriously hate. I've let go of the hate tho - because now it gets me to Disney!!! :rotfl2: I was in college, and had to take a gym class - and I was fit, tennis, racquetball, etc etc... but that college hid running behind some stupid pretty course title - WINTER QUARTER - running!! I think my first clock was a 25 min mile - I was so not happy!! Then in "training" in Indiana in WINTER - a car slid and hit me (not bad, but scared me nonetheless) I cursed the teacher and said I'd be back in Spring!! The final was if you showed improvement.... I did, got my A - but I seriously HATE running! Always have, Always.... well, if it gets me to Disney!! :rotfl2:

DH loves running. :confused3 Talks about a "zone" and it gets you fit, heart healthy :confused3

DD wanted to go see Spamalot - dh ds#2 and her do lines all the time --- random lines from Monty Python.... like - -

Halt who goes there... it is I.... the swallow may fly south.... coconuts migrate... a swallow carrying a coconut... weight ratios you know... - African or European...

dont get them started is all I'm saying!! :rotfl2:

eandesmom
09-16-2009, 06:59 PM
all I have to say is...

"a wafer thin mint?"

:rotfl2:

Thank you for sharing the Rainer pics! We will see if it really happens.....BRR!

Sandy321
09-17-2009, 11:40 AM
Also, we're 16 weeks away from the half-marathon. Here's your training schedule for this week:

Wednesday 2 mile run or cross-training (bike or swim for equivalent time)
Thursday 3 mile run plus strength training (weights)
Friday rest
Saturday 30 minutes cross-training (bike or swim)
Sunday 4 mile run

I wogged 2 miles - 30 min yesterday - did I mention I HATE running, wogging...

WHAT? :scared1: 3 MILES + strength training today... :faint:

someone tell me why I thought today was a "rest" take it easy day -

my muscles are not "screaming" but I know where they are - esp my heel tendons (plantar fascia)

I am going to Disney, I am going to Disney... "I know where I'm goin, doncha wanna come to..." Doncha wanna come and be...

it will take me one hour to prepare and get out the door...

I am such a whiner.... its because I'm not good at this, and I'm old, and fat and lazy...

Going to Disney - see the MK - today I will run to the MK (3 miles) not even... just to that parking lot... 3 miles is a 5K... 5K sounds more impressive... :sad:

Sandy321
09-17-2009, 11:42 AM
all I have to say is...

"a wafer thin mint?"

:rotfl2:

Thank you for sharing the Rainer pics! We will see if it really happens.....BRR!

ewww that's just not right - the WISH team has a saying for Goofy people - a club name - YARC (Y'all Aint Right Club) :rotfl2:

this is a YARC moment!!

:rotfl2:

that's nice
09-17-2009, 11:54 AM
WOW your training steps jump quickly.. a 2 to a 4 mile run in 5 days! That is no joke!!!

You DH's pic of Mt. Ranier are awesome! How long does it take to climb to the summit? Does he climb all the time? I would love to do this someday.:goodvibes

Sandy321
09-17-2009, 02:35 PM
WOW your training steps jump quickly.. a 2 to a 4 mile run in 5 days! That is no joke!!!

You DH's pic of Mt. Ranier are awesome! How long does it take to climb to the summit? Does he climb all the time? I would love to do this someday.:goodvibes

actually its week 2 - I've been putzin around for quite some time - a 2 mile here rest 3 miles rest 2 miles - rest rest rest rest 2 miles rest rest rest rest rest... so dh is helping me to achieve my goal of 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 20 min -

Mt Ranier is dangerous!! Its a serious mountain - people die up there! (this year With his group of 8 I think only 3 made it to the summit - he was one of them, but it took a lot out of him, and he had to do some serious reflection when the others kept dropping out... He needed an ice pik, and ice gribber shoe thingys - he's also not a fan of heights - he only rode roller coasters because I love them!! He did Tower of Terror jan '08 and said never again!! :rotfl2: but he wants to climb Mt Ranier again!! :confused3

he reads a message board for climbers - and reads all the mountain books - the stories of people who climb mountains - so I would suggest you NOT read those books, that's how this all started for him!! Into Thin Air, No Shortcuts to the Top, Touching the Void - are ones I do remember..

eandesmom
09-17-2009, 06:07 PM
ewww that's just not right - the WISH team has a saying for Goofy people - a club name - YARC (Y'all Aint Right Club) :rotfl2:

this is a YARC moment!!

:rotfl2:

OMG 2 great new acronmyms in one week? I love it. CRAFT and YARC.

You are absolutely correct

YARC.

Now, on a another subject. I won't run with you. I won't even THINK about running. But I can support one aspect of your training.

The dern ball.

Your comments about the dern ball had me 1) cracking up and then 2) thinking about just how long it had been since I used that thing.

And so, today, in your honor, I did

ball squats and ball crunches.

Now there is support

Sandy321
09-18-2009, 09:19 PM
:banana: exercise!! Its all in the attitude!!

*sigh!

I have read rumours - the rumors say that the 180 adr time frame could open up Sept 27 - next Sunday - this makes perfect sense to me, as they had all kinds of meltdowns when they opened up BLT and THV all on the same day! It would be a "soft opening"

my 90 day adr is Oct 4....

another rumor is Crystal Palace will be refurbished in Jan /Feb...

I just convinced an online friend (from another forum) to join us - :woohoo: She is a sweet friend from LA - she has been going thru a HUGE change, her love of her life, her best friend, passed away recently - he would drive their camper to Fort Wilderness.... she needs new fun memories of the Happiest Place -

so we know we need to make a ressie for Grand Floridian's High tea...

Boma? maybe... if only they hadnt changed... last time boma was wonderful - all that has changed...

Dolce27
09-18-2009, 09:59 PM
:banana: exercise!! Its all in the attitude!!

*sigh!

I have read rumours - the rumors say that the 180 adr time frame could open up Sept 27 - next Sunday - this makes perfect sense to me, as they had all kinds of meltdowns when they opened up BLT and THV all on the same day! It would be a "soft opening"

my 90 day adr is Oct 4....

another rumor is Crystal Palace will be refurbished in Jan /Feb...

I just convinced an online friend (from another forum) to join us - :woohoo: She is a sweet friend from LA - she has been going thru a HUGE change, her love of her life, her best friend, passed away recently - he would drive their camper to Fort Wilderness.... she needs new fun memories of the Happiest Place -

so we know we need to make a ressie for Grand Floridian's High tea...

Boma? maybe... if only they hadnt changed... last time boma was wonderful - all that has changed...

I need to go and check out these rumors of yours... my 90 day is 10/10. I'm sure it's posted in this thread - but what day are you arriving again? I'm not coming down until the Friday before the race.

That's really sweet of you to get your friend out to Disney to create new memories. The passing of a loved one is so hard.

What's changed about Boma? How is the training going? Wait- today was your rest day right? You have 30 minutes of cross-training tomorrow? I'm running 4 miles in the morning followed by 4 miles of walking. I have no idea how many miles I'll be able to run for the marathon. I'm hoping to train up to anywhere from 12-15 miles fully running and then incorporate a 60 second power walk into each mile after. I doubt that I'll be in good enough shape to 100% run the 26.2 miles. Positive thoughts that neither of us get swept. :scared1: Seeing those pic's of yours (of the sweeper) is rather scary. I have faith in you, you did it in 2008 and I'm positive that you'll do even better this year! :thumbsup2 Oh, if you're looking for something upbeat for your ipod to train (and run) to, I'm finding that The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" is a great running song.

maroo
09-18-2009, 10:06 PM
Ok peeps....

I am in.

My first training walk with Team in Training is TOMORROW.

I am not officially signed up yet. Let's see if I survive the 4 miles tomorrow.

Have I lost my mind???

This is your fault, Sandy. ::yes:: :) :hug::hug::hug:

maroo
09-18-2009, 10:08 PM
and I just got a new treadmill.

Nothing fancy. But it will do. :thumbsup2

Dolce27
09-18-2009, 10:37 PM
Well, Sandy and maroo, I plan to hang out in EPCOT the Saturday of the 1/2 so I'll keep an eye out for you guys and cheer you on. What exactly is the route for the 1/2? Does it go back through EPCOT at the end (like the full) before you finish?

Sandy321
09-18-2009, 10:43 PM
Ok peeps....

I am in.

My first training walk with Team in Training is TOMORROW.

I am not officially signed up yet. Let's see if I survive the 4 miles tomorrow.

Have I lost my mind???

This is your fault, Sandy. ::yes:: :) :hug::hug::hug:

you have seriously brought tears to my eyes!!

You may ONLY join team in training if you mention your health issues! (*best mom voice) YOU must be prepared - 1/2 banana, water, lemonade....

do this right - its for YOU!! :goodvibes

Sandy321
09-18-2009, 10:53 PM
Well, Sandy and maroo, I plan to hang out in EPCOT the Saturday of the 1/2 so I'll keep an eye out for you guys and cheer you on. What exactly is the route for the 1/2? Does it go back through EPCOT at the end (like the full) before you finish?

Dolce - are you signed up for the marathon ? :worship: Do post on Wish comp board - do plan on joining the DIS WISH team on Friday at Pop for the Pic and carb loading!

I'm arriving on Jan 7 - Thurs - I may have my 90 off - I was guessing when I posted :rolleyes1 I'm at 110 days right now - I have a widget on the mac book that tells me when we arrive...

The rumours are just that rumors- but as a Scout - I MUST BE PREPARED!

Boma Changes - I have been following the restaurant board - and a poster that visits boma a couple of times a month posted several specific changes - no more prime rib - a dried out piece of sirloin - the soups have changed - the desserts have changed... sad.....

I'll look for her report tomorrow and I'll post the specifics - I suffer from CRS!!

Which Running Training Schedule are you following? I'm following a 16 week program to the Half - DH follows Hal Higdon - which he was more into "running" and strength training ...

My problem is the Half is just a "day in the parks" :sad2: That marathon - that is some serious work!! I do know if you go to the WISH board - that there are some wonderful wish'ers that did walk that distance!!

Thanks for the Black Eyed Peas suggestion :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2That's just what I'm looking for!!

and the Half does finish in Epcot - but we run down the overpass thingy into the parking lot - by the bus stop bathrooms - in Epcot thru the CM entrance - and out and up to the World Showcase then we turn and go back down towards Guest Services at the restrooms take a right into the staging area -

I have to post the Gospel Choir that stands there!! :cloud9:

TOGETHER - WE CAN!! :wizard::goodvibes:goodvibes

Dolce27
09-18-2009, 11:05 PM
Dolce - are you signed up for the marathon ? :worship: Do post on Wish comp board - do plan on joining the DIS WISH team on Friday at Pop for the Pic and carb loading!

I'm arriving on Jan 7 - Thurs - I may have my 90 off - I was guessing when I posted :rolleyes1 I'm at 110 days right now - I have a widget on the mac book that tells me when we arrive...

The rumours are just that rumors- but as a Scout - I MUST BE PREPARED!

Boma Changes - I have been following the restaurant board - and a poster that visits boma a couple of times a month posted several specific changes - no more prime rib - a dried out piece of sirloin - the soups have changed - the desserts have changed... sad.....

I'll look for her report tomorrow and I'll post the specifics - I suffer from CRS!!

Which Running Training Schedule are you following? I'm following a 16 week program to the Half - DH follows Hal Higdon - which he was more into "running" and strength training ...

My problem is the Half is just a "day in the parks" :sad2: That marathon - that is some serious work!! I do know if you go to the WISH board - that there are some wonderful wish'ers that did walk that distance!!

Thanks for the Black Eyed Peas suggestion :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2That's just what I'm looking for!!

and the Half does finish in Epcot - but we run down the overpass thingy into the parking lot - by the bus stop bathrooms - in Epcot thru the CM entrance - and out and up to the World Showcase then we turn and go back down towards Guest Services at the restrooms take a right into the staging area -

I have to post the Gospel Choir that stands there!! :cloud9:

TOGETHER - WE CAN!! :wizard::goodvibes:goodvibes

Yup, I'm signed up for my first marathon on 01/10. Even though I'll be in EPCOT on 01/09, I'll be taking it very easy since I'll be running 26 miles the next day. So, I'll probably be hanging out a lot and cheering on those completing the 1/2 that morning. I'm beginning a 16 week training program on Monday (can you believe that we're 16 weeks out until marathon week-end!! :scared1:) I've been in pre-training for the past 5 - 6 weeks. I'm currently running 4 days/week with a sound 3-4 miles/run as my base. I'm also doubling my milage each session with walking. So, if I'm running 3 miles that day, I walk another 3 miles for a total of 6 miles. If I run 4 miles that day, I follow it with 4 miles power walking for a total of 8 miles. You use different muscles to walk with than to run so I'm working to strengthen both muscles. I'm working to a training schedule that I found on a marathon training website online. No big name thing - I think it's a pretty basic marathon training schedule.

All7OfUs
09-19-2009, 12:24 AM
:surfweb: See my coffee cup is moving....

that's nice
09-19-2009, 01:06 AM
I have read rumours - the rumors say that the 180 adr time frame could open up Sept 27 - next Sunday - this makes perfect sense to me, as they had all kinds of meltdowns when they opened up BLT and THV all on the same day! It would be a "soft opening"

my 90 day adr is Oct 4....

another rumor is Crystal Palace will be refurbished in Jan /Feb...
Sandy.. I read the same thing at the beginning of the week. It was from a CM who said the work schedules were posted and starting 9/27 there were double the amount of CMs on than normal????:confused3

It would be nice to know since I have to make ADRs for March.
Ok peeps....

I am in.

My first training walk with Team in Training is TOMORROW.

I am not officially signed up yet. Let's see if I survive the 4 miles tomorrow.

Have I lost my mind???

This is your fault, Sandy. ::yes:: :) :hug::hug::hug:
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!

Maroo... you are getting nuts! So does this mean you will be in Disney in January?:confused3:scratchin:scratchin:wave2:

eandesmom
09-19-2009, 01:09 AM
Ok peeps....

I am in.

My first training walk with Team in Training is TOMORROW.

I am not officially signed up yet. Let's see if I survive the 4 miles tomorrow.

Have I lost my mind???

This is your fault, Sandy. ::yes:: :) :hug::hug::hug:

WTG Maroo!!!!!!!!!!

:surfweb: See my coffee cup is moving....

:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

Guilt by posts, the trickle down theory...to the coffee cup.

Sandy321
09-19-2009, 11:13 AM
Dolce no big deal - training for a marathon :faint: There's a walker group on events and comp - and I'm serious - join the WISH team - come Friday Jan 8 to Pop Century - its a DIS WISH Meet!!! and a pasta dinner!! At Pop you order what you want! Its such a sharing, giving group!

For the Half The Scream Team meets up on Main Street to cheer the WISH'ers on - then they head over by monorail to EPCOT - and hang out in the parking lot by the mile marker 12 - or there is a group inside by the walkway to World Showcase -

by joining the scream teamers you have someone to talk to before your race - someone that is also going to be racing the next day!!

For the Full - I get to MK and cheer on mainstreet - run up to the castle cheer DH, run to the monarail and get to Epcot then go to BCV by the SAB bridge - cheer there - then head over to epcot and wait for dh to come by there!! :wizard:

maroo
09-19-2009, 03:00 PM
All this talk about marathons and running makes me very tired!! Just thinking about it... I'm not sure I could even complete 13 miles, although, I think I heard once that that's about how far you'd walk in a day at the parks. But I guess that doesn't count cuz, that's spread out over like 10 hours or something.

Anyway, I'm very impressed with your persistance!!

Go, girl!!

Yeah...and I have been trying to call for two days to tell you my idea........

:idea:

And... let's just say it involves YOU doing a half. :surfweb: Yes...You...Liesa.

So...get well and call me! (How do you like this...buried in someone else's pretrippie.)

and thank you for the encouragement to me!:goodvibes I don't have a tread mill, I walk at different walking tracks near me. I have recently realized that I need to add strength training in also. DS has a weight bench that I am going to try to figure out how to use.



Thanks Maroo
Yes, we will miss you. Maybe for 2011 you will join us?:thumbsup2

How about 2010??

Thanks for the tips Sandy. Yes, I will be careful on the weight bench. I am going to give your exercises a try. Great job on the exercise. What keeps me going? Yes, I used to get bored at first and wondered how I was ever going to make it. On days by myself, I now use DS' Ipod. Jimmy Buffett music has a great beat and works for my pace. On days when I walk with a friend, well, let's just say she keeps the conversation going.:thumbsup2 (She talks a lot) and I'm kind of quiet.

I too was very sad over Patrick's passing. He was a great actor. I still watch Dirty Dancing. :love:

I can't talk and walk at the same time. I was slow today because we were walking and talking! :)

maroo
09-19-2009, 03:06 PM
I just convinced an online friend (from another forum) to join us - :woohoo: She is a sweet friend from LA - she has been going thru a HUGE change, her love of her life, her best friend, passed away recently - he would drive their camper to Fort Wilderness.... she needs new fun memories of the Happiest Place -


Aww... bless you for being there for her. So...is she one of us slow peeps?

you have seriously brought tears to my eyes!!

You may ONLY join team in training if you mention your health issues! (*best mom voice) YOU must be prepared - 1/2 banana, water, lemonade....

do this right - its for YOU!! :goodvibes

I will, I promise! :)

:surfweb: See my coffee cup is moving....

:rotfl:

I don't even know what that means. But I laughed!


Sandy.. I read the same thing at the beginning of the week. It was from a CM who said the work schedules were posted and starting 9/27 there were double the amount of CMs on than normal????:confused3

It would be nice to know since I have to make ADRs for March.

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!

Maroo... you are getting nuts! So does this mean you will be in Disney in January?:confused3:scratchin:scratchin:wave2:

They would be SMART to start it under the radar...

Otherwise...making 3 months of ressies in ONE DAY.... Not my idea of a good time.

Sandy321
09-19-2009, 06:45 PM
Gosh Maroo - you're hard to keep up with!! :cloud9:

Did you notice I reworded my first 3 posts! They make much more sense :sad2: I think anyway!

My Louisana friend is a slow peep - I will be the Fast Pass runner, and dh and dd will be delighted to have someone they can keep up with! ;) Something about Disney, I just cant slow down!! Dh and dd try to slow me down! Signing up for a tour helps too! her board name is Happy Camper (she isnt on disboards - its another disney board) I feel so blessed she is coming and is joining us! :goodvibes

(Mind shift - I highly recommend the Mickey's Magical Milestone Tour for $25 you get a wealth of info, a "fast pass" to see Mickey and Minnie in Toontown - since they are obliterating Toon Town and Mickey's house - get it while you can! PLUS you get FP to Philharmagic PLUS a "secret" present worth $12 (truly priceless, because you could buy it for $12, but not the special :wizard: they put on it!)

:surfweb: this is Leisa idea of exercise - lifting her coffee mug and putting it down, lift up, set down.... :rotfl: Leisa drop down and give me 20!!

They did 3 months of ressies (or more) when they opened up the THV and BLT for ressies - it was a nightmare!

I also cant walk and talk the same time - I wog, cant do that and talk - DIL was my coach in '08 she is a great motivator... but she talks too dern much!! :rotfl2: I just dont answer her...

DH bought me croc flops!! :cool1: The online had b1g1 free, but it ended, our mall store still has that deal... sad that the men's sizes dont come in PINK colors... :sad2: and my foot is too big for the women's sizes :sad: I'm an 11! dern crocs.

I was supposed to exercise 30 min today - dressed and ready to... I dont feel good... dh took me shopping... and now its too late! (I'm so good with excuses y'all!)

Sandy321
09-19-2009, 07:02 PM
"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Block the Negative

Be aware of negative thoughts creeping into your mind. When you catch them, stop them cold in their tracks by telling yourself the opposite. For instance, if you catch yourself thinking you are tired during a run, tell yourself several times, with emphasis, that you feel great or feel strong. Do the same for any pain during a run. By telling yourself the opposite, you are diverting your focus from the negative to the positive.

Over the course of training, you may find yourself lacking motivation at some point. This is very common. Maybe you get discouraged because unexpected events have caused you to miss a run, a few runs, or even a week or more of runs. Maybe something in your life diverts your focus from training and your goal. Whatever the case, do not let it stop you from achieving your goal!

There is a right way and a wrong way to train for a marathon. Below is a list of Top 10 Rookie Mistakes commonly made when training for a first marathon or half marathon.


Top Ten Rookie Mistakes:

#10 Understimate Stretching

#9 Lack of Support

#8 Lack of Belief

#7 Motivation

#6 Wrong Goal

#5 Wrong Training Program

#4 Starting too Fast

#3 Lack of Knowledge

#2 Hydration

#1 Injury

#10 Underestimate Stretching

Many beginning runners finish a run and neglect to stretch enough or even at all. They then find themselves tight and sore and eventually with a running injury. Do not neglect the importance of stretching! Stretch within 15 minutes after every run and take your time. As you progress through training, add a few seconds to each stretch and build up to 20 seconds or more per stretch. Benefits will include less soreness, greater flexibility, longer stride, and much more. Do not underestimate the importance of stretching.

#9 Lack of Support

Many runners do not share there goal with their friends, family, or co-workers. Why not? Afraid of what they might say? Afraid you will tell them and then fail to achieve your goal? If so, that’s all the more reason to tell them! It will give you lots of extra (and needed) motivation. Fear can often be the most powerful form of motivation. Use it! They should be supportive of you. All you have to do is tell them you are training for a marathon or half marathon.

Do not feel compelled to keep them updated on your progress though. Unless they are a runner, they simply will not understand. Think of that friend or co-worker who insists on telling you about every shot they had yesterday playing 18 holes of golf. Do you really care to hear about it? I don’t! Still, tell them early on that you have decided to run a marathon or half marathon. It will work in your favor.

#8 Lack of Belief

Often, a beginning runner will start training and have a very difficult time completing their first 5-mile run. They don’t see how they can possibly run more than that, much less 13.1 or 26.2. They stop right there. Done. Finished. They CAN do it, but they can’t because they don’t think they can. Did that make sense?

“If you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
- Henry Ford
Choose to believe you can!

#7 Motivation

There are lots of things that can (and will) come up during training that can cause you to lose motivation. It is very likely that you will miss a run or more due to circumstances that come with life. Whether it is bad weather, illness, working late, mild injury, or whatever, NEVER lose sight of your goal and choose to see the situation as positive. Remind yourself of the feeling you will have when you achieve your goal. Do not lose motivation.

#6 Wrong Goal

Many first time runners naturally think they should set a marathon finish time goal. This is not the case. Your goal for your first marathon or half marathon should simply be to finish. If you push yourself too much, you are dramatically increasing the likelihood of injury and not even seeing the starting line. Set a time goal for your next marathon or half marathon. This may sound strange, but it is quite wise. Be smart and set the right goals.

#5 Wrong Training Program

This really relates to goal-setting. Many runners follow a program of greater difficulty because they want to achieve a certain time. Then they fall victim to injury or just can’t handle the program so they quit. Choose the right program for YOU!

#4 Starting Too Fast

Many runners begin their training and feel they can run more than the scheduled training. What do they do? They go the extra mile (or more). Sure, we were all taught to "go the extra mile" while growing up, but don’t take it literally! In any training program, there is a reason for gradually increasing mileage each week. If you feel really strong when you begin training and want to run more, PLEASE resist the temptation. By going the extra mile, you are substantially increasing the likelihood of injury. Stay with the program. Believe in yourself and the program. Achieve your goal!

#3 Lack of Knowledge

Many beginning runners decide they want to run a marathon or half marathon and just start running. No homework, no schedule, no advice, no nothing. They just start running because they think they simply need to get in shape to start training and then they will figure out the rest. In 2001, I fell victim to this one! I decided I was going to run a 26.2-mile marathon. I just started running to get into shape. One mile, two miles, three miles…I was a natural! Week 3 came along and, after running three miles, I decided I could double it and then ran six miles. The next week, I blew my knee out and was done before I even started training. While I must admit I am embarrassed to share this failure with you, I am glad to do so if you will learn from it. I’ve held up my end of the bargain! Will you do yours? Do not fail because of ignorance like I did in my first attempt. Educate yourself on training as much as you can before you begin training. If you are reading this, you are already on your way to beating the #3 mistake! Give yourself a pat on the back.

#2 Hydration

Many runners suffer from dehydration because they underestimate how much water their body needs during training. Drink during your long runs. ALWAYS weigh yourself before and after a run and get your body weight back to what it was before the run. Do this by drinking plenty of water. Your urine should be light yellow to clear. Dark yellow means you are not adequately hydrated and need to drink more water. Be smart and stay hydrated! Stay away from the hospital! Cross the finish line!

#1 Injury

Many beginning runners make the mistake of piling on mileage much too fast. Maybe they started training without even building up a base during pre-training! They notice soreness in their shins or knees and ignore it. They keep running and BAM!, it hits them. They’re done. Game Over. Be aware of the warning signs and how to treat them. Be aware that injuries can sneak up on you with NO warning. Be smart and start easy. GRADUALLY build up and take your rest days seriously. Remember how many of the other Top 10 Rookie Mistakes lead to injury. Do not let injury keep you from achieving your goal.

Sandy321
09-19-2009, 07:17 PM
Everyone going to Marathon Weekend - PLEASE consider buying a $10 WISH disboard hat or visor -

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2255239

it will identify you - people will cheer and scream for you when you have the hat on -

and they need to place 10 more orders! 8 - dh will order us a new hat I think!

And consider volunteering:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2158497

read about the other Dis'ers that are volunteering - Water stop 7 is near the Polynesian and at a time when you can catch the monarail to the stop! (I forgot that detail and signed up for water stop 2!) What do you get for volunteering? A one day ticket as well as a nylon jacket!!

http://disneyworldsports.disney.go.com/dwws/en_US/events/eventDetail/detail?name=VolunteerWDWMarathonWeekendDetailPage

As published last year...
Water Stop #7 shift is from 4am to 10am
Water Stop #11 shift is from 5am to 10:30am. We finished this shift at 9:45 and were back in the parking lot by about 10:00am.
As a Sports Enthusiast for the 2010 WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon, you will receive one commemorative piece of apparel for the event (apparel sizes are not guaranteed), and one snack per shift (snacks are typically provided at the start of your shift. If you have special dietary needs, please plan accordingly.) Upon the completion of your shift, you will receive a WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort 1 Day (1 Theme Park) ticket that entitles you to one (1) day of admission to your choice of one of the following theme parks: Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Sports Enthusiasts who volunteer at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon and also volunteer at Disney's Health & Fitness Expo will receive a complimentary Walt Disney World® One Day One Park water park ticket which entitles you to one visit to either Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Water park tickets will be distributed by mail within thirty days upon completion of required shifts.

and all there is to "joining" or "belonging " to the WISH team is to say "hi" on this thread:

Month of September - WISH Team Walkers and Runners
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2272855
copy/paste Post 1:

Hello everyone!

For those new to us, we are a group of people who are planning to participate in walking/running events throughout the year. For most of us, the ultimate goal is to train and compete in the annual WDW Half/Full marathons. We'll also be posting news and training for various other events throughout the year. We range from beginners to triathletes. Come join us, whether you're training for an event or walking/running for fitness

Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerLily03
New WISH Team members. If you read one thing over and over, believe this. Being part of this team is fantastic. Part of the ride you get for the event is what I call the roller coaster. There will be lots of ups and downs. The more you post here, the more you will find yourself enjoying the ride. It is an incredible journey. Don't be afraid, shy or whatever to come here and just post up anything.You don't have to know us right away, or all of us at all. You will get to know some of us. It makes the event you are enjoying have MORE meaning and we love to have you.

Dolce27
09-19-2009, 09:35 PM
Sandy, I really enjoy your updates. You seem like a really nice person and you're helping me to stay motivated for my race. You've found some great advice to post and you're so encouraging! :goodvibes I'm training solo and have zero support. No one I know is crazy enough to want to run a 1/2 marathon - much less a full marathon like I'm doing. So, they don't understand my training or how dedicated I have to be to this sport. I haven't decided to join the WISH team yet but I'll keep lurking over there and will consider it.

The list that you posted below, the 10 Rookie Mistakes, is a good list. I think that I've seen that before. Fortunately, I've done my homework on marathons, I'm working to a training schedule for my level, and I always stretch after my runs - I'm very paranoid about injury :scared:

#7 Motivation is a big thing. A lot of this running - either for the 1/2 or the full is mental. I just began running 6 weeks ago. Today I ran 4 miles in less than 40 minutes (less than a 10 minute/mile pace) and could have kept going! The only reason that I didn't, my body isn't used to pounding on cement yet (I run outdoors) and I would have put my body at risk for injury. I have to build my milage because of this. But, I easily could have run 6 miles (maybe more) today as I was feeling that good and was actually sad in the last 1/4 mile before I had to stop. I didn't want to stop running. Ask me even 3 weeks ago and I would have NEVER believed that I could have accomplished 4 miles outdoors.

