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NancyK
11-14-2004, 07:59 AM
Good Sunday morning!
Karen is away this weekend and asked me to start this thread today. Hope she's having a wonderful time. :)

I've been thinking about how far we have all come in the last year. Remember when walking one mile seemed like a huge effort? Now walking a mile or two is a nice little stroll.

When I first told my husband that we were going to do this 1/2 marathon he was skeptical. After all I have never done anything remotely athletic and had never exercised regularly for more than a month or two at a time. After he realized that I was very serious about this, he has helped me every step of the way. Even though he's not walking the 1/2, he's been doing my long walks with me. Since our children are away at university, finding the time to train has not been a problem. He, along with all of you, has been my inspiration. I don't usually comment on everyone's posts, but I have to tell you that I read them all. When I see how all of you are doing, I am inspired to get out there and walk.

My hats go off to all of you who have children and other commitments yet still find time to concentrate on yourself and train for this marathon. You guys are truly amazing! I don't think I would have attempted this when my kids were small. So everyone give yourselves a big pat on the back!

We're only 8 weeks away now! I'm planning on getting outside to walk every day there isn't snow on the ground! Have a fantastic week!

Nancy

geetey
11-14-2004, 01:56 PM
Hi Nancy! Thanks for starting the marathon thread this week.
I haven't done anything yet today. I have crosstraining and need to wait until after I get my shot this evening.

Has anyone heard anything about WDW park tickets for marathoners? I found this info (http://disneymeetings.disney.go.com/dwm/ticketpages/ticketSelection?associationId=905515&associationName=Disney%20Marathon&startDate=01/06/2005&endDate=01/10/2005) on the Disney website, and marathoners do qualify. Just wondering if this is the best 'deal' we will be offered. Anyone know? I am afraid of using up my legs at the parks before the marathon so we leaning towards the 2 day hopper offered.

Lisa - thanks for the ice tips. I will try that. I am doing a lot of stretching. I don't know if it is improper though. Do you know any resources for proper stretching? I am not sure what is causing the pain. I am following the Marathons For Mortals training schedule to the 't' so I don't think I am overdoing it with sudden increases. It hurts with a 40 minute walk as much as the 6 mile. :rolleyes: I am going to go to Fleet Feet on Tuesday (Monday is a day of rest) to get my shoes checked. Maybe I need an insole? Maybe I need new shoes? I will get whatever I need! (And probably more. :p ) Also - can you share how you ice down your legs? Do you just use the dixie cups for your entire leg?

I am not 'feeling the love' from the power gels and gu, so I will be sticking with the Clif bars. I am VERY glad I started testing those now. :tongue:

Everyone is doing SO great!! Here's to another great week of training!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tw1nsmom
11-14-2004, 05:10 PM
Hi all!

Well, I didn't do my 8.7 mile walk today as I had planned. I only got as far as about 6 and just couldn't do anymore. My time wasn't that great either. I don't know if this is because I've been fighting a cold for the last week or two, or because I haven't trained hard enough to date. I'm definitely not giving up, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried. I've always been worried about the sweeper, but I always thought that, given enough time, I'd have no problem finishing 13 miles. Now I'm not so sure.

geetey - I looked at the webpage you linked. I don't know about the two day tickets, but the four day tickets aren't that great of a deal. I bought four day hopper plus passes for 208 through Hotwire, including tax. I'm also not sure the tickets on that page will be available to marathon participants. I've called a couple of times and they were certain that the only tickets the sports department had available for marathoners were the UPH attached to the room packages they were selling.

NancyK
11-14-2004, 06:52 PM
Geetey - Sure hope the pain in your calves and ankles go away.

tw1nsmom - You should always listen to your body - even if it means stopping short of your walking goal. Six miles is a lot of walking when you're fighting a cold. We still have 8 weeks - you'll be able to do the 1/2. Once we hit the Magic Kingdom, it will be pure adrenaline pushing us to the finish line!

I did 6.5 miles today. It wasn't my best time because DH was trying to get me to lengthen my stride a bit. I've discovered that I have muscles that weren't getting used with the shorter stride. I think I may be a bit stiff in the morning.

Debbie
11-14-2004, 08:42 PM
:wave2: Hi everyone! I did 11.8 kilometres this afternoon. That translates to 7.375 miles in 2 hours, which works out to a 16.27 mile. Getting closer! And I figure that that 7.375 miles heads me towards the parking lot at . . . :confused: .

I used the "Walking to the Classics" tapes. Did the Intermediate (4 mph) first, and then switched to the Advanced (4.5 mph) for the second half. I was tired after 40 minutes of the Advanced, and my walking slowed....then I wogged to catch up. And that was at the END of my walk, and that is a GOOD thing. (sorry, Martha :smooth: ) I had almost a mile on a loose gravel dirt road. THAT was hard walking. Used Gatorade, but I like the gels better! :tongue: The Gatorade was a lot cheaper, though.

Terry, I liked the "after 2" tickets. I didn't know that WDW had those! Luckily, I have PHP left over from previous trips, and that was one expense that I didn't have.

Dawn, some days are like that. Don't get discouraged, because I think that the high of doing this at WDW is going to have us going at WARP speed! :hyper:

Nancy, my short stride is my downfall. . . but it can't be helped. :tongue: I'll just keep wogging to catch up to you!

This was a good start to a new week....or is that a good end to an old week? Either way, we can do it! We ARE strong! We ARE invincible. We ARE. . .

Remember: Slow and steady wins the race. . . and the Donald medal! Take care Everyone! Have a GREAT WEEK!

I'm doing report cards, so I'll lurk, but probably not get to post much! ;)

karebear1
11-14-2004, 08:45 PM
Hi everybody!!! I'm baaaaaaaaaaack!!!

I missed you all- and am so proud of all the work you did while I was gone! I can't believe what I was reading! You are ALL Maaaaaaaavelous! You sould be proud!

Well- I did pretty well while I was gone - got in PLEANTY of walking all those days and lost a couple of pounds to boot! Yeah!

To whoever asked- the WISHES cruise is on a pontoon adn I will call tomorrow morning and find out what time we need to be at the dock.

Who had the sore shins/ankles???? That happens to me too. When I started doing good stretching workouts before my walk it alleviated that pain alot. It usually happens to me becuase I am quickening my speed to what the nrom is. It will get better if you strecth!

I can ahrdly wait to walk tomorrow and get back to reporting to you all- I missed doing it!

Tw1nsmom- come on! You can do this!!!

Tiger Lily 03
11-14-2004, 10:34 PM
Hi everyone!
8 Weeks!
I've had the same problem with pains in feet and or legs over the time I have been working. My calves have also started to bind and I have just slowed down in my schedule and increased my strength xtraining and extra stretching to see if this will help. I also wonder if it might be a hydration/electrolite problem as well so will see about making sure I am getting the right stuff at the pre and start.

Went for a slow 2 miles today as I went with DH. (I did a trot and high stepping thing as he walked so at least I was able to eek somewhat of a cardio out of it.) It is amazing that he walked for 2 miles and only 11 weeks after his hip replacement. He rocks!

I also stopped at the Fleet Feet here and got a second pair of shoes. My other 2nd is heading to the trash. While I was in the store, I bought some other outdoor gear to get me through the cooler weather here. :teeth: I no longer have an excuse to not be out there unless I use the ice excuse. I don't think I want to be out on the ice.

I finally finished reading Marathoning for Mortals for the first time. John Bingham speaks to me. I am truly a penguin.

As time is getting closer I am reflecting on how everyone is doing so well by keeping at it even if it is not easy. Great job everyone whatever it is our pace, we are moving!

Thunder, Thunder, Thunderation
We're the WISH group delegation.
When we move with determination,
We create a great sensation!!

LittleMissMickey
11-14-2004, 11:22 PM
Alright, I'm back and I'm tired! Ihaven't exercised all week long, due to very stressful times. I didn't even make it home before 10 a single night this week. I'm moving my workouts around a bit now to shake things up, and stir up the weight loss again.

I am going to go to a class in the morning at 5:30... which is very early. This week I will go to: Step it Up, The Mixx, Fitness Pilates, Basic Training, and Athletic Boot Camp. All at 5:30 in the morning. Then I will run on Monday and Wednesday and go to Aqua with my mom on Tuesday and Thursday.

I pulled out the bikini I bought for the trip and now I'm Motivated with a capital M! It sounds like a lot, I know, but I really need to get started. I figure the classes I know that I will be moving at a good pace and will have my stretches done. Maybe it will make me a better morning person, too. I'll have to be sure to get a good breakfast in. What do you do for a quick breakfast on the run?

Anyway, I'm off... I have to type some lesson plans, make some quizzes, and write some report cards. Hopefully I will have less to do later this week!

Ashley:wave2:

Lisa loves Pooh
11-15-2004, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by geetey
Hi Nancy! Thanks for starting the marathon thread this week.
I haven't done anything yet today. I have crosstraining and need to wait until after I get my shot this evening.

Lisa - thanks for the ice tips. I will try that. I am doing a lot of stretching. I don't know if it is improper though. Do you know any resources for proper stretching? I am not sure what is causing the pain. I am following the Marathons For Mortals training schedule to the 't' so I don't think I am overdoing it with sudden increases. It hurts with a 40 minute walk as much as the 6 mile. :rolleyes: I am going to go to Fleet Feet on Tuesday (Monday is a day of rest) to get my shoes checked. Maybe I need an insole? Maybe I need new shoes? I will get whatever I need! (And probably more. :p ) Also - can you share how you ice down your legs? Do you just use the dixie cups for your entire leg?

I used the dixie cup (actually 2 per leg) to ice my knee which as developed into a new problem :rolleyes: and my thighs--that was my big pain area after my long run last time. I only have to do it for runs beyond 10 miles. I just run the ice up and down my thigh all over until it melts. So I would do the same for your ankle and calf. Since you are following training to the T--I suspect it is your shoes.

