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Old 11-14-2012, 09:52 AM   #3556
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Hey, ya'll! I just signed up today for the Princess Half! I can't believe it. It's my first long race and I'm nervous....but it's too late to back out now!

A friend from high school (which was almost 20 years ago!) just competed the Ironman FL, which inspired me. He finished just 54 seconds ahead of the sag wagon, but I was so thrilled for him and his accomplishment that I decided to run this half even if I, too, finish with less than a minute to spare! Here's hoping I have a little more leeway than that

I'm running alone because none of my pretty princess friends will run with me. 99 days to go!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #3557
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My initial thought was, "those can't be good for you" but then you see how popular they are and think, "well, clearly somebody is doing okay in them!"
I've had the same thoughts... but I saw a girl in barefoot shoes at the W&D 5K and I've seriously never seen anyone rolling in like she was - standing in place, her weight was totally on the inside edge of her feet! I just had to ask how she felt with her shoes. Um, she's completed a number of marathons, an ultra, a Tough Mudder and has never once had an injury. I'll never question footwear choices again!

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I know my local running store periodically does "Good Form" clinics where they analyze you while you are running and give suggestions for things you could change that might help your injury issues. Might be worth a glance to see if anyone around you does something like that! Oh - and the aleve / martini thing would be better for the TOT or W&D; might be a little hard to choke down at 3:30am for the Princess!!!
Thanks - I'm honestly not worried about my form; I feel like it's as good as it can be, given that I have pronounced scoliosis that puts my hips out of alignment. The root of my ITBS was easily ID'd: many, many miles on the same side of our very steeply crowned roads. Oops.

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I'm having trouble with injuries too although I've been in denial and just ignoring it but my right hip is so bad I can barely put any weight on it. Not sure what to do as I can barely walk.
Ack, not good! Definitely get it checked out soon.

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I went to the orthopedic surgeon today and the news was better than I anticipated.
That's awesome - so glad to hear it!

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This sounds a little wacky...but have you tried water aerobics ?
I'd totally be in the pool - aerobics, aquarunning, swimming laps - except that none of our pools are heated and cold is the enemy for my leg. Trust me - for this FL gal, a 68* pool is COLD!
I did a nice, easy walk last night with no problems, so I think I'll go for distance instead of speed for a while.

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Is this possible?? Can I do this??
Yes!!! Stick to a plan and you'll do great

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Hey, ya'll! I just signed up today for the Princess Half! I can't believe it. It's my first long race and I'm nervous....but it's too late to back out now!
Welcome! You can do it
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:08 AM   #3558
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I have not stayed at the Poly, but have run the race four times and it doesn't pass right in front, but after the MK it does come close. If you walked out the front door of the Poly through the parking lot and turned left you would be close. Hopefully some one has some better info will help out.
Thank you. Sounds like I'd be better directing my family to just go to see me at the MK
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:39 AM   #3559
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Did a repeat of last week's long run...9.5 miles!
Nice!! I'm supposed to do 6 miles this weekend but I have been feeling pretty run down and on top of that had to have a biopsy yesterday (won't get into details but it has to do with an upcoming woman surgery) and they had some issues so I was in bed all day yesterday. I'm hoping I can bounce back and run Thursday and Friday and do my 6 in Sunday.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #3560
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Hi, ladies!

I'm so excited to find this thread! I registered today for the Disney Princess Half!!

I'll cut to the chase: I'm fluffy to the tune of about 50 pounds, average fitness level, and this is my first ever race!

Is this possible?? Can I do this??

I started the Jeff Galloway training program, and I can fairly easily run/walk the first few sessions of Week 1. But I only have 14 weeks to get ready. I'm not a runner...but REALLY want to be!

Can you ladies give me some advice? I REALLY want to do this!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:49 AM   #3561
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Hey, ya'll! I just signed up today for the Princess Half! I can't believe it. It's my first long race and I'm nervous....but it's too late to back out now!

A friend from high school (which was almost 20 years ago!) just competed the Ironman FL, which inspired me. He finished just 54 seconds ahead of the sag wagon, but I was so thrilled for him and his accomplishment that I decided to run this half even if I, too, finish with less than a minute to spare! Here's hoping I have a little more leeway than that

I'm running alone because none of my pretty princess friends will run with me. 99 days to go!
I'm right there with you. I have been training since wary October but I finally registered last night and booked our flights!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #3562
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Thanks everyone for your kind words! The support is terrific and means a lot.

I went to the orthopedic surgeon today and the news was better than I anticipated. The MRI revealed a 2.5-3.5cm stable non-displaced medial tibial condyle fracture and Chondromalacia Patella (or runners knee) but there are no tears in my meniscus or ACL

Because the fracture is stable and non-displaced surgery is not required I do have to wear a knee immobilizing brace and cannot put any weight on my right leg for 6-12 weeks...so I am stuck limping around on crutches. I also cannot drive for 6-12 weeks Poor DH is going to be sick of play chauffeur before this is all over.

We are scheduled to take the entire family (13 of us!) to Disney for a week in early Dec. DH wanted to postpone the trip last night but I begged him to wait until after today's appointment - don't want to give up a Grand Villa at Bay Lake unless I absolutely must. The doctor doesn't think Disney is out as long as I rent an ECV and stay off the leg. So now to find a place to rent an ECV....

I did email Run Disney but have not heard anything from them yet. Maybe another day or two and then I will call.

Thanks again for the well wishes and thoughts. I will still be going to the PHMas DS and nieces are running but I will now be part of the ChearSquad and not running.

