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Old 03-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #16
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It is a zombie filled obstacle course.
This just became my favorite PTR ever! Someone else who's actually considering a Run For Your Lives run! I didn't know that they had decided to hold more of them outside of wherever it is that it started on the east coast - that's so exciting; I'll have to check to see if there's anything nearish to me. I'll say it again: distraction makes running easier - be it cheering crowds and Disney entertainment or zombies and freakish-looking clowns.

Here's the closest I could get to a zombie smilie:

And your times are great... you only need a 16 minute mile to keep from being swept.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:16 AM   #17
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Oh my gosh, a zombie run!? That looks so amazing and halarious! I imagine the obstacles would be tougher than any other run, but still. So fun.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #18
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Run For Your Lives looks pretty epic! Although, I'd be in the same boat as you; I'm not a fan of getting filthy and crawling under fences. My DH is a big zombie fan and he's mentioned how cool these races are.
You'll have to keep us in the loop and let us know if you decide to do it.


I know what you mean about good shoes. I broke down and bought an expensive pair a few months ago. Up until then I swore I would not spend 100+ dollars on a pair of shoes I was going to work out in, but I can feel the difference now. Are your shoes Asics?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #19
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Haha, I used to avoid TR's that you were subbed to also! Then I thought, who cares? I'll tell everyone on my PTR to sub to yours if you want!

Where did you get those running sneakers? Whenever I start, I need to get a good pair, my feet were killing me last year when I started the Couch to 5K. I was thinking of starting this week and just running outside, since the treadmill thing obviously isn't happening very soon, and it's nice out. Although, my left leg just started randomly hurting me last night. Probably a blood clot.

I told Brandon I want to do the Royal Family 5K next year, and he told me I'm insane and I'm going alone. Fine with me, I was just warning him. I told him I don't want to go for a week or anything, just go to run the 5K and go home and he said that it's stupid. Whatever, I'll just go alone. I mean, if I'm going to go all the way to Florida for that, I'd much rather do the Princess half, but I don't think I'll be ready by next Feb. We'll see.

I can't believe you're considering doing that zombie thing! I would never, but I don't like zombies. I'd consider it if it were vampires. I don't get everyone's fascination with zombies.

I was thinking if I start the Couch to 5K this week and really push myself for the next 8 weeks til my trip, I might just go the EE challenge. Except I'd have to do it alone, because if Brandon tried it, he'd probably die. So we'll see!

You should totally sign up for EE challenge when you go. I was only on like Week 6 when I did the first 5k in Dec. I had such a hard time getting past the 20 minute run. First of all there is no reason you can't walk when you need to and second the whole experience pushes you through. People cheering on the sidelines, people running or walking all around you. Just do it.

I don't really care for zombies one way or the other. It just seems like something that I would never, ever sign up to do. I guess I feel like talking a step outside of my comfort zone for some reason.

I sent you the name of the running store. I would say I would go with you but I will most likely be easier for you to go after work. It is owned by a couple and they are very nice and helpful. I just told the guy I have no idea what I need and that I would take all the help I could get.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #20
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This just became my favorite PTR ever! Someone else who's actually considering a Run For Your Lives run! I didn't know that they had decided to hold more of them outside of wherever it is that it started on the east coast - that's so exciting; I'll have to check to see if there's anything nearish to me. I'll say it again: distraction makes running easier - be it cheering crowds and Disney entertainment or zombies and freakish-looking clowns.

Here's the closest I could get to a zombie smilie:

And your times are great... you only need a 16 minute mile to keep from being swept.

I really need to sign up soon before I change my mind. I am so none athletic that the thought of climbing a rope ladder or going over hurdles terrifies me. I have a feeling that if I see DH doing it I might regret not giving it a try. What's the worst that can happen, you know, besides finishing with no flags, covered in mud and turning into a zombie


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Oh my gosh, a zombie run!? That looks so amazing and halarious! I imagine the obstacles would be tougher than any other run, but still. So fun.

The obstacles scare me I could care less about getting chased by zombies, it's the obstacles that make me not want to do it. Especially since there is no way to really try for them. I just need to go into it with a good attitude and I think it could be fun. We'll see.


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Run For Your Lives looks pretty epic! Although, I'd be in the same boat as you; I'm not a fan of getting filthy and crawling under fences. My DH is a big zombie fan and he's mentioned how cool these races are.
You'll have to keep us in the loop and let us know if you decide to do it.


I know what you mean about good shoes. I broke down and bought an expensive pair a few months ago. Up until then I swore I would not spend 100+ dollars on a pair of shoes I was going to work out in, but I can feel the difference now. Are your shoes Asics?

I am really considering doing it. I think I am going to sign up this weekend once I get paid.

They are Asics. I can't believe the difference. I feel like I am landing completely different and I haven't been as sore when done running. I still feel a bit sore when I do the longer runs but don't feel it until the end. I wish I had just listened to everyone and gotten better sneakers when I started but I wasn't really sure I would really be committed to running and didn't want to waste over $100 either.