I see that you had a rough day as for your training (and apparently finding pink croc's! I'm sorry that they don't make them pink in your size :hug:) Were you sick or just not "feeling it" for the training? I've had a couple of bad runs so far in my training. One run, and it was only two miles, I barely pulled through. My legs felt like led and I had to 100% concentrate on picking up my feet and setting them down. But I refused to quit running until my 2 miles was over. The next day - my run was just fine. No problems at all.

One thing that helps to motivate me: I picture myself standing at the Start line on Jan 10 and know that I have 26.2 miles to run before I can quit that day. I picture myself mentally thinking back to all of the times that I missed a training session not because I was sick or injured, but only because I didn't feel like it. Then I picture myself mentally kicking myself for not making those training sessions as I now have 26 miles to run!

I don't know if mentally picturing this will help you on those "blah" days that you really don't want to train, but it helps me to go out and do it. Once I start - I'm usually fine. But good luck with your training program. I look forward to reading more of your updates as you progress. You go girl! :thumbsup2

Sandy321
09-19-2009, 10:28 PM
Thanks Dolce! You are doing AWESOME!!

going to the weekly or monthly thread that I posted does give you support- you are part of the team - and if you lurk there- it still counts! Order a hat - then on the Marathon Day - trust me that support will send you soaring!!

PROMISE! Soaring when it gets to a point where you are tired - a WISH team is there with a sponge and water to help you, or a licorce whip to munch on -

Dh doesnt post, but I made him buy a hat 2 years ago, and he still talks about that support - one around the AK I think, but the one after running thru the Studios and on the path by BCV Stormalong bay - it helps!!

YOU are NOT alone!! :goodvibes

we're in it together!!:grouphug:

eyor44
09-19-2009, 11:30 PM
Okay, I have caught back up. I'll try not to stay gone so long from now on.

Love the Mt. Rainer pics.
I dispise running. Walking I can do, running? forget it. I'm way to clumsy.
I hope you are right about the change in ADR times, but now I need to figure out ADRs.
You have convinced me to order a hat from the WISH team.
Know what I do when I am doing a long walk and getting bored/tired? I imagine walking through some back gate of the MK and then through the castle. Perks me right up and keeps me going.

Along for the walk, Lisa

Sandy321
09-20-2009, 12:37 AM
Okay, I have caught back up. I'll try not to stay gone so long from now on.

Love the Mt. Rainer pics.
I dispise running. Walking I can do, running? forget it. I'm way to clumsy.
I hope you are right about the change in ADR times, but now I need to figure out ADRs.
You have convinced me to order a hat from the WISH team.
Know what I do when I am doing a long walk and getting bored/tired? I imagine walking through some back gate of the MK and then through the castle. Perks me right up and keeps me going.

Along for the walk, Lisa

I do that too!!

and I try to have my ipod synched with an inspirtational song about the time I want to give up - I can be very predictable sometimes!! :sad2:

I will say knowing what to expect in the Half helps too - I know that first mile I ran/wogged faster than I expected - but by the photos of the mile markers I really slowed down...

but at every mile Disney had some great musical entertainment - there was always something to see, and hear - wogging down mainstreet is AWESOME!

Lisa glad you ordered a hat - you wont be sorry!! :goodvibes

Sandy321
09-20-2009, 01:51 PM
:goodvibes

Donny Osmond on my ipod singing

click on the youtube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTvRvo1YiBI


This is the Moment

This is the moment!
This is the day,
When I send all my doubts and demons
On their way!

Every endeavor,
I have made - ever -
Is coming into play,
Is here and now - today!

This is the moment,
This is the time,
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme!

Give me this moment -
This precious chance -
I'll gather up my past
And make some sense at last!

This is the moment,
When all I've done -
All the dreaming,
Scheming and screaming,
Become one!

This is the day -
See it sparkle and shine,
When all I've lived for
Becomes mine!

For all these years,
I've faced the world alone,
And now the time has come
To prove to them
I've made it on my own!

This is the moment -
My final test -
Destiny beckoned,
I never reckoned,
Second Best!

I won't look down,
I must not fall!
This is the moment,
The sweetest moment of them all!

This is the moment!
Damn all the odds!
This day, or never,
I'll sit forever
With the gods!

When I look back,
I will always recall,
Moment for moment,
This was the moment,
The greatest moment
Of them all!

Sandy321
09-20-2009, 01:55 PM
today's goal to go from Here:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/halfmarathonstart.jpg

The start of the Disney Half - (and yes, there are a LOT of people in front of me - I think it took 30 min before I crossed the START line!)
Maroo see all the PURPLE Team in Trainingpeople!! :yay:

To Here:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/angelmum3/Marathon%20Weekend/IMG_4012-1.jpg

Unfortunately it took me 70 min...
(which is 10 min slower by my calculations from this picture)
fortunately I kept moving, no walking.. moving, wogging, slowly, steadily...

Marching towards a goal!!

Sandy321
09-20-2009, 11:34 PM
Time to start planning a food outline! I'm excited I'm making dining reservations for 4!! :cool1:

Here's an outline:

Beaches and Cream, Big River Grill on arrival Day
Pop Century Meet for Dinner with WISH Team
then I know we want to eat at Cape May, Boma, Crystal Palace, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Chef de France, California Grill, Norway Princess Breakfast, Ohana Breakfast, Coral Reef, Sci Fi maybe - and then I still dream of Victoria & Alberts - we'll see how many work days I can get in!

I've been thinking about how tired we will be Sat night and Sun night - not to mention sore! I remember in '08 we almost missed the Yachtsman adr because we both fell asleep - sitting up in the room!! We were exhausted!!

DH is planning on 2012 dates - he is a Scouter - a 3 bead WoodBadge person for those in the know - he gets to be course director in '12 and has to set dates for his 2 weekends and he says "but that's our BIG anniversary - the BIG 3-0 what shall we do?"

um... DISNEY!!

(we started dating 4 years BEFORE we got married - you want to talk Disney Math - dont get dh started on our dating math score card!! :rotfl2:) I'm hoping to celebrate our 30th anniversary of our "engagement" at V&A this Jan!! (he proposed on NYE! the first time..)

maybe we should think about going to Ireland... or Paris?

eyor44
09-21-2009, 12:15 AM
You want to go to V&A's. We went there in June. I haven't finished my trip report from that yet, but need to. All I can say is the service is incredible, the food is incredible, but soooooo much of it. I gave up eating by course four and just tasted stuff. Until the white chocoate gelato came out. Oh my, I was in heaven. But then dessert. It's really sad when a chocolate lover such as myself can't finish the chocolate souffle. I vowed if I ever go again, we are going straight from the appetizer to the desserts!

Thanks for all the pics. I really don't know what to expect and hate crowds, so I will need a little help getting started it seems. That is one big crowd. But knowing I'll be starting at the back of it should help.:rotfl:

How long are y'all planning to stay? That is a lot of ADRs on your list. For 4? who else is going with you? I remember you said DH and DD.

All7OfUs
09-21-2009, 12:31 AM
I love your dining choices. I too would love to eat at V&As someday; but that's very much only a someday.

that's nice
09-21-2009, 01:06 AM
You have a great list of restaurants! When is your 90 day date? Hopefully you will before the MADNESS of October 27th... or whatever that day turns out to be! LOL:rotfl:

maroo
09-21-2009, 09:45 AM
Uh....

Where is my post?!?!?!?!


I posted here yesterday....

I even challenged Liesa to a half marathon....

Where did it go?

:sad1:

maroo
09-21-2009, 09:51 AM
Time to start planning a food outline! I'm excited I'm making dining reservations for 4!! :cool1:

Here's an outline:

Beaches and Cream, Big River Grill on arrival Day
Pop Century Meet for Dinner with WISH Team
then I know we want to eat at Cape May, Boma, Crystal Palace, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Chef de France, California Grill, Norway Princess Breakfast, Ohana Breakfast, Coral Reef, Sci Fi maybe - and then I still dream of Victoria & Alberts - we'll see how many work days I can get in!

I've been thinking about how tired we will be Sat night and Sun night - not to mention sore! I remember in '08 we almost missed the Yachtsman adr because we both fell asleep - sitting up in the room!! We were exhausted!!

DH is planning on 2012 dates - he is a Scouter - a 3 bead WoodBadge person for those in the know - he gets to be course director in '12 and has to set dates for his 2 weekends and he says "but that's our BIG anniversary - the BIG 3-0 what shall we do?"

um... DISNEY!!

(we started dating 4 years BEFORE we got married - you want to talk Disney Math - dont get dh started on our dating math score card!! :rotfl2:) I'm hoping to celebrate our 30th anniversary of our "engagement" at V&A this Jan!! (he proposed on NYE! the first time..)

maybe we should think about going to Ireland... or Paris?


Uh...You want to make any of those for 5? :flower3: :laughing:

I have NO idea what our schedule is going to be with Team in Training. I know that we have some things to do that weekend for the team...

I think we have a meal on Friday night? Spaghetti supper? and something Sunday night...if I am still there?

I plan to arrive on Wednesday...

Anyway....we definitely need to do CP! That's all I am sayin!


And Lisa...you in for any? Do you have a pre-trip report I am missing??

Dolce27
09-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Congrats on working toward your goal yesterday! :banana: Just keep moving!

Time to start planning a food outline!

When I read that... I thought that your post was going to be about how you were going to properly prepare for nutrition and hydration for the race! Then I read your next sentence... :rotfl2:

I guess Disney restaurants are more important. ;)

Sandy321
09-21-2009, 05:10 PM
Congrats on working toward your goal yesterday! :banana: Just keep moving!



When I read that... I thought that your post was going to be about how you were going to properly prepare for nutrition and hydration for the race! Then I read your next sentence... :rotfl2:

I guess Disney restaurants are more important. ;)

I know - its just wrong!! :rotfl2:

Esp right after I read eeyor44/Lisa's WISH Journal! :wizard:

I promise that for the race, you do need hydration, those gel paks (the jello shot ones taste better!) they have electolytes that are necessary!

Sandy321
09-21-2009, 05:22 PM
You want to go to V&A's. We went there in June. I haven't finished my trip report from that yet, but need to. All I can say is the service is incredible, the food is incredible, but soooooo much of it. I gave up eating by course four and just tasted stuff. Until the white chocoate gelato came out. Oh my, I was in heaven. But then dessert. It's really sad when a chocolate lover such as myself can't finish the chocolate souffle. I vowed if I ever go again, we are going straight from the appetizer to the desserts!

Thanks for all the pics. I really don't know what to expect and hate crowds, so I will need a little help getting started it seems. That is one big crowd. But knowing I'll be starting at the back of it should help.:rotfl:

How long are y'all planning to stay? That is a lot of ADRs on your list. For 4? who else is going with you? I remember you said DH and DD.


I read the Dining Reviews - I havent missed a V&A review! Mr. Disney's and his partner's reviews were the best!

The crowds are startling - IF you possibly can - I highly suggest you signing up for a 5K race sometime in your area - just to get a feel for crowds - and the start - 5K is only 3 miles - you should consider it!!

When are you coming in to town? Where are you staying? Are you bringing your family with you?

I love your dining choices. I too would love to eat at V&As someday; but that's very much only a someday.

Its still in the "someday" list for me too I'm afraid - responsibilities and all... :sad2:

but a dream is a wish your heart makes.... and if you dont have a dream - how you gonna have a dream come true??!!

You have a great list of restaurants! When is your 90 day date? Hopefully you will before the MADNESS of October 27th... or whatever that day turns out to be! LOL:rotfl:

That's my plan! :thumbsup2 I seriously hope they go online adrs on Sept 27 for the 180 days - I AM GOING TO BE PREPARED!!!

We're going for 9 nights... or 8 nights! we havent been on vacation in over a year - saving for this one!!

Uh....

Where is my post?!?!?!?!


I posted here yesterday....

I even challenged Liesa to a half marathon....

Where did it go?

:sad1:

Your post is right here!! Liesa must've used :wizard: to poof that part!!

(actually I think you posted that reference on another trip report!! :goodvibes We are all traveling around - and each report has something different to talk about!! :thumbsup2)

Uh...You want to make any of those for 5? :flower3: :laughing:

I have NO idea what our schedule is going to be with Team in Training. I know that we have some things to do that weekend for the team...

I think we have a meal on Friday night? Spaghetti supper? and something Sunday night...if I am still there?

I plan to arrive on Wednesday...

Anyway....we definitely need to do CP! That's all I am sayin!


And Lisa...you in for any? Do you have a pre-trip report I am missing??

Did you see all the purple shirts? :cool1:

I'm so excited you want to share an adr with us!! :goodvibes :yay:

We get in on Thursday - right now because planes can be time killers, I planned on eating at Beaches and Cream, or Big River Grill (neither take adr's!)

Friday - we have to go to the Expo to pick up our packets! You'll probably go en mass with your roommates? Dis board team is meeting up at Pop Century - hope you come to that!! (You too Dolce and eeyor44/Lisa)

Saturday is the Half - you get up at 3AM :scared1: and at noon you crawl back to your room to shower - then you proudly wear your medal to a park for an adr!! :goodvibes

Sunday - DH runs the Marathon.... and I volunteered to pass out water at Red Water Stop #2 - so I have to be there at 4AM!! :faint: (WTH was I thinkin?? :rotfl2:)

So I know where I want to eat - and CP is supposed to be closed for renovations in Jan! :confused3 I have to relook at my plans!

eyor44
09-21-2009, 11:34 PM
Anyway....we definitely need to do CP! That's all I am sayin!
And Lisa...you in for any? Do you have a pre-trip report I am missing??
Love to. and I love CP for breakfast or dinner. Well, my pre-trip report for the marathon weekend is mixed in with my Wish Journal.

I read the Dining Reviews - I havent missed a V&A review! Mr. Disney's and his partner's reviews were the best!
The dining reviews do not lie!

The crowds are startling - IF you possibly can - I highly suggest you signing up for a 5K race sometime in your area - just to get a feel for crowds - and the start - 5K is only 3 miles - you should consider it!!
Every 5K I try to sign up for ends up being on the same day as something else I have planned and can't cancel. I will be doing the 5K on Friday before the 1/2.

When are you coming in to town? Where are you staying? Are you bringing your family with you?
I plan to arrive on Thursday and leave on Monday. Currently we are staying at SSR. A friend decided to tag along with me and my DB from Houston will be there also. He will be doing the 5K and staying at POP.

but a dream is a wish your heart makes.... and if you dont have a dream - how you gonna have a dream come true??!!
::yes::oh, definitely ::yes::


That's my plan! :thumbsup2 I seriously hope they go online adrs on Sept 27 for the 180 days - I AM GOING TO BE PREPARED!!!
Me too! you have convinced to be up and ready!

Friday - we have to go to the Expo to pick up our packets! You'll probably go en mass with your roommates? Dis board team is meeting up at Pop Century - hope you come to that!! (You too Dolce and eeyor44/Lisa)
We have to get ours on Thursday since we are in the 5K on Friday.

Saturday is the Half - you get up at 3AM :scared1: and at noon you crawl back to your room to shower - then you proudly wear your medal to a park for an adr!! :goodvibes
:scared::faint:

All my answers are in BOLD

Sandy321
09-22-2009, 12:26 AM
Love to. and I love CP for breakfast or dinner. Well, my pre-trip report for the marathon weekend is mixed in with my Wish Journal.


:scared::faint:

All my answers are in BOLD


I know right? (ie :scared: and :faint:)

Its why I focus on the FOOD and the Meets :goodvibes

I forgot you have a brother in Houston!! I think I'm going in circles following all the Pre-trip reports, and people posting on mine - - my mind boggles some times!! I'm not sure if I "make stuff up" or if I really read that here....

You are a deep woman - lots of stories - - I have a brother in Houston... he's actually talking to me again (first time was July 4 since maybe 10 years :confused3 He forgot to tell me we werent talking!!)

I forgot you can pick up your packets on Thursdays - *DUH!! :rofl:

Friday dinner at Pop - plus the BIG Dis Picture - please say y'all will come! you'll get to meet the scream teamers - and you'll be so glad!! Wear your shirts, hats, or just come as you are!! Everyone in your party comes - Pop has plenty of room - its just a "chill" time!! And the 5K'ers wear their medals!!

all right so our Pre - Trip Gals are going to do a meet - maybe CP
eeyor44/Lisa and her friend and her DB are in
Maroo is in
Dolce? how many in your party?

What say you on days? Saturday night?\
CP or Cape May (or whatever adr we can get?)

eyor44
09-22-2009, 08:01 AM
I have a brother in Houston... he's actually talking to me again (first time was July 4 since maybe 10 years :confused3 He forgot to tell me we werent talking!!)

Friday dinner at Pop - plus the BIG Dis Picture - please say y'all will come! you'll get to meet the scream teamers - and you'll be so glad!! Wear your shirts, hats, or just come as you are!! Everyone in your party comes - Pop has plenty of room - its just a "chill" time!! And the 5K'ers wear their medals!!

all right so our Pre - Trip Gals are going to do a meet - maybe CP
eeyor44/Lisa and her friend and her DB are in
Maroo is in
Dolce? how many in your party?

What say you on days? Saturday night?\
CP or Cape May (or whatever adr we can get?)

Sandy
I am glad you are talking to your brother again. :goodvibes That's a good thing.

About what time do you think the POP thing is? We will definitly come by.

I think Saturday night is a good night for dinner, we can make it early for those early risers the next morning. :rolleyes1 Either place works for me. I was thinking about doing one of those. Do you want to try for one ressie?

Dolce27
09-22-2009, 09:08 AM
I know right? (ie :scared: and :faint:)

Its why I focus on the FOOD and the Meets :goodvibes

I forgot you have a brother in Houston!! I think I'm going in circles following all the Pre-trip reports, and people posting on mine - - my mind boggles some times!! I'm not sure if I "make stuff up" or if I really read that here....

You are a deep woman - lots of stories - - I have a brother in Houston... he's actually talking to me again (first time was July 4 since maybe 10 years :confused3 He forgot to tell me we werent talking!!)

I forgot you can pick up your packets on Thursdays - *DUH!! :rofl:

Friday dinner at Pop - plus the BIG Dis Picture - please say y'all will come! you'll get to meet the scream teamers - and you'll be so glad!! Wear your shirts, hats, or just come as you are!! Everyone in your party comes - Pop has plenty of room - its just a "chill" time!! And the 5K'ers wear their medals!!

all right so our Pre - Trip Gals are going to do a meet - maybe CP
eeyor44/Lisa and her friend and her DB are in
Maroo is in
Dolce? how many in your party?

What say you on days? Saturday night?\
CP or Cape May (or whatever adr we can get?)

I probably won't be able to make it over to PoP on Friday night. That's my first night in and I'll need to make it over to pick up my packet and check out the EXPO before they close and take care of other stuff, ect...

I don't mind meeting up for an early Sat night dinner. Depends on time and location. It's just me in my party - I'm solo. I do want to be back at my hotel early b/c I’m running the marathon the next morning. I planned to be at EPCOT for most of that day and I won’t have park hopper passes on me (want to save the MK for Monday so I can wear my medal!) So, if you guys decide on CP I don’t think that I’ll be able to attend but Cape May sounds good so if you guys plan to book that one I should be able to join.

Sandy321
09-22-2009, 09:44 AM
Sandy
I am glad you are talking to your brother again. :goodvibes That's a good thing.

About what time do you think the POP thing is? We will definitly come by.

I think Saturday night is a good night for dinner, we can make it early for those early risers the next morning. :rolleyes1 Either place works for me. I was thinking about doing one of those. Do you want to try for one ressie?

The Pop meet and greet and eat starts around 4ish (get on a bus at any Park and take the Pop bus to Pop - I feel stupid that I completely forgot I could do that - because the only time I had done a resort to resort was after the Park closed - and then you have to go to DTD!) Picture is around 5 - so we can all get back to our resorts for an early sleep!!


I probably won't be able to make it over to PoP on Friday night. That's my first night in and I'll need to make it over to pick up my packet and check out the EXPO before they close and take care of other stuff, ect...

I don't mind meeting up for an early Sat night dinner. Depends on time and location. It's just me in my party - I'm solo. I do want to be back at my hotel early b/c I’m running the marathon the next morning. I planned to be at EPCOT for most of that day and I won’t have park hopper passes on me (want to save the MK for Monday so I can wear my medal!) So, if you guys decide on CP I don’t think that I’ll be able to attend but Cape May sounds good so if you guys plan to book that one I should be able to join.

DH is also running the Full Marathon, so I totally understand about needing to get back for an early rest and contemplation... but coming and joining us will help allay some of your questions!!

Cape May Saturday Night it is!! In '08 it was full with Half Medals!! :thumbsup2

My plan is Saturday start practicing making adr;s online - then at 2am, till 6am try and make adr's - and then call to make sure they havent done a "soft opening" towards the 180 -

IF they havent then we may need to make 2 ressies - I count 9 people! (DH, DD, and my friend from LA, and me!)

I think 5pm is a good time for dinner - does that sound ok?

maroo
09-22-2009, 11:34 AM
Hmm....


I am not sure yet what to say about ADRs...

I know we need to make them...but I have NO idea what sort of schedule I will be working with. I don't even know my teammates yet?

Add me to any of your ressies...Cape May sounds fun!

I am also going to be doing some Be Our Guest Podcast meets...and probably All About the Mouse...and I have NO idea when those are.


So...who are you actually walking with during the race? Anyone? We should meet up that morning? (How do you even meet people when you don't have a phone? Do people carry their phones?)

eyor44
09-22-2009, 07:32 PM
Picture is around 5 - so we can all get back to our resorts for an early sleep!!

Cape May Saturday Night it is!! In '08 it was full with Half Medals!! :thumbsup2

My plan is Saturday start practicing making adr;s online - then at 2am, till 6am try and make adr's - and then call to make sure they havent done a "soft opening" towards the 180 -

I think 5pm is a good time for dinner - does that sound ok?


So...who are you actually walking with during the race? Anyone? We should meet up that morning? (How do you even meet people when you don't have a phone? Do people carry their phones?)

Cape May sounds great! I was wanting to do this one for this trip, so it works great. I'll keep watch if you want me to make an ADR also for it. 5:00 sounds great also.

I am comtemplating taking my phone, but I don't want to wear any kind of pouch. Perhaps we could say like the southeast corner of the corral?

Sandy321
09-22-2009, 10:05 PM
Saturday - 5:00

and I did carry a pouch with my camera and my phone in '08 and I wont do that again!!

Its easier than you think to meet up after you get the medal, you go thru a tent to pick up your bag that you check (I highly reccomend putting in a washcloth, shoes, your phone can - but most people dont - go in here - I'm thinking about wrapping it in a disguise - :confused3 just not sure!

but after you get out of that tent - you are in the "staging area" where you can meet up with family, a band, and I think characters - some things to buy (not much but some) oh and a massage tent (I think it cost) and then there are these places with alphabet letters - so your family will meet with you at "A" tent, or "C" - synch up with last name - the WISH team picks a letter and congregates there!!

We'll find each other!!

Then you head over to the busses to your resort and take a shower - sleep - get ready for the "next" thing! We walked over to Epcot and got some pictures - went over to China, and back to England for LeCellier - then back to BCV for dh's prep for Marathon!

that's nice
09-22-2009, 11:15 PM
For some reason I can see Maroo running and DISing at the same time! LOL:lmao:

SHE NEEDS HER PHONE!!!!!!!!:rolleyes1

All7OfUs
09-23-2009, 01:57 AM
Ain't that the truth!! :rotfl2:

Sandy321
09-23-2009, 09:55 AM
I have fallen off the training wagon.

I keep getting a message on this computer
"Scripts Currently Forbiddin | <SCRIPT>:20| <object>:0

which basically I find means I cant click to get BOLD, or click on a smilie!

Dolce27
09-23-2009, 12:29 PM
I have fallen off the training wagon.

I keep getting a message on this computer
"Scripts Currently Forbiddin | <SCRIPT>:20| <object>:0

which basically I find means I cant click to get BOLD, or click on a smilie!

How have you fallen off of the training wagon? I have faith that you can get back on it today! No giving up allowed. If I'm not allowed off of my training schedule then you're not allowed off of yours. :goodvibes

I don't know if I saw this quote in someone's sig on the WISH board or if it was in someone's sig on coolrunning.com (I saw it on one of the two places); but it's a great quote from Lance Armstrong:

Quit? You know, once I was thinking of quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I'm sure you have a good reason to quit. So what are you dying of that's keeping you from the finals?

I don't know much about Lance, other than who he is. I've never really followed him. I think that is amazing that he was diagnosed with all of that and still went on to win - he didn't let it get him down.

You're going to have to figure out what will motivate you when the going gets tough. I told you mine: visualizing myself at the start of the marathon on Jan 10 and realizing that I'm undertrained only because there were too many training days I skipped just because I "didn't feel like it". That thought scares the :scared1: out of me.

So, what is on your training schedule for today? I have to run 4 miles after work. Do you want to help keep each other accountable?

eyor44
09-23-2009, 01:01 PM
I have fallen off the training wagon.

Well, get back on!


You're going to have to figure out what will motivate you when the going gets tough. I told you mine: visualizing myself at the start of the marathon on Jan 10 and realizing that I'm undertrained only because there were too many training days I skipped just because I "didn't feel like it". That thought scares the :scared1: out of me.



::yes:::eek: nightmares

Sandy321
09-23-2009, 04:58 PM
I may have even posted the Lance Armstrong quote - but needed that reminder! I often think of all the great WISH kids, and their determination to move forward.... and I watch Biggest Loser - and was ashamed... (I did do my strength training stuff while watching it - I do admit I wanted a bowl of ice cream the entire time! :sad2:)

I am weak. A definate personality flaw. I'm good for 2 weeks, then I just dont see the point, and stop. I feel the mental flaw - right between my eyes. I'm going to do this... I HAVE to... my vision of just missing being "official finisher" by 10 minutes hurt my heart in '08...

I stepped on the scale, gained back 5# - that also made me stop my training - what's the point...


OK... I'm going to see if I cant put on some gear and head out the door for 2 miles... or 30 min... :sad2:

eandesmom
09-23-2009, 05:45 PM
Guilt by posting coming your way!

I got on the Dern Ball and Zumba'd.

Despite the fact that my shoulders refuse to move and I look absolutely ridiculous.

Get out the door my friend!

Dolce27
09-23-2009, 06:04 PM
Go get those 2 miles in, Sandy. You can do it! Save the books for the flight to WDW - you'll need something to read on the plane.
(wait- you are flying- right?)

Sandy321
09-23-2009, 08:18 PM
Thanks my friends -

I did 40 min outside - I really want to get a pedometer! I'm thinking that was 2 miles - 2 1/2 miles....

I really hate when I whine - I want to stay positive, think positive, and DO positive things! I was just wrong!

that's nice
09-23-2009, 08:43 PM
:cheer2: Hurray for your walk!!!! :cheer2:

I'm trying to get under 200lbs and I am right there (currently 202) but more importantly my Dad had 5 vessel bi-pass surgery at age 52. I don't want to go that route. While my total cholesterol is good, my triglycerides are high, my LDL is a little high, and my HDL is a little low. My doctor had been watching my levels since June. I need to get myself more active and eating better. Mostly my eating needs to be portion control. :rolleyes1

I know how hard it is to stay motivated and to continue to follow your schedule. You said you didn't want to feel that pain of missing by 10 minutes again. Focus on that along with your other personal goals and (as nike would say) Just Do It! You have quite a few people here following you and cheering you on. I'm sure you will reach the finish line at the marathon this time!:thumbsup2

eandesmom
09-23-2009, 08:53 PM
:cool1:

Good job! You are allowed to whine. Better to whine and get support (and get off the couch) then to go hide.

You did the right thing.

Dolce27
09-23-2009, 10:08 PM
Awesome job! :thumbsup2 You could go to mapmyrun and try mark where you walked today to get an idea of your milage.

Sometimes you just gotta whine. If doing something like this was easy and 100% fun; everybody would be training for 1/2 and full marathons! You're going to run into "off" days but don't let it get you down. But get out there regardless b/c even if that work-out turns out to be a bust, you're sure to follow up with a good workout the next day.

maroo
09-23-2009, 10:30 PM
For some reason I can see Maroo running and DISing at the same time! LOL:lmao:

SHE NEEDS HER PHONE!!!!!!!!:rolleyes1

Uh. There is NO way I am going ANYWHERE without my iPhone. :snooty: In fact...by Jan...I will have an extra battery all charged up.

I will be carrying around a camelbak - it has a pouch with water in it and has several places to put stuff.

I plan to have my headphones with me. I hope it is not a big TnT rule to not have them...I know they are "forbidden" but I have heard most people say you can wear them as long as they are on a safe volume.

I have fallen off the training wagon.

I keep getting a message on this computer
"Scripts Currently Forbiddin | <SCRIPT>:20| <object>:0

which basically I find means I cant click to get BOLD, or click on a smilie!

AW! Sister! Get back up there!