Ended up my shoes were inappropriate for my feet--so once we got to 6 miles, I started developing shin splits (and once developed it wouldn't matter how long the run was at that point)--I bought new ($$$) shoes that are called motion control shoes (b/c I have very flat feet) and the problem disappeared. I didn't think it was shin splits as I thought that would be the front of the leg and not the side (felt like it was the side of the calf burning like crazy). But one of our coaches is a physical therapist and that's what she said it was. It could be that you are wearing a "neutral" shoe and just require a "stablizing" shoe. Stabilizing shoes didn't work for me--I had to go one step further for the motion control--ended up the pain was caused b/c my ankles were leaning too far inward and causing the shin splint--and the increased support in my shoe prevents that from happenening. If you suspect you have flat feet or very little arches--the supports could cause more harm than good. I don't use any inserts at all as it causes problems in my feet. The supports should help what arch you have (I have none) and not cause an arch to occur. Does that make sense.

Make sure you can return the shoes if it doesn't help your problem. I was able to return the stabilizing shoes and inserts so that I could get the motion control.

Good luck and let us know!!!

ohMom
11-15-2004, 09:12 AM
good morning all :)

terry -- thanks a bunch for the ticket info! are we sure we qualify?? twinsmom?

I did my walk yesterday - back to back days for powerwalking but I wanted to get my long day on friday this week. So I didn't push myself extra yesterday and did about 3.5 miles in 50 mins

today I did 40 mins total of yoga and pilates

this week i'm going to EAT LIKE AN ATHLETE!!!!!! no more excuses and procrastination! first hurdle -- Emmaus Walk reunion in which we are all to bring a dessert to share! urgh!!!

i didn't mind the powergel - vanilla - but i LOVE icing roses and the like and this stuff was good and sweet :)

off to clean and declutter! have a great day WISH walkers -- make it count!

geetey
11-15-2004, 03:07 PM
::yes:: I am sure we can get those tickets. I have gone all the way through the checkout process. (just stopped at the very last step) If you proceed from the page I linked, it says at the top.... Tickets Available for Jan 6 - 10. I had to enter a lot of info to get to that page and the Marathon qualifies as a convention, according to the website. I think we are going for the 2 day Park Hoppers with 1 plus feature. Other tickets won't allow us to park hop. I don't want to invest in a 4 or more day hopper since our next park passes will be APs.

Lisa, thanks for the shoe info! I will be going to Fleet Feet asap!! My problems hit me on my 6 mile walk! My pain is also on the side, so maybe they are just 'different' shin splints, on top of some ankle pain. I will definitely check to see if I can return any shoes I purchase. I need to get moving again, versus limping along with pain. ;)

Today is a day of rest for me. I did my 45 minutes of crosstraining last night, and spelled the ABCs with my ankles several times on each side. :hyper:

TLily! I love that book!! I am also DEFINITELY a penguin!! http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/pinguin2.gif (this little guy belongs in my signature!)

Lisa loves Pooh
11-15-2004, 04:19 PM
I do not envy you walkers!!!!

I was going to play training hookey today--but my legs said--"take me out, take me out!!!" Loaded the girls up in the jogging stroller and hit the road--shall I say, it was WINDY!!! Was going to try jogging and said "to heck with this", so we walked it!!! I finished at a 16:03 pace. Can I say that going out with a jogging stroller as windy as it was, I think I might have been quicker towing a parachute :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

Tomorrow it is back to my usual running!!!

My legs are happy now :)

Auntmeme
11-15-2004, 07:28 PM
Only 8 weeks - oh my how time flys:earseek:

Thanks for the link for the passes, I have been trying to decide which ones to buy & where to buy them:)

Got your pm Karen and I think we need to design a logo is we want one, I'll try to work something up but I don't have a graphic design program. Has anyone called about the spag dinner? if not I'll do it, let me know.

Who quoted Helen Reddy? have not thought of that song in quite some time - love it::yes::

Well I walked 3 miles yesterday early for a sunday (7:30 am), I must say some park joggers looked great where as I just rolled out of bed, dressed and went. Who am I going to meet at that time:teeth: The rest of the day was spent helping with friend's surprise b-day party for her mom, mostly work but well worth it. We had a country western theme with line dancing, yee haa!

Today I couldn't seem to get motivated so I, ate ate & ate again. what? it is like I was never satisfied & had to try everything
:crazy: well i feel terrible now & will head to bed early. Plan is to walk tomorrow am after drop ds off at school.

You are all such an inspiration - I should have checked the boards earlier today, my loss:(

PS went to see the Bacon Brothers friday nite and they were awesome if you ever get a chance, I highly recommend. Kevin is aging a bit but still a hottie:)

Tiger Lily 03
11-15-2004, 08:27 PM
Today I seem to have started out on a good foot! :p Did Winsor Piates before work and had a nice workout after work.

I'm figuring we don't really need a sophisticated logo design. If we use a Disney one, will we get bagged for copyright problems?

Here's hoping to a great week for everyone.

geetey
11-15-2004, 08:36 PM
What are the restrictions for a logo? Could we use something on http://www.zazzle.com/collections/disneyinkshop/default.asp ? They have some cute designs.

I will have to get my thinking cap on. I really like the logo the newsletters had as letterhead. It said something along the lines of Why just run when you can fly, you can fly, you can fly with a pixie dust trail throughout. We could change it to Why just walk, etc....

Perhaps if several of us work on a design, we can pick our favorite. :)

Lisa loves Pooh
11-15-2004, 10:30 PM
How would you get into copyright trouble???

Unless you are selling the shirts--there is lots of free to use clip art out there that you can use for personal use...if everyone is paying for their own shirt and using the same design--you shouldn't get into any trouble. Just my opinion anyway!!

maryliz
11-15-2004, 11:26 PM
Hi everyone. Yesterday was my "rest" day, and today I crosstrained by doing Curves. It's really coming up quickly ... where does the time go?

Keep up the great work everyone! I'm now keeping good thoughts and sending pixie dust that we don't get sn*w until Christmas Eve :teeth: ... and definitely no ICE 'cause that's just way too dangerous to be out walking.

Happy Training!

Mary-Liz

Lisa loves Pooh
11-16-2004, 08:36 AM
I ran 3.2 this morning...

and in case I haven't posted this before...I run/walk--so I'm not superwoman :hyper: :hyper: I run 9m and walk 2m.

And for a real confidence booster ladies--take a look at your accumulated mileage since you started training...

Now I'm training for the full--but since I started documenting in September...I have gone 181.24 miles.

So let's hear the numbers--if you have them!!!
(It'll be fun when you finish on January 9th to see how far your legs have carried you :earseek: )

ibouncetoo
11-16-2004, 09:12 AM
Did 50 mins this morning.....added in a stop at 7-11 for cat food :cat: had no breakfast!

I'm trying to find a phone # on the Disney site to ask some questions about the 2 and 3 day hoppers we are being offered. THey say tickets are for 1/6-10 only, but are good for 10 days? I don't really want to use my guests ticket till 1/11. Maybe I'll just have to buy the 3 day and we pop into MK for an hour or two (sister's plane gets in about 2), but I'd rather not have to do that.

Well, off to the shower and another exciting day in broadcasting. Have a great day everyone

geetey
11-16-2004, 10:00 AM
Hi Jackie!
Maybe I can clarify one of your ticket questions. These special 2 or 3 day hoppers are different from other hopper tickets in that they expire 10 days after the 1st day of use. All convention tickets are like that.
With a regular hopper pass, your days would never expire if they went unused.
Here is a link to the starting page ---> Disney Meetings Tickets (http://disneymeetings.disney.go.com/dwm/ticketpages/generalTicketGating?name=GeneralTicketGatingPage) Enter in your date information (it appears you will be fine since you will be in WDW for the marathon) as requested, and enter MARATHON for the Group Name. That will take you to the ticket options page (the link I posted previously).
I hope this helps! :wave2:

I need to walk 40 minutes today (plus warmup & cooldown) so I will report back later! ::yes::

edited to fix link! Sorry Walkers! I had an "extra" http:// in there. :blush:

Lisa loves Pooh
11-16-2004, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by ibouncetoo
Well, off to the shower and another exciting day in broadcasting. Have a great day everyone

Yet another thing we have in common??? What do you do--

Before I followed my hubby (at the time fiance)--I was behind the camera ;)

karebear1
11-16-2004, 11:16 AM
Meme- if you would take care of the logo for us that would be great.

I have sent Kamy several emails in the past few weeks and haven't recieved an answer from her as of yet, which is VERY unusual for her (I hope everything is ok). Last time I did get an answer , she was still planning on doing this stuff. But- I called the WDW group ressie person in charge of our group this morning - he was out sick, but the person I spoke to will call and check to see if it's ok if I just go ahead and make some decisions about the breakfast and dinner that are scheduled. Technically, their not supposed to talk to anyone but the person they've been working with! Kamy seemed to indicate to me when I did last hear from her that she would be ok with my doing that- so I'm gonna see what can be done. I should hear from someone either today or tomorrow- when I do I will let everyone know. IF they can't allow me to make some decisions, then we may have to make plans of our own.

Today I walk 3 miles- I let ya know how it goes when it's done.

Did I tell you guys that while I was in SLC, we went to Temple Square downtown on Sunday morning and got to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Mo-Tab asd my DD so lovingly calls them ! ;) ) perform while they were recording their weekly television show "The Spoken Word" ? It was kind of a Thanksgiving theme. They were awesome! The sound in that building is unbelievable!! It was a cool way to end a trip.

Susan--Ontario
11-16-2004, 01:28 PM
Hello everyone from DisneyQuest!!!!!!!

