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Old 05-20-2011, 05:39 PM   #16
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You're serious?

You are talking about running?

And not as a republican nominee which they desperately need?

Well my hat's off to you, and whatever else I can take off
here and still keep it legal.

Actually, I think the idea sounds kinda cool:
Since I've quit smoking I've been doing a lot of
walking since I've acquired this huge growth on the top
of my belt, and I've got the pedometer thing going and timeing it now.

But an official type "timing and running" thing would make it cool.
I commend you for doing it.
So, how much do they pay you for that?
Does it come off your room charge?

You know how they use a fake rabbit on the inner rail at dog tracks for them to chase?

For me they'd need a large manhattan with ice sliding along on that rail. Be quiet, Marita, I see you.

Well, you've got a lot of time to get ready Sandy,
rotsa ruck to you and don't hurt yourself.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:15 AM   #17
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NEBO!!



You are the master of trip reports

I usually just talk to myself, now, there's nothing wrong with that. I'm trying to be consistent. I read my links and realized I disappeared without finishing the 2010 report - so instead of boring training reports - I thought I'd throw some pictures in here!

Repulcians? running? Running away more like it! (now now no politcal talk on the Dis!

Yes, for some unknown reason the only way DH can justify us going to Disney is to "run for it"

and the pay is (hopefully) diminishing the spread that has found its way above MY pants! I kept losing those pedometer thingies - this RunKeeper ap is very helpful... the dogs are even more helpful - they have a much better pace than I do - and they have to walk every day, or drive me crazy. Right now, its crazy!

You quit smoking? THAT"S really cool!! My hats off to you for that accomplishment - Smidgy too?

Nebo - I have to tell you that I came back to the disboards because my mom needed hearing aides, so I walked her through the process, and I was curious how you were getting along with yours!! Lots of things happen in a year!

Walking in the Half, well, its stressful if you arent trained, and if you are overweight - which describes me perfectly.

I'm determined that 2012 be different! 16 min miles is what Disney tells you that you must maintain or be swept - in 2010 those sweepers were on my butt for far too long! When you start at the back of the race (slow people are in the back) Disney still has to open the roads, so there are lots of sweep points - my pride kept me off the sweep busses - just barely tho!

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Old 05-21-2011, 09:42 AM   #18
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so out of shape!

But, something is working. I did a 30 min walk with the dogs (32.35 according to RunKeeper!) and got 1.63 miles in! Not too bad, runkeeper says thats a 20 min pace (runkeeper doesnt know I have to stop to pick up after the dogs! )

Keeping WDW in my sight at all times - and trying not to whine or give up!

anybody try gin-soaked raisins? Google (just start typing gin and all the hits on raisins come up )

Paul Harvey used to be on the radio here WGN - loved listening to him, he used to hawk gin soaked raisins, supposed to help with the knee pain. Research has shown that the glucosimine doesnt help (and those pills were SO HUGE, I couldnt swallow them!)

so know I have a batch of gin soaked raisins (cant taste the gin AT all!! but you only eat 9... 9? not 10? not 8? 9 ) and then there is this gel that's supposed to ease the knee pain too - its from Walgreens...

I searched Walgreens.com, cant find it - I have to go upstairs to read the label - later.

Right now the dogs are passed out, and I have errands to run .... heck who am I kidding, I'm driving!!
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #19
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Paul Harvey used to be on the radio here

"And now, The rest of the story."

"Good day."

boy, you must be really old to know this stuff.


I only do cuz I googled it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:33 AM   #20
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Hey I am definately subbing this report ! I have been looking to do something like the C25K only because right now all I do is the C2Refrig race and my clothes are not happy with the results of this!!

I am not sure I will ever actually "run" but I need motivation to do something - so you are now my new motivator!! Thanks!!

Good Luck and keep on posting your progress!

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Old 05-23-2011, 09:04 AM   #21
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Gina Thanks - but I dont feel like a motivator! On the WISH board there is a thread for the C25K, and there they are really motivating. I'm trying to get in shape to finish the Half Marathon, might as well start somewhere!

Nebo My Dad used to listen to Paul Harvey, as the end of his radio career, he was good for jaw dropping "he didnt just say that did he?" He came on at 8:35 am on WGN - back when they let women have a show (The Kathy and Judy show...) OLD? OLD - do I look old

DONT answer that!