I may have even posted the Lance Armstrong quote - but needed that reminder! I often think of all the great WISH kids, and their determination to move forward.... and I watch Biggest Loser - and was ashamed... (I did do my strength training stuff while watching it - I do admit I wanted a bowl of ice cream the entire time! :sad2:)

I am weak. A definate personality flaw. I'm good for 2 weeks, then I just dont see the point, and stop. I feel the mental flaw - right between my eyes. I'm going to do this... I HAVE to... my vision of just missing being "official finisher" by 10 minutes hurt my heart in '08...

I stepped on the scale, gained back 5# - that also made me stop my training - what's the point...


OK... I'm going to see if I cant put on some gear and head out the door for 2 miles... or 30 min... :sad2:

Well.... YOU DID IT! You do have the determination! You can do it!

Do you have a song (or several) that inspire you?

I have one... From Noah's website... Little is Much. That child. He was so happy. So full of giggles and always a smile on his face.

It inspires me. I start every walk with it. And if I get tired, I play it again.

Do you have a song like that?

Thanks my friends -

I did 40 min outside - I really want to get a pedometer! I'm thinking that was 2 miles - 2 1/2 miles....

I really hate when I whine - I want to stay positive, think positive, and DO positive things! I was just wrong!

Woo Hoo!!!!!

eyor44
09-24-2009, 01:53 PM
Thanks my friends -

I did 40 min outside - I really want to get a pedometer! I'm thinking that was 2 miles - 2 1/2 miles....

I really hate when I whine - I want to stay positive, think positive, and DO positive things! I was just wrong!

whine all you want. we'll still be here.:thumbsup2

Way to go on the walk/run. I am very proud of you for getting out. :hug:

Sandy321
09-24-2009, 05:11 PM
Tim Thanks - DH/Tim started running way back when his dad started having heart issues - fil passed away at 62 - and he was a runner, but heart disease was strong with him - he had 2 or 3 angioplasties, and a 3 heart by-pass surgery, the heart valve surgery he didnt survive... So its definately a wake up call to know your levels - DH knows his.... and runs...


:cool1:

Good job! You are allowed to whine. Better to whine and get support (and get off the couch) then to go hide.

You did the right thing.

I'd rather have wine and cheese!! ;) :upsidedow

Awesome job! :thumbsup2 You could go to mapmyrun and try mark where you walked today to get an idea of your milage.

Sometimes you just gotta whine. If doing something like this was easy and 100% fun; everybody would be training for 1/2 and full marathons! You're going to run into "off" days but don't let it get you down. But get out there regardless b/c even if that work-out turns out to be a bust, you're sure to follow up with a good workout the next day.

Thanks for your tremendous support!

google also has a google pedometer - but I run thru a large park, and tend to run in circles (it adds miles in my head - without making me run a "distance")
(and the park has these circles of asphalt with a tree or two and a park bench in it - I run around that circle to add - so I really should get a pedometer!! :cutie:)

yes, you are allowed to laugh at my weirdness!!

Have I mentioned I play mind games with myself? :upsidedow

Uh. There is NO way I am going ANYWHERE without my iPhone. :snooty: In fact...by Jan...I will have an extra battery all charged up.

I will be carrying around a camelbak - it has a pouch with water in it and has several places to put stuff.

I plan to have my headphones with me. I hope it is not a big TnT rule to not have them...I know they are "forbidden" but I have heard most people say you can wear them as long as they are on a safe volume.


Do you have a song (or several) that inspire you?

I have one... From Noah's website... Little is Much. That child. He was so happy. So full of giggles and always a smile on his face.

It inspires me. I start every walk with it. And if I get tired, I play it again.

Do you have a song like that?



Woo Hoo!!!!!

First of all I totally "get" you wanting, needing - no its WANT your iphone... HOWEVER I am going to strongly advise AGAINST it - I know... you will want to tweet instead of get to the finish line!! You will lose valuable time taking pictures, and calling people to tell them you cant do it... (oh, wait, that was me!!)

Think about it tho..

CAmelback YOU MUST practice with it on a TEN mile walk/run - minimum - because that thing is heavy - and trust me by mile ten - you will want to fling the dang thang - FAR - I only had a fanny pak with a phone, and camera and by mile ten - I had HAD it - then at mile 13 I swore NEVER again!!


Songs I take it me posting the lyrics to songs on previous pages dont count? :confused3

Thanks for adding Noah's - another song to add to my ipod! :thumbsup2

whine all you want. we'll still be here.:thumbsup2

Way to go on the walk/run. I am very proud of you for getting out. :hug:

You truly are a great influence and inspiration Lisa - thanks for being here!!

They need to have 7 more hat orders to send in the order - please consider ordering a hat!

eyor44
09-24-2009, 10:13 PM
Okay, I just ordered two visors. Thanks for the reminder.:thumbsup2 So Sandy, what did you do today?:rolleyes1 hhmmmmmm...

Dolce27
09-25-2009, 08:43 AM
Okay, I just ordered two visors. Thanks for the reminder.:thumbsup2 So Sandy, what did you do today?:rolleyes1 hhmmmmmm...

I'm not seeing a response. Are you seeing a response? popcorn::

Sandy321
09-25-2009, 09:59 AM
I'm not seeing a response. Are you seeing a response? popcorn::

I have caught a cold - swollen glands, sore throat, headache - I need to rest medicine! I feel (and am) dizzy - hard to sit up at the computer...

but my ditzy son has an interview today- but he left all his stuff (resume etc) at his condo - so I have to drive to his work, drive to his home, drive back to his work - why cant the boy just take off work to do his own problem :confused3 He expects his father to do it (and his father almost did! His father has been laid off of work, and now is working as a contractor/consultant, um NO YOU MAY NOT TAKE OFF WORK - to fix your ds' problem!)

I illegally copied his house keys - and felt so guilty I've lost one! so I'm looking to see if I cant - kids - what to do? :confused3

I still might do a very slow 2 miles - if I'm not dizzy!

Dolce27
09-25-2009, 12:50 PM
Take care of yourself! I'm sorry that you're sick. That can't be fun.
I don't have kids - so I can't offer you advice there... except for you to yell at yours to not be so forgetful. :teeth:

eyor44
09-25-2009, 01:17 PM
Sandy:hug: you may have today off. While we are slave drivers, we are not mean slave drivers.

I hope DS appreciates what you did for him today. I have one like that too only his problem is locking his keys in the car.

I do hope you feel better soon. Colds are no fun.

maroo
09-25-2009, 02:14 PM
I am so sorry you are sick!

Yeah...I guess I should know you have inspirational songs since you talk about them a lot.

But I forget about the power of music.

Thanks so much for the info on the camelbak. I just don't think I can go without it. I can't "chug" water...in order to stay hydrated, I need to drink a lot? So...I don't see how I can do 3.5 hours out there without my camelbak?

But I am taking it on every walk with me. I survived 4 miles last week and really didn't even notice it...but I am sure by 10 it will be a different conversation!


So...hijacking again...
I need to get some motivation to get out there again!

I have done it again...neglected my own training to help a friend. I could have gotten up early this morning and walked...I could have walked late last night. But after working all day and then working with Lauren for 6 hours...I was just tired!

Ruh.

I have a 5 mile walk tomorrow. I have only walked 30 minutes since Saturday...and that was on Monday.
Saturday I got horrible blisters...which were fine by Sunday...but still...I want to avoid that, if possible.

But I am still doing it! I am going to get out there and DO IT! I am! I am!

Sandy321
09-25-2009, 05:34 PM
well I did get out and walk - but not speed walking, and I'm so tired! Took a few naps! (of an hour long each!) Tomorrow I have to take DD to a bday party - an HOUR away! :sad2:

Havent heard from DS -

Maroo also, about the ipod - I know I am not going to talk you out of it for the Half - but you will learn, like I did, you wont use it! I have all my special inspirational songs synched to my "trouble" spots - so in practice - I get a lift from them - I HAD to have it!! And I'm telling you - there is so much around you - so many singers, band or choirs, or local radio stations broadcasting songs... you truly will be more annoyed with yourself for having another "thing" that irratates you after 10 miles!! and say "I wish I listened to all those posters on WISH that told me I didnt need it!" (I have a thing that velcros my ipod, so its not like I had to hold it - but I was seriously annoyed that I didnt trust - and leave it)

I hear you about the water - camel backs have their uses - but Disney puts on the show - they have water every mile or every other mile - I really didnt need water ( part of me was afraid if I drank too much water I'd have to stand in line to use the dern porta-potty!) I move slow - I get 2 glasses of water and walk and I drink one fast, and the other I sip while chewing one of the eloctrolyte chews (its like a jello knox blox) You really have to listen to Team in Training about taking water and gu - its very important!

Blisters do you know about moleskin? if you have a visable red "hot" spot - then cover it with the moleskin - leaving the hole for the blister - mole skin is around the blister -

Do you know about BodyGlide? You can get this at a sorting goods store... for around $3 it looks like deodarant... (and I've read deodarant works as well) spread that stuff around your feet, then put on your socks - also there is a powder you should "dust yourself" with - it helps prevent chafing as well!

eyor44
09-25-2009, 11:39 PM
Sandy
I am very proud of you for getting out today. Just please don't over do it.

Maroo
Girl, get up and get moving. :banana: even like the banana is better than nothing. :goodvibes

Remember, you have been sick and then the extra helping with Lauren. While I think you need to get out and walk, please you don't over do it either. Just do as much as you possibly can tomorrow and even push yourself a little, but not too much.

Sandy
I hope you have heard from DS by now and he has at least said thank you. That was a great mother to get out sick and help him. I would have thought twice of saying "get it yourself". My kids tell me quite often how "mean" I am.:thumbsup2

eandesmom
09-26-2009, 01:20 AM
Sandy, great job getting out and feel better!

Maroo, have you ever tried the blister bandaids? They are amazing...

All7OfUs
09-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Tim Thanks
I'd rather have wine and cheese!! ;) :upsidedow





Now that's funny! :lmao:

maroo
09-26-2009, 10:45 AM
Hey guys!

I compromised. I decided that it was not really wise to walk 5 miles for the first time ever outside where I have to go out and back.

So I did it at home this morning. And I cut it to 3 miles...but walked faster for those 3 miles - much faster - than my last 4 mile walk last Saturday.

I gotta get back in shape if I expect to do this. I did fine this morning. My feet did fine (I used different socks and I think they are better). But I am coughing a lot.

I think I did fine this morning. I pushed myself a little...but not too much.

My training schedule this week:
Sunday - Rest Day (may do a few Wii Fit games?)
Monday - 3 miles as fast as I can on treadmill
Tuesday - 5 miles - slower pace - as I was NCIS! ;)
Wednesday - Weights at the gym
Thursday - 3 miles as fast as I can on treadmill
Friday - Rest day - lots of protein for Saturday!
Saturday - 5 miles with the TEAM on Saturday morning!

I also have a meeting about fundraising this week!

So...how does that look?

Dolce27
09-26-2009, 11:40 AM
Sandy, congrats! on getting out there!! :thumbsup2 But, I'll echo the others: take care of yourself and get well! :goodvibes

... and why did this thread turn into a discussion about wine and cheese.... Is 10:30 am too early to start drinking? :rolleyes1

Hey, maroo! Awesome schedule you have going. Congrats on getting in those 3 miles this morning. I'll second Sandy on the ipod thing. I've yet to be in a race (although I did sign up for a 1/2 marathon on Nov 1 :scared:) but I know that the races don't advocate you wearing them for various reasons so I've been training without mine. I thought going in, it'd be really hard for me - the music lover that I am, but surprisingly it's not! I'm able to relax in my runs and get lost in my own thoughts and I haven't missed the music at all. However, that said, the one thing that I'm considering doing is this: purchasing an ipod shuffle (since they're so tiny) and stocking a few motivational songs on it. I'm running the full marathon and by all accounts, the section coming out of Animal Kingdom is hard. It seems that everyone has problems with that section of the course and I'm going to keep the shuffle tucked away in a pocket incase I need to break it out to help me through that one section. If you find that you must have music, maybe consider getting a shuffle so that it's tiny and lightweight and can be easily stored away if you decide on the day of the race that you don't have much use for it after all?

Sandy321
09-26-2009, 11:46 AM
I wouldnt go 5 on Tuesday... maybe do 2 but add some strength training -

what is strength training? GYAMT (haha, I had a - never mind = Glad You Asked Me That)
You want to strengthen your "core" - so that would be push - ups, sit ups, wall sits, lunges, planks.... (dr oz had a good workout program that included those dern planks - that and push ups are hard - to start with I just use a wall and do my push ups that way - wall sits, this one is hard, put your back up against the wall, and slide down till you are "sitting" (like on a chair) hold that for 60 seconds... and keep your abs PULLED IN! 60 seconds is imposible at first - work up to it! great for thighs and abs,

You should also have 2 5# weights (Goodwill usually has some, but wal mart and target have them also, they are not expensive) You then do your curl ups, and use them with your lunges - also raise them above your head then down your back, up and down

I already told you how to do the arms behind your back thumbs/palm up and bring together!



This is my week's program - and like you are doing, you tweak it to fit your needs!!
Mon - Strength and Stretch
Tues - 3.5 mile
Wed - 2 mile or cross (bike or swim)
thurs - 3.5 strength
Fri - Rest
Sat - 40 min cross (bike or swim)
Sunday - 5 mile

I HAVE to get off -- take Dd to a bday party - I googled it - ITS AT A BAR! :scared1: WTH? maybe the parents own it? I wont be dropping and leaving that you can depend on!!

eyor44
09-26-2009, 05:23 PM
Sandy
Sounds like you feel better, I'm glad. Good luck on finding the bar. How old is your DD? Thanks for more tips on strength training.

Maroo
Schedule looks good. Hope your cough gets better soon.

Dolce
Do you run on a track? or just roads? I walk on a track and started getting so bored that I had to start using the Ipod. Also the music helps my pace. I walk faster with good beats. I don't plan on bringing it to Disney though as Sandy has said that there is something at every mile mark or so that I figure I will be watching what is going on around me and won't have the boredom problem. Circles are very boring.

Sandy
Can't wait to hear about the party and I hope you have a safe trip.

Sandy321
09-26-2009, 05:51 PM
apparantly we went 1 day early! :faint: I really should consult a calendar, but I trusted DD :confused3 its a 30 min drive down there (traffic) and we went in, (the 2nd apparantly) and the waitress said, there was no bday party - we have the wrong place! :confused3: At this point I was afraid we'd been "punk'd" but no, I called and it's tomorrow!! 50 people! To watch the football game and eat pizza! :rotfl2: and she said I'm more than welcome to stay! (um ya think I'm going to leave my 12 yr dd in a bar?) The friend is turning 13!! :scared1: (DD doesnt know her well, they are in a social group together)

I'm still sneezing, coughing, DD says I need to take a nap! :rotfl2: I'm just running around doing errands!

Tip - Glucosomine is a good thing! Seriously, your knees when walking, wogging, jogging take a beating, glucosomine is a HUGE vitamin/mineral that's very hard for me to swallow, but it makes a big difference

calcium it is also very wise to make sure you are getting enough calcium - do know if you take calcium supplements (Maroo check with your doctor as some studies suggest excess calcium can contribute to kidney stones! Drink your lemonade! ;) ) only take 500 mg at a time - up to 1200 mg a day (your body can only absorb 500 mg at a time!)

Also make sure the minerals have the USP symbol ( free from lead! coral calcium was supposed to be rich, and easily absorbed, testing found a LOT of lead in many coral calcium supplements!)

And when you are sitting at the computer, sitting in your car, sitting at your desk - do this simple ab exercise > > SIT UP STRAIGHT - SUCK in your GUT!! It does make a difference!! :wizard:

Sandy321
09-26-2009, 06:06 PM
Hours? :confused3 Maybe - probably NOT . . . the infamous Sept 27 soft opening for 180 could be tonight (after 3 AM! online - as if that will work!)

So... I spent hours researching the history of the hours to come up with my own "best days" I have columns from times back in '08 and '09 - comparing to the days of the week we're going in '10 - - I have now forgotten what it all means!! :rotfl2:

Arrival: no adr (just in case)
Friday - Pop Dis Meet
Saturday - early Cape May for 20 - ok not 20 but still!! :yay:
Sunday - Le Cellier or Yachtsman
Monday - Grand Tea here maybe??
Tues -
Wed -
Thurs-
Fri -
Sat- departure day Ohana Stitch Breakfast!!

I know we want to eat at Boma on a wed/Sat due to their rotating menu - which may or may not still be in place (since I cant have prime rib, I'd like to try their ribs!!

Spectro has been on Mon and Thurs... I think...
thurs have been am emh at MK...
Wishes have been at 8pm

so Sunday after the Marathon, Yachtsman, or Epcot?

and I have to fit the Grand Tea in too - with our other internet group... but they havent made definate (booked ressies) plans - so which days? (at least that one I know I have to call about!)

DD doesnt think we'd enjoy Sci Fi - so maybe I should try another Epcot restraunt - or go back to Coral Reef... I need to do Chef de France and Cali Grill - and a breakfast with the Princesses at Norway - need to do that early at the end of our vacation - we're too tired to do early wake ups!!

eyor44
09-26-2009, 09:37 PM
Feel for you there. I'm almost shown up early for a party thinking I was late. A friend who was also late called to say we were coming and the Mom was like "it's not for three hours". :blush: At least we hadn't gotten too far. Our DHs didn't let us forget that one for a while. Especially the fact that we both had the time wrong.

Looks like you have a good start to your ADRs. Are we still planning for 5:00 at Cape May? I will make an ADR for 4 if you will do one for 5? or do we need for more?

I am planning:
Thurs - Turf Club
Fri - Tutto Italia for lunch so we can come to POP @ dinner and we'll just eat FC for a light dinner
Sat - Cape May
Sun - Kona's


I will be up early tomorrow to do a long walk (trying for 8 miles) so I was planning to try about 5:30 and see what happens.

Get plenty of rest tonight. :thumbsup2

Dolce27
09-26-2009, 09:41 PM
Dolce
Do you run on a track? or just roads? I walk on a track and started getting so bored that I had to start using the Ipod. Also the music helps my pace. I walk faster with good beats. I don't plan on bringing it to Disney though as Sandy has said that there is something at every mile mark or so that I figure I will be watching what is going on around me and won't have the boredom problem. Circles are very boring.

eyor44 - I run at a park that has marked milage. Depending on how you want to run it, you can do a 1/2 mile loop, a 1 mile loop or a 2 mile loop. I stick to the 2 mile loop and have yet to be bored with it but I could see how a track can burn you out fast. I think that I'm about to buy one of the Garmin watches so that I can run anywhere, if I choose to do so, without being confined to a marked path. I personally haven't had any problems with my pace (so I haven't been thinking about music beats to help me out) - I'm doing better than I expected and so far, I'm holding it with each mile I gain. If I keep this up then I can complete the marathon in 4 hours - or just under. :banana: But, we'll see. My training has to keep as strong as it currently is and I may have injured my foot today. Thoughts and prayers that I haven't, please. I will cry if I have to take any time off from running due to injury. I really look forward to my runs.

Sandy- sorry that you had to drive all that way for nothing! And then do it again tomorrow?? A bar is an odd place to host a 12-13 yr old's b-day party.

About food - I'd do Le Cellier if you can snag it. Since there is a marathon party over at DHS that night, hopefully that will draw the crowds to that park and EPCOT will be on the quiet side for you. Are you going to do Chef's for lunch or dinner? I tried it at lunch for my first time last December and wasn't impressed but one day I'm going to try it for dinner - I think that the dinner menu sounds more appealing. In that area (EPCOT/DHS) have you tried Flying Fish at the Boardwalk? I had it last December and loved it.

Sandy321
09-26-2009, 09:53 PM
5:30 AM??? TO RUN??? :faint: There is something wrong with me - I would so much rather sleep - seriously - I'll get up for some breakfast, a nice pot of tea - surf a bit :surfweb: then nap...

I love to sleep (alone even!! :rotfl2:) I have absolutely no desire to head out at any time of day - but esp NOT at 5:30... am OR PM - after a long day of work - I want to take a nap - NOT run!! :rotfl2:

I'm thinking Chefs for Dinner... Coral Reef for Dinner

Lisa/eeyor44 I think there is a 20% chance adr's will be open tomorrow for a "soft opening" towards 180 days (which is scheduled to open Oct 27) Oct 4 is the "actual" 90 day opening..

I wont sleep well tonight anyway - so I'll plan on scheduling 10 or 9 (more is better - just in case you know!!) but if there is "no soft opening" we should both try for 9 - and then one can cancel?? Its such a game - I do know in '08 that Cape May was crowded Saturday night - Friday it was dead - no one was there!! (we walked by and I wanted to show dh since he doesnt Dis - we were shocked at the difference a day made!!)

Dolce that park sounds exactly like something I would like!! Our park isnt marked for mileage - but it is well marked, lit - asphalt walk, lots of trees, lakes, bridges, parks, tennis courts - really nice area!

4 Hours for a Marathon!! That's about my ideal time for a Half!! Sad that!! *g

I was so going to ditch LeCellier, but its one of our favs - but the food has really diminished, and Yachtsman's steaks are better - never tried Flying Fish - off to add that!!

maroo
09-26-2009, 09:56 PM
I am so confused...

Why do you think they are opening ADR's tomorrow? I don't get it. What did I miss? :rotfl:

Sandy321
09-26-2009, 09:58 PM
I am so confused...

Why do you think they are opening ADR's tomorrow? I don't get it. What did I miss? :rotfl:

rumors!!

total and complete Rumors!!

fact - dining cm's were to report to work on Sept 27
Fact - when blt and THV first accepted reservations - it clogged the system horrifically -

so possibly (not probable!) IF wdw had a brain!! they could potential do a "soft 180 adr opening"

that's nice
09-27-2009, 12:30 AM
[COLOR="Blue"]Hours? :confused3 Maybe - probably NOT . . . the infamous Sept 27 soft opening for 180 could be tonight (after 3 AM! online - as if that will work!)

So Sandy are you going to be up at 3 to try this? If you are can you book mine too?:rotfl:

Dolce27
09-27-2009, 11:08 AM
eyor44 - I hope that you made it out for your 8 miler this morning! :thumbsup2

Come on, Sandy, don't you want to practice getting up early for the 1/2 marathon a couple of times? Do a few "dress rehearsals" before the big day? :teeth:

The park that I run at is very nice as well. Large duck ponds, t-ball and baseball fields. Very clean and butts up to some upper housing developments so it's a very nice area. My only problem is that it isn't lit after dark. And, I hope that I complete the marathon within 4 hours! We'll see how my training builds up. I run the 1/2 marathon on Nov 1 and I'll use that to get an idea for how I'll hold up for the full marathon on Jan 10. Currently I run close to a 9 minute mile. I think for the 1/2 marathon I'm going to go out with a 10 minute mile pacer group since it's my first race. As for training, I can't slow down enough for a 10 minute mile but I'm worried that in my first race setting I should attempt to slow the pace down. I'm going to begin doing some light speedwork in a couple of weeks. We'll see how that improves my current pace. And, Sandy, just keep training. Don't back off. If you train properly I know that you'll finish that 1/2 in a great time - before they turn off the timing mats and while they still have medals. You'll be so happy on that day that you put in all of the hard work beforehand as you watch it pay off. But, you have to put in the training miles in order to succeed.

Oh, I forgot to add about Flying Fish!: I had their signature potato-wrapped red snapper. Soooooo good! I'd actually wanted the char-crusted New York strip steak but I was *attempting* to save room for desert. I had started with an appetizer of cheeses (5 cheeses) and unfortunately after that with the fish, I didn't have room for dessert. :( I had really wanted to try the warm chocolate peanut-butter bread pudding.

eyor44
09-27-2009, 11:31 PM
How do I keep losing my posts?:confused3 and I thought that only happened on my thread.

No soft opening for ADRs today. Unless I was doing something completely wrong which in itself is completely possible. Maroo, I think Sandy was dreaming somewheres about the soft opening. But we will completely forgive her. :goodvibes

Sure Sandy, I'll try for an ADR for 9 and you also and maybe one of us will get lucky.

How was the b-day party? Rather interesting place for a teen party.

Dolce, your track/park sounds great. All three I go to are 1/4 miles loops. Each are different configurations, but you can see how one could get bored so easily. 4hrs for the full. I am very impressed. Some days I wish I could run, but I have come to accept that some can run (like most people) and some can walk without tripping if they are very careful (like me):rotfl:
Here is lots of :wizard::wizard::wizard::wizard::wizard: that you are NOT hurt.

Sandy, did you do your 5 miles today? I hope you feeling up to it and were able to at least try. Remember some training is better than no training. Remember, we are all going to complete this 1/2 in the allotted time. You, Maroo, me and my friend E. We are going to do this. ::yes::

Dolce, are you doing the half also? or just the Full? and hey, who else is doing the 5K? E, my DB and I will be.

Sandy321
09-28-2009, 12:05 AM
Hey hey HI!!

Maroo how'd today go??? Dont go avoiding us! Like Lisa/eeyor44 said - we are all in this together!!

Dolce while I was out today I thought, maybe I should bring my camera and shoot some video to see how comprable our areas are!!

eyor44/Lisa You do work twice as hard - and as rotten a day, or area - you still persevere - you still just DO IT!! :wizard: Thank you - and thank you for supporting me!! Thank you for checking in here so often!! It really helps me!!

Bday at the bar today - HILARIOUS!! what the heck did I step in to?? :rotfl2: They were cautious, but had their biker duds on - and were ready to "defend their lifestyle" :rotfl2: They are younger (I'm so old!) and hon my DAD has tats and a Harley! Please!! we dont judge!! I may be Christian, but my Lord was Jewish, we celebrate Hannukah, and have Seder Meals - (mom and dad were divorced and Jewish - step dad was tatted, brought several biker friends in!()

We Passed inspection and were invited back to their house for dinner - - when their biker friends left, and dd and bday girl came into the adult area, the mom asked dd how she felt being around them - "heck, its like being around Papa" :rotfl2:

and I did "run" ( lol, there IS NO RUNNING )

I wanted to do 5 miles - but my schedule had me at 4 -

Thank God :worship: Lisa/eeyor44 posted SHE got out at 5am - and Dolce posting her milage -

I wanted to quit at 2 miles!!

Seriously...

My right foot was numb... my knee... oh I know whine whine, whine - pass the cheese...

*sigh

what really "hurts" was I took the gps and to go 4 miles - I was at 17 min miles - and I'm working as hard as my heart can take me... 17 mm is not going to cut it...

I broke down and cried.

Then dusted myself off, took a quick bath - and went to meet the "biker dudes" at their home!!! :rotfl2:

Tomorrow - 40 min in the gym - bump up the strength training!! :thumbsup2

All7OfUs
09-28-2009, 01:38 AM
As much as I'd love to be able to join maroo in the DLR half, I just can't do it. My time leading up to our TC3 trip really needs to be focused on getting Andrew settled into school and visiting with my family. I only get to see them once a year if I"m lucky.

But to be honest, it's also the training that scares me. It gets cold here. like -30F cold. I just cannot go out running in that kind of weather. THere are NO sidewalks to walk on, and what there is, is all iced up and dangerous; no gymns to join; and no exercise equipment anythings for sale here. The best can do is get a few cardio and strength training videos to do in my living room, and frankly that just isn't going to cut it in training for a half anything!

I will think about training for real though, maroo, when I move back in 2011, and do a Disney half with you then. Can you wait that long??

In any case, good luck everyone! Have a great time knowing you are getting into super healthy lifestyles and get a reward of doing a wonderful job in your races.

eyor44
09-28-2009, 07:57 AM
I am going to let everyone in on a little secret.

When I decided to do this back in March, I could only walk 30 minutes. ::yes::Yes, 30 minutes. and I guarrantee you it wasn't a very long distance either. Did involve a couple hills though so that might be a plus. I used to walk alot pre-DD. (and I looked GOOD). But baby #3, personal issues, Hurricane Katrina's aftermath and building new house all got to me. This marathon is my way back. Problem is, I never stick to anything long term. :confused3 So this whole thing means so much more to me than just completing a race. But I am trying to prove to myself that I can stick to the long term and do it. I have had my share of crying days:sad:, trust me, I really have. and the doubts, oh the doubts. But to hear you say I inspire you. WOW! You just don't have any idea how good that feels. :goodvibes Thank you.

But, and here is what I am trying to say, you can do it. We all can. Just go as far as you can each day and when you think you can't go any more, just try for a few more steps, or one more lap around the track.

Glad to hear the party went so well. But still, in a Bar? How did they get away with that?

