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Old 01-11-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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Racing to Lose a Toenail ~ My Half-Marathon Weekend *Homeward Bound 3/16 p.25

One year ago, I proposed a challenge to myself. I registered for the WDW Half-Marathon without running a single step. I needed to lose weight and get healthy and I knew I needed a big challenge to motivate me. You can read about my journey to lose 25 pounds and train for the race in my PTR:

♥ My Magical Journey to Running the Half-Marathon ♥

This trip ended up being a quick two night stay with my good friend Liz (liznboys). It was a whirlwind of a weekend! The trip was Friday, January 7th - Sunday, January 9th and we shared a room at Pop Century. The rest of the details will unfold as we move along.

Me: Carissa - 36 year old stay at home/homeschooling mom to three boys and military wife. I love to read, travel, and watch football - especially my beloved Patriots!



There will always be links to the updates as I post them so you can skip the chit chat if you wish. This TR may also take longer than normal since we are in the process of buying our first house. But, it was a short trip so it shouldn't take too long to get through.

So, let's get this party started...
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**NEW TR** S.O.C.K. and Stitch Return to the World with a Dog

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:11 AM   #2
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Day 1 - Part 1
House Update
Day 1 - Part 2 - Conquering My Fear
Day 1 - Part 3 - I Spy a Celebrity
Day 1 - Part 4 - Racing to Make Our ADR
House News
Day 2 - Part 1 - I Need More Sleep!
Day 2 - Part 2 - Plans Fall by the Wayside
Day 2 - Part 3 - A Sad Moment
Day 2 - Part 4 - Showing Off Our Bling
Day 3 - Part 1 - Facing My Fears, Again
Day 3 - Part 2 - We Become Cheerleaders
Day 3 - Part 3 - Homeward Bound
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**NEW TR** S.O.C.K. and Stitch Return to the World with a Dog

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:39 AM   #4
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YAY!! I can't wait to hear all about this adventure! What an accomplishment..you should be so proud!
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:54 AM   #6
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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Being off for a snow day allows me to join in on page 1, I do believe.
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We've stayed at Pop Century, All Star Sports, All Star Movies, All Star Music, French Quarter, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Art of Animation, Beach Club, Vero Beach, Kidani Village and Saratoga Springs - many trips, and many wonderful, magical memories made.
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Can't wait to read more. As of now I'm off to read about your journey.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:25 AM   #10
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I'm here Car! What a great accomplishment!
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:37 AM   #11
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Here, Carissa!
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:14 AM   #12
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Popping in to see how others survived the Marathon Weekend. I know the weather was awesome, can't wait to hear about your trip.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:15 AM   #13
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I'm here and please take all the time you need. I have a feeling I will be trying to catch up with you the whole time.

I have a feeling I would do that if we were running also.
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Guess I timed this right!

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Yay! Glenn!

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YAY!! I can't wait to hear all about this adventure! What an accomplishment..you should be so proud!
Thanks Missy! I am pretty proud. Just wish it had all worked out better.

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I'm here!
Heidimeister's in da house!

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Being off for a snow day allows me to join in on page 1, I do believe.
Woohoo! I rarely make any page 1s.

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Always love new readers!

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I'm here Car! What a great accomplishment!
Thanks Lessa!

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Here, Carissa!
Jackie!

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Another new reader!

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I'm here and please take all the time you need. I have a feeling I will be trying to catch up with you the whole time.

I have a feeling I would do that if we were running also.
You have an excuse! Keep me posted on your doctor's apt.
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welcome back carissa. I cant wait to hear about your race and trip.
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