We'ew having a fabulous time here. The weather has been awesome and we've done lots of walking and swimming. I've tried to do lots of exercises while in the pool. The hill at the Contemporary isn't that bad. It's about two buses high. The slope is the same on both sides so at least we'll get some momentum going down the hill before we head on up toMK. I took some pictures from the middle of the road that I will try and post once I get home. We don;t really want to go home though.
Excuse thetyping but the keyboards here aren't the best.

Great job with the training everyone!! Hard to believe that I'll be back here in such a short time.

Have a great week everyone and \i'll be back this weekend.

Auntmeme
11-16-2004, 05:45 PM
Happy to report a 4 mile walk today. I love the idea of adding up all my miles, I'll see what I have logged :)

I'll try to design a graphic and I also love the Why walk when I can fly with pixie dust. What other info do you want on the design? wishcon 2005? or wish walkers or wish what????

Karen I say go ahead and do some planning. I'm trying to decide on my family's schedule now. who's hitting what restuarants? Anyone done the clambake buffet at the CapeMay? or Spoodles, Whispering Canyon, Ohanas, or Liberty Tree Tavern?

Did anyone get a better room price than the group discount? I looked into the dream package special & they only had water view rooms at CBR and I felt the price was high. I really don't know what park tickets to get. Will I be too tired to do MK after the 1/2 marathon?

geetey
11-16-2004, 06:51 PM
Meme,
I am thinking about WCC for dinner one night. It sounds like so much fun! We haven't tried any of the places you listed.
I managed to snag a discount rate for our room. It saved us about $30 over all, and allows me to try a new resort. Since I am trying to stay at every WDW resort, that's another one checked off the list! :teacher: :teeth: We are staying at POP Century. I would switch to POFQ, if I could secure a discounted rate on a standard room, but they just aren't available. POFQ looks very close to the st0art line! :hyper:

PS: I edited my earlier post to fix the link for the tickets. Sorry about the mistake. :blush:

TriMom
11-16-2004, 06:55 PM
I've been sidelined with a nasty cold :mad:

I had Sunday off, DS also felt bad on Monday, so off to the Dr. with him. He had a double ear infection two weeks ago, and 1 ear has yet to clear up. He got a new antibiotic at the $$$$ of $75 :earseek: We have to pay for our prescriptions and then turn them in for a refund - about 6 weeks later. That really through our budget for a loop! But he seems to be feeling beter.

I wish I could say the same. Blech - no running yesterday, and today I was going to try walking a few miles- but that didn't happen either. I am most worried I will miss my long run on Saturday. I really need the pratice!

My total miles so far have been 193 - that makes me feel really proud of myself.

I hope everyone has a more productive week than this is turning out for me.

maryliz
11-16-2004, 09:46 PM
Hi everyone. Did a 30 minute power walk at lunch with a couple of friends. I left my pedometer at home so I don't know the distance but based on the pace we were doing, it was a good 2 miles. It was an absolutely gorgeous day here ... probably got as high as 11 degrees celcius and was so sunny. But man can that temp drop in a few hours. I left work at 4pm and it had to have dropped about 6 degrees celcius by that time. :rolleyes:

Have a good evening everyone!

Mary-Liz

tw1nsmom
11-17-2004, 07:39 AM
Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I haven't posted for a couple of days. Monday was my rest day, but DH and I rearranged our living/dining room and moved all kinds of heavy furniture around (he just "has' to have a new/bigger tv...aparently a 27" isn't big enough for a living room that's 13'x14' :rolleyes: ). Is that cross-training? Oh well. Yesterday the kids were home from school (DS is sick...just a bad cold), so I didn't think I'd get my walk in. Just when I'd given up, DH came home early and saved the day. I was able to get a 45 minute walk in before it was totally dark.

I think one of my big mistakes in training is that I don't warm up enough. Mentally I know that I really need to stretch and walk a very slow mile before my muscles are loose enough to speed up. However, when I get out there I feel like I have to see how fast I can go so I cramp up and it's down-hill from there. Warming up is going to have to be my biggest training priority for the next couple of weeks.

It looks like today is going to be another sick day. I'm going to try to jog on the mini-trampoline in the dining room. We bought it for the children's physical therapy. Even though it was meant for adults I wasn't able to use it because I was over the weight limit. I realized last night that I'm now well under the limit, so I'm going to try it out.

I've made a few ps's for our trip. We're planning on eating Sunday night (1/9) at Boma. I was also able to reserve spots for the kids at Simba's clubhouse, so that we'll have some grown-up time. If the kids are doing well in the child center (and I haven't totally pooped out) we're going to try to go to DTD for an hour or so. Monday AM I was able to get a ps for the castle Cinderella breakfast :Pinkbounc , and Tuesday night we're planning on the RFK at AK (we have lunch vouchers and this place is supposed to be the best deal). We also have a few Q&C vouchers, so I think we'll eat at Beaches and Cream on Friday the 7th. Saturday the 8th I signed the children up for a kid's race (I think it's in the Epcot parking lot. If there's a breakfast meet maybe we can stop in after the kid's race (they start at 8:30). We're staying at POP. I was able to get a AAA rate of $61 a night. I tried to apply the code for $55 a night, but there was no availability for that code over marathon weekend at POP.

One more thing (I know this is turning into an epic). Nobody has mentioned wanting the Wishes cruise I have reserved for Friday the 7th. I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to cancel it tommorow morning at 9am if anyone wanted to call and reserve it in their name after I cancel.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Dawn

Lisa loves Pooh
11-17-2004, 08:01 AM
Another 3.2 miles down for me...

I wish I could do some fun PS meals--but our schedule is running away from us. My mom wanted to do a character me with the girls--but she expects me to be there to--But DDs are running the kiddy races at EPCOT at 8:45am....so we are now at a 7am PS for Chef Mickey's on Saturday. Saturday evening we have our Team in Training Pasta Party at EPCOT and our victory party is in the evening on Sunday and we leave on Monday.

Guess I'll have to wait for another fun weekend to have some fun PS meals.

Saturday is my 16 mile run--and they are throwing in that wretched bridge again. Hopefully my GPS arrives before then ::yes:: .

ibouncetoo
11-17-2004, 08:33 AM
Morning ::yes::

Terry thanks for the clairification on the tickets, I now see that they are able to start use during my resort dates, not just the weekend! Yeah only need a 2 day hopper!

Lisa I'm in the sales department of a network affiliate (support staff). Been at the station 25 years, and the 10 years before that were at an advertising agency and a rep firm in Chicago. Let me tell you ALL, advertising/broadcasting in the '70's in Chicago was TOO MUCH FUN! Vodka gimlets at lunch and dancing at the Playboy club at night......there, did I make that sound glamourous enough?

Karen I say go for it on trying to plan group events. Also, do you think when we're ready we should post something on the CB as there are other DISers who may be going who aren't WISHers....wouldn't we want to include them in a group meet/meal....or should it just be us? What do the rest of you think?

Meme I like having WISH Walkers or WISHcon 2005 on the logo ::yes:: Regarding your hotel question. I have booked All Star Movies at our WISH rate, but have since found out the AP rate is $19 bucks a night less. I haven't tried to book the AP rate yet (so it may not be available for the weekend) because I've been trying to find out weather or not some of us bailing out on the group rate, would impact that availability of the rate for others....as in, does there have to be a certain number of rooms booked in order to keep the group rate. I will be sending an e-mail to merrie@dreamsunlimited to find out. Karen, you don't happen to already know the answer to this do you?

Regarding dining. I have Friday night unplanned. Sat dinner will be Boma (won't do the pasta dinner.....pasta doesn't make happy tummy)at the request of my pal PixieMagic. And it worked the night before the 10K! Sunday and Monday through lunch are unplanned. I would like to hit some of my favorite places that my sister won't be able to eat at when she gets in Monday afternoon...Like 50's Prime Time and Ohana! Was/is one of the group options a Saturday breakfast? I can't remember.

Ok, I've rattled on long enough for one post. Tonight is a cross train night. Will do one of my tapes AFTER watching "Lost" ::yes::

Auntmeme
11-17-2004, 09:40 AM
Ok I have a few logos ready for first draft look over;) I saved them as jpgs so i can email them out (send me your email) or I can upload them to my website. Please let me know. The graphics are from other websites so they may be a little grainy. Does anyone have or know if I can buy a disney software program with clipart? Does everyone know how to do a t-shirt transfer?

Karen I want to save the times if you plan a dinner or b-fast what days are you looking into?

Dawn, my dh also wants a bigger tv, looking into 42 & 50 inch ones:rolleyes: now he's not too sure since ds & I take over the tv for cartoons & disney movies - honestly I think I was liking the idea of a big screen;) Are you 4 year olds excited about the kids race? I wasn't sure about signing up my 3 year old. Thoughts???

Great job everyone with the training each day we are a step closer:earseek:

karebear1
11-17-2004, 09:46 AM
You guys won't believe this, but....

I FORGOT TO WALK YESTERDAY!!!

What do you think of that????

I'm still waiting to hear from WDW about the scheduled events. And I do not know about room ressies- but will ask if someone calls.

ibouncetoo
11-17-2004, 09:51 AM
I sent an e-mail to merrie@dreamsunlimitedtravel.com and asked about the status of our block of rooms. I don't want to canx mine if it impacts our group rate (don't know how we stand with the minimum # required). So I let you all know. I'd like to save a couple of bucks OR upgrade to a moderate if I can.