YaY! on the four miles. :banana: I'm glad you didn't quit at two. :banana:

maroo
09-28-2009, 09:42 AM
Hey, maroo! Awesome schedule you have going. Congrats on getting in those 3 miles this morning. I'll second Sandy on the ipod thing. I've yet to be in a race (although I did sign up for a 1/2 marathon on Nov 1 :scared:) but I know that the races don't advocate you wearing them for various reasons so I've been training without mine. I thought going in, it'd be really hard for me - the music lover that I am, but surprisingly it's not! I'm able to relax in my runs and get lost in my own thoughts and I haven't missed the music at all. However, that said, the one thing that I'm considering doing is this: purchasing an ipod shuffle (since they're so tiny) and stocking a few motivational songs on it. I'm running the full marathon and by all accounts, the section coming out of Animal Kingdom is hard. It seems that everyone has problems with that section of the course and I'm going to keep the shuffle tucked away in a pocket incase I need to break it out to help me through that one section. If you find that you must have music, maybe consider getting a shuffle so that it's tiny and lightweight and can be easily stored away if you decide on the day of the race that you don't have much use for it after all?

I don't think I answered you formally the other day!

Hello! :wave2: I don't know that we have ever talked over here?

I am so impressed that you are doing the full...it sounds like you really run! I don't run. I don't even really wog.

I am pretty sure...despite all of the advice...unless I just decide on one of my long walks later...that I will be bringing my iPhone. I feel safer with it as a phone, I will probably use it as an iPod AND a camera.

I was in a triathlon last year that had a little 3K portion at the end and I was not in shape for that one - it was all I could do to walk - and I had to play a few songs to get my pace up. Once it was up, I was fine...but I needed a boost. I will have it with me just in case.

I don't plan on stopping for pictures. I won't be in character lines or anything like that. I really, really have to finish and at this rate, I will be pushing it. But I want to have it with me in case I do want a picture of me right at the finish line. I may want to remember that forever! Or of the castle as I get close? Or of a really bad place...where I thought I would give up...and didn't!

eyor44 - I hope that you made it out for your 8 miler this morning! :thumbsup2

Come on, Sandy, don't you want to practice getting up early for the 1/2 marathon a couple of times? Do a few "dress rehearsals" before the big day? :teeth:

The park that I run at is very nice as well. Large duck ponds, t-ball and baseball fields. Very clean and butts up to some upper housing developments so it's a very nice area. My only problem is that it isn't lit after dark. And, I hope that I complete the marathon within 4 hours! We'll see how my training builds up. I run the 1/2 marathon on Nov 1 and I'll use that to get an idea for how I'll hold up for the full marathon on Jan 10. Currently I run close to a 9 minute mile. I think for the 1/2 marathon I'm going to go out with a 10 minute mile pacer group since it's my first race. As for training, I can't slow down enough for a 10 minute mile but I'm worried that in my first race setting I should attempt to slow the pace down. I'm going to begin doing some light speedwork in a couple of weeks. We'll see how that improves my current pace. And, Sandy, just keep training. Don't back off. If you train properly I know that you'll finish that 1/2 in a great time - before they turn off the timing mats and while they still have medals. You'll be so happy on that day that you put in all of the hard work beforehand as you watch it pay off. But, you have to put in the training miles in order to succeed.

Oh, I forgot to add about Flying Fish!: I had their signature potato-wrapped red snapper. Soooooo good! I'd actually wanted the char-crusted New York strip steak but I was *attempting* to save room for desert. I had started with an appetizer of cheeses (5 cheeses) and unfortunately after that with the fish, I didn't have room for dessert. :( I had really wanted to try the warm chocolate peanut-butter bread pudding.

warm...chocolate...peanut-butter bread pudding??????

Oh my gosh.


No soft opening for ADRs today. Unless I was doing something completely wrong which in itself is completely possible. Maroo, I think Sandy was dreaming somewheres about the soft opening. But we will completely forgive her. :goodvibes


I have a theory on the soft opening. I think someone heard about the CM's starting OT today. And someone, somewhere, assumed that it must have something to do with Dining...

When in actuality it was the need for the extra CM's to book Cruises and hopefully whatever else is announced this week (maybe a 4/3 deal?)...

Hey hey HI!!

Maroo how'd today go??? Dont go avoiding us! Like Lisa/eeyor44 said - we are all in this together!!

Dolce while I was out today I thought, maybe I should bring my camera and shoot some video to see how comprable our areas are!!

eyor44/Lisa You do work twice as hard - and as rotten a day, or area - you still persevere - you still just DO IT!! :wizard: Thank you - and thank you for supporting me!! Thank you for checking in here so often!! It really helps me!!

Bday at the bar today - HILARIOUS!! what the heck did I step in to?? :rotfl2: They were cautious, but had their biker duds on - and were ready to "defend their lifestyle" :rotfl2: They are younger (I'm so old!) and hon my DAD has tats and a Harley! Please!! we dont judge!! I may be Christian, but my Lord was Jewish, we celebrate Hannukah, and have Seder Meals - (mom and dad were divorced and Jewish - step dad was tatted, brought several biker friends in!()

We Passed inspection and were invited back to their house for dinner - - when their biker friends left, and dd and bday girl came into the adult area, the mom asked dd how she felt being around them - "heck, its like being around Papa" :rotfl2:

and I did "run" ( lol, there IS NO RUNNING )

I wanted to do 5 miles - but my schedule had me at 4 -

Thank God :worship: Lisa/eeyor44 posted SHE got out at 5am - and Dolce posting her milage -

I wanted to quit at 2 miles!!

Seriously...

My right foot was numb... my knee... oh I know whine whine, whine - pass the cheese...

*sigh

what really "hurts" was I took the gps and to go 4 miles - I was at 17 min miles - and I'm working as hard as my heart can take me... 17 mm is not going to cut it...

I broke down and cried.

Then dusted myself off, took a quick bath - and went to meet the "biker dudes" at their home!!! :rotfl2:

Tomorrow - 40 min in the gym - bump up the strength training!! :thumbsup2

Hello peeps!

Yesterday was a big goose egg! Turns out my Wii has died. :( And I have a new Sunday schedule, which has me at my friend's house all day. I left for church at 7:00 AM (I volunteer in the tech area, so it is an early morning for me) and did not get back home till last night around 10. So...no time to really do anything.

I went out to eat with my friends and then took care of Rachel most of the afternoon. We watched a movie and painted. And I just never really broke away to do anything else.

We are going to look at getting an elliptical to put at their house so I can use it on Sunday's...because I am going to be helping Rachel on Sunday's.

But today I am on target for my 3 miles! Right after work I will go home and do that.


Hey! We do a Seder Meal - our whole church - it is very cool! Rich with history and significance!

Aw! I am so sorry you broke down and cried!

Remember Sandy...how much further you are THIS time than you were last time? Hadn't you only gone 8 miles last time?

I gotta get some speed up, too!! :)


As much as I'd love to be able to join maroo in the DLR half, I just can't do it. My time leading up to our TC3 trip really needs to be focused on getting Andrew settled into school and visiting with my family. I only get to see them once a year if I"m lucky.

But to be honest, it's also the training that scares me. It gets cold here. like -30F cold. I just cannot go out running in that kind of weather. THere are NO sidewalks to walk on, and what there is, is all iced up and dangerous; no gymns to join; and no exercise equipment anythings for sale here. The best can do is get a few cardio and strength training videos to do in my living room, and frankly that just isn't going to cut it in training for a half anything!

I will think about training for real though, maroo, when I move back in 2011, and do a Disney half with you then. Can you wait that long??

In any case, good luck everyone! Have a great time knowing you are getting into super healthy lifestyles and get a reward of doing a wonderful job in your races.

I understand that! Completely!

When you move back! We can train and do the half! How much fun is that!!!

I am going to let everyone in on a little secret.

When I decided to do this back in March, I could only walk 30 minutes. ::yes::Yes, 30 minutes. and I guarrantee you it wasn't a very long distance either. Did involve a couple hills though so that might be a plus. I used to walk alot pre-DD. (and I looked GOOD). But baby #3, personal issues, Hurricane Katrina's aftermath and building new house all got to me. This marathon is my way back. Problem is, I never stick to anything long term. :confused3 So this whole thing means so much more to me than just completing a race. But I am trying to prove to myself that I can stick to the long term and do it. I have had my share of crying days:sad:, trust me, I really have. and the doubts, oh the doubts. But to hear you say I inspire you. WOW! You just don't have any idea how good that feels. :goodvibes Thank you.

But, and here is what I am trying to say, you can do it. We all can. Just go as far as you can each day and when you think you can't go any more, just try for a few more steps, or one more lap around the track.

Glad to hear the party went so well. But still, in a Bar? How did they get away with that?

YaY! on the four miles. :banana: I'm glad you didn't quit at two. :banana:

You are doing GREAT Lisa!!!!

This is what I have to do...long term. Stick to it. Go for it.

I am so afraid...I won't be able to do it. That I have waited too long?

Sandy321
09-28-2009, 11:09 AM
Bar party :confused3 Usually only 21+ can even enter a bar! Maybe it was Sunday? The kids played pool, darts, and video games...

oh and the mom - LOVES Disney too! (I know who doesnt!) but when I told her we were staying at Beach Club - she said her mom takes them every couple of years, and... they own DVC (her mom, so they stay BCV!! :rotfl2:) They also live directly behind DS (the triathlete!) girlfriend's house!! Its a small world after all...

oh, and DSs gf's (that's a mouthful!) wants to be my personal nutritionist!! Sad isnt it - They are healthy - part of it is cultural (Russian, Jewish) So they eat whole grains - fish, very very little meat... but you never know what is in a salad (they'll tell you, but its Russian, so :confused3) The mom said she has all girls, and didnt realize how much these boys eat!! :rotfl2: but that is the next component of my training -

it will be so much easier to wog 20# less - but watching the dern scale go up and down... up up, down... up up...

Lisa yes, you do inspire me! you and Dolce are so kind to post your training - your serinity - your... 'just can do it " spirit!! :goodvibes and I really did think of you getting up at 5:30 AM - (I slept in till 10!)

Maroo I think that's the secret too... the long term.. this is your life, you are not going to change "WHO" you are... so you have to figure out what your long term life goal is - is it just a half marathon, or is it fitting in exercise too? I know, easier said than done!! (for me! I know, but I dont "do" it!)

iphone camera If you have it, you will use it! But this Half and Full marathon is also a VERY social event - participate in that!! By having your iphone/ipods on - you are escaping a very special part of THIS run (and any other marathons, or halfs, or 5K or 10K races you join - YES< they are not allowed, but use them! Disney, its just different!!)

Camera - I think I posted on my '08 report - I had this feeling, I may never pass this way again, and I'm going to enjoy it, and I'm going to get my picture with any character that didnt have a line!!

but when I look at ALL those Photos - and I think I have at least 10 min worth!!

Dolce27
09-28-2009, 01:55 PM
Dolce, your track/park sounds great. All three I go to are 1/4 miles loops. Each are different configurations, but you can see how one could get bored so easily. 4hrs for the full. I am very impressed. Some days I wish I could run, but I have come to accept that some can run (like most people) and some can walk without tripping if they are very careful (like me):rotfl:
Here is lots of :wizard::wizard::wizard::wizard::wizard: that you are NOT hurt.

Let me clarify: I don’t know that I really can do the full in 4 hours. I hope that I can. My current training leads me to believe that it is a possibility. I’ll wait to see how I do in the ½ marathon that I’m running in November before I feel more certain of my projections for the full. Honestly, my goal is to finish it in 5 hours or less but if I do manage to finish it in 4 hours – Sandy will hear me from Water Station #2 jumping up and down screaming in joy at the finish line.

And, trust me, I used to not be able to run. If you ever want to learn how – google the C25k program. I downloaded the podcasts and it taught me how to run 3 miles in 9 weeks. You have to build up – you can’t just go.

I don't think I answered you formally the other day!

Hello! :wave2: I don't know that we have ever talked over here?

Nope, we haven’t talked before. :wave2: It’s my first time over here. I saw Sandy post on another thread. I saw her links in her sig for her 2008 P-TR and ½ TR and read those and then found myself being a nuisance on her current P-TR thread. :rotfl2: But really, you guys are all so encouraging that I’m glad to find this thread and all of you. I really look forward to updates – it keeps me motivated to go forward.


warm...chocolate...peanut-butter bread pudding??????

Oh my gosh.

I could not believe that I didn’t have room! That was the dessert I’d been looking forward to trying last December. I’m going to try again next October – Flying Fish was one of my favorite restaurants – or maybe my favorite? – last trip and that dessert sounds sooooo good!


Sandy – Awesome job for completing your 4 miles!! Stop stressing about the 17 mm right now. This is why you are in training! If you stick to your training schedule and if you don’t give up, on the day of your ½ marathon you’ll be flying across that finish line like it was nothing! This is why I recommend that you don’t skip your training sessions at all except for illness and injury. You’ll improve as long as you get out there and do it! And we all have horrible days but usually the next training session after the bad one is a good one. I’ve yet to have two bad sessions in a row. Again, awesome job for not giving up. :thumbsup2

Maroo – I’ve got 3 miles to get in tonight as well. Good-luck on yours! Hopefully my foot will hold up. I’m so upset about the pain in my heel last Saturday and am concerned that it has not completely gone away yet. I’ll probably wrap it before I run tonight.

maroo
09-28-2009, 06:23 PM
Well...

I did my 3 miles tonight! Took me 52 minutes, though. :scared1: 16 min mile would be 48...so I am running closer to 17-18 min miles...and that was on a paced treadmill...so I have work to do!

But another training session is under my belt. One more toward a more active lifestyle! :)

that's nice
09-28-2009, 08:39 PM
Great job everyone on their training the last few days!

Sounds like everyone has been following their schedules!!

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Sandy321
09-28-2009, 08:41 PM
Dolce and you keep coming back!! :yay: I'll be handing out water on your first run - early I read that we're done by 8am!! But I think that there are 2 heats/corals a Red and a Blue - and they dont join up till later!! :confused3

Here's another place where Dis Wishers are hanging out - I know they posted the map of the half and the full marathon

Its not real active - but lots of pictures - and those that posted - they are the friendliest, most helpful of the Wish group!! Seriously!!


http://wishracingteam.ning.com/

so join, then click on forums, then click on either the half or full and just tell them I sent you! Click on Races - there is one for Half and one For Full that include the Disney Map -



The pictures are really cool - I love Jeff's (Jeff da Runner!) pictures (He lives in Hawaii and he has so much energy and is just such a kind soul! Very vivacious also!!)
Well...

I did my 3 miles tonight! Took me 52 minutes, though. :scared1: 16 min mile would be 48...so I am running closer to 17-18 min miles...and that was on a paced treadmill...so I have work to do!

But another training session is under my belt. One more toward a more active lifestyle! :)

:yay::woohoo::cool1: WTG Maroo -

Thanks everyone to encourage us to "just do it" Dont get discouraged, dont allow your mind in to the negative thoughts!!

I did nothing but sleep today! Got up at 8 went back to bed got up at noon, went back to bed, got up at 4 fell asleep on the couch woke up at 5:30 roasted some chicken and veggies, ate and now I'm surfing - but I'm still tired!!

eyor44
09-28-2009, 10:41 PM
I could not believe that I didn’t have room! That was the dessert I’d been looking forward to trying last December. I’m going to try again next October – Flying Fish was one of my favorite restaurants – or maybe my favorite? – last trip and that dessert sounds sooooo good!
This happened to me at Victoria & Albert's. I was so full, I could not eat the chocolate souffle. :sad: DH said I looked so pitiful that he actually felt sorry for me.

I did my 3 miles tonight! Took me 52 minutes, though. :scared1: 16 min mile would be 48...so I am running closer to 17-18 min miles...and that was on a paced treadmill...so I have work to do!
Who cares how long it took!?!? You tried and you accomplished it.:cool1:
But another training session is under my belt. One more toward a more active lifestyle! :) That's the spirit!:thumbsup2

Great job everyone on their training the last few days!

Sounds like everyone has been following their schedules!!

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Thanks for stopping by our......mmmmm, Sandy's Pre-trip report.


The pictures are really cool - I love Jeff's (Jeff da Runner!) pictures (He lives in Hawaii and he has so much energy and is just such a kind soul! Very vivacious also!!)

I love pictures!!!!

I did nothing but sleep today! Got up at 8 went back to bed got up at noon, went back to bed, got up at 4 fell asleep on the couch woke up at 5:30 roasted some chicken and veggies, ate and now I'm surfing - but I'm still tired!!

I do hope you feel better soon. I did strength training tonight.

ArelysAdriana
09-28-2009, 10:58 PM
I'm so happy I found this thread. :goodvibes I'm running the half also and I love finding PTR's for the half. I must admit, I haven't read your whole thread yet, but that's what tomorrow at work is for. :thumbsup2:laughing:

Regardless, I'm thrilled to have found this & will keep reading. :banana:

eyor44
09-28-2009, 11:12 PM
I'm so happy I found this thread. :goodvibes I'm running the half also and I love finding PTR's for the half. I must admit, I haven't read your whole thread yet, but that's what tomorrow at work is for. :thumbsup2:laughing:

Regardless, I'm thrilled to have found this & will keep reading. :banana:


Hey! I noticed you are from Baton Rouge. That is just 1.5 hours from me. I'm just across the state line in Picayune.

Sandy321
09-28-2009, 11:17 PM
I'm so happy I found this thread. :goodvibes I'm running the half also and I love finding PTR's for the half. I must admit, I haven't read your whole thread yet, but that's what tomorrow at work is for. :thumbsup2:laughing:

Regardless, I'm thrilled to have found this & will keep reading. :banana:

oh, look another crazy!!! :welcome:

Grab a seat, and post what you are up to!! How's your training going? Have you run before? Any tips? Frustrations? Where do you train?

Glad you are joining us!!! (you are joining us arent you?!)


Hey! I noticed you are from Baton Rouge. That is just 1.5 hours from me. I'm just across the state line in Picayune.

"Its a Small World After All.."

Dolce27
09-29-2009, 08:59 AM
Morning! Sandy - feel better! That's an order! ;) I checked out your link -but I haven't signed up so I was limited on what I could view over there. Oh, and if you'll be finished at Water Station #2 by 8:00 AM - then I guess you wouldn't hear me jumping up and down and screaming from the finish line. Only the elites will be crossing the finish line in 2 hours (and I will never be one of them!) I will assume that Adriano Santos will win again this year? He's won the last several years in a row.

maroo- kuddos for getting in your 3 miles - I got mine in as well. As I told Sandy yesterday - keep it going. With proper training you'll get that pace up. Maybe once a week work on speed drills?

I have cross-training tonight so I think I’ll do some light weights followed by 45 minutes on the bike.

eyor44
09-29-2009, 10:31 AM
Sandy
How are you doing today? Feeling better I hope.:goodvibes

maroo
09-29-2009, 10:53 AM
maroo- kuddos for getting in your 3 miles - I got mine in as well. As I told Sandy yesterday - keep it going. With proper training you'll get that pace up. Maybe once a week work on speed drills?



:lmao: That WAS my speed drill! :eek:

:rotfl:

I just need to get back in shape. I am way out of shape. Once I get back into the routine...I will be good to go!!

maroo
09-29-2009, 11:06 AM
Sandy - How are you today?

eandesmom
09-29-2009, 01:41 PM
Good morning runners!

You ALL inspire me.

And while I'm not running, I wanted you know know that you have done more for getting me back on a regular workout schedule than my DH has been able to accomplish in the last 3 years. Granted, not having a full time day job may have something to do with it...and the kids being back in school, but still!

Maroo, great job on the 3 miles!

Sandy, great job on getting back up and finishing. You did 4 miles, focus on your training plan, it's a good one, and less on the minutes. You will get there.

Dolce, great work and going for the full, that's so exciting! My sister just did her first full last week and watching her train has been...wow.

I know I am not running but I thought I'd share a few songs from my ipod that inspires me when I really don't feel like working out. Many are from a selection called "pissed off rocker chicks". Warning, it may not be the type of inspirational music you are used to! It's rather random but they all get me going.

I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
Maria Maria, Santana
California Dreamin, Queen Latifah
Galileo, Indigo Girls
One of us, Joann Osbourne
Breathe, Kylie Minougue
Big Girls don't cry, Fergie
SexyBack, Justin Timberlake
4 minutes, Justin Timberlake and Madonna
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, KT Tunstall
Hot n Cold, Katy Perry
Miss Independent, Kelly Clarkson
Pocketful of Sunshine, Natasha Bedingfield
Killer Queen, Queen

:)

ArelysAdriana
09-29-2009, 02:57 PM
Hey! I noticed you are from Baton Rouge. That is just 1.5 hours from me. I'm just across the state line in Picayune.

Hey kind-of-neighbor :wave2:

oh, look another crazy!!! :welcome:

Grab a seat, and post what you are up to!! How's your training going? Have you run before? Any tips? Frustrations? Where do you train?

Glad you are joining us!!! (you are joining us arent you?!)


"Its a Small World After All.."

Oh, I'm totally nuts. :rotfl2: And I am joining in! I ran in '09, didn't do too great (didn't finish because I spent too much time vomitting at mile 9 :eek:) so I'm going back for more in '10 (going back for the finish, not to hurl on the side of the road. :laughing:)

Training has been super slow and I've been slacking a lot. We moved here not too long ago and I still haven't found a trail I really love. I think I had a panic attack this past weekend when I realized that I have about 15 weeks left. :scared1: I totally need to get my rear in gear! Especially in the strength training area, I don't add enough it of it to my training.

I'm super excited for the half though, running through the Magic Kingdom was such a rush. :cloud9::love:

Killer Queen, Queen

:)

Queen is my inspirational music. :laughing: "We Will Rock You" & "Don't Stop Me Now" get me going like no other. :thumbsup2

Sandy321
09-29-2009, 06:45 PM
OOOOO I'm at 99 days!! :cool1:

I think I'm ok - I've been having a hard time being awake! If I sit still, I'll close my eyes and take a nap!! Very tired - but today I've been awake since 11am - and my nose isnt running or as stuffy as it was this weekend!! So I think I'm on the mend - Just need to put my MIND in the right Frame!!

Cynthia Perfect - I appreciate the music lists!!

Maroo I honestly understand the "speed drill" but doing it :confused3 I think it was part of the Couch to 5 K program, plus dh has it in one of his schedules -

Arelysadrianna :upsidedow Yep, if you did it once, and you're back again - that's nutz! :goodvibes I've posted a weekly schedule for week 3 - I am on the slow and steady path... I know what I did that I could improve on -
Did you add electrolytes to your run? I really like the gu blox - or the jelly beans, dont like that gu stuff - but it does help - dh has found some "magic" pills that work awesome (according to him!) called endurolytes -

it makes a HUGE difference in the heat and humidity - in addition to drinking that water when its offered on the course! I dont need a glass of water at mile 2 - but I drink it anyway - so I wont HAVE to have it at mile 6...

I also stopped at the bathrooms in Frontierland - a/c and flush toilets!! :rotfl2:

DH is out on his run, so I have to get dinner done - and then - spend some time with dh!! :goodvibes

maroo
09-29-2009, 08:01 PM
Hey guys!

I compromised. I decided that it was not really wise to walk 5 miles for the first time ever outside where I have to go out and back.

So I did it at home this morning. And I cut it to 3 miles...but walked faster for those 3 miles - much faster - than my last 4 mile walk last Saturday.

I gotta get back in shape if I expect to do this. I did fine this morning. My feet did fine (I used different socks and I think they are better). But I am coughing a lot.

I think I did fine this morning. I pushed myself a little...but not too much.

My training schedule this week:
Sunday - Rest Day (may do a few Wii Fit games?) *** Rested!
Monday - 3 miles as fast as I can on treadmill *** CHECK!
Tuesday - 5 miles - slower pace - as I watch NCIS! ;) **NOPE...
Wednesday - Weights at the gym
Thursday - 3 miles as fast as I can on treadmill
Friday - Rest day - lots of protein for Saturday!
Saturday - 5 miles with the TEAM on Saturday morning!

I also have a meeting about fundraising this week!

So...how does that look?


Ok...my schedule is about to have to change.

I got my schedule shifted at work. I used to be off on Wednesday's and now I am off on Friday's...

And I changed from helping Lauren on Wed to helping her on Tues...so...back to drawing board in schedule!


For the rest of this week:
Today - I get a big goose egg! I should have done something this AM...no time if I am helping Lauren!
Wednesday - 5 miles, slower pace (probably as I watch TV? Maybe rent a movie?)
Thursday - weights and bike with Lisa
Friday - my new day off!! ??? But my big walk is Saturday?? what do I do here?
Saturday - 5 mile walk
Sunday - ? I am going to have a busy Sunday?


Having Friday's off will be good in some respects...and will help my trips to Disney, I think!

In fact...Lisa made me laugh. She called me 2 hours after I told her and said, "Oh my gosh! That means you can go to Disney every weekend!!!" :rotfl:

"Goodness woman...you think I am made of money?"

"Well, you already have your tickets! And you have to eat. So just get a cheap flight and go!"

No wonder I have issues! :laughing:

Dolce27
09-29-2009, 09:21 PM
Good morning runners!
Dolce, great work and going for the full, that's so exciting! My sister just did her first full last week and watching her train has been...wow.

Hello! I'm glad that you're inspired. :goodvibes Awesome that your sister finished her marathon! The training part is a full time job. I only go to work, train and sleep anymore. I'm trying to do the training right and that makes it a huge commitment!

Maybe next year you'll sign up to do the 1/2 at Disney???


OOOOO I'm at 99 days!! :cool1:
:banana: :scared1: :banana:


I think I'm ok - I've been having a hard time being awake! If I sit still, I'll close my eyes and take a nap!! Very tired - but today I've been awake since 11am - and my nose isnt running or as stuffy as it was this weekend!! So I think I'm on the mend - Just need to put my MIND in the right Frame!!

:banana: To you being on the mend!

Maroo I honestly understand the "speed drill" but doing it :confused3 I think it was part of the Couch to 5 K program, plus dh has it in one of his schedules -

Sandy, I'm not an expert on the speed training - yet - (give me a year ;) ) but no, there wasn't anything like that in the C25k program. I plan to start doing some speed work soon. Runners World will probably have some great articles on things such as fartleks (I think I spelled that correctly) and tempo runs - I just need to read them! Do something such as get on the treadmill and for x amount of minutes (lets say 5) walk at the pace you've been managing so far (you've been at 17 mm -right?) then for x amount of minutes (lets say 2) kick it up a step to 16 mm and then for another 5 go back down to 17 mm and then repeat a few times. Do this once a week and it should help you increase your speed. Search for articles at Runners World for more sound advice on this - I'm just a newbie.


Ok...my schedule is about to have to change.

I got my schedule shifted at work. I used to be off on Wednesday's and now I am off on Friday's...

And I changed from helping Lauren on Wed to helping her on Tues...so...back to drawing board in schedule!


For the rest of this week:
Today - I get a big goose egg! I should have done something this AM...no time if I am helping Lauren!
Wednesday - 5 miles, slower pace (probably as I watch TV? Maybe rent a movie?)
Thursday - weights and bike with Lisa
Friday - my new day off!! ??? But my big walk is Saturday?? what do I do here?
Saturday - 5 mile walk
Sunday - ? I am going to have a busy Sunday?


Having Friday's off will be good in some respects...and will help my trips to Disney, I think!

OK, I'm soooo jealous that going to Disney each week-end is even an option for you! :upsidedow Schedule looks good but what I would do is take Sunday off as a rest day after your long run and then add in a shorter mid-week run on the schedule for Monday. I don't see Monday on the schedule at all - or is it impossible for you to work out on that day? I'd try to get in at least 3 walking training sessions/week. Cross-training is great but it won't prepare your body for the 13.1 mile walk you'll have to do in January.


I had to take my own advice tonight: I so did not want to go to the gym. I tried to justify it as "well, it's not a running day! it's just cross-training!" In the end - I went to the gym. I did lower body weights followed by 45 minutes on the bike. Tomorrow I have a 4 mile run.

Sandy321
09-29-2009, 10:32 PM
lisa.eeyor44 I forgot to say thank you for posting how far you've come - and how far you are determined to go!! :thumbsup2

maroo who's program are you following? I'm going to tell you what dh - the "marathoner" the "trainer" the "coach" the very kind, patient man I look up to!! I asked him about "speed training" and he gave me a "choked shocked" look - like for who? I know that I am behind in the time aspect - and I know you feel the same - he assures me that in any and ALL training programs - speed drills are NOT in it unless you are in an advance state - he says as long as we stick to the training plans - and not just "give up" for a week, take a week off here and there.. that by week 6 - 7 we will see a better time - that we have to trust the program, and stick to it!! I know I'm afraid to believe -

did you watch Biggest Loser - I was in tears tonight! I didnt think Tracy deserved all the hate - but Shay, and what the red team did - Just listening to Sean - ok if you didnt see it - you need to watch it online!!

Dolce I really needed to hear what you went thru and how you succeeded! Thank you for sharing!! You are going to make it! :wizard:
So Dolce, trust the program, dont worry about the Speed stuff - if you want more encouragement, or specific help - either post and I'll ask dh - or post on the event/comp thread - there are a lot of smart, helpful, experienced people over there!! You are at a 4 hour finish pace - you will NOT be swept!! Promise!! Keep doing what you are doing!! :hug:

Arelys.. I think you mentioned panic attacks - I can really relate - I have had a few panic attacks on my path to this '10 Half... The one that made me think I was really having a heart attack, scares me each time my heart rate gets going too fast... I'm so afraid, I havent told anyone - not even dh!

