Every Mile is a Miracle

McNs

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Aug 8, 2014
We finally made it to Friday! I have a lot going on the next 4 days and need some help making adult decisions about one part of it.

So is it worth me getting a 2 day park hopper ticket so we can go both days or would that be a waste of money? I am leaning towards the yolo side of this since I won't be back to Disneyland until spring time. Then the adult in me is like 'But that's another $120 for the park ticket and then spending money"....

Soooo, what would you do?

TOTALLY 2 day hopper!!!

I would just hang out at Uva Bar until I had to go home.
This too is a great idea, love me some Uva Bar, but will probably cost about the same as that second day!
 

jennamfeo

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Aug 25, 2017
I had the best Dopey simulation these past 5 days:

Friday - 8 mile run, worked for 8 hours, drove to Phoenix, hung out with friends, bed at 1am.
Saturday - up at 7am for a race, ran 8 miles, went for drinks then dinner then more drinks, bed at 12:30am.
Sunday - up at 5:30 for a race, ran 13.1 miles, brunched, showered, drove home, bed at 10:30pm.
Monday - up at 2am, left for Disneyland at 3am, made it to rope drop, stayed until close, logged 12.5 miles at the parks, bed at 12:30am.
Tuesday - up at 7am, parks from 8am - 6:30pm, drove home at 7:30pm, which was really 8:30pm AZ time, got home at 2am, bed at 2:30am.
Wednesday - up at 6:30am and I am currently dying from exhaustion at work. Send a nap time specialist.

I might be dying now, but I survived and had so much fun. Can't wait to share it all with you!
 
  • ZellyB

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 18, 2010
    I had the best Dopey simulation these past 5 days:

    Friday - 8 mile run, worked for 8 hours, drove to Phoenix, hung out with friends, bed at 1am.
    Saturday - up at 7am for a race, ran 8 miles, went for drinks then dinner then more drinks, bed at 12:30am.
    Sunday - up at 5:30 for a race, ran 13.1 miles, brunched, showered, drove home, bed at 10:30pm.
    Monday - up at 2am, left for Disneyland at 3am, made it to rope drop, stayed until close, logged 12.5 miles at the parks, bed at 12:30am.
    Tuesday - up at 7am, parks from 8am - 6:30pm, drove home at 7:30pm, which was really 8:30pm AZ time, got home at 2am, bed at 2:30am.
    Wednesday - up at 6:30am and I am currently dying from exhaustion at work. Send a nap time specialist.

    I might be dying now, but I survived and had so much fun. Can't wait to share it all with you!
    Woohoo! Can't wait to read all about it!
     

    jennamfeo

    DatRunHo - Powered by Pizza
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    Aug 25, 2017
    Training Schedule for the week of 12/3 - 12/9:
    Monday - 5 mi @ EA 11:21
    Tuesday - 7 mi @ EB 10:36 + Strides
    Wednesday - OFF
    Thursday - 1 mi WU + 5 mi @ Tempo 9:28 + 1 mi CD
    Friday - OFF
    Saturday - 8 mi @ EB 10:36 + Strides (12ks of Christmas)
    Sunday - 13 mi @ LR 10:19 (Scottsdale Half Marathon)


    Monday 12/3
    • Running - Plan: 5 mi @ EA 11:21 / Actual: 5.01 @ 11:12 (56:09)
      • Splits: 11:32, 10:45, 11:03, 11:12, 11:30
      • Easy day was easy.
    Tuesday 12/4
    • Running - Plan: 7 mi @ EB 10:36 + Strides / Actual: 7.08 mi @ 10:22 (1:13:24)
      • Splits: 10:49, 10:01, 10:11, 10:12, 10:33, 10:44, 10:08
      • Husband was out of town so I had to take time off work to get it done, but I did it.
    Wednesday 12/5
    • Running - OFF
      • Adjusted this week’s schedule a bit, so I would usually run Wednesday’s but not this week.
    Thursday 12/6
    • Running – OFF
      • I just couldn’t fit my 7 miler in today. Moved to tomorrow.
    Friday 12/7
    • Running – Plan: 1 mi WU + 5 mi @ Tempo 9:28 + 1 mi CD / Actual: 7.08 mi @ 10:15 (1:12:38)
      • Splits: 11:02, 10:49, 9:15, 9:21, 9:56, 10:00, 11:22
      • Not every run will be a good one. I couldn’t hit my paces.
    Saturday 12/8 – 12ks of Christmas
    • Running - Plan: 8 mi @ EB 10:36 / Actual: 8.01 @ 10:07 (1:21:00)
      • Splits: 10:26, 10:04, 9:55, 10:06, 10:08, 10:07, 10:01, 10:06
      • Boring course. Paces too fast. Had to run the last mile after crossing the finish line.

