Welcome Rebels!! *************************************************A January thread for the Alliance Rebels. Anyone else ready for winter to be over? Our member list: K80K - Katie - Baltimore wdwprncess77 - Jane - New York - 7/7 french lady - Diane mandac - Manda - Utah Suzann - - Seattle scoolover - Scott - Connecticut cwnhokie - - West Virginia ghoulishgirl - Tiffany - California grstink - Gretchen - New Jersey forceword - Liam - London RENThead09 - Pat - Vegas jenanderson - Jen - Minnesota CapeCodRob - Rob - Massachusetts sailors_wfe - Christy - Virginia luckymum22 - Barb (and Silent Bob) - Pennsylvania G&GMom - Joy - Florida j-sun - Virginia deleckidesign - Michelle - Michigan momto2littlemonsters - Shawna - Florida krishouse - Kristin - Ontario jwalker1 - James - Illinois nkkilala - Nikki - Michigan LuvCuteBoys srp1103 - Stacie disney_mommy - Andrea - Virginia MikeofRose&Mike - Mike - ********************************************** Rebel Calendar: 2010 June 7th Annual DUI Victims Memorial 10k Run - 5th Luckymum22 Zooma Annapolis Half - 6th K80K Minneapolis Half Marathon - 6th jenanderson Hometown 5K jwalker1 (Recap) SH7 - 12th K80K Bear Lake 10K - 12th mandac Expedition Everest Challenge - 12th cwnhokie momto2littlemonsters B10 10Mi - 19th K80K 10K french lady Cypress 10K - 24th RENThead09 Craig Heisey Memorial 5K - 26th Luckymum22 Run for the Pies 5K momto2littlemonsters ~~~~~~~~~~ August Tour de Pain - 7th, 8th momto2littlemonsters Abe's Amble 10K jwalker1 Twilight Trot 10K - 15th Luckymum22 Bronx Half - 15th wdwprncess77 (Recap) Eagle 'Hadventurish' Races Luckymum22 ~~~~~~~~~~ September Morse Mini - 4th MikeofRose&Mike (Recap) Disneyland Half - 5th K80K ghoulishgirl RENThead09 (Recap) Montreal Half - 5th french lady Virginia Beach Rock 'n' Roll Half - 5th disney_mommy (Recap) sailors_wfe Bupa Great North Run - 19th forceword Philly Rock ‘n’ Roll Half - 19th K80K Children's Way 5K - 26th momto2littlemonsters ~~~~~~~~~~ October Disney Wine and Dine Half - 2nd K80K disney_mommy (Recap) wdwprncess77 (Recap) srp1103 MikeofRose&Mike (Recap) Lewis & Clark Marathon - 3rd jwalker Hershey Half Marathon, Relay - 3rd Luckymum22 (with Silent Bob) (Recap) Race for the Cure momto2littlemonsters Lewis & Clark Marathon - 3rd jwalker1 Boston Half - 10th K80K Baltimore Half - 16th K80K GO! St. Louis Halloween 10k - 17th jwalker1 Stoudt's Brewing Distance Classic 12k - 23rd Luckymum22 ~~~~~~~~~~ November 1st Annual Just for Kicks 10k - 13th Luckymum22 (Recap) Jingle Bell 5k - 14th nkkilala (Recap) Philadelphia Half - 21st K80K Turkey Trot 5k - 25th nkkilala ~~~~~~~~~~ December PUMA Hellrunner forceword (Recap) Frostbite Festival 10mile - 7th jwalker1 Rehobeth Half - 11th K80K ~~~~~~~~~~ 2011 January Disney World Half/Full Marathon - 8th, 9th forceword - Goofy - Full Bib #2486, Half Bib #21288 luckymum22 - half - Bib #29299 Luckydad - half - Bib #29292 ghoulishgirl - Goofy jwalker1 - Goofy wdwprncess77 - half grstink - half grstink's daughter - Goofy nkkilala - half - Bib #37416 deleckidesign - half - Bib #34534 G&GMom - full - Bib #10823 ~~~~~~~~~~ February Virginia is for Lovers 14k disney_mommy Disney's Princess Half Marathon and 5K - 26th, 27th disney_mommy MikeofRose&Mike ~~~~~~~~~~ May Mini Marathon deleckidesign ~~~~~~~~~~ September Disneyland Half Marathon deleckidesign ************************************************************************* About W.I.S.H Within the DISboards, there is a group of DISers that like to talk about getting healthy or staying healthy, and all of the things that entails. They are called W.I.S.Hers. On this thread, TXBelle (Heather) shares the history of W.I.S.H. and how it all began. You are always welcome to post on the W.I.S.H boards and ask questions, or to offer advice for someone else. Once you've posted, you are automatically a member of W.I.S.H! Within W.I.S.H there are smaller teams of about 20 people each. You do not have to