Run HOW FAR?! Disney 1/2 & Solo fun! Jan PTR...omg leave Thurs! Itinerary posted 1/5

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  1. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

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    That's great you got your air! We are going to be getting our air soon.

    Can't wait to hear about your plans!!
     
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  3. disneygirlinnj

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    I'm having a brain fart...lol...did I ever ask you where in NJ you are? :confused3 I'm up in Bergen County...it's always nice to see a fellow NJian!

    More plans on their way!
     
  4. disneygirlinnj

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    This is going to be a JAM PACKED update! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the read...:lmao:

    So since I'm the compulsive planner that I am...I forced a little pow-wow at Christinas the other day to figure out pretty much food for the most part when we're there and then a quick overview of parks and stuff. I didn't realize how hard it was when there's 3 totally different minds involved in this planning! Well actually....2 minds... Christina and I were pretty much on the same page (duh) but Nate? :sad2: This poor boy needs some Disney in his life. :wizard:

    First question I asked was what do we want to eat when we're down there, what type of foods, etc. Christina immediately said Le Cellier. Nate raises and eyebrow. I explain it's a pretty decent steakhouse in one of the theme parks. He said he doesn't really want French :laughing:. I explain it's NOT French...if you MUST be picky it's 'Canadian' and they're known for their steaks and cheddar cheese soup. Nate, in his past life, was a chef for awhile and went to culinary school. So then he states the he refuses to pay $35 for a crappy piece of meat. :eek: Oh boy this is going to be a long pow-wow. Hmm... we kindly explain that umm... yes...your piece of meat will probably be around $30. It WILL not be to the caliber of a Ruth's Chris steakhouse, etc. But umm.... can we remind you that we are in a THEME PARK?! You're going to pay $15 for a crappy burger and fries so umm....that $30 decent piece of meat is looking pretty darn good, right? :confused3

    So I then pull up AllEars menus and start reading off the prices. He calmed down a little when he found out it wasn't all a la carte. Whew!

    Ok, Le Cellier will be somewhere on our list if I can get an ADR. When? We don't know.

    Next up? Where do we want to eat the two nights before the race? Possibly Le Cellier? nah.. not healthy or enough carbs. Disney said they're offering a pasta dinner Thursday so that's a possibility on our first night when that info comes out. Can anyone give any suggestions?



    So here is a little outline of our days and possibilities:

    Thursday, January 7th
    -Arrive at MCO around 9:45am.
    -Take DME to Pop...hopefully get there between 11am & 11:30am? Wishful thinking?!
    -Check in, buy Nate park tickets (I have an AP and Christina has unused non-expired tickets). Unpack possibly grab some food at Pop food court or just head directly to MK.
    - Wander around MK and do whatever we want.
    - Dinner: Either Pasta Dinner hosted by Disney for runners or somewhere semi-healthy.
    - Take it easy and not do too much, still trying to save our legs
    - semi early night

    Friday, January 8th
    - try waking up pretty bright and early since we're heading to bed early...breakfast at Pop?
    - Animal Kingdom today since it closes early and we don't want to go crazy
    - Dinner? Japan, GF Cafe, Wave, ????????
    - very early night

    The night before the race? We still have NO idea. I really think Nate has the mindset that there is NOTHING healthy to eat in Disney so he's already grumpy and miserable. I mention hibachi at Teppan Edo....some nice healthy protein...brown rice (i think they had brown rice?), nice salad, etc. It MIGHT be greasy/buttery so there's always Tokyo Dining with healthy sushi and grilled chicken teriyaki. Christina seemed mildly excited...nate? he was indifferent. I then recommend Chefs de France...they have a nice Roasted Chicken. No? Hmm... GF Cafe also had a bunch of nice healthy entrees. maybe? The Wave?! They don't have grilled chicken...GRRRR...Tutto Italia has pasta, yes...but someone might complain about the $24 for a bowl of pasta. So as of right now it's possibly Japanese, GF Cafe, Chefs, or something else. I'm going to send Nate the menu website and have him choose. Ugh! more suggestions anyone?

