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  1. liznboys

    liznboys <font color="red">I wish upon stars!<br><font colo

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    :donald: Welcome to Donald's Defiant Dashers 2012!! We are also known as the Triple D's or Ducks. :donald:

    We are one of several Teams here on the WISH Events Board. The Teams were designed to give WISHers smaller groups to interact in.

    All are welcome to join here; past, present and new Ducks! All you need to do to join is post and introduce yourself. I'll add everyone to the Team List as we post.

    :welcome:
     
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  3. liznboys

    liznboys <font color="red">I wish upon stars!<br><font colo

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    Team List
    ahoff(Augie) New York
    airman(Joe) Michigan
    AUdisneyDad(Tim) Alabama
    Big Vic(Vic) Florida
    bounceliketigger(Shanonn)
    CALIFLADY(Renee) Texas
    carissanboys(Carissa) Virginia
    disney_runner(Tanya) Wisconsin
    DizGirl20(Robyn) New Jersey
    dragitoff(Brandon) Georgia
    Ebeezy(Easter) Alabama
    fairestoneofall(Emily) South Carolina
    firecracker725(Crystal) Georgia
    irishtwins1112
    jenifred(Jeni) Louisiana
    kolohe_lady Utah
    LadyDooley(Karen) New Jersey
    liznboys(Liz) North Carolina
    luvpoohandcompany(Moira) Ireland
    Maddykins06(Karin) New Jersey
    marathonmommy(Laura)
    Mickeyfan74(Colleen) Florida
    nbmanatee Louisiana
    PhillyPhil(Phil) Pennsylvania
    Terapin(Carolynn) Toronto, Ontario
    TnTsParty(Tricia) Florida
    ZFamily5 Illinois


    Race List
    January
    28 Run to the Brewery 10 Miler, NY: ahoff(Augie)

    February
    26 Disney's Princess Half Marathon: CALIFLADY(Renee), LadyDooley(Karen)

    March
    3 Albany Half, Albany, GA: dragitoff(Brandon)
    10 Gate River Run 15K, Jacksonville, FL: Mickeyfan74(Colleen)
    11 Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5K: airman(Joe)
    17 ShamRock N Roll 10K: airman(Joe)
    31 Twinkie 5K: airman(Joe)

    April
    7 Crescent City Classic 10K, New Orleans, LA: AUdisneyDad(Tim), jenifred(Jeni)
    14 Martian Invasion of Races Half, Dearborn, MI: airman(Joe)
    15 Hershey 10K: LadyDooley(Karen)
    22 Mini MightyMan Tri: ahoff(Augie)
    28 RnR Half, Nashville: AUdisneyDad(Tim)
    28 Trail Half Marathon, MI: airman(Joe)
    29 North South Gettysburg Marathon: marathonmommy(Laura)

    May
    5 Expedition Everest Challenge: disney_runner(Tanya), nbmanatee
    19 Castaway Cay 5K: jenifred(Jeni)
    20 Bob Potts Heritage Rail Trail Marathon: marathonmommy(Laura)
    26 Odyssey Half Marathon: PhillyPhil(Phil)
    28 Eglin AFB Gate-to-Gate 4.4 miler: Big Vic(Vic)

    June
    2 Soar with Grace 5K, Charlotte, NC: liznboys(Liz)
    3 Dexter/Ann Arbor Half, MI: airman(Joe)
    17 Canton Marathon: marathonmommy(Laura)
    23 Solstice Run 10K: airman(Joe)

    July
    28 Stomp the Mega Quarry 10K: Terapin(Carolynn)

    August
    25 Baton Rouge Zoo Zoom 5K: jenifred(Jeni)
    25 Mud Hero 5K: Terapin(Carolynn)

    September
    1 Lake Country Half, Oconomowoc, WI: disney_runner(Tanya)
    15 Air Force Half: Big Vic(Vic)
    22 Oasis Zoo 10K: Terapin(Carolynn)
    22 Women's Half, Nashville: Ebeezy(Easter)
    29 Tower of Terror 10 Miler: ahoff(Augie), airman(Joe), jenifred(Jeni), LadyDooley(Karen), Mickeyfan74(Colleen), Terapin(Carolynn), TnTsParty(Tricia)

    October
    14 Scotiabank Half: Terapin(Carolynn)
    21 Detroit Half, MI: airman(Joe)

    November
    10 Disney Wine & Dine Half: CALIFLADY(Renee), Ebeezy(Easter)