So, one day at a time... one step at a time - - NO looking back... only go forward!!


"I know where I'm goin... doncha wanna come too?"

(I also work tomorrow and Thurs!! woohoo :woohoo: no internet tho!)

All7OfUs
09-30-2009, 12:41 AM
You all inspire me! Way to go. I guess I can be a great cheerleader from 12,000 miles away. HA! Virtual cheerleading- that's too funny. But here ya go...:cheer2::banana::thumbsup2:cheer2:

Yesterday I was crammed into a local full-sized van that they use for public transportation here with 40!! :scared1: other people. It was crammed to the point of being downright dangerous. I had to half sit, half stand, holding onto the bar on ceiling for the 1 hour ride out the village I was visiting a friend in. 3 others were leaning ON me. Today, I am sooooooooooooo sore I can hardly move. I seriously had a hard time breathing when I got off the thing. I will never do that again!!! Ever! Next time, I'll take a taxi! All that to say, if I was in better shape I could probably move today without wincing. It is time to get moving!!

Sandy, you mentioned a good video. Can some of you others recommend one or two more that would be helpful for me?? It can't use too much equipment, just me and my floor. I will order a rubber band though, and I have 2 and 4 K weights to use too.

Good job, everyone!

that's nice
09-30-2009, 08:10 AM
If starting from 'scratch' what is the time you need to train for a 1/2? 3 months-6 months? By the looks of all the schedules do you work out 6 days with 1 day off? I was just wondering.:confused3

I think I want to try to run a 1/2 someday. It would take a serious commitment. I have a hard time getting to the gym now with work and DD3. I'm only able to get to the gym 2 days a week now, while DD is at school. I guess if I stopped staying up late I could go at 6am.UGGGHHHH just typing that makes me want to vomit! LOLOL:lmao:

Dolce27
09-30-2009, 12:44 PM
If starting from 'scratch' what is the time you need to train for a 1/2? 3 months-6 months? By the looks of all the schedules do you work out 6 days with 1 day off? I was just wondering.:confused3

I think I want to try to run a 1/2 someday. It would take a serious commitment. I have a hard time getting to the gym now with work and DD3. I'm only able to get to the gym 2 days a week now, while DD is at school. I guess if I stopped staying up late I could go at 6am.UGGGHHHH just typing that makes me want to vomit! LOLOL:lmao:

I'm doing the full marathon - not the 1/2 - and my full marathon training schedule is 16 weeks out. I know some are longer but I think the avg. training schedule is 16 weeks. You would need a solid base of running at least 3 miles at a time before beginning a marathon schedule. (If you plan to run - not walk it) So, use a program like the C25k program to teach you how to run 3 miles. I used this program and it worked great for me. I downloaded podcasts to listen to tell me when to run and when to walk so I wouldn't constantly have to look at a watch. Just Google “C25k podcasts” and a link for some guy named Robert something should pop-up and you can download his podcast. It’s a 9 week training program that will have you running a full 30 minutes by the end of the 9 weeks. If you can maintain a 10 minute mile - then by the end of the 9 weeks you’ll pretty much be running a 5k.

After you can run a full 3 miles, begin running 3 – 4 days/week with each run being 3 – 4 miles. I think that after you can successfully do this, you’ll be 100% ready for a ½ marathon training schedule. Here’s one that I found (there are others). This one is 10 weeks out:

10-Week Half Marathon Training Schedule
Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 3 Rest 3 3 Rest 4 Rest
2 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 5 Rest
3 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 6 Rest
4 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest
5 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 10 Rest
6 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 11 Rest
7 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 12 Rest
8 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 9 Rest
9 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 8 Rest
10 3 Rest 3 Walk 2 Rest 13.1 Rest

(sorry - I can't get all of that to line up properly but each line first gives you the week # and then how many miles to run for Mon, Tues, Wed, ect...)

This particular one has you training up to 12 miles before you taper off. You taper the last two weeks before your ½ marathon in order to let your body “rest” and be ready to run the 13.1 on race day.

There is no reason for you to not start training now. Go ahead and begin the C25k program – I know there are people on the WISH board that are currently working on that program. Join their thread for friends/motivation. In 9 weeks you’ll be running 30 minutes and then you will have time to improve your speed before you’d have to begin training for the 2011 Disney ½ marathon. You could even run a local ½ marathon before the 2011 Disney one or you could do local 5k’s and 10k’s in between completing the C25k program and beginning official training for the 2011 Disney ½ marathon.

As for your daughter – does your gym have a kids club that she could stay in while you run on the treadmill? If you do the treadmill – you’re supposed to use a 2% - 3% incline for your runs in order to help transition you to run outdoors.

Dolce27
09-30-2009, 12:57 PM
Sandy - I meant to ask: We're all getting together at Cape May on Sat Jan 9 around 5:00 (ish - whatever time we can get closest?) Right? You guys are including me in your total count number - right? I'd love to meet you all. Is the first one of us (which won't be me) making one reservation (as soon as they're allowed to book reservations) for our group? Do we have a total headcount? I won't be arriving to WDW until Jan 8 so I'm not allowed to book ADR's until 10/10. I know that you're arriving before me so your reservation window will open before mine does.

that's nice
09-30-2009, 03:16 PM
Dolce27-
Thanks for the info. I might have to start taking this serious. Right now I've been walking a 1/2 mile then running 1 1/2 then walking till I hit 30 minutes of cardio. At the end of my 1 1/2 mile run, I know I can go longer. Maybe once I get back from WDW I can start pushing it up to 3 miles of running. I don't know if I can get to the gym every other day though... Maybe I can do Mon, Wed, & Fri. :confused3

I know that the Hartford Marathon is October 10th.. I'm working that day but my DW just signed up 2 days ago to run the 5k for CCMC Wings of Hope...http://www.connecticutchildrensevents.org/Event/348/Wings-of-Hope.html

I will start keeping my eyes open for a 1/2 that I can train for. Although we are getting towards the winter up here. I don't know if there are going to be any more this year.

Sandy321
09-30-2009, 04:14 PM
Tim I actually went thru the 3 "main" Marathon Men - their books, and websites on the first 2 pages of my trip report!!

DH truly loves Hal Higdon's schedule best - he's the most flexible! You could actually follow his schedule and only run on weekends IF you do cardio and strength during the other 4 days!

For instance today I'm only supposed to do 40 min of strength - but since tomorrow its supposed to be "wet" I'll swap and run 3.5 today!

I also had a friend that only trained on weekends - she pushed herself a little too hard because she wanted to meet some Dis WIsh'ers at the Rock and Roll Half - Nashville's heat was INTENSE - but she did it!!

You will be amazed at what you can do!! Just put your mind to it - I didnt really train for '08 (but wasnt as heavy, and in a bit better shape then) I just had the mind set that 13.1 miles was just a day in the parks!! :thumbsup2 Now I'm determined to be an "official finishers" As long as the weather holds, I know I'll be ok - there is something about the actual race day that pumps up your adrenline - thats why the C25K program asks you to join a 5K - as well as any Half, or Full Marathon training - to get a feel for crowds, start lines etc...


Dolce right :thumbsup2 start with C25K program (google will get you there) ALSO, look for the 2 main books - Marathon for Mortals - the Bingham Book (mentioned on page 2 here I believe :rolleyes1) As well as Galloway's Book - all 3 gentlemen I believe write for Runner's World - check those all out at your local library, to get a feel for what floats your boat - but they will inspire you!

Also - note - I am FAT< LAZY and OLD _ not as old as dirt, I just feel that way!! And by all that is Holy - IF I CAN - YOU CAN!! (even tho there are days when Mr CANT rears his ugly head and gets into my head!!)

Leisa I really like Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds - she has several - and you may hate him, but he helps get your heart rate going - RICHARD SIMMONS!!! Both you should be able to get 2nd hand pretty cheap! I tried the Billy Banks, and couldnt keep up - and I have an exercise ball that came with a dvd that is easy to follow along - but honestly - google is your friend - Dr. Oz and his cowriter/doctor have put their regiment online - I think if you google YOU on a Diet - it takes you to Real Age or something, which was the title of their first book - all that strength training I mentioned upthread is online - with videos to help (online!!) The planks are hard to explain, but he has them posted!! :thumbsup2


Sandy - I meant to ask: We're all getting together at Cape May on Sat Jan 9 around 5:00 (ish - whatever time we can get closest?) Right? You guys are including me in your total count number - right? I'd love to meet you all. Is the first one of us (which won't be me) making one reservation (as soon as they're allowed to book reservations) for our group? Do we have a total headcount? I won't be arriving to WDW until Jan 8 so I'm not allowed to book ADR's until 10/10. I know that you're arriving before me so your reservation window will open before mine does.

Yes, I'm hoping, and praying I can get online Oct 4 at 3am - if not I'll call - I was going to make it for 12 in case we get a few that want to join us that havent spoken up!! This way I know you'll meet some of the WISH group - so you wont feel alone as you run your Marathon!! You will be awe struck at how their cheering at certain points will perk you up!!

eandesmom
09-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Hello! I'm glad that you're inspired. :goodvibes Awesome that your sister finished her marathon! The training part is a full time job. I only go to work, train and sleep anymore. I'm trying to do the training right and that makes it a huge commitment!

Maybe next year you'll sign up to do the 1/2 at Disney???



Not likely. I don't run. Nor do I have any desire to. For a variety of reasons. My sister actually just did a tri but right before that, her first marathon. I can't see any way I could fit anything like her training schedule into my life but I have dramatically increased my own workouts, going from 2-3 a week, to 5-6 and it's gotten me out of my rut. Her schedule was intense and her stress level, high. I'm glad she did it, for her but....for me....

No...I have a simpler mission than running a half.

I want my abs back.

I am on a mission.

They hurt right now.

That's a good thing.

I'll tell you though, if there was a BIKE ride/race through Disney I would be ALL over it! Too complicated though to get bikes down there, rent, etc, but that would be the bomb.

Or maybe I could Zumba my way through fanstasy land...

Can some of you others recommend one or two more that would be helpful for me?? It can't use too much equipment, just me and my floor. I will order a rubber band though, and I have 2 and 4 K weights to use too.

Liesa, for strength training, I love pilates mat work outs, they are just wonderful for your core and there is a small amount of cardio in there too. It's doable without a mat too, you don't need any equipment, just some floor space.

Sandy321
09-30-2009, 06:39 PM
I got 3.5 miles in - it took me an hour! :faint: Interesting how dh got into it with me yesterday "you should enjoy running, the time outside, teh weather etc etc...." um NO dh, I enjoy being able to go to Disney!! :goodvibes I HATE running!!

Anyway - Today's song from my ipod may make you :rotfl2:

May the good lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when youre far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As youd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart youll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
With a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young
Forever young

And when you finally fly away
Ill be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
Im right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young
Forever young ,forever young
Forever young, forever young
For, forever young, forever young

maroo
09-30-2009, 08:19 PM
Hi guys!


I am so excited! :yay:

For the first time EVER...I did FIVE miles! At one time.

Actually...I did stop for a bathroom break. I didn't do it fast...just wanted to make sure I could do it!

Saturday's mileage is 5, too...so I get to do it again in a few days!

Thank you all so much for your encouragement! I was so excited to get on here and tell you guys! :)

maroo
09-30-2009, 08:37 PM
OOOOO I'm at 99 days!! :cool1:

I think I'm ok - I've been having a hard time being awake! If I sit still, I'll close my eyes and take a nap!! Very tired - but today I've been awake since 11am - and my nose isnt running or as stuffy as it was this weekend!! So I think I'm on the mend - Just need to put my MIND in the right Frame!!

Cynthia Perfect - I appreciate the music lists!!

Maroo I honestly understand the "speed drill" but doing it :confused3 I think it was part of the Couch to 5 K program, plus dh has it in one of his schedules -

Arelysadrianna :upsidedow Yep, if you did it once, and you're back again - that's nutz! :goodvibes I've posted a weekly schedule for week 3 - I am on the slow and steady path... I know what I did that I could improve on -
Did you add electrolytes to your run? I really like the gu blox - or the jelly beans, dont like that gu stuff - but it does help - dh has found some "magic" pills that work awesome (according to him!) called endurolytes -

it makes a HUGE difference in the heat and humidity - in addition to drinking that water when its offered on the course! I dont need a glass of water at mile 2 - but I drink it anyway - so I wont HAVE to have it at mile 6...

I also stopped at the bathrooms in Frontierland - a/c and flush toilets!! :rotfl2:

DH is out on his run, so I have to get dinner done - and then - spend some time with dh!! :goodvibes

lisa.eeyor44 I forgot to say thank you for posting how far you've come - and how far you are determined to go!! :thumbsup2

maroo who's program are you following? I'm going to tell you what dh - the "marathoner" the "trainer" the "coach" the very kind, patient man I look up to!! I asked him about "speed training" and he gave me a "choked shocked" look - like for who? I know that I am behind in the time aspect - and I know you feel the same - he assures me that in any and ALL training programs - speed drills are NOT in it unless you are in an advance state - he says as long as we stick to the training plans - and not just "give up" for a week, take a week off here and there.. that by week 6 - 7 we will see a better time - that we have to trust the program, and stick to it!! I know I'm afraid to believe -

did you watch Biggest Loser - I was in tears tonight! I didnt think Tracy deserved all the hate - but Shay, and what the red team did - Just listening to Sean - ok if you didnt see it - you need to watch it online!!

Dolce I really needed to hear what you went thru and how you succeeded! Thank you for sharing!! You are going to make it! :wizard:
So Dolce, trust the program, dont worry about the Speed stuff - if you want more encouragement, or specific help - either post and I'll ask dh - or post on the event/comp thread - there are a lot of smart, helpful, experienced people over there!! You are at a 4 hour finish pace - you will NOT be swept!! Promise!! Keep doing what you are doing!! :hug:

Arelys.. I think you mentioned panic attacks - I can really relate - I have had a few panic attacks on my path to this '10 Half... The one that made me think I was really having a heart attack, scares me each time my heart rate gets going too fast... I'm so afraid, I havent told anyone - not even dh!

So, one day at a time... one step at a time - - NO looking back... only go forward!!


"I know where I'm goin... doncha wanna come too?"

(I also work tomorrow and Thurs!! woohoo :woohoo: no internet tho!)

Oh gosh.

I think I need to explain my "speed" thing...

I don't really mean speed...not like real speed.

I just mean that I am going to try to do it in the 16 min mile pace...I am going to try to beat my last time...if that makes sense?

Like today...I just walked. It took me about an hour and a half to go 5 miles. Which is pretty slow.

So...no worries on Maroo "speed" training. :rotfl:

So...how is everyone today?

Sandy: I love your song!! (And please tell DH and your dr about your panic attacks. :hug: I know they can fix them if they are aware! :hug:)

Tim: Join us!!! I know you are in Disney...but when you get back - join us! You don't have to do anything formal at first. Maybe you could shoot for the rumored inaugural half in the fall.

Dolce: My Monday schedule...I don't know why I left that off...I do 3 miles...my "speed" training. But my schedule may change some each week. I think I am going to have to go week by week and just make sure I have stuff on most of the days!

eandesmom
09-30-2009, 08:56 PM
I got 3.5 miles in - it took me an hour! :faint: Interesting how dh got into it with me yesterday "you should enjoy running, the time outside, teh weather etc etc...." um NO dh, I enjoy being able to go to Disney!! :goodvibes I HATE running!!



But you did it! Good job

Why do DH's NOT understand that that is SO not motivating?

Or at least it isn't to me, it has the absolute opposite effect.

eyor44
09-30-2009, 11:43 PM
Hi
Everyone has been doing a great job.:thumbsup2

Yesterday I did 4.5 miles and today I cleaned the dance studio. I was there for almost three hours sweeping and mopping. We are going to count that as exercise tonight.

Tim: I don't belong to a gym. I just go outside. I know winter is setting in but does DD like her stroller? I used to get some really good workouts pushin a stroller. and when it gets cold, do you live near a mall that you could walk inside?

Dolce: of course you are included in the count. Can't wait to meet you.

Maroo: congrats on the 5 miles. I understood what you meant by "speed" training.:rolleyes1

Sandy: sounds like you are starting to feel better. I'm glad. :goodvibes

Leisa: way back when I made up a tape of songs I liked that lasted about 30 minutes and then I just did a variety of different exercises to the music. Even running in place a bit.

Cynthia: love your music list.

Arelysadrianna: please don't have panic attacks. You will be okay. :hug:

Dolce27
10-01-2009, 09:29 AM
Hey guys. I had a rough day yesterday and missed my run. I’ve been training for this marathon for about eight weeks now and this was the first run that I’ve missed. My body just wasn’t physically up to it yesterday – I made it as far as the restroom at work to change into my running clothes when I had to acknowledge that I just had to take a day off. It killed me. I really do enjoy my runs and completing each one gives me such an emotional high of accomplishment. But everything was going wrong with me yesterday and despite the fact that I did listen to my body (which I need to do so that I don’t overdo it or injure myself), I still feel seriously guilty for not making my run.

I was to do 4 miles last night and 3 tonight. I’ll do 4 miles tonight and just miss a 3 mile run for this week. I know missing this *one* run is not going to wreck my training schedule, but I really do hate that I missed it. :sad2:

Congrats! to all of you for getting in your mileage yesterday! Great job! I’m very excited about your 5 miles, maroo!!

Adding: 31 days until I run my 1/2 marathon :scared1:

Dolce27
10-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Is anyone around today? :confused3

Sandy? Are you over on the WDW website trying to back door it in to schedule your ADR's a few days early? Is that why you're MIA? ;)

eyor44
10-01-2009, 08:31 PM
Sandy? Are you over on the WDW website trying to back door it in to schedule your ADR's a few days early? Is that why you're MIA? ;)

:lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

Dolce
I was feeling bad that I am missing my walk tonight and you perked me right up.:thumbsup2

Sandy321
10-01-2009, 08:52 PM
I am trying to figure out the whole dining online thing - I keep getting the error code :confused3

Plus I worked - no internet access - and at home - dh worked real late- so no computer here either!! really limited internet time!!

Dolce If I only learn one thing - its take things one day at atime - dont blame, dont get negative!! Stay on the positive, focus on what you HAVE done - not what you havent!! YOU are going to do AWESOME in your 1/2!! you are on track - its all good!! and I'm so glad that you are posting and encouraging me!!! :wizard:

eeyor/ The rain and the cold here is forcing me indoor!! I took today off - and will hit the gym tomorrow!

maroo
10-01-2009, 09:57 PM
Hey guys. I had a rough day yesterday and missed my run. I’ve been training for this marathon for about eight weeks now and this was the first run that I’ve missed. My body just wasn’t physically up to it yesterday – I made it as far as the restroom at work to change into my running clothes when I had to acknowledge that I just had to take a day off. It killed me. I really do enjoy my runs and completing each one gives me such an emotional high of accomplishment. But everything was going wrong with me yesterday and despite the fact that I did listen to my body (which I need to do so that I don’t overdo it or injure myself), I still feel seriously guilty for not making my run.

I was to do 4 miles last night and 3 tonight. I’ll do 4 miles tonight and just miss a 3 mile run for this week. I know missing this *one* run is not going to wreck my training schedule, but I really do hate that I missed it. :sad2:

Congrats! to all of you for getting in your mileage yesterday! Great job! I’m very excited about your 5 miles, maroo!!

Adding: 31 days until I run my 1/2 marathon :scared1:


Thanks!

I am so sorry you missed a day...what a bummer when you have made every other one! :hug:

But...life happens...hang in there!! :)


:lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

Dolce
I was feeling bad that I am missing my walk tonight and you perked me right up.:thumbsup2

That was funny!! :) So...you ok? You just missing for life, too?

I am trying to figure out the whole dining online thing - I keep getting the error code :confused3

Plus I worked - no internet access - and at home - dh worked real late- so no computer here either!! really limited internet time!!

Dolce If I only learn one thing - its take things one day at atime - dont blame, dont get negative!! Stay on the positive, focus on what you HAVE done - not what you havent!! YOU are going to do AWESOME in your 1/2!! you are on track - its all good!! and I'm so glad that you are posting and encouraging me!!! :wizard:

eeyor/ The rain and the cold here is forcing me indoor!! I took today off - and will hit the gym tomorrow!

I am such a baby...my "cold" is about 50 degrees...:rotfl:

But I did well again today! Went to the gym and used the elliptical. But I was too scared of all of the guys to go do weights. There were a BUNCH of those weight lifting guys over there at the gym...and I am a CHICKEN! So I gotta work on that...or go before 5. :upsidedow

Dolce27
10-01-2009, 10:40 PM
maroo- about guys and weights: 1/2 of them don't really know what the heck they are doing over there. They put on more poundage than they should and grunt and groan and pretend to be He-Man for an hour. I don't do a lot of free weights at the gym (will do some at home) but I'll use some of the machines. I'll just wait until it is free, put it on the lightest weight as I have no desire to build any more muscle than what I currently have - I just want to strengthen what I've already got so I do lower weights with higher rep's. And, I don't always know what the heck I'm doing either - despite that I've previously had a personal trainer. ;) (... and don't get me started on him - I'm uncertain as to who was higher maintenance: him or his g/f who was also a personal trainer at that gym!)

I still didn't get my 4 miles in today! But it wasn't due to the lack of trying. Mother Nature and I got into it and sadly, she won. :sad2: I asked my boss if I could leave work at 4:00 today.... so, yeah, I make it out the door at 4:30. Had I left at 4:00 I would have made all 4 miles. I knew that I was racing against a severe thunderstorm moving in. The drive to the park, I'm heading West and mainly seeing South (don't ask). It's sunny. :banana: Arrive at park and finally look North. :scared1: Sun is still shining. I always warm up with a 5 minute power walk (I think I was doing about 11 minute miles) I was praying that I could get in the 4 mile run before the storm moved in. All I could hear off in the distance (that was quickly becoming not quite so distant) was BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! It was thunder. I take off on my run and learned two things:

1) You're not supposed to start out fast! There is a reason for it! I think that I averaged around an 8'5 minute mile for the first 2 miles. I'm normally at a 9'10 minute mile. I began to burn out 1 mile in .. but I kept on going.

2) If you're going to run with a water bottle - use the ones with the sport tops! This was the first time I took a bottle with me (I really never need water until 1 1/2 - 2 hours in - my body is used to working without) I took a bottle today b/c it was so humid due to the cold front/ storm moving in. I unscrewed the cap and it promptly bounced out of my hands (as I was running) and onto the ground. I wasn't about to stop for it! I spent the rest of my run with water from my water bottle sloshing out the top!

I finished the 2 miles and had to pick a different route to start mile 3 as the storm was moving in and I was afraid to go the back loop and be that far away from my car. At one point, I was running along the storm line. I could feel humid warm air, then a gust of freezing cold air, than warm air, cold air. I'd just barely hit mile 3 when the storm sirens began to blare. I created my own shortcut to race back to my car - and I was hauling as it was beginning to rain. I jumped into the drivers seat just as all you know what broke loose. I then had a really scary drive home in torrential rain and high wind gusts. I couldn't see the road at all at times... and I know that there were still people out at the park when this part of the storm hit!!

Edited to Add: Sorry that my story was so long. I hope that you get a laugh out of me trying to beat out Mother Nature. As soon as I landed in the front seat of my car I burst into laughter. I don't feel that it was my most productive run - but it was my most interesting one to date.

Sandy: I was getting the error code as well when I looked at it the other night. I was lurking on the thread about it on the restaurants board - I saw your post over there so I know that you know what I know about it: Disney doesn't know what in the world is going on!! :rolleyes: Fingers crossed that when you actually need to be on in order to book your ADR's the online system will be working for you properly.

Thank you so much for your positive motivation. I'm still disappointed about yesterday but I will keep moving forward and I will still do alright.

that's nice
10-01-2009, 11:29 PM
Tim I actually went thru the 3 "main" Marathon Men - their books, and websites on the first 2 pages of my trip report!!

DH truly loves Hal Higdon's schedule best - he's the most flexible! You could actually follow his schedule and only run on weekends IF you do cardio and strength during the other 4 days!

For instance today I'm only supposed to do 40 min of strength - but since tomorrow its supposed to be "wet" I'll swap and run 3.5 today!

I also had a friend that only trained on weekends - she pushed herself a little too hard because she wanted to meet some Dis WIsh'ers at the Rock and Roll Half - Nashville's heat was INTENSE - but she did it!!

You will be amazed at what you can do!! Just put your mind to it - I didnt really train for '08 (but wasnt as heavy, and in a bit better shape then) I just had the mind set that 13.1 miles was just a day in the parks!! :thumbsup2 Now I'm determined to be an "official finishers" As long as the weather holds, I know I'll be ok - there is something about the actual race day that pumps up your adrenline - thats why the C25K program asks you to join a 5K - as well as any Half, or Full Marathon training - to get a feel for crowds, start lines etc...

Thanks for the info. It all sounds good.. now I need to actually do it!:rotfl: Once I get home I'll need to work off all that 'free' food I'm going to eat!

Hi guys!


I am so excited! :yay:

For the first time EVER...I did FIVE miles! At one time.

Actually...I did stop for a bathroom break. I didn't do it fast...just wanted to make sure I could do it!

Saturday's mileage is 5, too...so I get to do it again in a few days!

Thank you all so much for your encouragement! I was so excited to get on here and tell you guys! :)
Congratulations!!!! Awesome job!:thumbsup2

Keep it up!

All7OfUs
10-01-2009, 11:56 PM
GO-GO-GO Everyone! YOu're all doing wonderfully!! Don't worry about days you have to miss. In the grand scheme of things, it really won't matter. It seems to me, you are all very faithful generally speaking. What do they say? Slow and steady wins the race.

Sandy321
10-02-2009, 09:44 AM
Feeling sick today... no fever!! I'd just rather be prone! I plan to go to the gym and do some work!

Maroo those weights and machines are intimadating! But - the machines are user friendly - if you sit in one there is a picture of what muscles are being worked on, and how to - but you really when you check in, just ask for a quick tour of the machines!! That's their job! DO NOT be intimadated - dont let fear stop you from moving forward!!

Work on your legs - the lower body stuff is super easy!! But you'll want to know where the release button is, and how to adjust the seat - esp when you work on the inner and outer thigh machines!! Its a handy lever to know about!! :goodvibes

Also, know that studies have proven that your muscles need a day to recover - so you should only lift weights every other day - or one day lower body, next day upper body!! :thumbsup2

That eliptical machine is HARD work!! For a fat burner - its suggested NOT to use it at all!! Super cardio tho!!

Dolce That is funny about the water bottle, something I might do... except I would avoid the run altogether!! Thanks for taking the time to share it with us - you are really pushing yourself - you must get some joy out of all that you are accomplishing!! Great times!! DH set up his Garmin Watch so I can figure out how far I'm running - my 2 runs have me at a 16 - 17 min mile :rotfl2: Ah well, come Jan I'll be at the front of my corral which should give me a 30 min cushion - and my first mile will be closer to 13 min mile - its a super adrenaline rush!!

<mom voice> PLEASE remember - thunder = Lightening.... Lightening = DANGER! Do NOT put yourself in danger!! <that is all> :goodvibes

Maroo 50 degrees is HOT here!! ;) As long as the sun is shining and the wind isnt blowing of course!! And yes, I'm a baby when it comes to cold!! I HATE running in snow! UGG DH has fashioned a pair of his old running shoes with screws to grip ice so he can run! *sigh, I am SO not looking forward to the snow - Cold I can "Deal with it" (I've run in below zero, just lots of polar tech stuff, over my head, face, hands, etc) Snow :sad2:

Tim see you real soon!! All good wishes are going with you and your family! :wizard:

:dance3:

maroo
10-02-2009, 11:06 AM
Feeling sick today... no fever!! I'd just rather be prone! I plan to go to the gym and do some work!



What is up with everyone getting sick? Is it getting cold up there? Because my FB and Twitter statuses are full of people that are sick. :sick: It is barely October?



Maroo those weights and machines are intimadating! But - the machines are user friendly - if you sit in one there is a picture of what muscles are being worked on, and how to - but you really when you check in, just ask for a quick tour of the machines!! That's their job! DO NOT be intimadated - dont let fear stop you from moving forward!!

Work on your legs - the lower body stuff is super easy!! But you'll want to know where the release button is, and how to adjust the seat - esp when you work on the inner and outer thigh machines!! Its a handy lever to know about!! :goodvibes

Also, know that studies have proven that your muscles need a day to recover - so you should only lift weights every other day - or one day lower body, next day upper body!! :thumbsup2

That eliptical machine is HARD work!! For a fat burner - its suggested NOT to use it at all!! Super cardio tho!!


I actually know how to use the machines...and I don't mind going over there when the place is relatively empty...
But yesterday...it was like a weightlifting convention! :rolleyes1

I actually did the eliptical really slowly...for about 30 minutes (which is by far the longest I have ever been on it) and kept my heart rate below 120. I understand that it is fairly fat burning to do it that way? Am I off here?

