Saturday, October 25, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Anyways, I trained really well January-May. One main reason being that I decided to go to WDW for Minnie marathon weekend. That weekend there was a 5k and 15k run. I'll blog more about those races some other day. But once I came back I laid off my training for a little bit. Only walked or ran 2-3 a week instead of everyday. Then school was out and I thought that since I was going to be home with my daughter most of the summer I'd get outside and walk a lot---WRONG!! I did NOTHING!!! Hardly even got on the treadmill let alone outside. And now I'm regretting it. I can tell that the weight I lost from before has come back.
The 1/2 marathon is less than 3 months away and I feel like I'm starting my training all over again. Hence the "I need a good, swift kick in the ass!!" I know one of my main problems is that I lost the excitement that I had in January. I need to get that back somehow. But I'm not sure how. Now don't get me wrong, I am excited about going down there and doing it but I need that encouragement back. It seems to very slowly be coming back this week since I made a few dinner plans for those days. And before my husband wasn't going to go but now he is. But I need that something to get me going. To get me excited again. To get me back on that treadmill everyday. Maybe I should put a picture of Orlando Bloom or Johnny Depp on the wall in front of me to get me going ;^)
If anyone finds my encouragement and excitement can you please send it back. I miss it!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
By the time we left that night I think we had over 6# of candy.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The last day is always the hardest for me. But this time it was even harder because:
1. I was extremely tired
2. I was going to miss spending all my time with my friends
After I packed and checked my bags I walked around the resort one more time before meeting up with the gang for breakfast at Boma's. I wasn't feeling well so I didn't eat too much. After breakfast, we all decided to sit around the fire pit and chat. It was nice just sitting there with all of them talking about everything and anything. Pat even pointed out a Hidden Mickey to me. Can you see it?
During our group session, Lou recorded a recap of the weekend for the WDWRadio Show. Check it out http://www.wdwradio.com/content/view/136/1/ . