PHM 2015-In Pursuit of Cupcakes While Running in Glass Slippers

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  1. momabaarjo

    momabaarjo Cupcakes, Cocktails, & Crap Load of Pixie Dust

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    In Pursuit of Cupcakes While Running in Glass Slippers:
    A Tale of Friends Planning & Training for PHM 2015


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    Bet you're asking yourself right now what do cupcakes and running have in common? While training for TOT 10-Miler last year, I came to discover that not only could I be a runner (and actually enjoy it), but there are many different kinds of runners. Some focus on costumes, some on times and places, some are in it for the bling and some hope not to see balloons. Through my adventures in this new world of running, I realized that I'm a Cupcake Runner. And it turns out I know quite a few other “Cupcakes.”

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    Cupcake Runners are those who look at the race as an experience and while the actual “run” itself may not be so much fun it is those who you surround yourself with while running and where you are running makes the experience like a cupcake…pure enjoyment. It’s about doing our best and accomplishing our goals, while at the same experiencing the magic around us. We aren’t concerned about what place we come in or what time the clock says, we just want to finish without seeing balloons or the inside of a bus and to proudly have that medal placed around our necks. While we may not come across as being very serious, we are. We will have trained and trained hard, making sure that we can go the distance…

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    Our goal for PHM2015 is to have fun, laugh, and enjoy (YES, SAID ENJOY) each step that makes 13.1 miles (and for some of us even farther, hence the Glass Slippers)…while encouraging and pushing (maybe even dragging) each other across the finish line! Then afterwards celebrate with one heck of a WDW Cupcake Crawl (and by this time we will probably be crawling). Most importantly it is a chance to spend time with a group of supportive, amazing Disney loving friends. So whether you are a Cupcake Runner or a any other type of runner you are invited as we assemble our cast of Disney Queens and Princesses to train for the PHM 2015 (as well as other races in the next year) and plan a trip full of memories and of course lots of CUPCAKES!

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  3. momabaarjo

    momabaarjo Cupcakes, Cocktails, & Crap Load of Pixie Dust

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    Cast of Characters

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    Our cast list is always subject to change! Life happens and when it does sometimes Disney Trips have to be put on hold...or we meet new friends along the way who want to join in on the fun! We welcome all that want to train with us, laugh with us, and most importantly celebrate with us!

    You will notice while the race part of this trip is about Queens & Princesses, but many of our loved ones are coming along in support. However, don't worry there is going to be lots of girl time scheduled...

    Names are Linked with each person's introduction...personal side, Disney side and running side.


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    Cammy



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    Betsy (tankgirl) & Carol


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    Newest Flavored Cupcakes


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    Kafi (Mama3princess)


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    Karen (twoboysnmygirl)



     
  4. momabaarjo

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  6. swwake

    swwake RIP our sweet Magic (09/27/10)

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    Ahhh so fun I am going to follow along in this planning. I will never be able to go to WDW in February - it is tax season :( But all the hard work I do during tax season affords me freedom the other 9 months of the year.

    Looking forward to following along, and joining y'all in spirit!!
     
  7. momabaarjo

    momabaarjo Cupcakes, Cocktails, & Crap Load of Pixie Dust

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    I know this is your busy time of the year...would love to have you not just in spirit but we will take what we can get. Thanks for coming along...I can't wait to learn more about your training for ToT!
     
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    Cast of Characters Introduction
    Tammie & Ab


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    This is me, Tammie, your narrator of this PTR. Hopefully, everyone else will drop in from time to time and add their plans and stories. I love to plan and dream Disney trips as well as weave stories and have been known as the Queen of cliff hangers in my TRs!


    My Real Life Side: I am a 40 something Queen who most importantly is a wife and mother of 3. I am a curriculum specialist for my school district…my job is to help teachers improve their classroom instruction mainly in the area of elementary mathematics. Most of the time I love my job, but I often find myself between a rock and a hard place (between teachers and building administration) which is not a fun place to be. My hobbies include scrapbooking (venturing into the digital side and love it), following my children in all of their activities and reading.

    My Disney Side: This will be my 4th trip to the world and hoping it will be the best one yet! My favorite Disney characters include Queen Elinor, Rapunzal, Grumpy (Once Upon a Time Character), Marie, Ariel, and Gus from Cinderella. My favorite view has to be Cinderella’s Castle with Wishes fireworks! I think I could just sit all day long and gaze at the castle. I prefer the more thrill type rides…ToT, EE, and RnRC but I also like the competitive ones like Buzz Lightyear and TSM. Dole Whips are probably my favorite Disney food, and of course I can’t wait to cupcake crawl in celebration of PHM and maybe finally get me some Zeppoles!

    My Running Side: If you would have told me 18 months ago that I would start thinking of myself as a runner, I would have fallen on the floor in a fit of laughter. Up until that moment I never ran a day in my life (other than in high school cross training for varsity swimming about a million years ago…WHICH I HATED), but then the excuse of running a race for a Disney Trip took over…I will run for Disney Trips and Dole Whips! After many false starts into the world of running, I learned about Jeff Galloway and my whole outlook about running changed and I learned I could be successful as well as love running. I train and run races using the Galloway method of running and walking intervals. While I might not be fast, I am out there and enjoying some much needed me time. My tink & pooh sized body likes to fight against running, but I don’t let that stop me. This will be my 2nd & 3rd Disney Race, as I completed the ToT 10-miler last year! I am hoping to compete in the Glass Slipper challenge at PHM 2015! As for other races, I tend to like races where there are lots of people and I can blend into the crowds, which is hard to do where I live. I am hoping to find a 5K in April and a 10K in June, plus Debra and I are doing the Rock & Roll Las Vegas Half in November. My run motto is “What Doesn’t Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger.”


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    This is Ab my teenage daughter. Looking forward to some mom and daughter time on this trip, because before I know it she will be headed off to college.


    Real Life Side: She will be a senior in high school at the time of the trip. Ab is simply amazing because anything she sets her mind to, she ends up doing and doing quite well! She is a straight A-student and currently junior class president. Her 2 favorite subjects in school are Latin (which she is Texas State Champion in for Roman Life and Latin Mottos) and Chemistry (dreams of being a Nurse Practitioner for Doctors without Borders). She has just completed her Gold Award in Girl Scouts (like Eagle in Boy Scouts). Her hobbies include running, swimming, reading, spending time with her friends and watching Walking Dead/Breaking Bad.

    Disney Side: This will be Ab’s 2nd trip to WDW. Her favorite Disney characters are Rapunzel, Marie, Dory, Miss Bianca and Tinkerbell. Her favorite thing to do at WDW is character meet & greets, which I never thought she would get into. Like me, she loves Dole Whips and her favorite restaurant is Via Napoli! Her favorite attractions are the People Mover, touring World Showcase, and EE.

    Running Side: Ab is a long distance runner. This past fall she placed 3rd in state for 1A schools and her girls team won state for the 2nd year in a row. During track season (spring) she is her school’s long distance runner competing in both the 1 mile and 2 mile events. This will be her first Disney Race.
     
  9. momabaarjo

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    Cast of Characters Introduction
    Cammy (and Zane)

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    Since Cammy does not frequent the boards here, I am going to write her and her husband’s introduction.

    Real Life Side: Cammy is a teacher friend at the school I mainly work at and became my biggest running cheerleader when I decided to train for ToT. She teaches 3rd grade math and science. Cammy is the biggest 20 something ball of energy that you will ever meet…she wears me out trying to keep up with her. Cammy enjoys not only running, but kick boxing and coaches gymnastics, too. Her husband Zane is also coming along for the run this year! The two of them have been married for almost 7 years. They are both HUGE dog lovers and do a lot of animal shelter fostering.

    Disney Side: This will be Cammy’s 3rd trip to the world, although the first time she went in high school she does not remember much. She went with me on my ToT trip last fall. Cammy is definetly not a commando type in the parks, whatever catches her attention is what she does. Her favorite characters are Stitch, Pascal, Olaf, Belle and Ariel. Cammy is a lot like me, loves the thrill rides of ToT, RnRC, EE but also loves Under the Sea and POTC. She is a huge foodie but at Disney her loves include Dole Whips, Almond Crusted Cheesecake and of course cupcakes! This will be Zane's first trip to the world, and Cammy can't wait to share it with him!

    Running Side: Both Cammy and Zane enjoy running. When it is nice outside you can expect to find them out with one of their dogs taking a nice long run. This will be Cammy’s second Disney race and Zane’s first.
     
  10. debrapagliasotti

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    I am here! I just signed into DIS in the first time in a LONG time...just shy of a year to be exact! I have to remember how it all works. I will put together something for my introduction in the next day or so. Guess I need some new tickers too!
     
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    Following along! :)
     
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    YAY Debra! I was going to sneak a picture off of fb but I thought I better ask you first! So excited to have you along...and can't wait to hear all about your races...especially your glass slipper...:worship::worship::worship:
     
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    So glad you are joining in on the fun!:banana:
     
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    Let the Training Begin
    Galloway 5K Week 1
    Total Distance: 15.04 miles

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    To get ready for PHM I have decided to work my way back through my Jeff Galloway apps starting with my 5K, then the 10K and then on to the ½ Marathon. I really like having the workouts predetermined for me and set up in an easy app to follow, plus the fact that I can set the interval timer within the app. The app also has Jeff built in doing a little coaching while I am running. The only think I really do not like about the app is that it adjusts my music for the pace and I end up hearing the same songs over and over again. I am thinking however, that I might get one of JG’s internal timers and use MapMyRun to track my progress (still using JG app to tell me how far for each workout) so that I can use my own playlist.

