No ticker and no planning make me GO CRAZY.. Feb. 2013 PTR

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by pinkxray, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. amandaw

    amandaw DIS Veteran

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    You'll be leaving before you know it for the cruise! I can't wait to hear what you think of that ship.

    I know what you mean about running in the heat. :crazy2: I haven't been running nearly as much as I should be....Ed, too.
     
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  3. teekathepony

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    Wow, you're so close to your cruise! I think I'm going to be away when you leave so if I don't get another chance, happy sendoff day and I hope you have an amazing trip!
     
  4. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It's getting close...get packed and all will be fine!
     
  5. Sunset Cliffs

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    I admire you for training, even though it's hard and it's hot. A lot of people would not push through the hard stuff. You should be proud of yourself for that.

    I can't wait to hear about the run & the cruise. You are going to have a great trip!
     
  6. dizneeat

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    I am all caught up again!

    Can't wait to finally have February rolling around so we can return! Oh, and btw. I have started my trip report. ;)
     
  7. pinkxray

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    Our trip is almost here:banana: I have a feeling it's going to be amazing!

    Running in the heat is awful. I did a race last weekend and although my training was horrible, I have finally learned to trust all of those trainers who say slow down. But I'll talk about it in my update in a minute;)



    I'm sorry I missed your send off. I hope you are having a great time.

    I saw on your TR that you are loving AOA. I can't wait to hear all about it.



    We are getting close:cool1: I can't wait to hear about your trip. I'm so jealous that you are going on DCL.

    Have a great cruise:beach:


    Thanks, I was feeling pretty bad the last fews weeks but am starting to feel better about how far I have come after only starting running a year ago.

    I can't wait. I think this trip is going to be awesome::yes::




    Yay! Welcome back. Thanks for the heads up. I am going to take a break to make so coffee so I can be awake for the start of your TR.:coffee:
     
  8. pinkxray

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    Just wanted to do a quick update before we leave TOMORROW:banana:

    We are flying to Fort Lauderdale and will board the Oasis on Sat. I can't wait:cool1:


    I just wanted to share what I did this weekend. As most of you know I have been training for the TOT 10 miler. About 13 weeks ago I found out there was going to be a half marathon in my town on Sept. 15.

    I would already be training to 11 miles on that exact route for the TOT run, what's another 2.1? Of course my training has been awful due to the heat and I really considered not doing the half. Unfortunately, I had gotten a coworker to sign up and she happens to have a very big mouth. She got two other coworkers to train and every single person in our dept knew about the run:crazy2: I didn't have a choice.

    On Sat. I finished my first half marathon:cool1:
    It took me 2:46 which I feel okay with. Sure, I would like to be faster but I think that is pretty darn good for my first one. As soon as I finished I thought about how I could improve when I do it again next year, so I think that is an indication of how good it went.

    Despite horrible training, I felt good most of the run. I walked when I needed which wasn't much until mile 8. 8-10 was a little more walking. Miles 10-13.1. were tough and the last .1 was on sand which is horrible to run on.

    My hips and knees were a bit sore the next two days but only really noticable when trying to sit or get up. Otherwise though I have to say it felt fantastic. Who would have thought a year ago when doing the Couch to 5k I would be finishing a half a year later? Not me.

    I don't have the official photos but have two DH took with my phone.

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    I'm glad I did it because now I know I can handle the 10 miles.


    Anyway that is pretty much it. I have been waking up super early this week. The last few days at 5 and today at 4am. :confused3 Usually I sleep from 9-6 since I have been so tired. However now I am falling asleep at 11/12 and waking up early. I think my body is already on vacation b/c that is usually how I am on vacation. I hope it doesn't catch up with me on the trip and I sleep through it.


    Have a good week everyone!
     
  9. amandaw

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    I can't believe you are already leaving tomorrow! :cool1::cool1::cool1:

    And a big :thumbsup2 for finishing your 1st half marathon! That is awesome!

    I hope y'all have a safe & wonderful vacation on the cruise & at Disney! Good luck with the ToT race - I'm sure you'll do great! If you do end up seeing me at the Villians Bash, feel free to say "HI!" :goodvibes
     
  10. dizneeat

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    Congratulations on your running success! :flower3:

    I cannot believe you are leaving tomorrow already. :woohoo:
    Have a wonderful and magical time and travel safely. I cannot wait to read all about your trip once you return. :thumbsup2
     
  11. oboedm

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    Hope you have a good week as well! Can't wait to hear about everything!
     
  12. TinksThree

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    Missed sending you off but I hope you're cruise was great and that the race went well! Major :thumbsup2 on running the half and completing! I am very impressed!!!
     
  13. KatMark

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    Sorry I missed your send-off (we are still in Florida), but hope you are having a great trip.
     
  14. teekathepony

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    Whoops!! Missed the send off! Hope you're having a fabulous time!
     
  15. pinkxray

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    Hi everyone:wave2:

    We've been back since Sunday and it has been busy, busy, busy around here. I am uploading my pictures now and didn't take many. I think I took about 500-600 pictures. I had more on our 3 night Disney Dream cruise. I had a more laid back approach this time and even DH commented about it. He said he almost wished I would start taking more pictures:confused3

    The cruise was great:thumbsup2 Great ship, Royal Caribbean was fantastic and we had beautiful weather while in the ports.

    Our day at Disney was kind of :scared:. I thought the TOT run was disappointing and after my experience that night it kind of smashed my motivation to run and plan Disney trips.:faint: I think it will take a few days to mentally recover from it.

    I wasn't going to share many cruise pictures since they aren't Disney, but I booked the Oasis due to a TR on the Allure on the DCL cruise board so why not?

    I get to submit my vacation request at work this week, but I don't think they get approved for another two weeks. Hopefully all will go well and I can resume our planning for our Feb trip. I took a peak at my ADRs and wow, do they need to be reworked::yes::
     
  16. dtr_angel

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    Hope you get some rest! I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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  17. dizneeat

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    Welcome back, Diane!
    I am glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise and cannot wait to hear all about it!

    Plus, I still hope that you will take that February trip - cannot wait to see you at BLT! :thumbsup2
     
  18. jenseib

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    Welcome back. I would LOVE to see your pictures and hear all about it.
     
  19. teekathepony

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    Welcome home! I can't wait to see your pictures and hear all the stories!
     
  20. TinksThree

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    Welcome back! Anxiously awaiting the TR!! I am all for seeing pictures from the cruise...Disney or not!! :thumbsup2
     
  21. oboedm

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    I would love to see cruise pictures as well!
     

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