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Old 08-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Running My Way To Disney.... Princess in Training ~ Oct Trip Plans ~

HI to my PTR!

I have written other PTR's and TR's here on the DIS but this one will be a little different. I have started training to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon!!!

I quit smoking in Feb of 2008 and I put on quite a bit of weight.... ok a lot of weight, so I need to lose it and there is no better motivation then the Princess Half Marathon!

It will be Feb 2013 and 5 years since I quit so why not run to celebrate!

Here is a pic of me and my girls on our trip to Disney last September



So trip details:

Who: So far just me, Natalie OCD Disney planner and mom of 3 wonderful children who will NOT be coming this time, but I have a couple of friends I am trying to talk into being my cheerleaders (you know who you are!!!) and if they can't make it then it's a solo trip!

What: Trip to Disney World

Where: Florida Duh jk I'm not sure where I will be staying yet

When: Feb 21st 2013

Why: Cause I'm gonna run a half Marathon!!!!

How:Lots of hard work

So I need all the readers I can get for this PTR as I have never run a half marathon before and I have lots to learn. Anyone who has any tips or any ideas please feel free to share them with me since I am so new to all of this
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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So inspired by reading other PTR's, TR's and people I know that have ran the Half Marathon I have started the Couch to 5K training.

So tonight was day 1 and My 2 DD's and I made our way to the school (me walking, them on their bikes) My DD Eryka rode her bike around the track and timed my walking/running intervals for me as well as reciting "you can do it" continuously around the track (did I mention I have great kids?)

So I made it though the 1st step and I didn't pass out and was still able to walk home!

Day 2 will be on Wednesday when the girls are at swimming lessons and I will sneak up to the gym and time myself
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:06 AM   #4
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #5
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I'm in too!

Are you still doing a fall trip too? At least i thought you were doing one?

I give you so much credit for doing this. I can't run at all. I feel like I might die if I do.
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First to join. WOOHOO!
WOOHOO Glad you could make it cause I need someone who will kick my butt. I plan to update for every workout, so at least 3 times a week and I know if I don't you will harass me so welcome!!!!

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I'm in too!

Are you still doing a fall trip too? At least i thought you were doing one?

I give you so much credit for doing this. I can't run at all. I feel like I might die if I do.
Yeppers... 55 days till I'm there!!!! Can wait to be at POR and I hear it's a beautiful place to go for a run!!!!

Don't give me credit yet but I am determined to do this!

My original inspiration for doing this came from PRmamiDEdos who did the Princess last year. When I went down for Leap Day I ran into her at DTD and she was wearing her medal. Now she is running all the time and I used to love running so I'm hoping I can get back there too
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Hello!

I mentioned to DH this morning that you were hoping I could join you and cheer you on. He says, "You should! Better yet, you should run along with her." Say what?!

Turned out he thought I'd said the "Princess Margaret" marathon in Toronto, not the Princess Half in Florida.
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Hello!

I mentioned to DH this morning that you were hoping I could join you and cheer you on. He says, "You should! Better yet, you should run along with her." Say what?!

Turned out he thought I'd said the "Princess Margaret" marathon in Toronto, not the Princess Half in Florida.
Does that mean he will be letting you go or no?????
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Hello!

I mentioned to DH this morning that you were hoping I could join you and cheer you on. He says, "You should! Better yet, you should run along with her." Say what?!

Turned out he thought I'd said the "Princess Margaret" marathon in Toronto, not the Princess Half in Florida.
Doesn't matter what he thought you said. Him saying you should run along with her constitutes a verbal contract, so he is on the hook to pay your way.

p.s. I am not a lawyer, and have never played one on tv, but if I were that is the arguement I would use.
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WOOHOO Glad you could make it cause I need someone who will kick my butt. I plan to update for every workout, so at least 3 times a week and I know if I don't you will harass me so welcome!!!!

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You all saw it here in writing. She said I can harass her whenever I like, about any subject.
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Doesn't matter what he thought you said. Him saying you should run along with her constitutes a verbal contract, so he is on the hook to pay your way.

p.s. I am not a lawyer, and have never played one on tv, but if I were that is the arguement I would use.
I agree with Mike, Tracy are you in?

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You all saw it here in writing. She said I can harass her whenever I like, about any subject.
Not any subject just my running and updates (not that this will stop you)
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So I decided since today is not a "training" day that I would go to the track and walk a mile and see what I can do.

So I got the kid ready with her timer and I did a mile in 17min 31sec. Not too bad for someone that hasn't worked out or exercised in years.

So I need to get that down by 2 min. I can do it!!!
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I thinkthat is great. I am slow. I used to walk fast but now most of my mile walks are 17-20 minutes.
Thanks! I think it's good to start and will be working on my time, I have 6 months!
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Does that mean he will be letting you go or no?????
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Doesn't matter what he thought you said. Him saying you should run along with her constitutes a verbal contract, so he is on the hook to pay your way.

p.s. I am not a lawyer, and have never played one on tv, but if I were that is the arguement I would use.
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I agree with Mike, Tracy are you in?
As soon as I clarified the Princess Half was in Florida, he laughed and then said, "Ahhh...no." I do however really like the verbal contract argument...


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You all saw it here in writing. She said I can harass her whenever I like, about any subject.
Like you needed her permission to do that anyway!!!


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So I decided since today is not a "training" day that I would go to the track and walk a mile and see what I can do.

So I got the kid ready with her timer and I did a mile in 17min 31sec. Not too bad for someone that hasn't worked out or exercised in years.

So I need to get that down by 2 min. I can do it!!!
Excellent start!!
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