    Sunday 12/9 – Scottsdale Half Marathon
    • Running – Plan: 13 mi @ LR 10:19 / Actual: 13.12 @ 10:05 (2:12:21)
      • Splits: 10:09, 10:02, 10:01, 9:58, 11:03, 9:55, 10:04, 9:55, 10:01, 10:05, 9:56, 10:19, 9:53
      • I was just most surprised at how amazing my legs felt during this whole race. I felt strong. It was a great ending to a high mileage week of running!

    Weekly Totals:

    Miles Ran – 40.3
    Average Pace - 10:24
    Time Spent – 6:55:32

    Weekly Mileage PR – check! I have lots of stuff to share with y’all: race reports, trip report, tons of photos. But I am still trying to catch up on my sleep. I am exhausted. We are soooo close to Marathon weekend and I cannot wait!


    Training Schedule for the week of 12/10 - 12/16:
    Monday – OFF / Disneyland
    Tuesday – OFF / Disneyland
    Wednesday – OFF / Recovering
    Thursday – 6 mi @ EB 10:36 + Strides
    Friday - 1 mi WU + 6 mi @ Tempo 9:28 + .5 mi CD BLIND
    Saturday – 7 mi @ EB 10:36 + Strides
    Sunday - 7 mi @ LR 10:19
     

    DopeyBadger

    Imagathoner
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2015
    Very solid training week. Looks like things are coming together well for the big crescendo! Keep it up!
     
  • GollyGadget

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 15, 2017
    I had the best Dopey simulation these past 5 days:

    Friday - 8 mile run, worked for 8 hours, drove to Phoenix, hung out with friends, bed at 1am.
    Saturday - up at 7am for a race, ran 8 miles, went for drinks then dinner then more drinks, bed at 12:30am.
    Sunday - up at 5:30 for a race, ran 13.1 miles, brunched, showered, drove home, bed at 10:30pm.
    Monday - up at 2am, left for Disneyland at 3am, made it to rope drop, stayed until close, logged 12.5 miles at the parks, bed at 12:30am.
    Tuesday - up at 7am, parks from 8am - 6:30pm, drove home at 7:30pm, which was really 8:30pm AZ time, got home at 2am, bed at 2:30am.
    Wednesday - up at 6:30am and I am currently dying from exhaustion at work. Send a nap time specialist.

    I might be dying now, but I survived and had so much fun. Can't wait to share it all with you!
    This is the best Dopey simulation I've ever seen. Sure other people are running back to back days, but what about the park training?

    Great job!
     

    jennamfeo

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    Aug 25, 2017
    I'm having Impostor Syndrome, where I don't feel like a "real" runner because I haven't ran in 9 days and I should be focusing on Marathon training and I just don't feel bad about skipping these runs. I'm really excited for Marathon weekend, I just want it to be here already. Plus running in these cold mornings sound terrible, so I just keep on snoozing. My plan is to get 4 of my scheduled runs in this week, including my last long run of 14 miles this weekend!

    Also, I still have some race recaps I want to post and my trip to Disneyland! Weeee!
     
  • SarahDisney

    So ... Yeah
    Joined
    Jul 23, 2014
    I'm pretty sure I need to rename my life "Impostor Syndrome", so I feel ya. But you're definitely a real runner - look at all the races you've run this year and that big 4-race weekend you have coming up! Non-runners would look at that and just go back to sleep (in fact ... so would some of your fellow real runners).

    Yay for 14 miles this week! It's peak week - after this is all gets easier (or at least shorter). Yay!

    POST DISNEYLAND RECAPS! I need more Disneyland in my life. I was talking to my sister earlier and she said she's on break in May and my first thought was Disneyland ... but I'm not sure we can make it work because of the way the spring religious holiday season falls out this year. So I need more Disneyland pictures to make me less sad that I'm probably not going.
     

    ZellyB

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 18, 2010
    If you are a running impostor, I have no idea what to call myself! It's that time of year that just gets really hard to get out there. You'll be fine and it's almost WDW Marathon Weekend time!!
     

    jennamfeo

    DatRunHo - Powered by Pizza
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    Aug 25, 2017
    Non-runners do not say, type, or think 'long run of 14 miles this weekend' unless it is followed by 'sounds preposterous.'
    I'm pretty sure I need to rename my life "Impostor Syndrome", so I feel ya. But you're definitely a real runner - look at all the races you've run this year and that big 4-race weekend you have coming up! Non-runners would look at that and just go back to sleep (in fact ... so would some of your fellow real runners).