    I actually started my training for PHM a week ago. The weather was so nice, so I decided to take advantage and get out there! So here is a summary of Week 1:

    Saturday (Feb 15-Walk): 3.1 mi/14:47 mm paceBeautiful Saturday afternoon, time to get out there and get going…did a 5K today walking! I am so ready for it! Looking at my pace time I am in a little bit of a shock. I can walk faster than I ran this time last year!

    Sunday (Feb 16-Walk): 3.4 mi/14:29 mm pace
    I am a little stunned at my pace as I walked the entire time and still came in under the magic 16 mm pace. WOW!

    Tuesday (Feb 18-Interval Workout 5K Wk 1/Day 1): 2.22 mi/14:34 mm paceAfter finishing the interval workout of 1.2 miles, I went ahead and did another mile walking afterwards.

    Wednesday (Feb 19-Walk): 2.04 mi/15:43 mm pace
    My shins were giving me problems during today’s walk. I am sure that I have pushed myself too hard too fast, but I just feel the need to go (which tends to get my body to fight against me). I know that I have a year to go until PHM. The weather has been so nice the last couple of days, but I know that it is not even spring yet and there will be days where I can’t get out…trying to take advantage while I can.

    Thursday(Feb 20-Interval Workout 5K Wk1/Day 2): 2.14 mi/14:24 mm pace
    Some issues again with the shins but I pushed through the required run workout of 1.2 miles and did another mile walking afterwards. It was a lot cooler today around 47 during my workout…I hate the rollercoaster ride with the cold fronts, ready to go!

    Friday (Feb 21-OFF)

    Saturday (Feb 22-Interval Workout 5k Wk1/Day 3): 2.14 mi/13:58 mm pace
    Today was my first “long” run workout of the training program. LOL, it was really not much longer than the short runs this week my required distance was 1.3 miles and I ended up doing about 0.8 more and tried to continue the interval going and my pace dropped quite a bit. I am playing around with a 30/30 sec interval. There was a little shin issues going on, but I am learning that this is just my body.
     
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    Well it looks like my plans for November 14-16 may have just changed...and what a great chance to share my latest scrapbook page!
     
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    Hi Tammi!

    You go girl! :thumbsup2 I am impressed with your plans. Doubtful that a race is in my future, but know for sure a cupcake or two is!

    Following along
     
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    momabaarjo Cupcakes, Cocktails, & Crap Load of Pixie Dust

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    So glad you are joining in! Never doubt joining in on a race! I too never saw myself doing such a think...but what we will do for a Disney trip! Lol! Always happy to share a cupcake with a fellow disney friend! That way we can try more flavor but be warned I won't share a masters cupcake from BOG or a Oreo truffle from BWB!
     
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    Oh Tammi-

    I love this PTR report already & this idea of 'cupcake' run. It is completely my philosphy as well. I am not in it for fast times. The running part is so hard for me.. but I'm in for the experience. To enjoy the steps I take.

    I also do a modified version of Galloway. I do 7 min/2 min run/walk. I am a slow runner & I have learned to embrace that (it took a long time to get there). I just started running when I trained for W&D last year.. so it's a new 'process' for me as well.

    I also happen to LOVE to digital scrapbook as well (love your superhero page!).

    And I also TOTALLY want to be a cupcake girl now!!!
     
  19. debrapagliasotti

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    Great job with your training this past week. The hardest part is just getting back out there and doing it. Hopefully the shin issues will calm down.

    Honestly I have taken this week off from training after the half on Sunday. Not really a "planned" break, but after being gone for 6 days, my house was in shambles when I returned. Finally caught up on laundry and cleaning (I thought I was a Princess??) and would have loved to go out for a run this morning, but little man doesn't go to school on Fridays, so I am going to try and get out for a run tomorrow after my oldest's soccer game.

    Oh, and we have already talked about the Avenger's race...that is not one for this girl -- perhaps if I can ever get hubby to run a half marathon with me I would do it, but since that will never happen (his words, not mine), no Avengers race for me :sad2:
     
  20. momabaarjo

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    I hear you about running be hard...it is very hard for me! So glad to find another Galloway runner...most of us cupcakes are! When I started my training without knowing about Galloway I felt like such a failure but then I learned about intervals...and hey I am successful and this is something I actually enjoying! :woohoo:

    Yay another scrapbooker...hmmm we must shop at the same digital store! Do you know about mousescrappers.com it is an amazing site for Disney scrapbookers.

    You can always be a cupcake! The only rules are that you have to enjoy the experience and celebrate with a cupcake! :yay:
     
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    I hope to check in on you all from time to time! I'm 75% sure I'm doing this race (my first) and I'm pretty sure I'd be a cupcake, too. :-)
     

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