Hope everyone else stays healthy and has a great PHM.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #3563
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Thanks everyone for your kind words! The support is terrific and means a lot.

I went to the orthopedic surgeon today and the news was better than I anticipated. The MRI revealed a 2.5-3.5cm stable non-displaced medial tibial condyle fracture and Chondromalacia Patella (or runners knee) but there are no tears in my meniscus or ACL

Because the fracture is stable and non-displaced surgery is not required I do have to wear a knee immobilizing brace and cannot put any weight on my right leg for 6-12 weeks...so I am stuck limping around on crutches. I also cannot drive for 6-12 weeks Poor DH is going to be sick of play chauffeur before this is all over.

We are scheduled to take the entire family (13 of us!) to Disney for a week in early Dec. DH wanted to postpone the trip last night but I begged him to wait until after today's appointment - don't want to give up a Grand Villa at Bay Lake unless I absolutely must. The doctor doesn't think Disney is out as long as I rent an ECV and stay off the leg. So now to find a place to rent an ECV....

I did email Run Disney but have not heard anything from them yet. Maybe another day or two and then I will call.

Thanks again for the well wishes and thoughts. I will still be going to the PHMas DS and nieces are running but I will now be part of the ChearSquad and not running.

Hope everyone else stays healthy and has a great PHM.
So sorry to hear, but I'm sure you will have a great time in December at Disney, its always my favorite time to go. I fou d this on the dis for you about renting evc

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:34 PM   #3564
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I've got a 5k Friday- night run thru Dollywood with the Christmas lights on- and I'm sick. I'm just really achey and don't have any energy. No stomach problems. No sinus or breathing problems. If I don't feel better Friday, how bad of an idea would it be to take some advil and caffeine and run it anyway?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:57 PM   #3565
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Hi Princesses! We have a Sweat Pink Give-Away on our blog today - and we would LOVE to see a fellow princess win! If you are interested, head on over and check us out!

www.2princessesontherun.wordpress.com

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #3566
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I've got a 5k Friday- night run thru Dollywood with the Christmas lights on- and I'm sick. I'm just really achey and don't have any energy. No stomach problems. No sinus or breathing problems. If I don't feel better Friday, how bad of an idea would it be to take some advil and caffeine and run it anyway?
I am so sorry that you are sick before your race. Do you have a fever ??
I would not run if you had one. Maybe your symptoms will be better by Friday and you could do it.

I've only run once while sick. I did the DL 1/2 marathon in Sept with a horrible head and chest cold and it was not fun. I felt I could at least try since I had no fever but I was not a happy runner but did finish.

Sending quick get well wishes your way !!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:09 PM   #3567
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Well I bit the bullet and signed up for this race last night before the price increase. I've been thinking about it and thinking about it, and I decided I really want to do another Disney race. I ran the Tower of Terror 10 miler in September, and unlike a lot of the other participants, I LOVED it. It was my first race, and everyone said I would get addicted-- it wasn't a lie. I was so nervous right up until the start even though I had trained so carefully, and the minute it was over I was so sad that it was! My sister joked that I was only happy for the two hours I was running. Not quite, I also loved the afterparty and the rest of our vacation.

The only thing is that there is a half marathon the WEEK before the princess down here in Fort Lauderdale that I really want to run also. I think if I train well it shouldn't be a problem, I hope! I started training for the Princess two weeks ago, so far I'm on track and loving the cool fall weather versus the long hot summer we had.

I ran in costume for the TOT, so I definitely want to do it again, I just can't decide exactly what yet.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #3568
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Longtime lurker, first time poster. I love reading everyone's posts and words of encouragement. This forum is very inspirational for me!!! I will be running the Princess Half, and it will be my first race. Two questions, does anyone know if Shades of Green provides transportation to the race? My second question is, can I change my estimated finish time with Run Disney? I'm thinking I will finish in about 3 hours instead of 3:30. Thanks everyone!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:33 PM   #3569
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I'm so excited! I got my plane tickets today. I fly in the Friday before and fly out the Friday after the race. A week of me and 3 girlfriends. I haven't really trained but I did manage to run an 8k this past weekend (with an upper respiratory infection) in 61 minutes.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #3570
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Princesses! This is a SUPER off topic post, but we've discussed other races on here, so I figure to take my chances with this one.

Nike Women is hosting an inaugural half marathon in DC on April 28th. I was signed up and chosen to compete in the San Francisco half this past October, but the girls I was supposed to go with - one friendship unfortunately fell apart, one found out she had a heart condition during training, and the other ended up getting pregnant! I couldn't justify spending 1500 dollars on airfare and hotels to go. It's eaten me up inside, because I REALLY wanted to do it. They choose who goes by lottery, so the chances of signing up as a group gives a better chance of getting in. Because if one name gets picked, you all get to go.

NONE of my friends here in Tucson are runners. I'm hoping maybe some of you east coast princesses may be interested in making a group? Or west coast! If someone already knows someone who has one and I could join it? I've ALWAYS wanted to go to DC and to participate in this half would mean so much to me! Registration opens on Friday I believe (from their Facebook). I'm probably going to apply for a group number either way, so if ANYONE is interested in joining a team, I would love you and thank you forever. There's no limit to how many people in a group I'm pretty sure. So let me know! THANK YOU!!

PS this doesn't mean we have to run together - once you're in it's independent. But if I get a group and we do get in, I would LOVE to meet whoever has signed up with me and give them the biggest hugs in the world, and I give nice big hugs !! Oh, and did I mention, instead of a medal at the end, you get a Tiffany's necklace handed to you by firefighters in tuxedos?

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