Here we have another Monday - can this actually be Week 2 for me?

Good think I have music linked to RunKeeper. RunKeeper keeps it real - the fake voice - slow staccato voice - You have completed 5 minutes, and are on pace for a 30 min mile... oh WHATEVER!

Now I have to dodge other dogs while I'm walking these two - they are very ornery and looking for a fight this morning... so my route was a bit odd - I think its time to increase my mile, and decrease my time

- PICK UP THE PACE OLD LADY!!!

Another dog - I'm heading out of the park and into the subdivision - I will say when I got to the subdivision I was just going to do that slow mindless walk - but then my ipod spit out the theme for ROCKY - cant walk with that playing!! so pump it up, and then Donny Osmond came on - "THIS is the Moment" ok, I'll keep moving, I do have a moment... and finally our OFF KILTER comes on and tells me to "RUN RUN RUN away"

it all helped me make it to 1.68 miles, and in 33 minutes!
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:27 AM   #22
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Flashback Marathon weekend 2010

Still havent located my notes from 2010 - lots of drama going on here...

I know we stayed at Beach Club - with a view of Illuminations from our balcony - we were on the 4th floor I believe... so nice. Just a 1 bedroom, but its all we needed!

We have our packets. we Went to MK -



Notice the fleece jackets? The cloudy day? It was chilly out there!



DD is determined NOT to be photographed -
This is right by a snack place - over the bridge towards Liberty Square - tomorrow there will be a ticker RIGHT here telling me my time - and distance... but for now, FUNNEL CAKES!!!

DH made phone contact with Chris (the aforementioned blind runner - he's not completely blind, just legally blind)

Well my memory may not be as perfect as I'd like it, but at least I have some pictures! Every Friday before the Half the WISH team, from the event/comp board plans a gathering at Pop Century to get the photo op, to load up on pasta, to share tales, and to commiserate !



Why isnt Photobucket letting me copy and paste my pictures...

will try again...



OK then...



Doncha luv the people that take the pictures?

This is the calm before the storm!
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:17 AM   #23
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Wow - my name and the infamous NEBO's in the same post - I am blessed !

I am going to look into the apps you mentioned - do u have it on your ipod? I have a droid phone - so maybe that will be the best place - I am off to check it out!

Not to sound too ignorant, I see a lot of posts on the WISH thread - what exactly does that stand for???

Great update - can't wait for race time!
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:41 PM   #24
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Wow - my name and the infamous NEBO's in the same post - I am blessed !

I am going to look into the apps you mentioned - do u have it on your ipod? I have a droid phone - so maybe that will be the best place - I am off to check it out!

Yes I have RunKeeper as an ap on my phone - but it is connected to a website that keeps track of my routes, my miles, my time etc - and it coordinates for me!! Spreadsheet for me! It told me I have done 9 miles last week!! wooHOO IF I can keep this up I'm likely to do ok Jan 2012!
And I have my ipod songs uploaded to my iphone - so Runkeeper asked if it could access the lists, and which one did I want to run with - I have a playlist for training - its impossible for me to run to Cheeseburger in Paradise for instance!!

Not to sound too ignorant, I see a lot of posts on the WISH thread - what exactly does that stand for???

Great update - can't wait for race time!
WISH = We're Inspired Stay Healthy
(I think that's right!)

Then a sub forum is the events/comp board that I jumped on for the first marathon and bought a shirt (its the lime green ones in the Pop pictures) that said:

DLF>DNF>>DNS
(Dead Last Finish is better than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start),
WISH gave me the courage to start.

Here's the link to the WISH forum:
http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=59

The event/comp board doesnt seem as active as it was in '08 or even in'10 - but it looks like the core of the group are signed up for the Marathon once again!
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:05 AM   #25
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so 2010 Half Marathon.

We head to bed early Friday - we'll be waking up around 2 am, who knows if we'll even sleep? Then you hear boom boom - look out the window to Illuminations! We are in DISNEY

Tim needs to connect with Chris, so we walk over to the Yacht club - walking in the long hallways, we dont see any blind people.. back outside, get on the bus, Tim wanders around, and found him... I believe the bus left around 3:30 am - and trust me - ITS COLD!!

