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Old 01-19-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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Run HOW FAR?! Disney 1/2 & Solo fun! Jan PTR...omg leave Thurs! Itinerary posted 1/5

First off...thank you to the mods who put up with me! Way back when I started this, it was originally in the pre-trip reports. Then I asked to move it to the WISH Journals because it was just going to be a training journal for me. Then umm... planning of the trip started and I decided it should be back in the pre-trip section! SORRY!

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**note to readers...if you get bored easily reading about mileage/time/pace/etc... you can skip most of the Training links. I'm using this to record how far I run and stuff too so it's all going to be mixed in!

Planning 1: I've officially lost my mind and registered for the Disney Half! (this post)
Planning 2:All About Yours Truly and my Running Escapade
Training 1: Short Update...5 mile Run
Training 2: Small 4mi Run, new sneaks and...I have another victim signed up for the Half...my BFF!
Training 3: Change of sneaks, little training...and yet ANOTHER victim registers!
Training 4: 40 min run and I'm in LOVE with my Garmin!
Training 5: We survived the Jersey Shore Marathon Relay! (and met another Disney runner!
Training 6: Broke my 5k time..happy dance!
Training 7: My first official 10k...and I didn't die!
Training 8: Slacking in training..boo!
Training 9: Survived 8 miles on my own!
Planning 3: Extending my stay so I can do a little solo touring!
Planning 4: Flight is BOOKED!
Planning 5: A little about the others coming along for the fun, a fellow Disney-holic and a Disney newbie!
Planning 6: Our VERY tentative itinerary
Planning 7: Take me backstage!!!
Training 10: Quick 6 mile morning run
Training 11: 9 Miles...slowly but surely!
Training 12: One fast mile down...a lot more to go!
Planning 8: Tweet Tweet!
Training 13: 10 Miles Completed!
Planning 9: Hmm...DVC Rental?
Planning 10: Boardwalk Villas Here I Come!!
Planning 11: ADRs, Itinerary, change in hotel?
Training 14: My happy 10k time, not must other training though..boo!
Planning 12: ADR Fiasco
Planning 13: Adding in a new PTR here!!!!
Training 15: Unsuccessfull 10 mile run and I want to rip my knee off
Training 16: Up to 12 miles and working around my knee problems!
Planning 14: Itinerary needs input! and OMG I leave in 2 days!

Now back to the show...

*Back in January*
So yup... I've got a new Disney trip hiding up my sleeve. Well..in my running shoes I guess you could say. A little background story...*que the cheesy music please!*

A week or so ago my friends and I decided to make Bucket Lists..you know...the List of things you wanna do before you..kick the bucket. Just like in the movie. Most of mine includes traveling to far off lands. It also included 'Running in a Half Marathon'. Hmm... ok. Maybe one day.

Fast forward to about a week ago. I get an email from a crazy runner friend and he says 'I remember you saying something about a marathon? half marathon? Remember when I did the Disney full marathon 2 years ago? Well the Disney marathon registration opens up tomorrow. and the half fills up within like a month a lot of times. So um... do it. I'm doing the Goofy Challenge. We'll meet up down there and it'll be fun!' I write back saying he's nuts. Then sit and think... hmmm... I'm almost 30... I have nothing holding me back. No fam to approve this with or raise..hm. If I'm ever to run in a half marathon, I guess this would be the time to do it, right?

So I toy with the idea for a bit. Put on my Facebook that I'm thinking about running the half. The response was pretty overwhelming. Some 'you're CRAZY!' and others 'omg..awesome... and if you do it, I'll do it!'

The other day...I took the plunge. Went to the site, threw my credit card info in there and voila! I'm registered for the half!

I figure I have a year to train, right?

Now I can get started on planning my trip too!!!

I definitely need to stay down at Disney for a few days before and after. So I've decided on Jan 7-13th. Race is on Saturday. Probably won't be doing tooo much prior to the race. Arrive Thursday, pick up my race packet, wander either MK or Epcot, have a yummy meal and call it a night. Friday pretty much still the same thing. Nothing crazy. Have a yummy carb filled dinner and get to bed EARLY! Race is on Saturday morning... then try to hobble around the parks after I recover a little.

I called yesterday and booked just a room at Pop. Only me so far but I know for a fact I will have either more racers with me or a cheering section. Didn't buy park passes or anything yet, just wanted to reserve the room! And when I was on the phone...did you guys know that they can tell you how many days you've actually stayed on Disney property? She didn't tell me exact but said 'wow! you've been here over 100 days!' I would LOVE to get a detailed print out of that! haha! too funny!

So that's it for now! I've already started running...ran 4 miles last week. Knee hurt a little bit but not sure if it's just cause I've been wearing heels every day to work lately. We'll see how it goes!

I still can't believe I'm doing this.... lol

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