You post totally reminded me that I never commented on your PTR even though I read it the other day. Don't worry, I corrected that
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #21
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Today was my long run. Last week I tried the 3:1 jog/walk ratio but this week I tried 2:1 jog/walk. I read that some people go faster with 2:1 than 3:1 and I thought it was worth a try.

Today my route was 4.28miles. I did a 5 minute warm up, 2:1 jog/walk intervals and a few minutes for cool down.

Time 55.2minutes. Pace 12:56

My pace with 3:1 was 13 so I guess not much of a difference. Not sure which one I liked better. I felt with 2:1 I could push harder during the runs but then I felt like I was constantly stopping.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #22
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I was actually going to sign up for the EE challenge, so I looked a few days ago to see how much it was, and it's full. I was actually all set to just do it. Oh well. I'm going a Disney 5K within the next year, I don't know which one, but I'm doing one!!

And I tried on some Nike running shoes yesterday, because they were pretty and purple, and they hurt my feet SO bad, just walking around the store with them. So I guess I really need some expert advice when I do buy running shoes, because I have no idea what I'd need.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #23
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I was actually going to sign up for the EE challenge, so I looked a few days ago to see how much it was, and it's full. I was actually all set to just do it. Oh well. I'm going a Disney 5K within the next year, I don't know which one, but I'm doing one!!

And I tried on some Nike running shoes yesterday, because they were pretty and purple, and they hurt my feet SO bad, just walking around the store with them. So I guess I really need some expert advice when I do buy running shoes, because I have no idea what I'd need.
That stinks that the EE challenge is full. I believe that is on the same day as the Run for your life thing. I told John that I should be able to go since it would take 3 hours to get there while it takes him 3 hours to get to where that run is. Apparently a 3 hour drive isn't the same as a one hour drive to the airport and two hour plane ride to him Seems the same to me

Just go to the darn store! I heard that place in the center of town, Arc...something or other will measure you feet and help you pick shoes, but I also heard that they are way too expensive. I saw a picture of Reese Witherspoon wearing the shoes I have. If they are good enough for her.....

Most people I have talked to like Asics, New Balance or a few like Brooks. But just go to the store. Once you know what you need you can order them online from there on out.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:58 PM   #24
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I can't believe that I just started this PTR and already I am neglecting it It has been a busy, busy week. I had good intentions of doing a possible resort choice update and Sunday was supposed to be our first Disney movie night. Um, yeah. That never happened.

Last Thursday I worked 8-4, came home, went back to work at midnight and then worked the next 5 straight midnight -8 shifts. Today was my first day off and of course the house looked like a bomb went off. I spent all day cleaning until Caitlin came home, where I then had to bring her to CCD, pick her up, drive her to Judo practice, run to the bank, run to Target, pick her up, make dinner.... Ugh, I am soooooo tired.


Alright, enough whining. Needless to say with all of the working and sleeping during the day over the last week I only managed two runs last week. I did jog about 2 miles on Sat. with Caitlin riding her scooter but she stops about every 3 seconds so I don't know if that really counts.

I had my long run today. I didn't map it out and it ended up being shorter than I hoped. 4.29miles in 56 minutes. Pace- 13.03. Not bad, I am surprised I made it through. The lack of sleep has every single joint in my body aching.

I am back to the day shift tomorrow and Friday, than overnight Sat. I guess that means no runs until Sat.

Tomorrow is also my recommitment day to weight loss. I lost about 15lbs with WW in the fall, but fell off track over the holidays. It's starting to creep back so I would like to lose the 5lbs that have creeped back plus another 5.

I have decided for the next 4 weeks I will try to be 100% committed to being on plan. (ok, 98% we are going to the casino for a day in April and that day is not going to count) I am also cutting out fast food and all chips for those 28 days I need to run 3 days per week, plus 2 other 30 minutes workouts that week. I need to think of a reward, I was thinking of maybe starting a vinylmation collection or taking Caitlin to the Disneystore and Rainforest Cafe over her April break?

On Saturday, Caitlin and I spent a few hours at the beach. It was beautiful weather and Caitlin said " Doesn't this weather remind you of being at Disney? I wish I was at Pop right now?"

Of course she didn't really like Pop since there was no hot tub or slide, but when I mentioned this she said "Well, I liked the food court"

I wouldn't mind being at Pop right now.


I will have a real Disney update early next week. As long as I don't get any extra shifts dumped on me for next week.
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Yikes, sounds like a hectic week! 4.29m in 56 minutes sounds pretty good to me!
We are having some beautiful weather here now too, not quite Disney heat, but it does put me in mind of being at Pop Century.
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I'm in too. I had one of the longest PTRs started in 2010 and things kept going awry, but we finally did make it down.
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I think you should do the zombie run! It looks like so much fun! I will have to tell my husband about it... He would think it's hilarious!
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Yikes, sounds like a hectic week! 4.29m in 56 minutes sounds pretty good to me!
We are having some beautiful weather here now too, not quite Disney heat, but it does put me in mind of being at Pop Century.
Beautiful weather always make me long for Disney The nice weather has turned a bit, but that just makes me wish I was there more. I would love to be at Pop right now.