    Saturday, January 9th
    - RACE DAY!!!! :scared1: wake up at 2:30am... try eating some oatmeal that I'm bringing
    - after race heading to room to shower..NO NAPPING!
    - MK again today to see the stuff we didn't see the first day
    - dinner at Hoopdedoo
    - crash the minute my head hits the pillow


    Night after the race? That was easy. Christina and I aren't giving Nate any choice. We're doing Hoop de Doo. :woohoo: I honestly have NOT done this since I was a little kid. Actually forgot all about it until Christina told me about it on her last trip. They do it every year.

    Sunday, January 10th
    - Jenn (and MAYBE the others) wakes up early and cheers on the marathoners :cheer2:
    - either come back to room or meet the other 2 at GF for 1900 Park Fare for breakfast
    - jump on monorail to Epcot, do some FW fun
    - Drink Around the World! :drinking1
    - Eat Around the world :)


    Morning after the race... we're going to be sore. We know this. But umm... they always say it's best to get up and moving. So first we (or at least ME!) are waking up bright and early and I'm going to go cheer on my fellow DISers, DisneyRunners, and a lady that I work with for the full marathon. Then to give Nate the full Disney experience, we want to take him to a character breakfast. 1900 Park Fare seems fun with the Mad Hatter and stuff and semi-healthy. I believe they have a make your own omlette station? Or I could be thinking of somewhere else. Either way it'll be fun. I hope. Other than Chef Mickeys and Crystal Palace, can you guys think of anywhere else?

    The day after the race will also be our Epcot day. We plan on getting there somewhat early and doing Future World. Then when the world showcase opens our Drinking Around the World adventure begins to celebrate our accomplishments! We're starting bright and early so we can pace ourselves. I've done this a few times and had NO problem doing every country by the time the park closed and STILL was coherent. There will be NO drunken stupidity from us three. Promise. For food we're going to make sure we eat around the world as well so no TS, just counter service and picking at stuff. I know Christina wants a pretzel from Germany! I want everything. :woohoo:


    Monday, January 11th
    - breakfast somewhere
    - head to MGM and do top 3 rides...
    - if Nate has to leave, go back to hotel with him, say bon voyage at DME, then Christina and I will head back out somewhere
    - if Nate stays, finish up whatever at MGM and then dinner somewhere

    Monday is kinda up in the air. Nate still doesn't know if he can stay until Tuesday. I believe we're going to do DHS either way, just early in the morning before he has to get home. I'm going to force him to buy the 6pm flight out of MCO. :confused3 I think he'll enjoy ToT, RNNC, and TSM. That's all we really need to do I think. Anything else would just be bonus.

    Dinner Monday night would be either the 3 of us, or just Christina and I.

    Tuesday, January 12th
    - breakfast somewhere
    - possibly Epcot with Christina or whatever she wants to do
    - back to hotel for Christina's departure
    - LET THE SOLO ADVENTURES BEGIN :banana:

    Wednesday, January 13th
    - solo adventures (not sure what yet)

    Thursday, January 14th
    - solo adventures (not sure what yet)

    Friday, January 15th
    - solo adventures (not sure what yet)

    The most exciting thing for me for my solo adventures is being able to just do whatever I want, when I want, how I want, etc. If there are any DISers still left in the parks after the marathon rush leaves, I'm up for meeting up even for a little bit!

    There are a few restaurants I NEED to try that I haven't been able to since I swear I'm only friends with or related to picky eaters. Jiko, Sanaa, Boma, Morocco, Rose & Crown, Flying Fish, Wave immediately come to mind, but I'm sure theres more. Yachtsman Steakhouse is on my list to try too. Obviously I'd only have 3 dinners alone and way too many possibilities. :eek: I think I'd also want to scope out and see which ones have a bar that I could sit at and eat. I know Jiko does. I don't mind eating at a table alone but I think it's more fun sitting at the bar and at least I can chit chat with the bartender, ya know?

    Ok, whew!!! That's our tentative schedule and I feel like I've been writing forever!

    Let me know what you guys think or if you can give any suggestions!
     
  5. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

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    OOh your plans sounds great!! I know what you mean about planning when you have somebody who can be difficult lol.

    I think it's awesome you have days to your self in Disney! I love it when Tim sleeps in on some days, and I go off and do my thing by myself until he wakes up and meets me where ever.

    You just helped me figure out where we should eat the day before the race! TUTTO! I can have my Penne Caprese meal!! I love it. What time is the race again? 5:30? When do the buses start? I forget.