I'm off to work as soon as I PM Auntmeme my e-mail address!

ohMom
11-17-2004, 09:56 AM
karen how can you forget to walk??? :)

i did my 40 mins walk today with stride drills. my neck is aching today, I get that off and on. I try to relax my shoulders down alot when walking but i think i tense up alot. yes, mom, I'm remembering your advice that you learned in yoga and thinking "lighter, softer, freer" but it was too late today i guess

geetey -- i emailed WDW off that link you sent about marathon participants qualifying for a "meeting/convention" pass and this was the response I got: (not that i doubted you i don't remember why i emailed them now ;))

Hello Molli!Thank you for visiting DisneyMeetings.com, and thank you for your question.
You'll find all the information about Marathon participation at www.DisneySports.com, including special packages which include ticket options for your visit!

Only guests registered with a meeting or convention at a Walt Disney World Resort are eligible to buy exclusive Walt Disney World Convention and meeting tickets.

Thank you again for your e-mail, and have a Magical Day!


Thank You,
WDW Disney Meetings
Disney Online Member Services

just to confuse me more!!!!!

off to clean my house -- i'll think more about our trip plan later! maybe I should start a thread of trip agendas for us?? I need a spreadsheet if i'm going to look at this seriously!

and -- i'm planning on a couple hours at MK after the race, specifically until noon or so when I head over to GF spa for a shower and massage!

ok - this is really my only dilemma -- i really don't care what I wear, etc but my hair is at a very odd length right now. i'm growing it out from a very short haircut and it's too short for a ponytail but too long to just be ok. When I roll out of bed first thing it's quite a fright actually! i don't want to shower at 2:30 am for this darn thing. anyone wearing a do-rag?? my family thinks i look atrocious but I do that sometimes.

karebear1
11-17-2004, 10:11 AM
Mom- I'm showering AND using the blow drier at 3 am !!! There's NO WAY I can go with my hair not done.... I'd be a mess, ......
Unless of course I showered and did my hair before I went to bed that night...... now that might be worth experimenting with! I guess our apperance will have to be part of our marathon training!! Isn't it funny the things we think about before the race??? I am what I like to call an "Official" kind of a person. I want things to be just right...... thus, my willingness to get up at 3am and wash and dry my hair! I think this week my appearance training will involve washing my hair at night and seeing what I can do to make it look presentable the next morning.

:tongue:

THIS EVENT IS CLOSING IN ON US!!!! ISN"T IT SO EXCITING !?!?!?!? :hyper:

AlreadyexcitedGrammy
11-17-2004, 12:08 PM
anyone wearing a do-rag??
I am thinking that it is going to be chilly and frankly I was thinking of taking a lightweight knit hat for the early morning chill and then "pitching" it for the clothes sweeper to pick up. (ONLY sweeper WISHer's can think about)

and now to our dear friend KKKKKaaaaarrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnn -
Mom- I'm showering AND using the blow drier at 3 am !!! There's NO WAY I can go with my hair not done.... I'd be a mess, ......
WHAT - you must be kidding!! You are an athelete crossing that finish line after a "mere" 13.1 miles - YOU ARE SUPPOSE to look a MESS :teeth:

Bottom line is ........... there will be pictures taken of you at different points during the race - I am only concerned that I am "smiling" as I cross that finish line - that is the picture I intend to buy and remind me of what a great adventure this whole 1/2 marathon journey has been!!!

Luv ya - mean it ::yes::

karebear1
11-17-2004, 12:28 PM
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I must be beautiful!

karebear1
11-17-2004, 12:39 PM
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And be SMELLY CLEAN!

ohMom
11-17-2004, 02:17 PM
Karen -- have you ever heard the tip of lighting a candle in your house and that it makes your house smell better so it appears cleaner to your guests. Well apply that logic to yourself and your WISH friends are your guests -- spray some bath and body spray on and GO GO GO!!! you'll be fine -- you'll be smelly at the end anyhow :)

but mom -- HAT HEAD!!! oh my gosh hat head is worse then bed head!!! maybe a do-rag under my hat??? :teeth:

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Cheryl N. WI
11-17-2004, 09:18 PM
Hi Everyone

I barely had time to skim through this weeks thread. Everyone is doing so well!!!! I am keepin very busy this week getting ready to leave for Orlando Friday and our cruise on the Magic on Sat.!!!!!!! I have tried to stick to my walking and today was supposed to be my long walk for the week but DD was home from school today with a headache and stomach ache (she is feeling much better now thank goodness, we can not be sick this weekend) so there went that plan and instead of doing some type of exercise tape I spent the day cleaning and doing laundry. I probably won't be able to get a walk in tomorrow either beacuse I have to work, get a manicure and pedicure, and finish packing. I promise all of you that I will walk on the ship and both days at Castaway Cay I am renting a bike for my crosstraining next week. There now that I made that promise I have to do it!

If I don't find the time to post tomorrow have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone and I'll report back when I get back. Poor DH, I told him that I want to drive to the Contemporary Fri. just so I can see Contemporary Hill.

Cheryl

Lisa loves Pooh
11-17-2004, 09:28 PM
Let me preface this by saying--I think the pieces are made LARGE...


So here goes...

bought an outfit at Target.
Hot pink shirt--Black pleated flair skirt...

Shirt size--SMALL :Pinkbounc
Skirt size--4 (I was a 12 pre-south beach). :Pinkbounc

Tried on some things at another store which were 8's and mediums and resting loosely on me. Found a size 6 skirt that fit nicely, but wasn't convinced to buy it.

So the 4 isn't "real"--but it is technically correct for that item, so I will wear it proudly (helps on flair skirts)--especially since the waist isn't elastic :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc . I've NEVER been a 4--the lowest size I remember since puberty was a 7. Now why didn't some one teach me to exercise instead of diet--I mean STARVE!

Okay--I celebrated with 2 buttefingers (mini size)--so smack my hands now!!! It's been a tough day with DD2 running a fever all day. But with that 4--I am enticed to behave.

I think post-race I am going to jumpstart weightloss again with the South Beach diet to get rid of a little bit of flab around my tummy/tushy.

Okay, I'm done!

Enjoy your cruise, Cheryl!!!!!!!

NancyK
11-17-2004, 10:44 PM
Hi everyone!
I'll probably have a quick shower before the race if only to wake up. My hair doesn't look great at the best of times, but I've seen the pictures from our Niagara 1/2 marathon and trust me - Bev said it best.

WHAT - you must be kidding!! You are an athelete crossing that finish line after a "mere" 13.1 miles - YOU ARE SUPPOSE to look a MESS

Cheryl - have an awesome cruise!
Lisa - congratulations on the smaller sizes!

I did Curves on Monday and a brisk walk last night. I opted to have a rest day today. I wish now that I had exercised since the next few days are probably also going to be rest days. An SUV slammed into the back of our Sunfire tonight while we were stopped at a stoplight. It was quite a jolt - the back end of the car is kind of a mess. I'm a bit sore tonight (nothing major), but I probably won't be training for a few days.

Seven weeks from tomorrow I'll be on a plane to Orlando!:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

Keep up the great work everyone! Together we WILL do this!

AlreadyexcitedGrammy
11-17-2004, 10:48 PM
Cheryl said
I probably won't be able to get a walk in tomorrow either beacuse I have to work, get a manicure and pedicure, and finish packing.

Wooohooo she IS getting the manicure and pedicure- WTG !!! Now I know Molli will want ALL the details of the cruise so put them in the memory bank for January - if she can wait that long - Have a magical time - we expect full report of the exercise you have "promised" to do ;)

Lisa - size 4 - mamamia!!!!!! that little bit of flab must be just that ----very little ::yes:: Congratulations - you are fit and "fast" - WTG !!!!

karebear1
11-17-2004, 10:50 PM
Cheryl- have a GREAT CRUISE!!! I want to hear all about it when you get back so I can be ready for mine in January!

Today I did 2.5 miles and then had an appointment with a cardiologist because I still have that fluttering I had last summer. My potassium is still low- and the Dr. said he thinks evrything will be ok- but has me on a heart monitor until tomorrow and then wants to do a stress test and and an ultrasound of my heart to be absolutely sure before I do the half. They say better safe then sorry- and so do I! <a href='*******************************************ZSzeb008_ZSYYYYYYYYUS' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/11/11_1_207.gif' border=0></a> Gotta be sure the old ticker is working right!

NancyK
11-17-2004, 10:58 PM
Karen - I'm glad you're getting everything checked out. You don't want to do the marathon if it could impact your future health.

Lisa loves Pooh
11-18-2004, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by karebear1
Cheryl- have a GREAT CRUISE!!! I want to hear all about it when you get back so I can be ready for mine in January!

Today I did 2.5 miles and then had an appointment with a cardiologist because I still have that fluttering I had last summer. My potassium is still low- and the Dr. said he thinks evrything will be ok- but has me on a heart monitor until tomorrow and then wants to do a stress test and and an ultrasound of my heart to be absolutely sure before I do the half. They say better safe then sorry- and so do I! <a href='*******************************************ZSzeb008_ZSYYYYYYYYUS' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/11/11_1_207.gif' border=0></a> Gotta be sure the old ticker is working right!

I did the heart monitor thing in my early-20s...ends up that all the chest pains were stress--as the monitor read out didn't show a thing no matter how many times I clicked that button :hyper: :hyper: Required mental therapy instead of physical therapy :teeth: . I still get the pains occasionally--maybe it is time to go back ;) Nothing serious on my end though and I hope nothing serious on your end :yo-yo: I hope you get the green light for Disney ::yes::.

As for that 4--I guess my body is starting to look more like my sisters--she is a pixie--but not a stick--when you see "what lies beneath" the clothes ;) -- I guess exercise morphed my body into that. I'm still very excited ::yes:: . I haven't tried on a pair of pants yet, I'm still in 8s on those--but I'll take what I can get :)

Did another 3.15 miles today--I hate these supposed lactic acid or VO2 Max runs--you have to run so fast, yet I feel so slow...the time comes out okay--but I still despise them. I still do them b/c it does improve my marathon pace. I love my long runs better--I find them so very relaxing (though stinky and wet from all that sweat :hyper: ).

