Official 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon Thread - Take 2

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  1. PrincessV

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    :banana: That's fantastic!

    ::yes::

    I'm sure humidity is relative, but by my Floridian standards it's been pretty dry around here this winter. Definitely nothing like the summer months.

    :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes Ditto all of that - we really ARE amazing!

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    I'm totally feeling for all who are battling illness, either themselves or within their homes... my DS is home sick today. :headache: Sore throat, cough, no fever as of yet, so I'm hoping it's a little something that'll be gone quickly. I may stop at the drugstore and pick up a mask on my way home tonight...
     
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  3. StarGirl11

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    Have fun with that! Had it last year but didn't get a chance to actually use it pre-race (post race yes) sadly. And of course by the time I realized I still hadn't gotten my race retreat ticket it was sold out. Oh well maybe that will give me the incentive to actually get in line for the photos with the princesses after the race this year.

    Without race retreat mainly going to wing it. Do you guys know if they ever sell any spots at the expo? I know its a long shot but thought I should ask.
     
  4. MoonFaerie

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    4 weeks y'all!!!!

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  5. Mommy to Two Princes

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    OK. This video almost made me fall out of my chair from laughing so hard!!! Thanks for the great belly laugh!!!
     
  6. JenNel85

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    HAHAHA...I'm dying. :rotfl2:
     
  7. VickiHD

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    That's my plan too. Get over there early to enjoy the race retreat.
     
  8. sunnygal041

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    Hi all. Well I have suffered another emotional setback. Doesn't help with my training. Why does the s..t have to hit the fan now?
     
  9. kindakrazy2

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    Well after Tink - no. After you left the park at mile 5.5 there was only one set of potties and I'm not even sure they were for us. It was a bank of 3 and they were kind of behind a fence.

    Lots of water stops + no potties = PROBLEM!

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  10. PrincessV

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    +1 :thumbsup2 I'd like to be outside, waiting for a bus by 2:50am.

    :hug: IDK, but I TOTALLY understand - it's literally been one life-altering calamity after another this past month. I'm sorry that you're going through stuff, too, but hope it helps to know you're not alone. Hang in there! :hug:
     
  11. StarGirl11

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    Are we talking about for the entire course post-parks? Because I could have sworn there were more than that. I know some tended to hide behind the med tents (there was a set in downtown Anaheim around mile 8 mostly hidden by the tent and I know there was another set of porta potties around mile 11 at a water station).
     
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    Ugh. Another failed run today. I was scheduled to run 8 miles today but ended up doing two. The cold got the best of me. Around one mile I felt like I wasn't even taking in any air when breathing and started to feel a bit lite headed. I'm not sure if it was the cold (19) or that I probably haven't eaten enough today. I'm working third shift this weekend and hardly manage short runs on overnight weekends. I guess I'm going to try to do two short runs this weekend to make up the miles and retry the eight miler Monday :confused3. I thought it was tough training for the tot run in August but the freezing cold is taking more out of me than training in the 90 degree heat.
     
  13. kindakrazy2

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    I figured there must have been more out there. The one small set was behind a water stop - I think it may have been around mile 8 - seems about right. Sure wish I had found the mile 11 ones! :scared:

    I wasn't the only one who noticed the lack of potties or I guess the well hidden ones! LOL!
     
  14. StarGirl11

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    Disneyland is still kind of learning how to do things with races. Tinker Bell is kind of helping along in the process whether it wants to or not. So hopefully in September and next year there won't be the incident of the hidden/missing porta potties.

    I know they are learning since I went from unable to get back to my corral in 2011 due to how the mass of humanity was crowding the street to having walking room to get back there last year.

    I've just learned to look for restrooms about anywhere when I have to go. During the '11 Disneyland Half I literally crossed to the other side of the parking lot to use a porta potty because I wanted to go to the bathroom before passing the through the aid station. Mind you it wasn't a very large parking lot.
     
  15. sunnygal041

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    Thanks, V. Yes, this month has been awful for me. After I came home from marathon weekend, I got dumped by my SO. Just in time for Valentines Day and my Bday next month. Everyone in my office is sick, but me. My runs haven't going as well as i would have liked and my fiends all think I am crazy for doing the 1/2. I feel so heartbroken, frustrated and hurt.
     
  16. happybaker

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    I love both of these! Boy, you guys are clever


    Maybe that's what I need to get a faster pace....a guy running just ahead of me handing out chocolate :thumbsup2


    That was awesome! :rotfl2:


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    Question about the Expo. My orginal thought was to go to the Expo around 10AM on Friday, but now I'm second-gussing that idea. How busy is it when it first opens? Would we be better off going to a park in the morning and then hitting the Expo mid to late afternoon? Right now I don't think we'll listen to any speakers, so it would be picking up our packets and browsing the vendors. Thanks!

    Holly
     
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    Oooops, meant to say friends, not fiends. LOL. I guess I know where my mind is. I was gonna drive up sat. morning, but I think I will leave on Fri. Instead.
     
  18. sunnygal041

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    Hang in there. I am down here in Fla. and even with nice weather, this has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.
     
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    :grouphug:
     
  20. sunnygal041

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    A great big thanks. I keep telling myself that I am too old to be going through this crap. I guess it never stops.

    Cindy
     
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    I'm sorry you're hurting :grouphug: I got dumped by my boyfriend of eight years this past spring during training and the last thing I wanted to do was run, so I feel your pain. The pain and sadness will get better. And like the great women on this board told me at the time, all the running will make my legs and butt look at much better :) It hasn't, but I have found someone new, and you will too when you're ready to open up your heart again.

    I don't think you're crazy for doing the Princess. I think it'll be the best thing for you. It gets you away from home and your everyday worries and into a happy place. HUGS!!

    Holly
     
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