    Oh and I'm from Burlington County :)
     
  6. disneygirlinnj

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    mmmmm penne caprese!!! it's on my meal list for september and HOPEFULLY I can convince the gang to go there before the race! :)

    I thought I read somewhere that the bus starts at 3am? And the last bus is 4am or 4:30am? Don't quote me though. And race MIGHT begin at 5:30am... sounds familiar! haha
     
  7. disneygirlinnj

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    Hmm... so I was running on the treadmill today and bored out of my mind so I started thinking obviously of my solo part of the trip. What can I do to pass the time...

    backstage tours!!! :banana:

    I've always wanted to do the Keys to the Kingdom and Behind the Seeds tours and what perfect time?

    Has anyone done any of them before? What did you think?
     
  8. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

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    Hey! We did the Keys to the Kingdom tour!!! Loved it. It's so much fun. I have a review of it in my May TR.
     
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    heading there right now :cool2: thanks!
     
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    Where'd everyone else go? :)

    Yesterday ran 6 miles...it was just way too hot and humid by the time we got out there to do much more. Since I was only doing 6 I decided to push myself a little more. Finished in 1:05:30.... my best 6mi time yet, minus a 10k I ran but I usually run faster in races.

    I feel good today too, knees aren't sore or anything...happy dance! :)

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/11271397
     
  11. scoot241

    scoot241 Geaux Tigers!

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    Nice job. A 10 minute mile is pretty good.

    A couple of friends of mine are planning to do the WDW Marathon. I think they're going to do the full though.
     
  12. disneygirlinnj

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    thanks!! running the full is something i cant even wrap my mind around yet. just thinking about the half is daunting enough! :)
     
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    scoot241 Geaux Tigers!

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    That's alright, I can't even wrap my mind around running the half. Not a big fan of running. I'd rather ride a bike.
     
  14. MyMuse

    MyMuse From here...to there!

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    I'm going to do the same in December. :woohoo:

    I'm definitely going to do Keys to the Kingdom and the new Segway tour which has Behind the Seeds already in it as well as Undiscovered World, from the description.

    Congrats on the mileage! I only do the treadmill and the most I can do s 3 miles. :rolleyes: Then my right knee goes out-of-whack for 1-2 days. :laughing:
     
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    I despised running at first. Now I'm honestly scarily starting to enjoy it! :confused3

    I can NOT wait for the KTTK tour!! the segways seems really cool but I think I'm going to just stick to one semi-expensive tour and the cheap Behind the Seeds.
     
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    scoot241 Geaux Tigers!

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    A lot of people seem to enjoy running. Maybe if I really tried I might do alright. In the past I've gotten shin splints, which hurt like, well...

    In high school and college I got a lot of exercise from marching band. Now that I'm out of college, I've been a bit lax on exercise and need to crack down.
     
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    I'm back. I was at church camp, then really sick.....
     
  18. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

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    Great Job girl!!!!!! :banana::banana: Glad you felt good after!!!!
     
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    yeah, I started running because after college I was doing NOTHING with myself! I needed to get out and moving!

    Aww jordan I'm sorry! Saw your update on your trip report too. :( Glad you're feeling mostly better!

    Thank you!! :banana: Now umm... do your toenails ever hurt after a long run?! :( i swear they're not too long but omg my 2nd toe nail feels like it's going to fall off :( OUCH! And I really think my shoes are big enough. Grrrr...
     
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    Woke up early this morning for my long 8am run. Then realized that my Garmin wasn't charged so I bummed around for an hour until it got enough juice. Got to the park and when I started running I saw Nate, the guy running Disney with us, as he was finishing up his long run.

    Trucked along and completed my first 9 miles!! :) Took me 1hr 48mins...pretty good for me and a steady 12 min pace. Now that I know I could do it I'll pick up the pace next time.

    I felt good for the whole thing. It was slighly drizzling when I started, then stopped, then flat our rained for a good 20 mins, then stopped, then drizzled again. Needless to say I was soaked to the bone but it felt good to cool off.

    Right now I'm bumming around and getting stiff and a little sore but nothing horrible. Taking it easy tonight! :)
     
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    Congrats on 9 miles! :yay:
     

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