Got my GPS--no light in it, so hard to use in the dark--but it was neat to watch my pace and have an auto output of distance traveled. Kind of weird on the wrist--will take a little bit of getting used to.

For you walkers--are you speedwalking? Today when I was warming up--the pace got close to 16 minutes..but on my walk breaks--it was 17+ (though I tried to not go that slow). How is everyone pace going? I applaud you for your pacing efforts--evidently I am a pokey walker :hyper: .

Debbie
11-18-2004, 07:16 AM
Seven weeks from tomorrow I'll be on a plane to Orlando!:earseek:

I gotta start PACKING!!!

ibouncetoo
11-18-2004, 10:01 AM
Molli, the special tickets have to be purchased by someone regestered for the event/convention (you) but can be used by your guest (supposedly immediate family). The first use has to be during the event/time of your resort stay. That was the part I had to get cleared up because the 'event' is 1/6-1/10, but I didn't want to 'start' the ticket till 1/11. I'm OK because I've booked on Disney property for three more days. The ticket has a 10 day life span from date of first use.

I heard from Dreams Unlimited about our block of rooms. I had check with them to see if I cancelled and did my own booking at an AP rate, would it impact our group.....did we have enough rooms booked for our group rate? Here's her reply:

I am going to need to try to contact the group coordinator at Disney to see where we are at--I know we are very close
to the number we need to be at so let me check and see what happens if you cancel. It may take me a day or two to
get an answer back so please be patient. Have a great evening!

So, it looks like it's close. I wonder if there are WISH Walkers who haven't made room reservations yet? AND....if it's close, can we include regular old DISers in the group offer? I'll let you all know when I hear back from her. You'd think a group rate would be as least as good as an AP rate.
:rolleyes:

Lisa loves Pooh
11-18-2004, 10:18 AM
Our group rate for team in training at POFQ was $118 per night..I think with taxes it was $10 cheaper with my AP. But since half of my room is covered--we stayed with the group--my total is $118 for two nights (TNT pays the other half).

That is stinky--they should warn you before you book a group that AP rates may be coming out. :mad:

Auntmeme
11-18-2004, 01:59 PM
Happy Thursday to you all:wave:

I walked 5 miles today and I realized that i really need to stretch, that will be my goal for next time, remember to stretch!

Wow Lisa - congrats on the size 4 - I thought only teens wore those sizes:p

Jackie, does that mean we can book tickets through the meeting site? I'm sooo confused:crazy:

Karen, are you serious? showering & hairdo at 3 am???? I agree hat head is a no-no but I don't think I'm doing my hair that early, though I know what you mean about being "official" you never know who will be around that corner:teeth:

Did everyone look closely at the pics in the booklet? gloves look like a must. And what is with the lady in the front with headphones? I thought these were forbidden.

Have a wonderful cruise Cheryl:sunny: I want to be back on Castaway Cay too:(

geetey
11-18-2004, 02:34 PM
Hello everyone!

Not much to report here. My training is on hold until I go to the doctor tomorrow. I may have some MS issues throwing me off right now. :rolleyes:

I am completed confused about the ticket issue. These 2 or 3 day hoppers are the same kinds of tickets used when we have had any AAU tournaments at Wide World of Sports, so I am unsure why you were told otherwise, Molli. I certainly don't want a Length of Stay pass or a package! I think we will just buy through the Disney Meetings website and hope for the best.


Karen - :rotfl: Those clippies are great. However, I can promise I will not be beautiful at 3 am in the morning! Even if I do 'fix my face' in the morning, it is always gone in a couple of hours anyway, so why bother for something like this?? I will be going for a 'glowing' look. :p Good luck at the doctor's visit. I am sure everything will work out just fine for you. Being smart and safe is very important!!

Molli - if I could find the right do-rag, I would wear one. I will probably end up with a baseball cap. If you can come up with a Disney do rag, I am there!

Lisa - WOO HOO!!!! A Size 4!!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome!!!

MeMe - I noticed that in the pics as well. If you look closely, there are several people listening to music! No fair! What stuck out even more to me where the outfits (the running Minnie!), the Mickey ears, and the CROWDS! I thought by the time people were coming around the castle, things would be thinned out. That's quite a pack of people!

Keep working, WISH Walkers!! Slow and steady we will get there!!

Cheryl N. WI
11-18-2004, 02:52 PM
Just a quick hello before I head out for my manicure and pedicure :wave:

Karen I am glad you are getting things checked out with your Dr.!!! I hope everything comes back good!

Jackie Were you actually able to get an AP rate? When they first came out I callled, a few times actually, and was told no AP rates at any of the moderates were available for the weekend of the marathon.

ohMom, Grammy and Karen I'll make sure to bring back lots of info from the cruise for you guys!

Keep moving everyone!!!

Cheryl

ibouncetoo
11-18-2004, 03:04 PM
Quick check in.....on my lunch hour.

I did not checkon AP rates for moderates. I did for All Stars, and there were AP rates available for marathon weekend AT THAT TIME.

Yes, I'm booking tickets through the link we have in this thread. WIll probably do that this weekend.

Maybe sometime in December we should start a thread...."What's in your fanny pack....for the race" :D So we don't forget anything important!!

Lisa loves Pooh
11-18-2004, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by ibouncetoo
Quick check in.....on my lunch hour.

I did not checkon AP rates for moderates. I did for All Stars, and there were AP rates available for marathon weekend AT THAT TIME.

Yes, I'm booking tickets through the link we have in this thread. WIll probably do that this weekend.

Maybe sometime in December we should start a thread...."What's in your fanny pack....for the race" :D So we don't forget anything important!!

Why wait on the thread--our coach is telling us to start simulating race day conditions--you don't want anything to shock your system on race day (even if it is only 1 or 2 extra ounces). Post Post!

tw1nsmom
11-18-2004, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Auntmeme

Dawn, my dh also wants a bigger tv, looking into 42 & 50 inch ones:rolleyes: now he's not too sure since ds & I take over the tv for cartoons & disney movies - honestly I think I was liking the idea of a big screen;) Are you 4 year olds excited about the kids race? I wasn't sure about signing up my 3 year old. Thoughts???


Auntmeme - My take on the kids races is that they only cost $5 each child. Both my kids have delays in their gross motor skills (DD's is much more mild than DS) and I'm hoping that the race will encourage them to like sports and be proud of finishing. However, if they don't want to do it when the time comes, I won't make them. If you decide to sign up your 3yr old, they will be in the same race (200 yds). We'll have to make sure to let the children meet if they all participate.

Today the children were feeling better, so they went to school. I was able to get a 45 minute mall walk in. It felt really good, with minimal leg pain. Of course, I wasn't going as fast as I could or wanted to. I kept having to slow down/stop to wait for strolling shoppers walking 4 or 5 across. There were so many people that would walk right in front of me, not looking, with this glazed expression on their faces. Of course when I'm Christmas shopping I probably look the same way :crazy: .

I'll be getting my fanny pack together soon. I don't have a clue what I'm going to carry except for lipstick and a disposable camera (I have my priorities straight, don't I?:cutie: )

Dawn

pixiechick
11-18-2004, 09:01 PM
hi guys! :wave:

Haven't been here in awhile, but wanted to stop in and let you know I'm thinking of you all!

I've read through most of the threads-won't even try to respond--too much stuff here! :earseek: You girls (and are the guys still hiding out in cyberland?) totally rock!

Lisa is sooo right--start planning now. Your clothes, fuels, pre race ritual. Nothing new on race day! btw, Lisa-what gps did you get? I have a forerunner 201 and LOVE it!

No run tonight (don't tell my coach!)-I'm crampy and cranky! :crazy:

Almost there team!

Colleen

maryliz
11-18-2004, 10:25 PM
Happy Thursday evening everyone. I did Curves last night - Wed night (and I worked really, really hard), and then I did a 40 minute power walk at lunch today. I've decided that lunch-time workouts aren't as bad as I thought.

Karen ... take care of yourself ... and listen to the doctor.
Cheryl ... have a great cruise ... I WISH I was you right now!
Lisa ... wow ... size 4 ! Congrats !

As for the shower thing, I will too be having a shower ... but more to wake up than to look beautiful. There will be no make-up, and since my hair is short and permed, the shower will just take away the huge fuzziness :p

I'm a proud owner of a pic from our Niagara 1/2 and I have to say, NancyK and I aren't glamourous, but the smiles on our faces say it all :teeth:

Great work everyone. 7 weeks from right now I'll be tucked into my bed at WL Villas :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mary-Liz

karebear1
11-18-2004, 10:41 PM
Good news- my heart monitor test seemed to be ok! They said there was an extra heart beat in there- but didn't seem too worried about it. So- now all I have to do is go in on Monday and have the treadmill test and the ultrasound and all will be said and done! The blood test did show that I still have the low potassium and a low magnesium count- so I'm taking supplements for that.


I need to do my 4 miles today- so I'm outta here!

Oh- one more thing- I did hear from Kamy yesterday. She's had some family things happening, her Uncle died and someone else got seriously ill. She's still planning on being there- and I'm waiting for the ok to finish the plans for the WISHWalker gatherings.

Just back to let you all know I DID DO my 4 miles tonight!

Rachael Q
11-19-2004, 12:59 AM
I had a good week last week and a not so good week so far this week.

I did my long run last Thursday - 6miles. When I finished I was disappointed in my time 1hr 35 mins, as it was slower than my normal 14.45 min mile. But then DH logged my route into his GPS and I actually ran 6.6 miles, so then I felt much better.

This week I have been so busy counselling my staff at work that I am not getting home until after 9pm, and I have been absolutely exhausted, so no runs. I am going tomorrow rain, hail or shine.