Getting to Epcot parking lot - its a sight to see - all these busses lined up dropping off runners - all streaming towards "the light"

This is a day that you think you should've sprung for that Runners Retreat, the $85 per person to get out of this cold? Yes, $85 - but we thought it would be more "fun" to hang with DIS'ers... but who could find anyone in this cold - no one was sitting and waiting... nope, people tried to huddle in big circles - - the center of the circle people were probably warmer...

Finally it was time to move these 16,000+ people towards the start line - and yes, the wind is picking up, some dots of wet... walk walk walk...

How did we dress for this mess? Layers. We went to JoAnn Fabric and grabbed some lime green fleece so we passed out lime green scarves - we went to Goodwill and had some extra sweat pants, sweat shirts, and a coat, and gloves.. and hats... but I forgot a garbage bag. I did take a towel from the pool house to sit on...

I wasnt allowed to go to a higher corral and wait with my dh and chris...

so I huddled alone near the rope. A nice couple had an extra garbage bag and gave it to me, I put it on, sitting on the road, cold, wet, and tired...
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:45 PM   #26
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My gosh, Sandy, you're a posting maniac!!! If your pace in running is anything close to your posting pace, you'll be screaming around the course!

See! Your pace is picking up! and 1.63 miles is outstaiding! That's 1/3 of a 5K right there! Even more, in fact.

I started using an Excel spreadsheet to track my progess, and already, after 3 weeks of training, I've shaved off 2 whole minutes of my pace. I am encouraged about that- the weight however is NOT budging! At all. That's frustrating.

Great job on trying to re-construct your last trip. I know it's hard to only go off memory- they certainly fade dont' they?? Great job, though. I LOVE the picture of your DD and DH on Big Thunder! Nice!!
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wonder if I can post a video?

We tend to entertain ourselves - dd was playing with the camera while we waited for a bus back to the resort...



50 seconds of pure silliness - with it being dark out, and dh wearing a black fleece - it looks like he is the head for the headless horseman!! roflol
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Great thread!

I was last at the World for Marathon Weekend 2010 (DD's 1st trip when she was 6 - PERFECT!), and I remember how bitter cold it was. But that's part of what inspired me to start running. If you all could do it in THAT weather, than I can too! So, I'm planning on doing the Half during Marathon weekend 2012.

DD will be 8 and wants to do a race too, so I'm trying to convince DH to spring the $100 so she and I can do the 5k together on Fri morning. He's worried because she broke a bone in her foot during our our last trip to DW, probably from all the walking. He's worried she's going to injure herself again, and with 7 days left in the trip... Hoping he'll come around before the race fills up!

I walked my first half on May 7th. I hurt the next day, but not too badly. I'm hoping to get into enough shape to RUN at Disney! I'm doing C25K very loosely... I think I'm on my 2nd week repeating week 1. I'm using the C25k program that I downloaded from RunningIntoShape.com. It has music and audio cues, so all I have to do is push play on my mp3player and do what she says. Then I calculate the distance when I get home on mapmyrun.com. (I run away from my house for the first half, turn around and run back for the 2nd half.) This plan worked well for me last fall, and I just repeated weeks if I needed/wanted to.

Good luck... I'll be following your journey. And you may have inspired me to start a DIS Wish journal of my own! :-)
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:36 AM   #29
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I wish there was a way to explain how cold it was - sleet and rain!

but its start time



It takes at least 30 - 40 minutes to go from the back of the pack to cross the start line!



Just thinking I have to this again makes me want to throw up! Its cold. Its lonely. It hurts.

Its a goal.

Must complete training! Running is better than walking and whining!
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Jhennifer Thanks for chiming in!

So hard to predict how anyone will do at the 5K - I had a friend run it with her DD in '08 (her daughter was 8 that year) They did fine, did mostly walk, but they did also train together through the year as well - the biggest disappointment they had - the "medal" for the 5K is leather!!

Thank you for posting the link you are using - There is a thread on WISH for a bunch of us starting the C25K program - very inspiring!!

The best part of doing the Half Marathon in Disney - YOU are in DISNEY so that day, the next day you get to wear your medal - and everyone congratulations one another!! You've accomplished something, and get to show off too!! and YOU ARE IN DISNEY!!
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