    Yay for 14 miles this week! It's peak week - after this is all gets easier (or at least shorter). Yay!

    POST DISNEYLAND RECAPS! I need more Disneyland in my life. I was talking to my sister earlier and she said she's on break in May and my first thought was Disneyland ... but I'm not sure we can make it work because of the way the spring religious holiday season falls out this year. So I need more Disneyland pictures to make me less sad that I'm probably not going.
    If you are a running impostor, I have no idea what to call myself! It's that time of year that just gets really hard to get out there. You'll be fine and it's almost WDW Marathon Weekend time!!
    I think you wouldn't be a "real" runner if you didn't occasionally not want to run... I feel like when I finish my longest run this week, I am not going to want to run ever again ;)
    I normally feel like I never want to run again around mile 20 of a marathon, which is less than ideal. :rotfl2:
    Thanks for all the kind (and funny) words, y'all! <3

    GUESS WHO RAN THIS MORNING AND FEELS AMAZING RIGHT NOW!!??!!?
    I forgot how I feel when I start my day off with a run. It wasn't my scheduled 4 miles, just a little over 2, but something to get me going again. Marathon weekend is like right around the corner! YIKES!
     

    jennamfeo

    DatRunHo - Powered by Pizza
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2017
    12ks of Christmas, Gilbert, AZ - Race Recap
    12/8/2018


    This race was an afterthought because as I was signing up for the Scottsdale Half Marathon, there was a pop up that said “Would you like to sign up for the 12ks of Christmas that is the day before for an extra challenge medal?” WOULD I EVER!!! And it also worked out perfectly because I had 8 miles scheduled that day anyway, which was the reason I was signing up for the Half, too.
    This race was very much so Christmas themed but also it was supporting the local pet shelters and bringing your dogs to run the race was highly encouraged. They had a 12k, 6k, and 1k option. There was a huge expo and market with all kinds of goodies. There was pet adoptions going on. There were so many costumes on doggos and the humans! It was a really fun environment!
    I had driven down to Phoenix last on Friday night. I got to my friend’s house around 9pm and we made a trip to Target and Kohl’s, then I was hungry so we went to Sonic Drive Thru for some food and a shake! We went home and watched some Impractical Jokers until about midnight then we went to bed. The race had a really late start but it was about a 45 minute drive from me, so I still had to get up somewhat early.
    I woke up around 6:30 and made some coffee for us. My friend had to work that morning, so I was rolling solo to the race, which I am used to by now. I was on the road by 7:15 I think. Honestly, this all seems really early and I just can’t remember so whatever. I woke up and I got ready and I left. About a mile away from the exit that I needed to get off on the weather instantly changed from sunny and nice to foggy and gloomy. Dare I say it was even chilly!! Anyway, I got to the park and took the first spot I saw which of course was the farthest spot away from the start, but whatever. I get to the expo and grab my bib and stuff. I put my bib on and find bag check to drop off the other stuff they gave me. Then I just walked around and checked out all the doggos. So super cute!

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    Finally the race started at 10am and we were off! I didn’t really look at the course map and boy do I regret that. It was just a bunch of out and backs around a canal and it was THE WORST. They had signs for each 1k that you passed which was a nice way to tick them off. The course had a bunch of groups performing Christmas carols so that was cool. The group of fiddlers were my favorite! But I mean, it was a boring and repetitive course and I wish I had worn my headphones and I just wanted it to be over. Then it was. But I still had to run an extra .5 miles, so I grabbed my medal and kept on running until I hit my mileage.

    Finish: 1:15:03

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    Afterwards, I grabbed my free mini bundt cake (it was lemon and delicious) and then grabbed my stuff and made my way to a bar for a beer and wine.

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    run.minnie.miles

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 6, 2016
    You looked so cute! And that medal looks ginormous! Wow!!

    Is Bay all excited for Christmas?? I'm sure :) Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!
     

    jennamfeo

    DatRunHo - Powered by Pizza
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2017
    You looked so cute! And that medal looks ginormous! Wow!!

    Is Bay all excited for Christmas?? I'm sure :) Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!
    Seriously, it's SO BIG. I love it so much!

    Yesterday I had her fill a box with old toys to make room for her new ones she is going to get for Christmas and it went surprisingly well! She is very excited for Christmas but she is also upset because I am behind in wrapping and the only presents under the tree so far are from my husband to me. Haha. OOPS. Guess I should get on that.

    Merry Christmas to you and hubby too! :)
     


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