And I only do weights one day a week...maybe two.

Today...I think I am going to take a day off. I have to go out of town and I am doing 5 miles tomorrow.

I did fairly well this week! Monday-3 miles; Tuesday-little bit of exercises at home; Wednesday-5 miles!; Thursday-eliptical and Saturday is another 5 miles! That is 13 miles in one week, at least! :laughing: I am getting there. Not bad for my first real first week! :)

Slow and steady wins the race...I am going for that motto!

Sandy321
10-02-2009, 11:37 AM
Maroo that sounds perfect - you are really getting the miles in - and I truly believe that if you can spend that much time in getting miles - on machines like the eliptical (I think it strengthens the thighs w/o damaging the knees!!) or treadmill - that is POWERFUL!!

Am I the only one that gets bored after 5 min - at 15 min I want to be anywhere else? I try real hard to let my music move me - it does ok most of the time - and I do "switch it up" music wise!!

I hear you about a crowded gym - I wouldnt wait in line for a machine either!!

I'll have to find the info from the trainer about not using an eliptical for fat burning - cardio yes - but you have the heart rate stuff down - so I think you are GOOD!! :banana::cool1::woohoo:

Must go to the library -

had to email dh - I cant text that fast!! and then CHICAGO LOST THE FIRST ROUND in the Olympic bid... secretly I think many people are happy - FEAR of the unknown is rampant!!

maroo
10-02-2009, 11:43 AM
Chicago lost?!?!? :eek:

EEK.

That is a blow...

eyor44
10-02-2009, 11:43 PM
Hello
Everyone has been doing great.

Dolce - thanks for the story.

Sandy - are you feeling better now? understand about the cold. I like winter, but hate being cold.

Maroo - great work this week. Can I count your miles?

We are going to New York in the morning. MIL is still hanging on and no one understands why. I think she is waiting for DH and his DB to get there. So, we are going. Plan to be there all week. I should have plenty of time to walk though. Make up for the last couple of days. But.....I understand it is cold up there.

Dolce27
10-03-2009, 08:33 AM
Sandy: I hope that you are feeling better! None of us are allowed to be sick. About your advice on weights (and I, by no means, claim to be an expert on this) From what I was recently told by a personal trainer: Do you upper on one day and do your lower on another. According to him, the avg person thinks that 1 day rest in-between working the same group of muscles is enough (I thought this as well) but he says no. He says that it doesn't give your muscles enough time to begin to build. When you work out on weights you're actually tearing down your muscles. Then when they heal, they reform stronger. His advice was to actually only work each body part on weights once per week (but get in a good work-out). Since he had plenty of muscles; I trust his information. :teeth:

maroo: Good luck on your 5 miles today! :thumbsup2 It should be a piece of cake since you've already done it once this week. I have 6 to look forward to today.

..... Hey, just a little over 1 mile more and you'll be 1/2 to your 1/2 marathon!!

eyor44: Have a safe trip.

Sandy321
10-03-2009, 09:58 AM
Dolce Thanks for the "real" info - - I just read a lot! It's been awhile since I've put myself out there!

eey/Lisa I hope you can check in with us! You'll be in our thoughts and prayers - It must be very hard for your dh and his db! Very emotional time, very stressful... sad... memories will be surfacing! :grouphug: Hang strong! And pack for rain!! Lots of rain, at night it gets down in the 40's, and you cant predict the wind!! Here in Chicago its usually colder than New York, but the rain changes that - it chills you to the bone!!

Maroo :cheer2: GO MAROO GO :cheer2:

according to the PS Calculator - Oct 9 is my 90 days for ADR's! :scared1:


I havent gotten the stupid online thing to recognize my confirmation number!! And according to the other millions of frustrated users, there's not much you can do, but try at 3AM est!

:yay::yay:
OMG OMG CHECK OUT THIS 3 Min video!! A day at MK - fast fwd!! it is so cute!! The last 15 seconds are priceless - you even get a 5 sec full look at Spectromagic!!
http://www.wesh.com/entertainment/21171429/detail.html

Maroo you should share this link with the MAW families - its only 3 min!! :cool1:

Dolce27
10-03-2009, 06:25 PM
Sandy, thanks for sharing that video. It was great!

By the way - what day do you arrive at Disney? I arrive on Jan 8 and cannot make my ADR's until Oct 10.

maroo
10-03-2009, 08:54 PM
Awesome video, Sandy! :)

I loved it!

I didn't get anything done today. I didn't know where the group was meeting...for some reason our email telling us where to go did not go out until last night around 11. I was already in bed.

I could have done it on my own today...but just didn't really feel like it.

I am trying to decide if I am sick or what. I don't even feel like getting on the DIS and I have major TR writing to do! I feel really run down?

I have been so busy this week that I am just trying to get some stuff done around the house and actually rest a bit.

I don't even really feel bad for not walking. I guess that may be a bad sign??

Here is my schedule for this coming week:


Sunday: Weights
Monday: 3 miles on treadmill
Tuesday: day off
Wednesday: 5 miles on treadmill
Thursday: bike/abs at gym
Friday: Wii Fit new game!
Saturday: 6 miles with TnT!

Sandy321
10-03-2009, 09:30 PM
Maroo I think you are doing just fine! You do have to try and stay focused but with your work schedule, you needed to be home today - Stay Focused for next week, taking it one day at a time -- but you've made a good plan!! Plan to succeed!!

We are going to arrive Jan 7 - I dont know why I thought Oct 4 was my adr day? :confused3

My week's schedule"

Sunday 5 miles
Monday rest, stretch and strengthen
Tuesday 4 miles
Wednesday 2 miles run or cross-train
Thursday 4 miles + strength training
Friday rest
Saturday 40 minutes cross-training
Sunday 6 miles

Sandy321
10-04-2009, 10:58 AM
Did everyone see the link posted for Jan hours?

http://www.disneytravelagents.com/StaticFiles/DTA-Domestic/pdf/ParkHours/WDW_Operating_Calendar_Jan.pdf

not that I can figure out how to use this information to make a best day plan!!

eandesmom
10-04-2009, 02:57 PM
You are ALL doing great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maroo, just go in there girl and do the weights. I agree most of them are morons banging the stuff around anyways. I don't like it when it's crowded either but just go for it!

WTG everyone.

Dolce27
10-04-2009, 05:54 PM
Maroo I think you are doing just fine! You do have to try and stay focused but with your work schedule, you needed to be home today - Stay Focused for next week, taking it one day at a time -- but you've made a good plan!! Plan to succeed!!

We are going to arrive Jan 7 - I dont know why I thought Oct 4 was my adr day? :confused3

My week's schedule"

Sunday 5 miles
Monday rest, stretch and strengthen
Tuesday 4 miles
Wednesday 2 miles run or cross-train
Thursday 4 miles + strength training
Friday rest
Saturday 40 minutes cross-training
Sunday 6 miles

:thumbsup2 Impressive schedule!

I did see Jan hours but it didn't make much difference to me. I already know which parks that I want to be in on which day - but I'm only going to be there for a few days vs a nice vacation like you are.

All7OfUs
10-05-2009, 12:55 AM
It's fun to see the comraderie being built around this event and your schedules. You are all in together!! I love seeing friendships being formed and you getting healthy and fit!!

Great job everyone!

Sandy321
10-05-2009, 08:42 AM
Leisa Be careful, we may suck you in yet!! ;) What are you doing in 2011?

My body is old today! creakin and a moanin - BUT I get to go to work and earn some money to give to Disney! :cool1:

ADR time nears, so I'm trying to tweak the schedule. I believe we will take on a tour - Wild By Design looks like our choice. It will be hard to top last year's tour of Mickey's Milestone Tour esp knowing that Toon Town as we know it will no longer exist... :sad: Where will they put Mickey's House? Where will the meet and greet for Mickey and Minnie be? Doesnt Disney know we are planners here?? :confused3

eeyor44/Lisa Just want you to know we're thinking of you - surrounding you in positive thoughts and prayers - hope you find peace and some time for yourself!! :grouphug:

maroo
10-05-2009, 09:33 AM
Well...another day...another nothing.

Long story very short. I didn't get to do weights yesterday.

I am so tired. Very tired.

But I am going to walk today. It may not be fast, but I am going straight home and getting 3 miles in while I watch old episodes of Alias. I want to watch them and I told myself I can only watch them when on the treadmill. So how is that for some motivation.


On related news...I am very frustrated about my TnT stuff right now. The fundraising part is frustrating. Not the actual fundraising...but the process to do the fundraising. I was sent an email about an important meeting on the night before. After I went to bed. And now it doesn't look like it will be rescheduled? :mad:

But...I am going to continue training with you guys. I am just afraid that I won't actually be on the half course with you??? :sad1: Should I sign up for the 5K? Is it worth the money?

maroo
10-05-2009, 06:37 PM
I did it! 3 miles is done! :)

Woo Hoo!

I was getting a little let down on myself...so I am glad I am still here and plugging away!

Slow and steady wins the race!

Sandy321
10-05-2009, 07:34 PM
:cheer2: Maroo :cheer2:

That's the spirit - whatever it takes to keep us moving!! I wish at the gym I go to I could watch tv!! They have TV's but no sound!! That drives me crazy - I'd love to use the treadmill while watching the Biggest Loser!! I do lift the 5# weights, go thru my routine...

5K blech - I wouldnt if I were you! You'd run 3 miles the day before your 13.1 miles!!

Half from what I understand your fundraising efforts get you a room - and acess to a training schedule - support... you've done the walks on weekends- talk to someone there - you're a people person!!

The Half they assign you a number on a "bib" You will (the night before) attatch the bib to your clothes/shirt... then at 4 am you will get outside and find the bus to take you to the start of the race... the bus stops and just follow the masses of people walking (I think its 16,000 people, so no, you wont miss where to go - promise!!)... You will enter a big area - you should have a bag with comfy crocs and a wash cloth - and anything you want to "check" You'll find the tent and check it! You will be advised to bring a towel (pool towel form resort! shhh) to sit on , and some "throw away clothes" - I go to Goodwill and buy a sweatshirt for $1!! Depending on the weather - you may want to invest in some $1 stretchy gloves (Walgreens and all the stores carry them!) and some throwaway pants...

Then you will enter the "runners" area - you have to have the bib on to enter here - here is where you will find porta potties with no line (everyone else will be in that entry area standing in line, then come thru adn say WTH??) Then you will look for the BRIGHT YELLOW WISH shirts - that's where you'll find ME!! :cool1:

Then around 6am - I'll want to drift over to the lines/corrals - lf you note on the bib it will tell you where your corral is - keep your towel with you to sit on!!! :goodvibes Now there again will be MASSES of people - We with the time of 16 min miles will be in the back - but you want to be in the front row of the back line!! (this gives you at least a 20 min cushion in terms on NOT BEING SWEPT!!)

Then Lights Camera fireworks - and stuff happens, but you're too far in back to know for sure - the "REAL" runners have taken off - slowly you move forward.... about an hour later (around 7am I think) you cross the start line - and off the masses are - at the first overpass you look you can see runners below!! WTH>!! You have a long way to go - you'll hear cowbells, feel the excitement, start to see the sun rise!!

Then finally head towards THE MAGIC KINGDOM!! Know the hard part here is going under the 7 Seas Lagoon, right before the Contemporary - that part of the road has a steep down, then a STEEP UP!! (this is why I recommend running some hill work after week 6 - 7!) Now people will be passing you - and you just smile and take in all the sounds - stop at every water stop and get a glass and walk slowly with it!! (If you squish in the sides it wont splash on you)

Now the sun is rising - If its hot, you can throw off your sweatshirt on the side of the road - IF it was hot before the start of the race - discard them then!! - this happens every year - the Disney Volunteers gather up these discards and donate them back to Goodwill the WISH people have said!!

Finally - your shot in the magic kingdom - One AWFUL AWFUL year (this is Half Marathon Lore that the WISH people experienced, and still talk about today!!) the volunteer/DIsney CM had too much power - he thought he was to close the gates 1 hour after race START time, not 1 hour after the last person crossed the Start line - HE CLOSED THE GATE 1/2 HOUR EARLY... imagine the tears of those denied - well within the 16min per mile pace... :sad1: This is the FIRST sweep point... or not .... because of this we hear now the first sweep point is outside of the MK - everyone on pace gets to come in!! :cool1:

Now you will read to be very careful running into this CM entrance as some people slip and fall here every year!! :wizard: You come thru into MK Mainstreet by the shops on the left - oh the people Screamin for you!! :cheer2: Now you run over to tomorrowland, see characters (dont waste time!!) run thru FAntasyland - THRU THE CASTLE - smile the photogs are there - run thru Adventureland (mile 6 maybe?) then out by a familiar Train Place - and back behind the scenes - where they store parade stuff!! Logs for Splash - then out of this CM Magic Kingdom Area....

And the fear begins to set in - you see the dreaded SWEEP Bicyclists... Run to The Grand Floridian - you will see WISH people Scream Teamin for you!! (there are also lots of Purple TnT people screamin for you too!! Promise!) Then that stupid Sweeper just doin his job tells you how much time to get to mile 10!! That's the BIG SWEEP POINT!! Hopefully you are well ahead of the Team in Training guy holding the 16mm sign!! (I was!! but was starting to hit 17 min miles!) Now you will pass a bus, and go up a highway clover leaf (and people in cars going on the other side honk and yell encouragment!) The bus you realize will be pulled across the road and if you are behind in that 16mm you will be asked to board the bus...

Now you begin the climb up the clover leaf (its hard running, sideways!!) You See Mile 11 - and think, I made it - only to have a dread Sweeper tell you how many minutes you have to get to the next sweep point!! WHAT :scared1: The WISH board said Mile 10 was the last sweep - now you see the TnT sign holder - now you are passed by more walkers..

You make it to Mile 11 and are told you have to make it to Mile 12 in 16 min - Dont stop KEEP MOVIN YOU CAN DO IT!! :cheer2: Mile 12 is just down the entrance to the EPCOT parking lot - YOU DID IT :dance3: More WISH Screamers!! Keep movin, 1 more mile to go - into Epcot!! The people cheerin you on will keep you motivated - you wont feel your feet, but your spirit will be soarin!! NO MORE SWEEPERS!!

So Maroo to answer your question - it depends - you will have a TnT person, coach - but you can run your race - but when you lose all hope - a TNT person will sidel up to you and walk your pace, and talk you thru those rough spots - its what they do - NO ONE gets left behind!! :goodvibes If you need someone on each side - they will find someone for each side - if you need them to hold your hand - they will!! :goodvibes By going TNT you wont be alone!! :goodvibes (I know I witnessed it!!) A lot of the purple TNT walk with the 16mm marker sign, and after rounding that 10 mile clover thing - they seemed in good spirits when they passed me (I certainly couldnt keep up with them!) At mile 11, I saw 1 of them holding and talking to another purple shirted person - it was a warm fuzzy moment!!

We have more than 90 days - so dont worry about it!!

Dolce27
10-05-2009, 10:14 PM
I did it! 3 miles is done! :)

Woo Hoo!

I was getting a little let down on myself...so I am glad I am still here and plugging away!

Slow and steady wins the race!

maroo: :cool1: You are doing great! You will be fine for the 1/2 in January. Just keep going.



sandy: I will now dissect your great post in order to comment:

:cheer2: Maroo :cheer2:

That's the spirit - whatever it takes to keep us moving!! I wish at the gym I go to I could watch tv!! They have TV's but no sound!! That drives me crazy - I'd love to use the treadmill while watching the Biggest Loser!! I do lift the 5# weights, go thru my routine...

5K blech - I wouldnt if I were you! You'd run 3 miles the day before your 13.1 miles!!

Well, there are the people that run the Goofy - the 1/2 followed by the full. Then there are the people that run the "Dopey" - the 5k followed by the 1/2 followed by the full.... :faint:

Half from what I understand your fundraising efforts get you a room - and acess to a training schedule - support... you've done the walks on weekends- talk to someone there - you're a people person!!

The Half they assign you a number on a "bib" You will (the night before) attatch the bib to your clothes/shirt... then at 4 am you will get outside and find the bus to take you to the start of the race... the bus stops and just follow the masses of people walking (I think its 16,000 people, so no, you wont miss where to go - promise!!)... You will enter a big area - you should have a bag with comfy crocs

crocs :eek: does it have to be crocs??? :scared1:

:goodvibes

and a wash cloth - and anything you want to "check" You'll find the tent and check it! You will be advised to bring a towel (pool towel form resort! shhh) to sit on , and some "throw away clothes" - I go to Goodwill and buy a sweatshirt for $1!! Depending on the weather - you may want to invest in some $1 stretchy gloves (Walgreens and all the stores carry them!) and some throwaway pants...

Then you will enter the "runners" area - you have to have the bib on to enter here - here is where you will find porta potties with no line (everyone else will be in that entry area standing in line,

... or you could be a big wuss, like me, who doesn't want to stand in the cold and fight for a porta-potty, and fork over the money for the nice, warm, food bearing, character greeting, bathroomed race-retreat tent. :rolleyes1
(yeah, yeah, I know... I know... I should just suck it up and stand out in the cold and find a bush or something like everyone else - but the thought of half-way decent toilets did me in! I was weak!)

then come thru and say WTH??) Then you will look for the BRIGHT YELLOW WISH shirts - that's where you'll find ME!! :cool1:

Then around 6am - I'll want to drift over to the lines/corrals - lf you note on the bib it will tell you where your corral is - keep your towel with you to sit on!!! :goodvibes Now there again will be MASSES of people - We with the time of 16 min miles will be in the back - but you want to be in the front row of the back line!! (this gives you at least a 20 min cushion in terms on NOT BEING SWEPT!!)

Then Lights Camera fireworks - and stuff happens, but you're too far in back to know for sure - the "REAL" runners have taken off - slowly you move forward.... about an hour later (around 7am I think) you cross the start line - and off the masses are - at the first overpass you look you can see runners below!! WTH>!! You have a long way to go - you'll hear cowbells, feel the excitement, start to see the sun rise!!

Then finally head towards THE MAGIC KINGDOM!! Know the hard part here is going under the 7 Seas Lagoon, right before the Contemporary - that part of the road has a steep down, then a STEEP UP!! (this is why I recommend running some hill work after week 6 - 7!) Now people will be passing you - and you just smile and take in all the sounds - stop at every water stop and get a glass and walk slowly with it!!

Sandy, you have my permission to laugh at me as I fly by Water Station #2 during the full marathon, grab a glass of water and wind up with 1/2 of it in my face b/c I ain't stopping for water. I'll be running!


(If you squish in the sides it wont splash on you)

Now the sun is rising - If its hot, you can throw off your sweatshirt on the side of the road - IF it was hot before the start of the race - discard them then!! - this happens every year - the Disney Volunteers gather up these discards and donate them back to Goodwill the WISH people have said!!

Finally - your shot in the magic kingdom - One AWFUL AWFUL year (this is Half Marathon Lore that the WISH people experienced, and still talk about today!!) the volunteer/DIsney CM had too much power - he thought he was to close the gates 1 hour after race START time, not 1 hour after the last person crossed the Start line - HE CLOSED THE GATE 1/2 HOUR EARLY... imagine the tears of those denied - well within the 16min per mile pace... :sad1:

I read a full report about that! How awful! :sad2:


This is the FIRST sweep point... or not .... because of this we hear now the first sweep point is outside of the MK - everyone on pace gets to come in!! :cool1:

Now you will read to be very careful running into this CM entrance as some people slip and fall here every year!! :wizard:

Great tip! :thumbsup2

You come thru into MK Mainstreet by the shops on the left - oh the people Screamin for you!! :cheer2: Now you run over to tomorrowland, see characters (dont waste time!!) run thru FAntasyland - THRU THE CASTLE - smile the photogs are there - run thru Adventureland (mile 6 maybe?) then out by a familiar Train Place - and back behind the scenes - where they store parade stuff!! Logs for Splash - then out of this CM Magic Kingdom Area....

And the fear begins to set in - you see the dreaded SWEEP Bicyclists...

None of you will be swept. I repeat: None of you will be swept. How do I know? Because you are all properly training for this right now. Properly trained people are not swept. You will be fine!

Run to The Grand Floridian - you will see WISH people Scream Teamin for you!! (there are also lots of Purple TnT people screamin for you too!! Promise!) Then that stupid Sweeper just doin his job tells you how much time to get to mile 10!! That's the BIG SWEEP POINT!! Hopefully you are well ahead of the Team in Training guy holding the 16mm sign!! (I was!! but was starting to hit 17 min miles!) Now you will pass a bus, and go up a highway clover leaf (and people in cars going on the other side honk and yell encouragment!) The bus you realize will be pulled across the road and if you are behind in that 16mm you will be asked to board the bus...

Now you begin the climb up the clover leaf (its hard running, sideways!!)

I'm not quite certain what you mean by running "sideways" but I've learned how to properly run up inclines and it helps soooo much to do this: be certain to lean into the incline. During this past Saturday's 6 mile run; I was keeping my pace since I had distance to cover but there was this guy that I noticed toward the end of my run. For some reason, he seemed certain that he had to be in front of me. :confused3 I could hear him coming up behind me and it took him a couple of minutes before he could finally pass me - he was burning out because he was pushing himself too hard. I ignored him as he pulled along side of me and then he finally passed me. I wasn't racing - I maintained my consistent pace at all times since I had to finish out 6 miles. He pulls a little bit ahead of me but not too far ahead as he's pretty much out of energy at this point. We approach an incline. I lean forward as I run and pump my arms a little harder behind me and quickly ascend the incline. He's still standing straight and tall while huffing and puffing in his run up the incline. Without picking up my pace, I'm able to quickly pass him again on that incline as I was running it properly and he wasn't. He was so out of breath and I was fine. So, lean forward when you hit an incline and use your arm movement to help you move. You'll move up it quicker by doing that.

You See Mile 11 - and think, I made it - only to have a dread Sweeper

There will be no sweeper telling either one of you anything on January 9, 2010. Both of you will be leaving all sweepers in the dust!

tell you how many minutes you have to get to the next sweep point!! WHAT :scared1: The WISH board said Mile 10 was the last sweep - now you see the TnT sign holder - now you are passed by more walkers..

You make it to Mile 11 and are told you have to make it to Mile 12 in 16 min - Dont stop KEEP MOVIN YOU CAN DO IT!! :cheer2: Mile 12 is just down the entrance to the EPCOT parking lot - YOU DID IT :dance3: More WISH Screamers!! Keep movin, 1 more mile to go - into Epcot!!

There you will find me, toward the front of the park, yelling: Go Sandy! Go maroo! :cool1:

The people cheerin you on will keep you motivated - you wont feel your feet, but your spirit will be soarin!! NO MORE SWEEPERS!!

So Maroo to answer your question - it depends - you will have a TnT person, coach - but you can run your race - but when you lose all hope - a TNT person will sidel up to you and walk your pace, and talk you thru those rough spots - its what they do - NO ONE gets left behind!! :goodvibes If you need someone on each side - they will find someone for each side - if you need them to hold your hand - they will!! :goodvibes By going TNT you wont be alone!! :goodvibes (I know I witnessed it!!) A lot of the purple TNT walk with the 16mm marker sign, and after rounding that 10 mile clover thing - they seemed in good spirits when they passed me (I certainly couldnt keep up with them!) At mile 11, I saw 1 of them holding and talking to another purple shirted person - it was a warm fuzzy moment!!

We have more than 90 days - so dont worry about it!!

Sandy, thanks for the great post. Even though I'm running the full and you're describing the half, it's great information to know. Seriously, both of you guys will be properly trained and there will be no sweepers for either of you!

Oh, and 4 more days until you can book ADR's!!

Sandy321
10-05-2009, 10:49 PM
Dolce :goodvibes You read my post!!

I should ask dh about some of the rundowns/lowdowns of the Full for you - I will later!! :lovestruc

The thing about those sweepers - its their job to bike back and forth and give you times - its my fear - well I know I'm not alone in this - but YOU have the RIGHT ATTITUDE!! :thumbsup2 (so even when you are not in danger of being swept - they are EVERYWHERE!!)

Those Goofy and Dopey people!! They even enjoy running! :faint:

Crocs :rotfl2: No, of course it doesnt have to be crocs - but it does have to be some kind of shoe that you can slip into (nikes? flip flops can be ok if you have a beloved pair - but it might be annoying to slip your toe in there) TAKE a pair of shoes - after your run, you want OUT of your running shoes!! :wizard:

Race Retreat Tent It didnt get good reviews on the WISH board!! No lines for porta potties inside the runner wait area before the race - during the race - I forgot to post - :lmao: I waited to Frontierland - and ran into the bathrooms there - a/c flush potties! :thumbsup2 (the mirrors there are a downer tho!! :rotfl2:)

Dulce I am SO NOT going to be laughing at you - YOU :worship: Seriously!! :goodvibes Mile 2 - and I hope to get to the MK before you! Listen for the cowbell coming out of the castle!! :goodvibes

Running "sideways" You know when you are driving on a "clover leaf" - how the expressway has a circle? You have to run on "that" circle - because it is going from one level to another it creates a tilt - and you run on a "tilt" so your feet feel like you are falling sideways -

BUT Your tip on running on incline :thumbsup2 and I'll add that you should shorten your stride and pick up your knees too!! :thumbsup2

Last miles whether full or half - one of my favorite helps - a nice cool wash cloth!! So I hope to see you in Epcot! Again, I'll be there with "bells" on (cow bells that is!!) :thumbsup2

maroo
10-05-2009, 11:16 PM
You guys don't understand...

If I can't raise the money...then I can't do the half in January. I have now talked with my parents and a few trusted friends and 2 of my supporters and all of them... all 6 of the people I have talked to...have said that it is a very difficult time to raise money.

Raising $3600 would be difficult anyway...and I am starting late.

So far I have gotten one donation in addition to the donation I have made on my own and am not even remotely close.

If I can't raise the money - then I can't do the half, becasue there is no other way for me to register for is. Does that make sense?


At this point...I am not ready to quit. I have a few ideas that could bring some money in - selling candy at work and such. But I have a LONG way to go before I am able to really get there.

Does that clear things up at all? :upsidedow


ETA: I am NOT asking any of you guys to support me. In fact...don't at all at this point! I gotta decide if I am going to go that route. But I am following DISboard policy. I am not raising money on here.

Sandy321
10-06-2009, 07:46 AM
Maroo :grouphug:

All I can think of is a Car Wash at Wal Mart! (Wal Mart will match your fundraising effort) Do you have a letter from Tnt? (one of those C3? that says the money you are raising is going to the non profit?)

Maybe sitting outside of a Post Office or Grocery Store collecting funds?

Have you set up a website for online donating? Knowing it goes to Tnt people have been more willing to help a cause they can get behind.... Again, I know if approved and you have a website the webmaster may allow you to have a clickable link in your signature... :confused3:
:grouphug:

maroo
10-06-2009, 10:09 AM
First of all...I don't want to get banned from the DIS. So...I want to be clear that I am not soliciting funds from anyone here.

I wrote the webmaster 2 weeks ago to ask if I could put something in my siggie. I have sent 3 emails and have not received any response.

I was hoping...since I was holding out to actually participate in the DIS GKTW team that was being formed...and they told us to hold off registering until we got that team together...that they would allow those of us that had held out to sign up to at least put something in our siggies here.

But I have not heard anything from that.


I do have a website. I have sent emails to most in my address book. I have posted on Facebook. I am selling candy at work, which in only a few days has raised some money!

But the bulk of what I was counting on...just isn't there because of the economy. Even my family is encouraging me not to do it. And my friends here. Just not good timing.


So...I am not officially out of the half...but it is getting close to being official.

BUT...I have good news. Lisa (Lauren's Mom) has been inspired to train with me. And she wants to do a half. And I said something about the Princess Half...and she was ALL FOR IT!

This was several days ago...normally she changes her mind...but...

We have airline tickets!!!!!! And a Room Ressie!!! All Star Sports (since that is the official resort and where the Expo is!)

So...NO MATTER WHAT...I am continuing to train! Which is the most important thing to me...


So...now...should I make a weekend trip to Disney for Marathon Weekend?

IF I get to come...I will probably drive. Just to save money. And I could come and meet you guys and cheer you on?

I would have to drive up on Thursday night. And leave on Sunday by Noon at the latest. Is it worth it? Would I be able to make any meets? What do you guys think?

Dolce27
10-06-2009, 12:58 PM
maroo- just curious: what happens to the money that you have already raised if you have to back out of doing the 1/2 marathon? If you do have to back out of actually running but you still have both time and money for that week-end - I say come! Do you really want to pass up a chance to miss a week-end at Disney??? You could still go over to Pop that Friday to meet-up with the WISH team and then we're still going to try to do that dinner at Cape May on Saturday night.