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I'm in too. I had one of the longest PTRs started in 2010 and things kept going awry, but we finally did make it down.

Hi Jen, Thanks for joining in. I remember your PTR and all of your changes. I am just hoping our dates end u being sooner than I thought, instead of later. I need to hop over and check your PTR. Your trip should be going on now, I think anyway.


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I think you should do the zombie run! It looks like so much fun! I will have to tell my husband about it... He would think it's hilarious!
It does look like fun, however I am so nervous. I think I have chickened out. DH is definitely doing it, so at least I'll get some good pictures.
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Itís been another busy, busy week. Iíve barely even had time to lurk on TRís, let alone do an update.


Today was my first weigh in after recommitting to Weight Watchers last week. I ran 3 days, walked twice and did 1 day on the elliptical. I stayed 100% on plan and had NO fast food or chips all week. I am down 1.6lbs which is a bit low for the first week, but considering I only have about 10-15lbs to lose itís pretty good.


In other news we got that lovely monthly reminder that we are not pregnant this month. I am a little sad, I was really hoping this would be the month. We are going to keep trying for a few months before we head to my ob-gyn for advice. Maybe give it until after summer? We havenít both been 100% committed to the idea to getting pregnant until recently so I think that was holding us back before, but we are finally 100% behind getting pregnant so I hope it happens soon.


The timing of getting pregnant is really going to have an impact on our Disney trips. If we get pregnant in the next few months my current plans should work. If we donít get pregnant by the end of the summer we might just take a break for a bit and our next trip will be Feb. 2013 for the Princess Half Marathon.



Positive thoughts that I will be pregnant soon and onward to our mother/ daughter trip planning.



Our trip dates will most likely be the weekend of Dec. 13, 2013. It will most likely be 4 nights, maybe 5. It will be just Caitlin and I. The trip will be totally focused on doing all the things that Disney has to offer for x-mas. I have a few resorts in mind but it will all depend on how much $ I am able to save by that time.




Before we get to my top picks for where to stay, letís take a stroll down memory lane and visit the places we have already stayed.


All of my trips as a kid were offsite. We stayed in cheap, but clean hotels that my dad found in the AAA guidebooks. Clean rooms, free breakfast, and a pool were pretty much the requirements. On our last family trip when I was 13, we did a split stay between one of the Downtown Disney hotels and Dixie Landings. I have no idea which DTD hotel it was but it was our first time in a room with a balcony. I barely remember staying at Dixie Landings other than our room dťcor in one of the Alligator Bayou sections.


DH and I traveled to Disney twice when we were first married. He was in the Marine Corps and I wasnít working so we stayed in okay hotels around Universal Studios. Since I grew up staying offsite they were fine by me.
On our first trip with Caitlin in 2010 we stayed in POR followed by a few days offsite at Buena Vista Village Resort and Spa.


We loved POR!!! I loved the grounds and the look of the mansions. The food court was great and so was the pool. The only negative I had about our stay there was that I didnít like the room dťcor, but since that been taken care of I canít wait to stay here again soon.


We stayed in Magnolia Terrace, I think. It was a short walk across the bridge to get to the main areas. We also loved having the quiet pools available.

















I am so glad they redid the rooms. They just reminded me of something my grandmother would pick for her room.

Offsite- I know people on the boards are crazy about staying onsite, and I really enjoy the extra Disney magic but I also like some off the benefits of staying offsite. Mostly more space for less money. We stayed at this place b/c DHís sister had a Wyndham timeshare at the time and we stayed here super cheap to do the presentation for Wyndham. The only thing I really, really miss about being offsite is being in the pretty Disney bubble. I hate the driving past the cheap, touristy strip malls. I like the Disney trees and resorts signs passing by while we drive.

We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit and the cost is less than POR. The pool( according to DH and Caitlin anyway) was 100 times better.










Huge balcony, unfortunately Ė no Disney firework or Theme park views offsite


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In May 2011 I decided to rent points for the first time. We did a triple split stay between VWL, AKV, and BCV.


VWL











DH didnít like anything about it. I liked it but I thought it would have been better to stay there for a winter or x-mas trip. It just felt wrong being near a fireplace in the middle of May. Though lately I have been seeing pictures of WL and find myself wanting to go back. Maybe when the new rooms are done?


AKV

AKV has been our favorite resort ever. We will most likely try to stay here at least a few days whenever DH is along for the trip. The only thing I missed was a quiet pool and maybe a bigger food court selection. However I think next time we will stay at Kidani to try out that pool.





I love the beds and carpet at AKL.












Best view ever!










For the remainder of our stay we moved to BCV. 2 nights in a studio and because I added a day close to our trip, 1 night in a one bedroom.


I really liked BCV, but I donít think it got a fair shot with DH and DD after they fell in love with AKV.



We totally lucked out with our views.








Loved breakfast at Cape May! I hope to try it for dinner next time.

Yummmmm!!!!

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