On the job front things might be looking up. Other areas in the bank have not been filling positions for the last 5-6 weeks, and today they released them all onto our internal job line. About 50 -60 positions. We have to apply, but because we are being restructed we are given priority candicacy. It's not enough jobs for everyone, but it's a good start.

Lisa - I agree, start carrying everything now.

I run with my fanny pack. In it I have:
drivers license
cell phone
whistle (I often run alone and it's a safety measure)
digital camera (I wouldn't normally run with it, but I am getting in practise for the 1/2).
Lip balm
power bar cut up into bite size pieces
and it has a pouch for my 500ml water bottle, which will have powerade in it.

It was kind of unwieldy for the first couple of runs and felt heavy round my waist, but now I don't notice it.

Have a great week everyone.


Rachael

Tiger Lily 03
11-19-2004, 01:16 AM
Great work everyone.

It seems that we may not get to meet up much during our time there. I hope that we will be able to see each other for some time. I sure could use to give out some hugs to most of you for being such a great support to me.

I realize we will all be traveling at a different pace.
I hope we are planning on seeing one another at the start of the race or rather pre start, and I hope we will all be together as our last member crosses that finish line. It would be a great thing to experience together I am thinking. In other words, will those of you who finish waaayyy before me wait til I sail through if I am last?

I seem to be at a bit of a slow down still. I have not been able to get in more than 3-4 days a week now. I am hoping this is not going to create a crisis for me on race day. I am struggling to make more time.

I take my Mom to Cleveland Clinic for her semi annual follow-up, so I will be off work tomorrow. Eeek, today actually I guess I need to get to bed as I must roll out too soon. I hope I can squeeze something in for me too.

Karen, I am glad your news is good and hope that the rest of your tests turn out good.

I was remembering some earlier discussion and thought some of you might be interested in this link. Was it so long ago? (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=492842&perpage=15&pagenumber=1). It has some pointers that might be of use as far as what to bring. I have been practicing with my camera and water bottle, just not gu or such yet. I know I must get on that. This weekend will be my test.

Debbie
11-19-2004, 07:09 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lily for digging that up. I think that that is JUST what I needed. I promise to read this every day next week to keep motivated-I've been having trouble this week, but that could just be the mental exhaustion of writing report cards. Keep swimming, everyone! We CAN do it!

Auntmeme
11-19-2004, 07:25 AM
I received a reply from the Walt disney Sports link about marathon packages and their response is

"Thank you for allowing Disney Sports Travel the opportunity to assist you with your travel plans. Our package has a two-night minimum stay requirement and it does not include registration for the race. Below are base rates for room only accommodations based on 2 Adults in a room for selected resorts.
Value Resorts
Disney's All Star Resort & Disney's Pop Century Resort
2-Night Stay $ 178.56 Room Only

Moderate Resorts
Disney's Port Orleans Resort, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Disney's
Caribbean Resort
2-Night Stay $ 301.08 Room Only

Deluxe Resorts
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2-Night Stay $ 454.92 Room Only


We can add the Ultimate Park Hopper Ticket to your package at an additional cost. Please note that this is the only ticket offered with our Marathon Package. Convention Tickets are sold only to those attending a convention. In order to provide an accurate quote, please provide the number of adults and ages of children (17&U)."


Please let meknow if someone orders covention tickets, thanks.

If you want to see draft logos please pm me your email, still waiting for some input.

I have a waist pack I'm going to wear however in the pics I don't see many people with them??? I love how others wear costumes:teeth: I would never!

Keep up the great training all TGIF

ibouncetoo
11-19-2004, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by Rachael Q

I run with my fanny pack. In it I have:
drivers license
cell phone
whistle (I often run alone and it's a safety measure)
digital camera (I wouldn't normally run with it, but I am getting in practise for the 1/2).
Lip balm
power bar cut up into bite size pieces
and it has a pouch for my 500ml water bottle, which will have powerade in it.

Rachael

Just need to add a hotel key and some cash and kleenex and it sounds right to me. What's the cash for, you may ask? Well, it's for the taxi ride back from the hospital...LOL...that's a joke girls!

Auntmeme, I sent you a PM with my e-mail address. If you sent me one, I may have deleted it with the tons of SPAM I get. So, will you PM me and tell me what the 'sender' name will be and what the subject line will say, so I don't accidentely delete it?
I plan on booking convention tickts this weekend when I get the final OK from sister.

I also got the OK from Dreams Unlimited to change my room to an AP (if what I want is available). Seems we have enough in our block, so we're safe there. I'll save about $60 if I can transfer to AP...that's a couple of nice meals with WISH pals ::yes::

I'm off to read the link Lily gave us. Have a great day everyone.

ibouncetoo
11-19-2004, 09:09 AM
It's official....

I'll be at Pop Century 1/7 for three nights ($164) then Wilderness Lodge 1/10 for three nights($421)! Grand total $585 including tax.::yes:: BOTH new resorts for me, so one of my WDW travel criteria met (new resorts/new restaurants/new experiences).

....think the 1/2 marathon counts as a new experience?

:Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:


Now if the blasted airlines would start doing some deals :rolleyes:

NancyK
11-19-2004, 10:43 AM
Karen - Glad to hear things went well with the heart monitor.

Terry - how did you make out at the Dr's today? I hope everything is okay.

Lisa loves Pooh
11-19-2004, 03:36 PM
Just read the link (From Citrus Swirl Diser--I can remember your photo, but not your name :crazy: ).

Wish I was doing their pasta dinner (or at least my husband would wish). My pasta party dinner is $30--but I think it is free for me--had to pay for hubby and DD4. We're having it at EPCOT. I guess I'll find out when I get their why it is 3x the price :confused:.

I am now very very very very very very very Excited...

I need to go shopping at Goodwill and value thrift and my church thrift store.

Just think--it'll be our own AMAZING race (hooked on that show since season 1).

Auntmeme
11-19-2004, 05:47 PM
Hi Tiger Lily thanks for the link - great info! Where is our pasta dinner????

For those that I emailed the logo too, my email is JL1171 and the subject is marathonlogo. I have come across a few other graphics so maybe I can make them not so grainy when I enlarge. I want to hit a comp store this weekend and look for official Disney software. I did use some lime green for the font color but will need to change as I ordered the lime green shirt, did anyone else get a lime green shirt? I'll be in WDW in 7 weeks :Pinkbounc :bounce:

karebear1
11-19-2004, 06:34 PM
Maryellen- I sent you an email about the logos. If you don't do the font inlime green- just do it in black. Good job girlie!!

I don;t think there is a pasta dinner sponsered by WDW this year- I didn't see anything about it- did nayone else???

Lisa loves Pooh
11-19-2004, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by karebear1
Maryellen- I sent you an email about the logos. If you don't do the font inlime green- just do it in black. Good job girlie!!

I don;t think there is a pasta dinner sponsered by WDW this year- I didn't see anything about it- did nayone else???

You can ask on the Packet thread to see if the packet listed any information regarding it.

geetey
11-20-2004, 01:00 AM
Jackie! We will be at POP Century too! I will keep my eyes peeled for you! :)

Nancy, thanks for asking about the doctor. She says I am having a small flare-up. Not sure if it is a new exacerbation or an old one, but it isn't significant to treat. I have an Rx for some steriods if things get worse over the holidays. She gave me the okay to continue training on a month to month basis, but I need to go to see my primary doctor because my blood pressure was high. Really high. :eek: I have never had high blood pressure so I am not sure what the problem is... it was fine in June. :confused:

I am scheduled to walk 7 miles this week. Not sure if I should or shouldn't. :confused: If I do, I know I will be going much slower than usual. I will be calling the primary doctor in the am to make sure he is okay with me walking with the high b/p.

Thanks for the fanny pack list! I like that!! Is everyone planning on carrying a water bottle? I am trying to decide on that. I do when I train, but there aren't water stations around the lake. ;) I just don't want to carry too much stuff.

Hey! We want to see that Niagra Marathon pic! Can we? Please?? :)

ohMom
11-20-2004, 08:46 AM
good morning everyone -- just sitting here sipping coffee, eating Kashi cereal and enjoying my DAY OFF! yes!

yesterday I did 8 miles in 1 hr 55 mins. i was pleased with that.

not much to report in really -- much to do today so PD to all for a great walk/run and fantastic weekend!!

ohMom
11-20-2004, 11:34 AM
ok - i don't mean to be anal but i tried to clarify this and this was the response I got:

Original Message Follows:
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(from me..........) -- but is the marathon considered a "meeting"??

(from Disney)
Hello Molli,

Thank you for visiting DisneyMeetings.com. Marathon participants are not considered a meeting or convention here at Walt Disney World. It is actually considered a sporting event. Since you are participating in a sporting event here at Walt Disney World, you are eligible in taking advantage of all the special packages, which would include special ticket options that are offered through the Walt Disney Sports Reservations. Please feel free to browse through our sports web site, which is www.DisneySports.com for more information on special packages.



Thank you again for your e-mail, and have a Magical Day!

Thank You,
WDW Disney Meetings
Disney Online Member Services

now the reason I wanted to confirm that the marathon was considered a "convention" or "meeting" was reading this in fine print on the Disney site, page listing the different tickets when you click on "purchase now" and then "more info"

Tickets are not available for purchase at Walt Disney WorldŽ Theme Park ticket windows and are valid for use only on the specific dates of the meeting/convention/wedding. Tickets valid 10 days from first use. Date of first use must be on or before December 30, 2005. Verification of meeting/convention/wedding participation is required. Tickets are valid during any of the Theme Parks' regular operating hours. All prices include applicable Florida state sales tax. Offer is subject to change without notice

call me paranoid??

tw1nsmom
11-20-2004, 12:10 PM
Hi all!