    December
    1 Tom Walker Half Marathon: Mickeyfan74(Colleen)

    WDW Marathon Weekend 2013
    11 5K: airman(Joe), disney_runner(Tanya), liznboys(Liz)
    12 Half: kolohe_lady, Mickeyfan74(Colleen)
    13 Full: ahoff(Augie), airman(Joe), AUdisneyDad(Tim), Big Vic(Vic), dragitoff(Brandon), irishtwins1112, jenifred(Jeni)
    12/13 Goofy: disney_runner(Tanya), liznboys(Liz), Maddykins06(Karin), marathonmommy(Laura), Terapin(Carolynn)
     
  4. liznboys

    liznboys <font color="red">I wish upon stars!<br><font colo

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    Good morning Ducks! I'm heading out for my first post-marathon weekend run this morning with my neighbors. I think we're going 4 miles. I'm ready to get moving again!! ttyl
     
  5. firecracker725

    firecracker725 Somethin' Clever

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    Count me in please!

    I'm planning on the Princess for 2013. I have a long way to go, but I have a plan and am motivated. I'm trying a modified C25K in hopes that I will be ready to run a local 5K in late March/early April. I've already completed my first week, and I feel great!
     
  6. carissanboys

    carissanboys DIS Veteran

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    I's here! *quack quack* :dance3:

    Welcome to the Ducks, Crystal! :goodvibes
     
  7. carissanboys

    carissanboys DIS Veteran

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    Way to get back to it, girl! :thumbsup2
     
  8. Big Vic

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    Count me in.

    Crystal - :welcome:
     
  9. disney_runner

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    Hello, fellow Ducks! :goodvibes
    Still quacking along here... 4 miles last Friday, and some x-training today.
    Quack quack!! :)
     
  10. CALIFLADY

    CALIFLADY <font color=purple>The Tag Fairy is jealous of you

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    Checking in from Houston. :thumbsup2

    Got back from WDW yesterday (yes, I stayed for a week after Marathon Weekend to play). I walked a 5K today during Houston's race weekend (marathon, half marathon) to support a friend and the Parkinson's Society. Came home and took a nap. Man, that vacationing really sucks it out of you!

    It was soooo good to see the Ducks again and meet some new ones, too, last week. After reading some of the closing posts on the 2011 thread, it appears many of the Ducks brought A LOT of pixie dust back from WDW to the pond here. :3dglasses What is this talk of Goofy and Full?!? :scared1:

    I've made no real decisions about 2013 racing yet. I want my C2C medal, so I'm about ready to pull the trigger on the DL Half on Labor Day weekend. I also really enjoy the W&D Half, so I'm pretty sure I'll sign up for that one, too. But no silly decisions about 2013 yet. I'm sure I'll be there in January. Just no decision on what events to run.

    Back to pounding pavement tomorrow. I've got the Princess Half princess: to get ready for next. My sister is working on our costumes. I think the three of us will be dressed as the Fairy God Mothers. Not sure how we'll run with those parking cone sized things on our heads, but I have faith in my sister...:rolleyes:

    Quack on, Ducks!
     
  11. jenifred

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    Just did my first post half run. Took a week off and i have to admit i was worried that I'd have no motivation without a race on the immediate horizon. I'm in a maintanence phase right now. But i got out there for a four mile run and had my best time for that distance. :banana:

    I'm planning on doing the TOT 10-miler in September and the Full in 2013 at WDW. :rotfl:

    I've been looking at compression socks. Does anyone have any experience with them? Do they really work?
     
  12. liznboys

    liznboys <font color="red">I wish upon stars!<br><font colo

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    Happy Monday Ducks! My neighbors and I did the 4 miles yesterday and another speedier 4 today. Feeling good.

    Welcome Crystal! WTG on starting the C25K! It is such a great program. Stick with it and keep us posted on your progress!!

    Glad you's here! hehe ;)

    Thanks!

    What did you think of the relay Vic? Which leg did you do?

    What kind of cross training do you do? I'd love to do more than bike as cross training this year...

    Welcome back Renee!

    Do you mean Flora, Fauna and Meriweather?? That would be so fun!

    WTG on your 4 miler! Maybe think about doing some local races to keep you going?? That's what I'm doing.