But, don’t back out yet! Maybe something will give and you’ll be able to raise the rest of the money that you need.

maroo
10-06-2009, 01:06 PM
maroo- just curious: what happens to the money that you have already raised if you have to back out of doing the 1/2 marathon? If you do have to back out of actually running but you still have both time and money for that week-end - I say come! Do you really want to pass up a chance to miss a week-end at Disney??? You could still go over to Pop that Friday to meet-up with the WISH team and then we're still going to try to do that dinner at Cape May on Saturday night.

But, don’t back out yet! Maybe something will give and you’ll be able to raise the rest of the money that you need.

Any money raised...(which right now is just mine and one other person :hug:) would stay at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society...which is GREAT. It is a great organization and they directly help my patients here at my office. :)

I hear ya! :) Maybe I should just plug along...it isn't going to hurt anything to plug along!

This is a very good point! :thumbsup2

ETA: Right now I am leaning toward pushing forward...continue to train for JAN - raise money - and just plan to drive down and even stay offsite if I end up not being able to raise enough to walk.

I would be able to see how the weekend sorta works for next year AND get more pumped for March! :)

eyor44
10-07-2009, 02:22 AM
Hi everyone
Sorry I haven't been on in a few days, we are still in NY.

Maroo
way to go on the training! you are doing great and will not be swept! Yes, please come if possible. I am going the 5K and 1/2. You can walk with us if you want. and there is dinner on Saturday and the WISH meet on Friday. And with your determination, I'll bet you get the money raised.

Sandy
Thank you for the description of the 1/2. I was really able to visualize it. Gosh, I do hope that one CM IS NOT THERE!!!! I would be very distraught to get to the MK and not be allowed in.

and thanks for the prayers! we are feeling them.

Dolce
Thanks for the tip for going up the incline, I have been worried about that one. I haven't found anything around where I live that steep to practice on.

PS - will you yell for me also?:goodvibes

MIL passed away today. It has been very frustrating and stressful for DH and his family, but today was very peaceful and we were all sitting around her room joking with each other and eating ice cream. It was like she just wanted to be a part of the family one last time.

Dolce27
10-07-2009, 07:26 AM
eyor44: Of course I'll cheer for you as well! About the time that the runners were shut out of the MK - it was a few years ago - 2005, I think. They've made a few changes since then such as separate the days that the half and the full marathon are run on. Both races used to start together on Saturday so they moved the full marathon to Sunday so the course wouldn't be as crowded. They also changed up the half marathon course route a little bit. The 1/2 used to enter the MK at mile 10 (like the full does) back then. When they moved the full to Sunday they changed the 1/2 to enter the MK at mile 5 (I believe). Another thing that caused the people to be so far behind that day and get shut out - a man had fallen on the course (I don't know what happened: dehydrated?, injured?, something much more serious?) The paramedics were called out and that backed-up the rest of the marathon and half marathon participants (which were just the walkers at that point). They got stuck back behind there until the paramedics cleared the area. So, it was a combination of several things that day: a seriously crowded race course as both the 1/2 and the full runners/walkers were on it at the same time, a mile entrance to the MK that is no longer that far out - your mile entrance is now a earlier one, and a sick or injured runner that backed-up the course. Don't stress about being shut out of the MK - it hasn't happened since that day.

I'm sorry to hear about your MIL :hug:

Sandy: Just a couple more days until ADR time. Are you ready??

Sandy321
10-07-2009, 08:50 AM
eeyor/Lisa Glad to see you posting :goodvibes Sorry to hear about your mil - I know how stressful that can be for dhs - - I do agree about her wanting to be with the family one last time... we've been down that route also - being there, knowing, and with an illness, it makes it easier as opposed to the "sudden" passings... but it still is painful. Prayers for continued Peace!

Glad you liked the report (and read it) I was afraid it was TMI

Dolce thanks for filling in the gaps about the closure of the MK Gate - and you are correct - since that one awful day - its never happened again, and because of the route, I think they let people in at 17 - 18 min mile paces also - but dont quote me on that - I just havent read anyone being swept before Mile 10 - unless it was voluntarily!!

ADR I go from :faint: to :headache: Its so STUPID that Disney's IT department hasnt loaded in 2010 restaurants - that they are switching to 180 days is that their focus and :upsidedow everyone else???

DH is going to a convention Friday - thru Sunday - and taking is laptop - which I've stored the relevant info - so I'm down on the "old" rusty machine in the basement - and Firefox isnt cooperating right now!! I'm glad I posted the links here for Jan hours!! I havent sat down and figured out times - I know we want to eat at Cali Grill

Its just not looking like I will be successful - I get stressed - - back in the day when CRT was THE MOST hardest ADR to get there was a "club" Breakfast Angels - that were successful - there are people that know how to dial and be one of the first ones in at 6:59:59 BINGO they are in - I havent been lucky - I have in the past asked for their help, and have been dialing 3 phones - when they call and tell me they got my resservation!!

I never feel like I'm high stressed!! I just act that way??? :confused3

YIKES I'm Late for work

eandesmom
10-07-2009, 07:15 PM
Maroo,

Stick with it. You've got nothing to lose by continuing to train and everything to gain.

How is Lauren's neck?

Sandy....ADR's will work themselves out :)

Dolce27
10-07-2009, 09:11 PM
I got my 4 mile run in tonight. How is everyone else doing? Tomorrow I have 3 miles to run but we're expecting storms. Again. :mad: Mother Nature and I are going into round two. I'm winning this time!

Dolce27
10-07-2009, 09:54 PM
... just found Sandy over on the dining threads stressing out about ADR's. :rotfl2: eandesmom: I don't think that she's read your message yet.

Sandy: I agree with eandesmom: the ADR's will work themselves out. Worst case scenario: you have to phone it in vs. doing it online and you get all of your ADR's except maybe one or two - but you're prepared with back-up restaurants so all is good. :thumbsup2

Did you ever post your finalized dining schedule?

eandesmom
10-07-2009, 10:28 PM
Dolce27

Great job on the run

NO run here lol (as usual) but I did drag my unwilling behind to Zumba.

Sandy...

Breathe in the pretty colors....breathe out the bad....

:hug:

All7OfUs
10-08-2009, 02:04 AM
You do have back up plans, right? Just think... you're likely to get most of everything you want, and if not, you're still going to have a great time. I've never had a really BAD meal anywhere on property!

maroo
10-08-2009, 10:04 AM
Maroo,

Stick with it. You've got nothing to lose by continuing to train and everything to gain.

How is Lauren's neck?

Sandy....ADR's will work themselves out :)

I am still training!! :)

Now ask me what I have done this week?

EEK...not much.

Walked 3 miles on Monday. Tuesday I had Lauren from the time I left work until bedtime...and Wednesday we had an AWESOME service at my church and I ran the computer for it...so I didn't get home until late.

But Today....Today I am walking 3 miles when I get home from work!

Then I am taking care of Rachel this weekend while her Mom goes out of town...so I don't know how much I will be able to do? I can't leave her alone in her house...and I am sure she doesn't want to come watch me on my treadmill? Plus...I will be busy taking care of her. (And that should count as lifting weights or something??)

This is just a strange week?

... just found Sandy over on the dining threads stressing out about ADR's. :rotfl2: eandesmom: I don't think that she's read your message yet.

Sandy: I agree with eandesmom: the ADR's will work themselves out. Worst case scenario: you have to phone it in vs. doing it online and you get all of your ADR's except maybe one or two - but you're prepared with back-up restaurants so all is good. :thumbsup2

Did you ever post your finalized dining schedule?

That is too funny! :-)

Sandy321
10-08-2009, 10:21 AM
FInalized?

what does that mean??? :rotfl2:

I write everything in pencil!!

I think I read on the restaurant board that Boma has ribs on Sun, Wed, and one other day - plus the soups on that day sounded good to dh - no prime rib...

I'm getting skeeved out reading about buffet food.... :eek:

Last Day we do Ohana Breakfast with Stitch!! :yay:
First day - we'll do OOP - maybe Beaches and cream - so no need for ressies on Jan 7...

Sat night CAPE MAY - for 10 - 12!! :dance3:

Not only do I have back up plans, but I have back up plans for my back up plans!! :rotfl2:
Most of our wants are at Epcot or Boardwalk places - (Since we are staying there!!)
I'm still trying to figure out calendars etc...

and I think if I work 2 more days I can afford to do the Wild By Design Tour in Animal Kingdom... so I want to coordinate Boma with that day... :dance3:

Did someone say BREATH>>>

:faint:

eandesmom
10-08-2009, 10:49 AM
FInalized?

what does that mean??? :rotfl2:

I write everything in pencil!!

I think I read on the restaurant board that Boma has ribs on Sun, Wed, and one other day - plus the soups on that day sounded good to dh - no prime rib...

I'm getting skeeved out reading about buffet food.... :eek:

Last Day we do Ohana Breakfast with Stitch!! :yay:
First day - we'll do OOP - maybe Beaches and cream - so no need for ressies on Jan 7...

Sat night CAPE MAY - for 10 - 12!! :dance3:

Not only do I have back up plans, but I have back up plans for my back up plans!! :rotfl2:
Most of our wants are at Epcot or Boardwalk places - (Since we are staying there!!)
I'm still trying to figure out calendars etc...

and I think if I work 2 more days I can afford to do the Wild By Design Tour in Animal Kingdom... so I want to coordinate Boma with that day... :dance3:

Did someone say BREATH>>>

:faint:

you need the "e" on the end to get the oxygen in

:goodvibes

eyor44
10-08-2009, 01:11 PM
I got my 4 mile run in tonight. How is everyone else doing? Tomorrow I have 3 miles to run but we're expecting storms. Again. :mad: Mother Nature and I are going into round two. I'm winning this time!
So Dolce, who won?

I am still training!! :)

:cool1::banana::yay::woohoo:

Then I am taking care of Rachel this weekend while her Mom goes out of town...so I don't know how much I will be able to do? I can't leave her alone in her house...and I am sure she doesn't want to come watch me on my treadmill? Plus...I will be busy taking care of her. (And that should count as lifting weights or something??)

This is just a strange week?

Tell me about it. Can you take your WII to Rachel's? Better than nothing and there is a running program on there.


Did someone say BREATH>>>

:faint:

Breathe Sandy, Breathe......in and out.....in and out

Dolce27
10-08-2009, 01:23 PM
you need the "e" on the end to get the oxygen in

:goodvibes

:rotfl2: That's funny!



So Dolce, who won?

I won't know until later - but per weather.com; Mother Nature has already kicked my butt. :sad2: It looks like it will be three torturous miles on the treadmill for me after work. I have no idea how you guys are doing so much of your training on a treadmill – I hate the treadmill!!! :mad:

Sandy321
10-08-2009, 02:52 PM
you need the "e" on the end to get the oxygen in

:goodvibes

:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

well Breathin is over rated!! :rotfl2:

:rotfl2: That's funny!





I won't know until later - but per weather.com; Mother Nature has already kicked my butt. :sad2: It looks like it will be three torturous miles on the treadmill for me after work. I have no idea how you guys are doing so much of your training on a treadmill – I hate the treadmill!!! :mad:

I dont know either - I get dizzy on the TM- and bored silly!!

I think I've narrowed down ADR's - I still need something for Monday

Kona, 1900 Park Fare, The Wave, Biergarten, Rose and Crown, Sci Fi,... pick a park, any park!! :rotfl2:

Dolce27
10-08-2009, 09:01 PM
I won. I got my 3 mile run in outdoors - no problem. Mother Nature's not too happy - the radar shows her moving in with a vengeance! :eek:

Sandy - are you waiting up until 3:00 to see if you can book online ADR's? I may be waiting up with you to be certain that a tornado doesn't swoop in and carry me off to OZ.

Sandy321
10-08-2009, 11:41 PM
Dolce since your button says you are offline - may you have sweet dreams, and NO high winds!!

DH went to work (now since he was laid off w/ this company, he gets consultant wages - ie less than employee wages!) BUT

I will not sleep... I set my alarm for 3am est... "just in case"

I think there is Brandy somewhere in this house!

I will really get up at 7am ESST to make adr's I've made a priority list - and go figure' - - dh has an opinion - but HE WILLNOT VOICE IT!! :rotfl2:

He "trusts" me! :rotfl2:

ie Le Cellier vs Yachtsman

1TS vs 2ts
soup vs Roasted Garlic

Hard adr vs ok to get adr...

what will happen?? :confused3

give me 12 hours and I'll let you know!!

All7OfUs
10-09-2009, 02:11 AM
So totally can't wait to check our your thread in a few more hours!! It's the DAY!!!!

Sandy321
10-09-2009, 06:58 AM
So totally can't wait to check our your thread in a few more hours!! It's the DAY!!!!

so why are you offline then??? *wink LOL - 3 min till I make the call and sit on hold...

I got in online!! At 3am... but it wouldnt let me make adr's beyond my 90 day!! :rotfl2:

I will probably change things up -

LeCellier
Yachtsman
Grand Floridian High Tea
Chef de France
Cape May
Boma
California Grill
Storybook Princess Breakfast
Coral Reef
Stitch Breakfast!

WOOHOO We are having a nice sit down at the Cape May Buffet!! I will PM the time and date! (got to keep some things private till after the fact! I hear there are some crazy internet lurkers who can figure out how - not why - to stalk!!)

I should add, I set my cell phone alarm for 2am - then fell fast asleep at 10pm (DD was still awake, dh wasnt home yet) and at 3am I woke up - wth? Did I forget to "enable" the alarm? oh well, so online I go - I erased cookies and restarted the computer... AND I GOT IN!! :woohoo:

only to be denied... the +10 feature would NOT work!! *sigh

So I went to bed at 3:30 am... but tossed and turned... dh's alarm went off at 5:30am, and mine went off at 5:40am - dh says "what? where is your phone? Its not where I put it when I turned off the alarm last night! roflol! No wonder I didnt hear it!! LOL...

So down I came to get online to check the atomic clock, started dialing - got in... but it wanted to know all kinds of weird questions I say Cape May Reservation... and it starts to tell me all about Cape may! ??? wth??? So I hang up and redial...

I hadnt practice the new directions!! I am used to hitting 2 then 1 then 1 then 1 then my phone number 111-111-1111.... finally I get a real live person.. a very pretty accent... praying she understands my Chicago accent... and I start with Cape May... How many? how many children... um um.... oh my dd is a child!! LOL I tell her it is with Friends I've never met!! We're meeting over this meal prior to a marathon!! she chuckled...

I made the same number for Grand Tea (on a different day!) and this time I know there is at least one other child!!! :goodvibes

The process seemed to go faster than the last time I worked it - she waited till the very end to give me the reservation number! and she only went thru the spiel of dress, and gratuity, and park tickets once!!

so I'm all set - How about you!!
:dance3:

Now I need to go to bed - I want to drive down to the BIG mall (40 min south!) to figure out which hotel for a girls weekend retreat the day after Thanksgiving!! and figure out where the Target, Wal Mart, Kohls, are!

I'm happy! :goodvibes

Dolce27
10-09-2009, 08:54 AM
:thumbsup2 Alright, Sandy! Congrats on getting what you wanted. Tomorrow morning it will be me trying to schedule ADR's before rushing out for tomorrow's run.

Dolce27
10-10-2009, 06:40 AM
Well, the morning that I couldn't book my ADR's, Disney's online dining was able to pull up my reservation just fine.

....now that I'm up waaaaay earlier than I wish to be, I'm getting that stupid error code. :mad: 20 more minutes until I can call in my reservations.

that's nice
10-10-2009, 08:38 AM
I'm all caught up!
I'm glad you got your ressies! I hate that a company as big as Disney can't figure out their own computer problems. The online ADRs have been messed up for a while now.:sad2:

Great job everyone with the training. After DW & I ate ourselves silly during FD, we need to hit the gym Monday!!!!

All7OfUs
10-10-2009, 10:52 AM
So happy for you that the ADR Roulette worked out for you! Guess it was the new breathing techniques that helped. :lmao: IN and OUT! :rotfl2:

I had considered Cape May too. I really hope you enjoy that one a lot!

dismagiclover
10-10-2009, 11:07 AM
Hi everyone. I hope it isn't too late to join the party! I'm running the Half 13 weeks from today as well! I've done a couple of halfs before including the Disneyland half in 2006 which was tons of fun, but definitely not easy for me! I'm excited about January, but just hoping getting the training in during the Fall/Winter isn't too tough. I've been a bit under the weather this week, but I'm going to get back on the wagon next week! I'm planning on the Hal Higdon training schedule. My other halfs have been around 3 hours and I'm hoping for that this time. I'm "running" with a good friend who is doing her first half. I just had a question for Sandy. Did it really take an hour to get to the start line? I was thinking it would be more like 30 minutes or so for us back of the liners. I have an 11:10 Chef Mickey's ADR scheduled and if I don't even cross the start line until 7:00 that could be pushing it. Anyway, good luck to all and hope today is a great training day!:goodvibes

Sandy321
10-10-2009, 11:53 AM
:welcome: Jenny!

Glad you posted and hope you join the madness!! :goodvibes

First, I have to tell you, I suffer from CRS and CRAFT!
(Cant Remember Stuff - Cant Remember A Freakin Thing)

And dh says I have 'selective' memory syndrome to boot! and dont get started on my counting abilities!

I'll have to ask dh - or go thru and read the start times!! I think it took 20 or 25 min to cross the start line - I was at the ROPE for the last corral - which means I walked early to get that spot! It was a HUGE Corral and I dont know how long it took the rest of the pack to cross!

eandesmom
10-10-2009, 02:25 PM
I am still very confused by the ADR thing and will be more so when it goes back to 180 days....

Oh well, I have till Feb to figure out how it really works.

Sandy, congrats on getting what you wanted and Dolce, good luck today!

Dolce27
10-10-2009, 04:03 PM
Hey guys - I didn't get exactly what I wanted today - but it all worked out. I only had two ADR's to make. Two. I called at 6 am CST since I could never get online working for me :mad: and I wanted Ohana for dinner the night of the marathon (my celebration dinner :banana: - yes... solo. I don't care. I just want the bread pudding). The only time the CM had was 7:10 and I want to watch Wishes (at 8:00) from Poly beach after dinner so I was disappointed in that time but took it. The only other ADR I wanted was Liberty Tree Tavern lunch at the MK for the next day. I hated the dinner when I ate there last December but I wanted to try the lunch. Nothing. Nada. Is LTT lunch that popular? :confused3 I was offered CRT instead and took it.

I then went out for my 7 mile run - yup. I ran 7 miles this morning. :eek: 19 more to conquer. I took water with me (for the first time now that my runs are just over 1 hr) and I took some GU (well, I actually took the Cliff blocks b/c everyone says that they hate the GU - except for this one woman at my running store that loves the stuff). I need to begin practicing how I'm going to drink/eat during the run so at mile two this morning I took my first water (preparing to stop by water station #2 to say hi :wave: to Sandy on marathon day!). At mile 4 I took 2 Cliff blocks and more water. I took more water at mile 6. Had I ran more than 7 miles today I would have taken more Cliff blocks and water at mile 7. I'll probably take the blocks at miles 4,7,10,13,15,18,21 & 24 during the marathon - or maybe a little less? I don't really know yet - I'm still trying to work that stuff out. This is why I started practicing this morning. I also run a 1/2 marathon 3 weeks from tomorrow.

dismagiclover: Putting in writing that the marathon is only 13 weeks away makes me go :scared1: That seems scarier than my ticker down below.

Anyway - after my run this morning, I called Disney dining back and was able to move up my Ohana reservation to an earlier time and I moved CRT down to dinner. The dinner menu looks more interesting to me than the lunch and I really don't care to see all of the princesses at lunch. I can't believe that LTT lunch was all gone. :sad2:

dismagiclover
10-10-2009, 05:02 PM
Dolce27:
I booked my ADRs today too and tried for LTT for lunch for Jan. 9 and there was nothing available. I then asked for Tony's Town Square and nothing available. I mentioned how strange that was to the CM and she thought it was probably not loaded into the system yet and I have to agree with that. I mean I got CA Grill, CRT and couldn't get LTT for lunch:rotfl2: I booked a late Chef Mickey's breakfast instead for the 9th, but I'm going to try again in a few days and I feel pretty confident that LTT will open up. I can't imagine any plausible scenario that has LTT and Tony's entirely booked up at over 90 days with CRT and Chef Mickey's still available. So don't give up on that LTT lunch!
And good job on the 7 mile run and lots of pixie dust on the training for the whole:worship: I hope to do that next year. It just seems like so much longer than the half! (But I'm sure you don't need to be told that.):goodvibes It's all about one foot in front of the other!

Sandy321
10-10-2009, 06:22 PM
Dolce I'm thinking LTT must not be in the system yet - I got LeCellier :confused3

for Electrolyte Replacement: Definately go with the bloks! They are like knox blox jello shots! You will be able to buy them at the World of Showcase (and probably try some new flavors!!) DH swears by the "Endurolytes" by Hammer - its a capsule pill and dh think these are better than the gu

Dolce27
10-10-2009, 09:40 PM
Dolce I'm thinking LTT must not be in the system yet - I got LeCellier :confused3

for Electrolyte Replacement: Definately go with the bloks! They are like knox blox jello shots! You will be able to buy them at the World of Showcase (and probably try some new flavors!!) DH swears by the "Endurolytes" by Hammer - its a capsule pill and dh think these are better than the gu

Crazy that you got the poplar LeCellier and I got the popular CRT but the non-popular LTT lunch wasn't available. You guys must be right - it's not in the system yet. I'll probably keep the CRT. It sounds like fun. I had dinner there in 2006 and enjoyed it. Maybe this was a good thing.

The blocks that I had today were great - I thought it was a good flavor. I also have some blocks in another flavor. My local running store has a pretty good selection of the different types of GU, blocks, "jelly" beans, ect...

Sandy321
10-11-2009, 07:24 PM
did you check online or call today?

not much activity going on around here!!

One of the things I did to slow me down was take pictures along the way...


can you hear the cm ask if or how to take a picture?!! of course "movie mode" somehow got activated! ROFLOL

Dolce27
10-11-2009, 08:51 PM
I've decided that I'm not stopping for any pictures .... unless the chipmunks are out in Tomorrowland again this year. Gotta have my pic's with chipmunks. :love:

Dolce27
10-12-2009, 08:56 AM
Sandy: how are you keeping up with your training schedule? Everything going good?

maroo
10-12-2009, 09:59 AM
Hi guys!

I am still here!! :)

I had a CRAZY weekend and was not hardly able to get on the DIS. :scared1: But I am back!

My plan for today is to walk on my treadmill when I get home. Not sure how long. I have been running fever for days. :confused: But I am going to get on there, because I have missed too many days!

dismagiclover
10-12-2009, 02:21 PM
Hi everyone! How did training go this weekend? I did a 3 mile run this morning and I'm planning on another one tomorrow.:goodvibes

And Dolce, no pictures:scared1: That is one of my favorite things about Disney runs. (Though I recognize they must be taken in moderation.);)

Sandy321
10-12-2009, 04:40 PM
We'll convince Dolce to take pictures - and Maroo to take less!! *wink *nudge *wink

moderation - and figuring out how to carry a camera!!


My computer is dying - well the monitor is anyways - its getting blacker and denser - so this is probably my last post from here...

dh has a mac - but if he has meetings, and I also share with my soon-to-be 13 yr DD!! (Saturday is her big day!! :sad: They grow up so fast!!)

maroo
10-12-2009, 04:57 PM
I am not planning on taking any pictures on the course! I am going to be doing good to finish the thing with bathroom breaks! :) And no bathroom breaks, either.

Not to overshare... but it affects my training.

I have an "urgent" sleep study tonight. I think they are afraid I am going to fall asleep in my car? :confused3 I don't think there is anything wrong with my sleeping. I think I have some sort of infection/mono...something...that is making me very tired. But my regular doctor wanted me to see a sleep dr and I saw her today and she wants me to get it done tonight (they had an opening and since I can't string words to make any sense without yawning - she figures I should take it instead of waiting.)

Anyway. This messes up my plans to walk. :headache: But may really help me in the long run.



**ETA: See...even this POST doesn't make any sense. And I am just going to leave it.

Dolce27
10-12-2009, 09:09 PM
Hi everyone! How did training go this weekend? I did a 3 mile run this morning and I'm planning on another one tomorrow.:goodvibes

And Dolce, no pictures:scared1: That is one of my favorite things about Disney runs. (Though I recognize they must be taken in moderation.);)

My goal for this marathon: get off the course ASAP! No pictures - unless there are chipmunks in them. ;) As I stated above - I got in 7 running miles on Saturday and then another 1 1/2 walking miles before I had to flee because a 5k race was about to start and I didn't want to be plowed over by all of the runners. I really didn't have any problems with my 7 miles ... except that I couldn't seem to make myself stop running in the end. Oh, I wanted to stop. Trust me, I did. I wasn't overdoing it so I wasn't burning out or anything but I was just tired of endless running. But if I'd been running at my normal pace of 9'10 miles (I forgot my watch that day) which I assume that I was, I'd been running non-stop for 1 hour and 4 minutes and my body simply didn't know how to stop after moving like that for so long. I think that I ran another 1/4 of a mile before I was finally able to slow myself down into a walk. I did 3 miles tonight. I have 5 on Wednesday, 3 on Thursday and 9 on Saturday.


We'll convince Dolce to take pictures - and Maroo to take less!! *wink *nudge *wink

:rolleyes:


I have an "urgent" sleep study tonight. I think they are afraid I am going to fall asleep in my car? :confused3 I don't think there is anything wrong with my sleeping. I think I have some sort of infection/mono...something...that is making me very tired. But my regular doctor wanted me to see a sleep dr and I saw her today and she wants me to get it done tonight (they had an opening and since I can't string words to make any sense without yawning - she figures I should take it instead of waiting.)

Anyway. This messes up my plans to walk. :headache: But may really help me in the long run.



**ETA: See...even this POST doesn't make any sense. And I am just going to leave it.

I hope that your sleep study goes well! I'll pray that nothing is wrong. Obviously this is more important than walking on a treadmill tonight. Take care of yourself.

eyor44
10-12-2009, 10:05 PM
Hello Everyone!:wave2:
We are back home, got home late Saturday night and I am all caught up now.

Sandy
Way to go with the ADRs. I wasn't able to book all of mine at one time either. I have been doing them one a day. I got Turf Club, Tutto Italia and Kona's. Hope your CPU is okay.

Dolce
Way to go on getting the runs in. You are doing so awesome. Glad you won against Mother Nature. She was freezing my butt off in NY this past week.

Maroo
Gosh I hope you are okay. We have got to get you well girl.

Dismagiclover
Welcome! Glad to have you along and looking forward to meeting you.

Tim
Have you decided to join us yet for 2011?

I didn't get in much training at all while we were in NY. DD and I were joined at the hip and she just can't keep up with me. DH left today for a business trip, but I am hoping to get to the track tomorrow night. If it isn't raining (yeah, right) I am hoping to get at least an hour in.

One good note - I was at the doctor's today (checkup) and he was impressed with how I was doing. :woohoo: but he kept bringing up that I am older now. :confused3:scared1: Thank you :sad2: After the fourth "You are older now....." I finally reminded him that we have known each other for about 17 years now and he is still older than I am. :rotfl2:

Talk at everyone tomorrow. :upsidedow

Sandy321
10-12-2009, 11:28 PM
Lisa GOOD Answer to the doctor!!

Dolce the brain of the computer is newer - dh is a computer geek - and parts is parts - he is looking for us a flat screen monitor ???

Maroo I'm thinking Vitamin D is an answer!! I watched Dr Oz - and he talked a lot about Vit D and definciencies - my doctor said hormone and vitamin levels change so frequently that its truly a "scam" and insurance pad to test people for low levels of most hormones and vitamin levels :confused3 Sleep Studies however, are very beneficial... Hope you get some answers

I didnt sleep well last night - I was just freakin out a bit - I had a bizarre nightmare - thought I'd remember it - but now its long forgotten...

DH is still struggling to prove his worth to Honeywell in hopes of gettting a job - or an extension of his current salary - they are trying to make him work more hours for less money - and trust me - we cant afford the latest cut in salary - I just feel stupidly grateful that everything for Jan '09 ( except for soueveniers and alcohol!! ) is PAID FOR!! (ok well truth is I havent all the money for tickets and Dining Plan, I convert money to Disney Dollars, and I'm about 2/3 way there!! :cool1: and Christmas is coming!!)

The screen is getting darker and smaller -so forgive typos -

All7OfUs
10-13-2009, 12:59 AM
Morning Sandy!

Isn't a great feeling to have the thing paid for already (mostly)?? I'm pretty happy with where I'm at with saving for TC3 trip too. Almost all is banked away safely where it won't disappear! :thumbsup2

Do hope the job remains stable and HW can keep him on-hate that that might mean extra hours, though!!!