Well I finally did it. This morning I walked 8.7 miles in 2 hours 17 minutes and 17 seconds! That works out to an average of 15.78 miles. It's the longest I've ever walked! That first mile was still excruciatingly slow (at least 20 minutes), so I have to work more on stretching and warming up, but I'm starting to feel like I can really do this.

OhMom - Your walk time is fantastic! I can't remember do you walk, run, or wog?

Terry & Jackie - KI've mentioned this before, but I'm going to be at POP too. Maybe we can meet to take the bus to the start.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Dawn

Lisa loves Pooh
11-20-2004, 01:09 PM
tw1nsmom -- That is an AWESOME pace--my walk paces are in the 16-18 range--I tried walking 4 miles on Monday and was over the allowed pace--that was with me starting out running (changed to walking due to wind conditions).

OhMom--ditto on the pacing--excellent--13.22 minute mile :sunny: Most impressive ::yes::

**You know you're a marathoner (or halfsey) when you consider 10 miles (Full) or 5 miles (edited from short to half--b/c I meant half--but was thinking ahead to the end of this sentence--MANY apologies!!!!) to be a SHORT distance.

Sentence with edit should read: You know you're a marathoner (or halfsey) when you consider 10 miles (Full) or 5 miles (Half) to be a SHORT distance.

**You know you're a marathoner (or halfsey) when you can go to a restaurant after your long distance day to chow down BEFORE you showered and WITHOUT deoderant and have no qualms about doing so.

**You know you're a marathoner (or halfsey) when you are willing to consume a product that is named based on description--GU anyone?

**You know you're a marathoner (or halfsey) when you are excited to get a gadget that calculates your pace and distance for you (GPS anyone?)

**You know you're a marathoner (or halfsey) when you think it might be FUN to use your legs to go 26.2 or 13.1 miles when most people use a car to do that.

**You know you're a marathoner (or halfsey) when you can happily and confidently ignore the low carb craze :) :) :) :) :) :)



Boy am I tired...

Did my 16 miler today. Today is the first time where towards the end, my legs felt like lead weights--it was actually more painful to walk than run--so I was more inclined to keep on going at the end.

I did 16 miles in 3 hours 16 minutes--My pacing is about less than a 5 h 30 m marathon---let's hope I can keep this up, it looks like I will beat my signature goal of 6 hours :Pinkbounc

I feel like my butt has been giving a beating--and someone has been torturing my legs---Our next biggie is 20 miles on December 11th--until then we are alternating 14s and 16s. Next weekend I get a little bit of a "break"--I'm running a half-marathon. That'll be you guys in less than 2 months!!!

Okay--I need to shower--until I started training--I never knew that I could smell soooo bad--I feel so sorry for the other customers when we go to Panera bread :crazy2:

Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving--and for whomever is keeping track--I didn't meet the sweets challenge!!!!

I'm thinking of trying between Thanksgiving and Christmas--except for the long days (a cookie goes a long way to refueling a 1500-2000+ calorie burn!!!!). Anyone game for a new challenge!!! (With long days being the only cheat day--for energy's sake!).

FYI--one of our 16 milers today was able to know (with her handy dandy wrist watch that did it for her) that she burned 1886 calories today :eek: :eek: :eek: . I'm shorter and weigh less than her--so I figure I must be somewhere in the 1500s. Just imagine all the calories you are burning--what an awesome little tidbit to keep you motivated ;)

I'm planning on carrying a water bottle ::yes:: and refiling it with the cups at the water stations--My water breaks and Gu breaks don't necessariliy coincide with the stations--I discovered it was nice to have it today even though water is set out by our coaches.

Rachael Q
11-20-2004, 02:46 PM
Terry, Jackie and Dawn - I am also at POP for the marathon weekend - I like the idea of catching the bus together.

I will be carrying a water bottle with me - it'll have powerade in it. They have powerade at the stations during the 1/2 but I am not sure how they mix it, if it will be too much powder and not enough water or not enough powder and too much water for my liking. So I will carry my own, and drink their water.

Also I like to have some fluids with me because I am always worried about what if I need a drink, and I am not near a station?

running 7 miles today or tomorrow.

karebear1
11-20-2004, 04:24 PM
I did it too Tw1nsmom!! I went 9 miles today in 2:38- about a !17:18 minute mile. Doesn't hit the 16 minute mile, but I DON"T CARE!!!! I'm so excited that I even did 9 miles at all!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!! And ya know what else?? I really do feel ok! A little tired, but not bad! How about everyone else? Do you feel exhausted after 9 miles???

I learned alot doing this walk today. My DH and I started walking at 9 am- it was 37 degrees out and windy. I had capris, a short sleeve shirt and a sweatshirt on. I brought gloves and the sweat shirt has a hood. All those things were good thiongs to have as I used them all. But when I took the sweatshirt off, the short sleeved shirt was not enough protection for my arms- so next week I'll try walking with the short sleeved short and a long sleeved shirt and a sweat shirt and see how that works. I took 2 bottles of water with me and 2 power bars that I cut up. The power bars were plenty- I ate every 30 minutes. I could've used more water- but I can carry my water and use WDW water when we go by stations, so I think we'll have enough with what I carry for myself. I wore my fanny pack and packed it with everything I needed in it- including tissues which came in very handy! I used my chapstick too. Jim carried a back pack that carried the sweatshirts when it came off and the camera. I also understand now, why people want those mylar blankets when they're done because I was cold.... and I STILL am!

I feel so good about finishing this thing!!

Lisa- good job with your mileage! I'm so impressed that you can RUN all that way! WOW!!!!

Dawn- GREAT TIME!!! Hooray for you! Isn't it satisfying to KNOW you can do it! Maybe we won't be at the back of the line after all!!!

Mom- GREAT TIME for you as well!! Let's keep things steady and we will ALL finish this is no time! I really don't want to call you paranoid- because I see where your concern comes from. Do you happen to belong to AAA? We have great rates here in Oregon for tickets from AAA. If you need help just let me know- I can purchase them for you.

Terry- really glad to hear that your flare up isn't too serious. If you can walk- and can't do all the miles at once, split it up! That's what my trainier says to do. She says it doesn't really matter that you do them all at once-= just as long as you do them in the same day. Would that help you at all?? Be sure to get that hig BP fixed! It's easy enough to treat, so don;'t woryry to much about it.

tw1nsmom
11-20-2004, 05:10 PM
Congratulations Karen!!!:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc I feel as though we've reached a milestone. I mean we've walked 2/3 the distance of the race. If we can do what we did today on race day, then we'll definitely be able to finish.

I forgot to say what I had in my pack today. I usually don't carry anything with me but decided to start practicing. I had water, stopwatch, MP3 player (I know I can't have this during the race), and Incredibles fruit chews.:p I tried power bars but they were all disgusting to me. At the last minute I read the back of the kids snack box and realized that the fruit chews had the right amount of sugar carbs and tasted a whole lot better than my other options. I thought the superhero candy was ironically appropriate. My kids think they get special powers when they eat them so...you never know ;) . I also checked out their individual bags of raisinettes, and they look like they could do the trick too. They have an added plus of providing me with a chocolate fix I don't ussually get on South Beach. I don't think that I'm going to carry water with me during the 1/2 marathon. I'll have it during the pre-race/warm-up time, but it was just too heavy to carry during my walk. I'll just have to grab my water at the water tables.

TriMom
11-20-2004, 06:12 PM
I did it!! I did it!! 16 MILES!!!

:tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
I finally recovered from my nasty cold. No training for me all week. This made me very nervous about my 16 miler today, But it was actually awsome. I finished the run in 3:20 min. (:hyper: the same time as last week's 14 mile run!!!!) I also think I should get some time credit because my route had me crossing a major busy road twice, a railroad track twice, and a slightly busy road 6 times. Which makes my route sound awful, but if I do this I get to run on a riverside greenway and through the Stones River Civil War Battlefield. It's actually really pretty.

I felt really good today. I kept a fairly even pace, and I wasn't wiped out at the end. In fact I asked myself if I could run 10 more miles. I answered myself yes, but not in these shorts. (Bad case of running rash)

I'm so proud of everyone - Keep up the good work!

Lisa loves Pooh
11-20-2004, 06:23 PM
Way to go TriMom!!!! This'll sound weird--but try Desitin Diaper ointment on that rash (I mean--it's what it's for, right? So what if it isn't on a baby's tushy)--I find it works like a charm--I used it when I got those rashes way back in the beginning when my thighs were rubbing a little more than I liked. I put the ointment on ASAP...and then just kept applying it when it wore off. By the next run--it cleared. I find the tech shorts are best--any short that doesn't absorb the moisture so easily--all my rashes were in cotton shorts. Running shorts work really well b/c they have lots of room and tend not to rub against your thighs.

I think I will fall asleep EASY tonight!!!

And for clarification--I am proud of my runs....

But I do run/walks--don't want to take any undue credits!
I run 9 and walk 2 (minutes, not miles ;)). Towards the end though--the walk breaks were more trouble than they were worth--my lead weight legs just wanted to keep on trucking and the pacing wasn't all that bad--we will see how my 20 goes and make the final determination if it is a run to the finish after my legs become too heavy to want to walk. (Sounds weird don't it!!!)


Got another " you know you're a marathoner"....

**You know you are a marathoner (or halfsey) when, after a long run, you eat like a football player and not feel the least bit guilty!

karebear1
11-20-2004, 06:30 PM
Lisa- I like your last "You know you're a marathoner when...." It describes me so well right now!!

I know I mentioned it before, but I am FREEZING!!!! Is this normal after you've walked long distances?? I've taken a VERY hot shower and been in my warm jammies and under the covers and I am still freezing! BRRRRRR!