be on a team to be a member of W.I.S.H and you do not have to be a member of W.I.S.H to be on a team. They are just a way for smaller groups of people to get to know each other and to offer more personalized advice and suggestions. How can I join a team? Simply find the team you are intersted in (this post is a good starting place) and start posting. Introduce yourself and join right in. About the Rebels On February 7, 2009, windwalker asked for a volunteer to lead a new team he named Rebel Alliance. It didn't appear that there were many people eager to take on that job! Soon however, Suzann and scoolover (Scott) stepped up and offered to share the duties of heading up the new team. Back then, every team member had to announce their monthly miles and minutes and the team captain kept a team total. Before long the team had 11 members and by June we were up to 14. One of the latest monthly threads was started in July of 2009 by Suzann until K80K (Katie) started one in September of that same year. October was skipped and a November thread was started by wdwprincess (Jane). By this time, most members of the team had drifted away. "Real life" got in the way, training slowed down, there was an injury... For whatever reason, it appeared that the Rebels had disbanded. In January of 2010, deekaypee (Debra) started asking for opinions for the new year and scoolover (Scott) offered to re-start the Rebels. He started a thread asking if any past team members were interested in coming back, and a few did. Then jmasgat (Maura) started filling the team in with brand new people who were either new to W.I.S.H or were ready to join a team. The numbers rose quickly and before long the team had 20 members. For personal reasons, scoolover (Scott) asked disney_mommy (Andrea) to take over as team captain in February 2010. She accepted and the team is in its current state. Helpful Tips/Links Looking for General W.I.S.H information? This thread is a good place to start. It lists many DIS threads that you may find helpful. Need general information about a variety of topics, including running, walking, programs, gear, pacing? Check out this great thread by chimera. It includes links to a huge number of resources you might find useful. Looking for a fun way to get in some extra walking? How about joining the Walk to Disney Challenge? Keep track of your daily walking miles (by pedometer or GPS) and log them in. See how close you would be if you were actually walking to The World! Many Rebels are signed up on DailyMile.com, a site to post your workout miles/minutes and talk about them. It could be called the Facebook of workouts. If you sign up, feel free to "friend" the Rebels listed below. Be sure to include a note in your friend request mentioning you are a Rebel! disney_mommy - DM username "disney_mommy" luckymum22 - DM username "LuckyMum22" jenanderson - DM username "jenanderson" If you are interested in getting a ticker for your signature (for a weight loss goal, or just for an upcoming vacation), the DIS has its own options now. They can be found here. If you would like a Userbar for your signature, check out this thread. bellaDisneydncr created a bunch of W.I.S.H userbars as well as Rebel Alliance specific bars (they are on page 2, post #27, or here). Also on her thread are bars for the Disney races. If you'd like to use an animator, an excellent one can be found here. The Rebels have several logo options, if you would prefer to have one of them in your signature. They can be found on this post. If you have any suggestions or ideas for more, please post it on our thread! If you'd like to get to know your teammates on a personal level, please look us up on Facebook or Twitter. When you send a friend request, be sure to mention that you're a Rebel! Want to catch up on past team threads? December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 and the 'first' thread is here.