    I have some compression socks but I find them so uncomfortable that I only used them for a bit when I first got them and haven't touched them since. I see the people wearing them during races and think, ugh, they look so itchy! lol
     
  13. Maddykins06

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    WELCOME CRYSTAL!
    All the Ducks are AWESOME people...online & in person!

    I caught a cold so out of commission for a bit. :sad2:
    Boo!
     
  14. ahoff

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    Hello Ducks! Welcome to 2012! Great to hear that everyone is out running again! I have still not run since the half, though my legs feel great now. The Monday after the Half it hurt to walk, but I was able to ride to work with no problem, and I went swimming later in the day as well. I might go for a run today. Yesterday was the coldest we have had here this year. I have a 10 mile race in two weeks, the Run to the Brewery. As for plans for Disney races, I am planning on the ToT race and the Full in 2013.

    Have a great week!
     
  15. liznboys

    liznboys <font color="red">I wish upon stars!<br><font colo

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    Hope you feel better Karin!

    Hope you can get your run in!
     
  16. firecracker725

    firecracker725 Somethin' Clever

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    Thanks for the warm welcome Ducks! :grouphug:

    I'm scheduled to run again in the morning, but there's a 30% chance of rain. So, I think I might just go ahead and knock it out this afternoon. :thumbsup2

    However, I know I won't be able to avoid running in the rain indefinitely. Like any good duck, I'm not afraid of a little moisture, but what do I do about my shoes? What's the best way to dry them out when I'm done? :confused3
     
  17. disney_runner

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    We have an elliptical in our basement so thats my normal x-training. But sometimes I bike too!
     
  18. Maddykins06

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    Thanks Liz. :hug:
    Crystal, I stuff mine with newspaper & turn them upside down to dry out.
     
  19. Big Vic

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    Afternoon Ducks!

    It looks as though most everyone is getting back to running/walking. :thumbsup2 Hopefully by Wednesday I will be able to get back to it. Ended up with a knee issue after the half which required me to walk the relay, which resulted in blisters on the bottoms of my feet. Strange isn't the word for it. :confused3 :laughing:

    I've never participated in a relay like that so, I didn't really know what to expect. I did the second leg and had a lot of standing around time in the MK parking lot. I sent RunDisney my observations of the weekend and asked if maybe they could put a Runner's Retreat there as I would have spent the money for a place to hang out while waiting for my teammate. Other than that, I thought it was pretty well organized, and the medal is cool! However, I wasn't quite sure what I was supposed to do with the butt pad they issued us. Either throw it away before hitting the course or take it with me. It may have been one of the "It looked good on paper" deals. :lmao:
     
  20. CALIFLADY

    CALIFLADY <font color=purple>The Tag Fairy is jealous of you

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    I bought some this fall when I was having serious problems with my calves seizing up on me. I bought the Zensah brand from my local running shoe store. Unlike Liz's experience, mine don't rub or get itchy. I forget I have them on because they're so comfortable. And yes, I think they do help me. I wore mine on all my long runs and during the WDW Half.

    A side story: They told me to wear the seam down the back of my calf. I thought it was funny when I got on the monorail after the half marathon and saw a girl with the same brand on, only she was wearing them backwards. You can see by their construction how they should be worn. Not sure what effect she was trying to acheive. :confused3

    Yep! I'm the "blue" one. We'll be wearing wings and hats. Sounds like she also got us some wands, too! My sister is the creative one. I'm the enginerd. :rotfl:

    Liz - Put me down for the DL Half in September and the W&D Half in November on Page One. That way, I'll be committed. In more ways than one. :rotfl2: Thanks!

    I lifted weights today at the gym. Will go for my first run since the half tomorrow morning. :thumbsup2
     
  21. airman

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    Hi everyone, I'm in!
    I haven't been very active since the WDW half. Tonight was my first night working out, I did a 30 minute Bob Harper DVD with a kettle bell. It was a leg killer. I will be doing other workout dvd's for cross training and doing just 1 run during the weekend until the spring.
    Last year I posted my race wish list and was able to do everyone except I changed the Dexter/Ann Arbor half to a 10K. So here is my wish list for this year.

    Flying Pig half marathon in Cincinnati on May 6th
    Dexter/Ann Arbor half June 3
    ToT 10 miler in September
    Detroit half marathon October 21
    and the WDW full in January
    and for the heck of it, the Wine n Dine relay with Debbie.

    OK I wrote it down now to make it happen.
    I will let you know once I actually sign up for each event.

    Have a good week everyone.

    Joe
     
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