Sandy321
10-13-2009, 08:54 PM
DH was laid off from Job #xx - He is a software engineer, he is working as a consultant (its called contractor) so he's getting hours, but he's not an employee... and its not 40 hours per week... so we're still walking on water, believing in our faith!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=33940275#post33940275
Liz has started a support thread for Half Marathoners on the event/comp board - so come in post and get to know some WISH'ers - one poster Syko is a wheelchair competitor - and her sponser lets her give a bag of goodies for the first WISH'er over the finish line as well as the last WISHER!!

its always my thought that the last person works so much harder than the - well not the first wave - but the others!! 2 hours of course work vs 4 hours... (or whatever the numbers are!!)

I have something blocking me from working on training. Definate fear. Fear of failure, fear of a medical problem (there is none that I know of - its just a fear... like a panic attack...)

I'm real good at training and diets for 2 weeks - then I drop off... completely!! staring at that 17 min mile is really depressing me!

Dolce27
10-13-2009, 09:40 PM
DH was laid off from Job #xx - He is a software engineer, he is working as a consultant (its called contractor) so he's getting hours, but he's not an employee... and its not 40 hours per week... so we're still walking on water, believing in our faith!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=33940275#post33940275
Liz has started a support thread for Half Marathoners on the event/comp board - so come in post and get to know some WISH'ers - one poster Syko is a wheelchair competitor - and her sponser lets her give a bag of goodies for the first WISH'er over the finish line as well as the last WISHER!!

its always my thought that the last person works so much harder than the - well not the first wave - but the others!! 2 hours of course work vs 4 hours... (or whatever the numbers are!!)

I have something blocking me from working on training. Definate fear. Fear of failure, fear of a medical problem (there is none that I know of - its just a fear... like a panic attack...)

I'm real good at training and diets for 2 weeks - then I drop off... completely!! staring at that 17 min mile is really depressing me!

Sandy - No Fear.

I repeat.

No Fear

If you don't train than you'll be stuck doing 17 minute miles... FOREVER!

You don't want that - do you?

So, go and train! train! train! And then on January 9 you'll walk faster than 17 minute miles.

Oh, and may I suggest? You've admitted that in '08 you got caught up in the excitement at the beginning of the race and started out waaaay too fast. Practice to not start out so fast this time since what happened was that it burnt up all of your energy in '08. You want to reserve that energy and keep constant pace throughout the race so that you do not have to worry about being swept.

Has anyone heard from Maroo yet to find out how her test went last night?

eandesmom
10-13-2009, 11:59 PM
I have an "urgent" sleep study tonight. I think they are afraid I am going to fall asleep in my car? :confused3 I don't think there is anything wrong with my sleeping. I think I have some sort of infection/mono...something...that is making me very tired. But my regular doctor wanted me to see a sleep dr and I saw her today and she wants me to get it done tonight (they had an opening and since I can't string words to make any sense without yawning - she figures I should take it instead of waiting.)


Please let us know how it went! I agree, better to have it done... I think Sandy may have a point with the Vit D. It was a HUGE topic of conversation at my recent girls getaway. Of course we are all old..and deficient apparently! I've never even been tested but probably should.



DH is still struggling to prove his worth to Honeywell in hopes of gettting a job - or an extension of his current salary - they are trying to make him work more hours for less money - and trust me - we cant afford the latest cut in salary - I just feel stupidly grateful that everything for Jan '09 ( except for soueveniers and alcohol!! ) is PAID FOR!! (ok well truth is I havent all the money for tickets and Dining Plan, I convert money to Disney Dollars, and I'm about 2/3 way there!! :cool1: and Christmas is coming!!)

DH was laid off from Job #xx - He is a software engineer, he is working as a consultant (its called contractor) so he's getting hours, but he's not an employee... and its not 40 hours per week... so we're still walking on water, believing in our faith!



Oh Sandy, I am sorry. I know all too well the feeling...nothing stupid about being grateful for good planning. You and your DH are in my prayers.

Sandy - No Fear.

I repeat.

No Fear

If you don't train than you'll be stuck doing 17 minute miles... FOREVER!

You don't want that - do you?

So, go and train! train! train! And then on January 9 you'll walk faster than 17 minute miles.

Oh, and may I suggest? You've admitted that in '08 you got caught up in the excitement at the beginning of the race and started out waaaay too fast. Practice to not start out so fast this time since what happened was that it burnt up all of your energy in '08. You want to reserve that energy and keep constant pace throughout the race so that you do not have to worry about being swept.



DITTO what Dolce said!

You can do this!!!!!!!

that's nice
10-14-2009, 12:45 AM
Tim
Have you decided to join us yet for 2011?
I wish I could. Well maybe I could.. what do you do with a 4 year old while you are running? I doubt I can tell my DD I am going to Disney without her!

DH was laid off from Job #xx - He is a software engineer, he is working as a consultant (its called contractor) so he's getting hours, but he's not an employee... and its not 40 hours per week... so we're still walking on water, believing in our faith!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=33940275#post33940275
Liz has started a support thread for Half Marathoners on the event/comp board - so come in post and get to know some WISH'ers - one poster Syko is a wheelchair competitor - and her sponser lets her give a bag of goodies for the first WISH'er over the finish line as well as the last WISHER!!

its always my thought that the last person works so much harder than the - well not the first wave - but the others!! 2 hours of course work vs 4 hours... (or whatever the numbers are!!)

I have something blocking me from working on training. Definate fear. Fear of failure, fear of a medical problem (there is none that I know of - its just a fear... like a panic attack...)

I'm real good at training and diets for 2 weeks - then I drop off... completely!! staring at that 17 min mile is really depressing me!
Sandy...
You will not fail... you cannot fail!
You can do it!
Keep plugging away.. keep your training going!!!!!!!!

maroo
10-14-2009, 09:12 AM
Tim - You can totally bring her! They offer babysitting services from people that are totally checked out and they can come real early and just sit with her while she sleeps. I am not sure if that would scare her? When she wakes up? But depending on how late she sleeps, she may sleep through you running and not need much in the way of childcare.

There also may be some of us who are not going to walk/run for some reason and could watch her. But I know we are crazy internet people. I do have refrences from other DISers...that's all I am saying! (But I plan to walk in 2011!)

No results from the sleep study and you guys are about the 6th people that told me I need to get some vitamins...so I am going to do that! Soon! I should know something in the next week or so about the sleep study. Funny how it is a big "emergency" and then I won't know for a week? :confused3

Meanwhile my car is dead. I think it needs a new alternator or something electrical is wrong with it that is draining my battery.

Sandy - Don't be afraid! Think of how WELL you did in 2008 with only some training! You can do even better this time...and make it!!! Even if you DID do 17 min miles...you start at the beg of the corral...you still make 3 hours and 45 minutes! So...go for it! Train! You can do it!!! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

Sandy321
10-14-2009, 04:22 PM
I wish I could. Well maybe I could.. what do you do with a 4 year old while you are running? I doubt I can tell my DD I am going to Disney without her!


Sandy...
You will not fail... you cannot fail!
You can do it!
Keep plugging away.. keep your training going!!!!!!!!

:rolleyes1 I know a babysitter - certified by Red Cross - and she comes cheap too!!

You name an obstacle, and this group is going to brainstorm a way around it, over it, under, through it, or build a bridge and move it!! :goodvibes

... *sigh....

All7OfUs
10-15-2009, 02:25 AM
Who wouldn't want to watch Jul? Did you all see the new pix of her at POP hula-hooping? Too cute!

maroo- I do hope the car gets fixed soon without a huge bill for you! You have better things (well, at least things that are more fun) to spend your money on! Am anxious to hear the results of the sleep study!

You all are doing so great in your training!! I'm so proud of you.

that's nice
10-15-2009, 08:25 AM
:rolleyes1 I know a babysitter - certified by Red Cross - and she comes cheap too!!

You name an obstacle, and this group is going to brainstorm a way around it, over it, under, through it, or build a bridge and move it!! :goodvibes

... *sigh....
You got that right!:thumbsup2 Everyone knows a way!

I think there is no saying no to this bunch.:sad2: This would be a huge commitment. HUMMMMM

Tim - You can totally bring her! They offer babysitting services from people that are totally checked out and they can come real early and just sit with her while she sleeps. I am not sure if that would scare her? When she wakes up? But depending on how late she sleeps, she may sleep through you running and not need much in the way of childcare.

There also may be some of us who are not going to walk/run for some reason and could watch her. But I know we are crazy internet people. I do have refrences from other DISers...that's all I am saying! (But I plan to walk in 2011!)

No results from the sleep study and you guys are about the 6th people that told me I need to get some vitamins...so I am going to do that! Soon! I should know something in the next week or so about the sleep study. Funny how it is a big "emergency" and then I won't know for a week? :confused3

Meanwhile my car is dead. I think it needs a new alternator or something electrical is wrong with it that is draining my battery.

Sandy - Don't be afraid! Think of how WELL you did in 2008 with only some training! You can do even better this time...and make it!!! Even if you DID do 17 min miles...you start at the beg of the corral...you still make 3 hours and 45 minutes! So...go for it! Train! You can do it!!! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
I wouldn't have a problem with someone watching her but DW might.:confused3

What's going on with your PTR? I know from other threads you have been busy... but too busy to post on your own PTR??? You want me to go 'stir' things up over there?

I missed why you needed to be in a sleep study? Do you think you have sleep apnea?

You all are doing so great in your training!! I'm so proud of you.
I second this !!!!!!! Keep going!!!! January is only a few months away!!!!:goodvibes

maroo
10-15-2009, 10:12 AM
I wouldn't have a problem with someone watching her but DW might.:confused3



That makes sense. If I was the Momma and the tables were turned (my hubby was on the forum)...I would say no, too! :thumbsup2 Unless I had spent some considerable time with that person.

What's going on with your PTR? I know from other threads you have been busy... but too busy to post on your own PTR??? You want me to go 'stir' things up over there?



PTR? What PTR? :rotfl: I actually sorta forgot about it. Figured I would be getting popcorn thrown around if anyone was missing it. :) We sorta moved the party over here and on the big Sept trip, ya know!

Besides...I TOTALLY lost the bet about not going in Jan-March. I am now going in January AND March. :rolleyes1 And Sept, Oct, Nov, and Dec. Seriously. Maybe.



I missed why you needed to be in a sleep study? Do you think you have sleep apnea?



My dr thought it would be a good idea. And when I saw the sleep specialist, she seemed to think it was urgent. Maybe because I just have not slept well and am REALLY, REALLY tired.

I don't think I have sleep apnea, honestly. And I HOPE I don't...because I have seen those things people have to wear...and :sad2: ... just hoping I don't have to do that. I think it would even scare my DOG.

I actually think I am still run down from the swine flu. I have talked to several people around here that have had it and say it feels like mono. Shaking it has been hard. I am still running occasional fever and am just really run down. And I am doing too much, too.

Lauren is still really tired, too.

**** WARNING: RANT... **** :rotfl2:

And...just saying...Please watch your kids and this flu. I have been keeping up...because I find this "pandemic" stuff very interesting - like history unfolding - and I don't like what I am reading the past couple of days. Yesterday ALONE over 19 people died in the US from this flu. And that is the ones that were in the paper (past days we have been seeing 4 or 5). Several of those were kids. And some of those kids died in ONE day. Fine one day. In ICU the next and died. Several reports of people dying "in the waiting room" or "in the doctor's office" or "in the ambulance" on the way to get help.

The latest stats are that 46% of the people that have died have NO underlying condition.

We think the CDC is going to start releasing more info as soon as the vaccine gets here. Because before then it just stirs panic and no vaccine to quash the panic. But I think the information is vital to parents. To not brush it off as a "mild" flu and no big deal. For many kids it will be mild. For most. For nearly all. But for a very few, it is very serious. A DISer Mom wrote about her child on the Community board. And it was crazy fast how he was fine one day and admitted to the hospital the next. I hope he is ok.

Sandy321
10-15-2009, 11:29 AM
Maroo ITA with your rant - I, nor my family "qualify" for the early vaccine - (no high risk! ) but I have to tell you in order for our family to get vaccinated its $100! and then I play the game of what to do with $100....

so my rant is - its a pandemic - offer it for FREE - and just see how long that line is to get the vaccine!! Health care? WE NEED HEALTH CARE for the welfare of this country!

(that's right, with a low employee in dh's company, we never had cheap health care - the deductables and copays were HIGH - now he's laid off, and we have nothing! But faith, and trust - )

Today GMA was talking to a mom who's heart stopped 4 times - H1N1 - she was pregnant at the time - (delivered by C-section to save the baby, all is well with baby!) BUT she kept saying "I never felt it was the flu" "It didnt feel like the flu" "I still cant believe the test came back that I had the flu"

At one point the doctors thought they would need to do a lung transplant! :scared1:

I've heard on a couple of other shows, the doctors are saying that this flu the fluid builds up ON THE OUTSIDE of the lungs - and doctors are "missing" that while listening for fluid IN the lungs!!

Maroo I just cant believe you are still running a fever! It does sound like mono with the sleep, and lingering fever! Just keep on keepin on - getting healthy!!

I do hope that everyone that can does get the vaccine - it will help stop the spread of this pandemic flu! If not for your health - think of the others you come in contact with -

Dolce27
10-15-2009, 01:30 PM
My mother is recovering from the swine flu. She's a school teacher and picked it up at school from a kid coughing in her face. She was a high-risk so she went to the doctor early after showing some symptoms and they put her on tamiflu on Saturday. She's feeling a lot better today. She said that she's still feeling tired still but her energy is starting to return. She hasn’t had a temp since Sat or Sun – that went away pretty soon after she began taking the tamiflu. She still has a cough left and is going to the doctor this afternoon to see if they want to put her on an antibiotic for the cough or not. She plans to return to school tomorrow - she's feeling up to going back to work now. She called me a few minutes ago – was playing monopoly on her computer and had to tell me that she now “owns the world!”. :rolleyes: I pray that she’s fully recovered. She said that she’s starting to feel fine.

As for the vaccine – I won’t get it. I don’t get even the regular flu vaccine. I watch too many people take the flu vaccine each year, then I watch as a different strain of the flu shows up than what the vaccine covers, then I watch as people who took the flu shot get the flu. I’ve never had the flu shot and I’ve never had the flu. I’m currently just being careful to run the opposite way if I hear someone cough. I try not to touch my face (eyes, mouth, nose) unless I just washed my hands. I wash my hands A LOT! I’m 30 years old so I’m in the 3rd risk group for the swine flu and I’m really never around kids (the first and second risk group)– and they are the primary group picking this thing up! I can’t WAIT for flu season to be over with! My only concern is that I will be on an airplane in two days. That is recycled air! Here's to praying that no one sick is on my flight (going or the return flight!)

maroo
10-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Maroo ITA with your rant - I, nor my family "qualify" for the early vaccine - (no high risk! ) but I have to tell you in order for our family to get vaccinated its $100! and then I play the game of what to do with $100....

so my rant is - its a pandemic - offer it for FREE - and just see how long that line is to get the vaccine!! Health care? WE NEED HEALTH CARE for the welfare of this country!

Uh...I thought they were free? H1N1 is supposed to be free? They "can" charge a vaccine fee...but we aren't.

(that's right, with a low employee in dh's company, we never had cheap health care - the deductables and copays were HIGH - now he's laid off, and we have nothing! But faith, and trust - )

Oh no. :hug:

Today GMA was talking to a mom who's heart stopped 4 times - H1N1 - she was pregnant at the time - (delivered by C-section to save the baby, all is well with baby!) BUT she kept saying "I never felt it was the flu" "It didnt feel like the flu" "I still cant believe the test came back that I had the flu"

At one point the doctors thought they would need to do a lung transplant! :scared1:

I've heard on a couple of other shows, the doctors are saying that this flu the fluid builds up ON THE OUTSIDE of the lungs - and doctors are "missing" that while listening for fluid IN the lungs!!

Really? That is scary!

Maroo I just cant believe you are still running a fever! It does sound like mono with the sleep, and lingering fever! Just keep on keepin on - getting healthy!!

At least mono would go away! Sleep apnea wouldn't. :(

I do hope that everyone that can does get the vaccine - it will help stop the spread of this pandemic flu! If not for your health - think of the others you come in contact with -

This will help people like Lauren to keep from getting sick. Although now the healthy people need protecting, too.

My mother is recovering from the swine flu. She's a school teacher and picked it up at school from a kid coughing in her face. She was a high-risk so she went to the doctor early after showing some symptoms and they put her on tamiflu on Saturday. She's feeling a lot better today. She said that she's still feeling tired still but her energy is starting to return. She hasn’t had a temp since Sat or Sun – that went away pretty soon after she began taking the tamiflu. She still has a cough left and is going to the doctor this afternoon to see if they want to put her on an antibiotic for the cough or not. She plans to return to school tomorrow - she's feeling up to going back to work now. She called me a few minutes ago – was playing monopoly on her computer and had to tell me that she now “owns the world!”. :rolleyes: I pray that she’s fully recovered. She said that she’s starting to feel fine.

As for the vaccine – I won’t get it. I don’t get even the regular flu vaccine. I watch too many people take the flu vaccine each year, then I watch as a different strain of the flu shows up than what the vaccine covers, then I watch as people who took the flu shot get the flu. I’ve never had the flu shot and I’ve never had the flu. I’m currently just being careful to run the opposite way if I hear someone cough. I try not to touch my face (eyes, mouth, nose) unless I just washed my hands. I wash my hands A LOT! I’m 30 years old so I’m in the 3rd risk group for the swine flu and I’m really never around kids (the first and second risk group)– and they are the primary group picking this thing up! I can’t WAIT for flu season to be over with! My only concern is that I will be on an airplane in two days. That is recycled air! Here's to praying that no one sick is on my flight (going or the return flight!)

I am SOOOO glad your Mom is feeling better! I hope she continues to recover. My mom is into Bridge. She plays online all of the time!

Stay safe and I hope you don't get it this winter! It is going to be a long flu season. Already so cold everywhere. Flu and winter came early this year. :rolleyes:

Dolce27
10-16-2009, 01:01 PM
Well, my mother has officially moved from the swine flu to bronchitis. She's ticked- she was feeling up to going back to school today but thought she'd better get her cough checked out first. She usually manages to get bronchitis at least once per year so this is nothing new for her. They gave her a breathing treatment and an antibiotic for it and told her she can go back on Monday.

Sandy - how is your training schedule going? Please keep us updated!

maroo? Eyor?

I did my 5 miles Wed night. Temp's had gone back up to mid 80's and there was humidity. Plus, I wasn't able to get there to run until after dark (still hot and humid after dark)... wasn't too keen on running solo at night but I was fine. I did 3 miles last night and have 9 miles scheduled for tomorrow.

eyor44
10-16-2009, 02:03 PM
Hello again everyone.
Sorry I haven't been around much. I am going to do better now. I think I am half way caught up after being gone.

Sandy
I hope things are going okay with DH's job. Right now my DH and I are okay, but you never know. I am desperately trying to pay everything off incase something does happen, but then something breaks at home and the cycle keeps going. I keep thinking that we should not be spending the money for Thanksgiving, but everyone is so looking forward to it and I really need a break from reality. As I have discovered Disney is the only place that I can go that I truly get an escape from reality. So, this will be a cheap trip and DS is trying hard to understand that.

Maroo,
How are you feeling? Good today I hope. I'm praying it is not sleep apnea. Although a coworker has that and he feels so much better since he has started using the sleep machine. Whatever is wrong, I just hope they figure it out and you start feeling better soon.

Dolce
I am with you. I am in a low risk group, even though I have kids. I very rarely get the flu, strep throat is my thing, and neither do my kids. I talked to the pediatrician and she said no, not to get it even for the kids. Plus I too watch people get the vaccination and then get the flu. My mother for one. Every year same thing. and the whole time she is sick she fuses at me cause I don't get it. Plus, I am a huge wuss. I hate the thought of someone jabbing me with a piece of metal. Yes, so much that I avoid them whenever possible. Blood work is only done after the doctor insist it is completely necessary. I have a HUGE aversion to needles.

Hope your mom is better soon.

Training:
That's not been happening. Only found the time, one time in NY and after we got back:
Sunday, Gram and neices came over for dinner.
Monday, DH left for business trip and it rained
Tuesday, Rained, stormed
Wednesday, had to finish cleaning the dance studio
Thursday, hair appt and rain
Today, gonna watch DD perform before the football game and then DH and DS will be working for the fire department at the game.
Tomorrow - clean house, soccer and then Navy Ball in evening.
Sunday - April and Chloee will have spend the night and Gram and neices will be coming over in evening.

I am hoping to get out early Sat. AM and that DH will watch the girls so April and I can go out Sunday morning. If not, I will be back on track (literally) on Monday. I am so looking forward to it. Plus the track in my neighborhood just had the lights installed. :cool1: They aren't turned on yet, but it's progress.

Sandy321
10-17-2009, 04:44 PM
yeah... training.. must get back to that...

I've only done about 2 miles, indoors....

but - my update, my mom is calling me from some backroom in Texas - with COACH bags!!
:rotfl2:

Its hard to describe my mother - but she called to ask if I wanted a black or brown coach bag!! and what about DD?

then she called - because they spent money in the first backroom, they got to move onto another closed room - this one has coach shoes!!

:rotfl2:

and what size is DD? :rotfl2:

I'm sure this is a Christmas present! But at 4th of July we had a huge family reunion - and my niece went to the Coach Outlet and tried to convince her mom and my mom that the HUGE Coach bag she bought on sale at 75% off was only around $50 :rotfl2:
(since our family had been estranged, she hadnt counted on all the female Coach lovers that nailed her - she was not happy and stormed off - my mom defended her, we took mom to the Coach outlet, showed her the bag - 30% off of $275 :rotfl2:

BUT that was when my mom asked me what would be my favorite Coach bag? (I said leather, or pink!! :rotfl2: Cant wait to see how this turns out!! You just never know with my mom and shopping!! :rotfl2:)

maroo
10-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Are any of you guys interested in going to the October half????



Well, my mother has officially moved from the swine flu to bronchitis. She's ticked- she was feeling up to going back to school today but thought she'd better get her cough checked out first. She usually manages to get bronchitis at least once per year so this is nothing new for her. They gave her a breathing treatment and an antibiotic for it and told her she can go back on Monday.

Sandy - how is your training schedule going? Please keep us updated!

maroo? Eyor?

I did my 5 miles Wed night. Temp's had gone back up to mid 80's and there was humidity. Plus, I wasn't able to get there to run until after dark (still hot and humid after dark)... wasn't too keen on running solo at night but I was fine. I did 3 miles last night and have 9 miles scheduled for tomorrow.


Hugs to your Mom - I hope she feels much better soon! If the flu has caused a secondary infection...please tell her to be careful and to go to the ER if she has trouble breathing. I have done lots of reading on the subject and secondary infections can be a signal of a more severe case.



Hello again everyone.
Sorry I haven't been around much. I am going to do better now. I think I am half way caught up after being gone.

Sandy
I hope things are going okay with DH's job. Right now my DH and I are okay, but you never know. I am desperately trying to pay everything off incase something does happen, but then something breaks at home and the cycle keeps going. I keep thinking that we should not be spending the money for Thanksgiving, but everyone is so looking forward to it and I really need a break from reality. As I have discovered Disney is the only place that I can go that I truly get an escape from reality. So, this will be a cheap trip and DS is trying hard to understand that.

Maroo,
How are you feeling? Good today I hope. I'm praying it is not sleep apnea. Although a coworker has that and he feels so much better since he has started using the sleep machine. Whatever is wrong, I just hope they figure it out and you start feeling better soon.

Dolce
I am with you. I am in a low risk group, even though I have kids. I very rarely get the flu, strep throat is my thing, and neither do my kids. I talked to the pediatrician and she said no, not to get it even for the kids. Plus I too watch people get the vaccination and then get the flu. My mother for one. Every year same thing. and the whole time she is sick she fuses at me cause I don't get it. Plus, I am a huge wuss. I hate the thought of someone jabbing me with a piece of metal. Yes, so much that I avoid them whenever possible. Blood work is only done after the doctor insist it is completely necessary. I have a HUGE aversion to needles.

Hope your mom is better soon.

Training:
That's not been happening. Only found the time, one time in NY and after we got back:
Sunday, Gram and neices came over for dinner.
Monday, DH left for business trip and it rained
Tuesday, Rained, stormed
Wednesday, had to finish cleaning the dance studio
Thursday, hair appt and rain
Today, gonna watch DD perform before the football game and then DH and DS will be working for the fire department at the game.
Tomorrow - clean house, soccer and then Navy Ball in evening.
Sunday - April and Chloee will have spend the night and Gram and neices will be coming over in evening.

I am hoping to get out early Sat. AM and that DH will watch the girls so April and I can go out Sunday morning. If not, I will be back on track (literally) on Monday. I am so looking forward to it. Plus the track in my neighborhood just had the lights installed. :cool1: They aren't turned on yet, but it's progress.

Awesome that you guys are getting lights on your track.

I talked to my parents about the sleep apnea thing. My Mom has always said my dad had it...he snores.

But I had NO idea that my little brother was just diagnosed with it. :eek:

Knowing that makes me think it might really be that? Sounds like my genes stink for it. The tech also told me that they usually let you know "quick" if you don't have it and it takes forever if you do have it, because they analyze the test? :confused3 And it has now been a week. Which seems like an eternity to me.

I am still really tired. I just want an answer.




And...uh...I don't even know what Coach is? Am I slow? What am I missing?

Sandy321
10-17-2009, 10:19 PM
Are any of you guys interested in going to the October half????






Hugs to your Mom - I hope she feels much better soon! If the flu has caused a secondary infection...please tell her to be careful and to go to the ER if she has trouble breathing. I have done lots of reading on the subject and secondary infections can be a signal of a more severe case.





Awesome that you guys are getting lights on your track.

I talked to my parents about the sleep apnea thing. My Mom has always said my dad had it...he snores.

But I had NO idea that my little brother was just diagnosed with it. :eek:

Knowing that makes me think it might really be that? Sounds like my genes stink for it. The tech also told me that they usually let you know "quick" if you don't have it and it takes forever if you do have it, because they analyze the test? :confused3 And it has now been a week. Which seems like an eternity to me.

I am still really tired. I just want an answer.




And...uh...I don't even know what Coach is? Am I slow? What am I missing?

DH looked into that Oct race - he thought that it wouldnt be that great - unless we did it as a relay - its at night, by the time I finished, it would be too late to enjoy the festivities, plus I'll smell bad!!

Dolce hope your mom is well on the way to health now!!

eeyor/Lisa hope you are finding time for you!! Glad you are getting lights, its getting dark way too early!!

Maroo it sounds like sleep apnea indeed! :hug: Regis Philbin went thru the sleep study - he didnt think he snored, or had sleep apnea, and is now on the CPap - know that if the first one isnt comfortable, there are other masks - make sure you get one you can use!! He had to get a new mask and said it really does make a difference!! Hope you get some sleep soon!!

Coach Purse! :rotfl2: There is a huge following (here on the Dis even!) she's been sending me pictures! I think they found a motherload of sales!! she sent me a picture of all the "loute" :rotfl2: they bought!!

Mom says its for her birthday!! Everyone Celebrate! :banana:

DH forgot to pick up DD birthday cake - he didnt leave me with money - and they went to the 4 hour Toy Story movie! Store closed by the time the movie ended! We had to get a cookie instead!! :goodvibes

that's nice
10-17-2009, 11:09 PM
I can't mention Coach around my DW. She'll want to take a ride to the outlets!!! She has a few of them already.. how many do you women need?:confused3


LOLOL:rotfl2:

Sandy321
10-18-2009, 12:12 AM
I can't mention Coach around my DW. She'll want to take a ride to the outlets!!! She has a few of them already.. how many do you women need?:confused3


LOLOL:rotfl2:

I will see if I can upload the phone pics to the computer and will post pictures of the "loute" (ie loot)

and as I tried to tell my mom - you need one for each season minimum!! Then there is a Disney purse, a vacation purse, and a laptop bag (Coach has some bags that will hold a laptop... :rolleyes1)

It sounds like this was better prices than the outlet prices!! :wizard:

Sandy321
10-18-2009, 09:31 PM
I think I may need to PM Cheshire Figment (a Dis'er CM who works tickets at WDW!)

So schools do the fundraiser, selling entertainment books - because I'm a teacher, the PTO gave them to all the teachers... and I'm flipping thru and see DISNEYWORLD TICKETS!!

so I go online - a 10 day adult ticket with tax and park hopping is....
$280....

then I go to disney.com site - same ticket with tax and park hopping is...
$314....

seriously?

that's nice
10-18-2009, 09:41 PM
I think I may need to PM Cheshire Figment (a Dis'er CM who works tickets at WDW!)

So schools do the fundraiser, selling entertainment books - because I'm a teacher, the PTO gave them to all the teachers... and I'm flipping thru and see DISNEYWORLD TICKETS!!

so I go online - a 10 day adult ticket with tax and park hopping is....
$280....

then I go to disney.com site - same ticket with tax and park hopping is...
$314....

seriously?

So in the book it is $280... Disney site is $314?

UT through mousesavers news letter it is $299 including tax. If that $280 includes tax that is a great deal.:thumbsup2