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Lisa loves Pooh
11-20-2004, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by karebear1
Lisa- I like your last "You know you're a marathoner when...." It describes me so well right now!!

I know I mentioned it before, but I am FREEZING!!!! Is this normal after you've walked long distances?? I've taken a VERY hot shower and been in my warm jammies and under the covers and I am still freezing! BRRRRRR!

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Post 16 today--it was in the low 80s--I had to put on a jacket...I was shivering at Panera Bread. Wish I had my Roots athletic pants--got them on sale last year (so they only cost an arm--I got to keep my leg:hyper:

It's normal! Be careful to stay warm so you don't get hypothermia.

Another supply tip from the coaches--buy a blanket--garage sale, thrift store whatever--they are good to cover up with while you are waiting in the cold for a couple of hours--drop when the race stores.

Hot showers post race---BAAAAADDDDD--heat has a bad effect on muscle recovery--I use warm/hot for washing and then switch to cold. Just FYI--so if your muscles are hurting super bad tomorrow--that could by why. Everything COLD on long run day--use clothing and such to keep your skin warm.

Auntmeme
11-20-2004, 07:53 PM
You gals are sooo awesome:Pinkbounc All of those great longgggg runs/walks - GREAT JOB!

I only managed a 2.5 due to time, I almost didn't get in one. More for tomorrow:) I wish it was in the 80's today but only 50's & drizzling all day:(

I'm so confused about the meeting tickets:rolleyes: I think I'm going to buy the tickets form the main disney site to be safe.

ohMom
11-20-2004, 08:56 PM
hey guys -- have you checked out the ticket pricing ondisneysports.com (http://dwws.disney.go.com/wideworldofsports/ticketOrders?event=Superclubs) the these prices look awesome to me and this is the site given to me by disney directly

Lisa loves Pooh
11-20-2004, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by Auntmeme
You gals are sooo awesome:Pinkbounc All of those great longgggg runs/walks - GREAT JOB!

I only managed a 2.5 due to time, I almost didn't get in one. More for tomorrow:) I wish it was in the 80's today but only 50's & drizzling all day:(

I'm so confused about the meeting tickets:rolleyes: I think I'm going to buy the tickets form the main disney site to be safe.

The beauty of my seasonal pass--I feel your pain though, sounds like this has been too annoying of a process!

Rachael Q
11-20-2004, 09:40 PM
Karen,

I get really cold after a run too. Here's what works for me.

I just got back from 7 mile run - I finish up outside our place, or back at the car (depending on where I am running), and then put on a sweater, gloves and hat for my 5minute cool down walk and stretching.

Come back inside (still wearing all the gear) fill the kettle, eat a yoghurt, and a banana, and drink some powerade. Then I ran a coolish bath and strip, and sit in it for 5-10 minutes depending on how my legs feel. The cool water helps with muscle recovery, as Lisa said. (In the summer I actually fill the tub with cold water and ice cubes, but in winter I use a little bit of hot to take the sting off). I read the mailbag page and startracks in people, then drain the water and fill the tub again with warm water, and a bath oil I just found. It's got black pepper in it, which helps muscles aches!

I sit in the tub for about 10-15 minutes, then get out and wrap in a towel and my bathrobe. I put the bathrobe in the dryer when I first run the cold tub, so it's toasty when I get out. Then I turn the kettle on, make hot chocolate and then sit in front of the gas fire in my towel, bathrobe and a silver blanket. I bought a bunch of them at the dollar store. It takes me about 30 minutes to thaw out and be warm again.

My long run day is always a right off for anything else. Because my "after run" stuff take about an hour or so.

Eat lots, drink lots and take of metal jewellary - rings, earrings, bracelets etc it attracts the cold.

For before the race I am will be wrapped in either silver blankets or a really old sleeping bag that I can leave behind.

The silver blankets work great, wrap one round your waist like a skirt and another over your shoulders like a shawl.

karebear1
11-20-2004, 10:03 PM
You guys AMAZE me! You know everything!! <a href='*******************************************ZSzeb008_ZSYYYYYYYYUS' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_9.gif' border=0></a> You're so smart!

Thanks for the tips on getting warm again! Believe it or not- I am still pretty cold- but after my shower, I put my warm jammies on and got into bed for about 3hours under the blanket and sheets and comforter... but I'm still a little cold! Just so you can understand how absolutely unbelievable this is- at night- in the fall/winter- I sleep with pj's on and the sheet. That's it! I must've missed the part where they told you that you get cold after all is said and done!

Maybe I should try walking with some long pants next weekend? I really don't want to because they make me so warm, but maybe I can find some that are meant to be worn when doing long runs. ANyone have any experienbce with that???

karebear1
11-20-2004, 10:10 PM
Mom- those prices are FANTASTIC! I can't believe you can get a 5 day PH for 168.00! That's great! thanks for the link!

On closer inspection though Mom- at the top of the page in bright red letters it says these tickets are not available for the time we'll be there. Are you getting that too? If not, can you PM me the Team/Participant name you put on?

NancyK
11-20-2004, 10:18 PM
Hi guys,
I haven't done any real walking since Tuesday unless you count my 15 or 20 minute stroll from the car to the park at Niagara Falls tonight. Every Christmas season there is a festival of lights here. Disney is one of the sponsors and the park is full of Disney light displays. Since tonight was opening night, there was a 20-minute Disney Christmas show with Mickey, Minnie and the gang (the real ones all the way from Florida). Then there was a short fireworks display with Disney music playing in the background. It's the closest we can get to Disney here (well - except for the Disney store that is about an hour's drive from here where I'm meeting Debbie and MaryLiz tomorrow :) )

Molli - 8 miles in less than 2 hours! Way to go!

Terry - Sorry to hear that you have high blood pressure. Make sure you get into your doctor.

Dawn and Karen - :Pinkbounc You are almost there. If you can walk that far, you can definitely do the 13 miles come race day!

Lisa and TriMom - You both are amazing running 16 miles! Sounds like you are right on schedule for the full marathon.

MaryEllen - I think we had the same weather as you today. It drizzled all day but was quite warm for November. There were a lot of people standing in the rain with me to see Mickey and the gang!

Hope everyone's Sunday is a good one!

Tiger Lily 03
11-20-2004, 11:24 PM
Wow! Everyone is certainly doing great this weekend. Me too! I got my 8 miles in 2 hours. I was able to go with my brother and he told me I should have no problem completing the 1/2 in the alloted time. He said it was not as important to do the entire race length for the 1/2 as much as he felt that it was for the full. I feel so good about that!

I moved with my waist pack and camera. Brother thought I was nuts, but I told him I was a Penguin and intended to take pics!

I have taken water off and on. I'm still not entirely decided about that yet.

Karen, hope you are warmer by now. I am still going to try to get hold of the mylar blanket. Haven't thought of looking in the dollar store for them.

So, whre are those pics ladies of the Niagara 1/2?

ibouncetoo
11-21-2004, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by karebear1
On closer inspection though Mom- at the top of the page in bright red letters it says these tickets are not available for the time we'll be there. Are you getting that too? If not, can you PM me the Team/Participant name you put on?

Yes, please share! When you hit the more info button under the tickets there is a phone number to call someone for more than 10 tickets, so at least we may be able to speak to a human being tomorrow (I got a persons voice mail when I called).

My long walk is tomorrow morning.....followed by lunch with Nativetxn.....if we can ever get beyond leaving each other voice mail messages! :rolleyes:

....I think I worked enough overtime today to pay for my airline tickets in January :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:

ohMom
11-21-2004, 08:07 AM
I was getting that same error in red -- but I figured there was a solution since disney sent me that tip! i plan on calling today and will post after church

**edited b/c i couldn't stand the wait -- just off the phone with WWoS complex and the operator told me there are no seperate park tickets sold for marathon participants, only packages. She priced it for me and it would be $300 more for only 2 adults in the room (not including the 2 nights we'd have 4) I shared with her my disappointed that Disney wasn't offering a reduced rate park ticket for marathon participants that booked another way, yet still through Disney. She said she passed my concern to their supervisor and I should call back in a couple days to see if they will offer park hoppers. what a crock! i'm not done with this, is there any value to calling WDW group reservations monday? that will be my next step

NancyK
11-21-2004, 08:46 AM
Woo-hoo Lily! 8 miles in 2 hours!:Pinkbounc

Debbie
11-21-2004, 03:07 PM
:wave: Everyone! I've read all the thread, but I won't reply to everyone. You are all doing great!

I woke up yesterday (SAT) full of energy, after a ho-hum, I'm not doin' anything week. I think that the reports and the kids have me all worn out. :( ANYWAY, I got up, called Mary Liz and hit Curves. HR was 70%, throughout, so I guess that that is okay.

Last night, I wrapped ALL of the extended family's gifts! :jumping3: :jumping3: :jumping3:

This morning, after a good night's sleep, I woke at my usual 6:20, wide awake. Decided to get out and walk. So I did. I did a s-l-o-w 20 minute mile to warm up (wanted to avoid the shin problem), and then walked for TWO hours! When I looked at my pedometer, I was REALLY discouraged, though, because, although I felt like I had been moving, it read 5.94 miles in that 2 hours. . :worried: I decided that maybe it was wrong, and got in the car and retraced (backwards) the route. It turns out that I had walked 11.9 km which works out to 7.4375 miles (NOT 5.94) in the 120 minutes....which works out to 16.13 minute miles....and that is including that 20 minute warm-up and a short cool-down.
:jumping4: :jumping4: :jumping4: :jumping4:

Came in, had the shower, grabbed a bagel and headed to the Disney Store with Mary Liz to meet Nancy.
:Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc

Daybook-done,
Planning for December-well on its way
Presents-coming along nicely

All in all....a very productive weekend! :sunny: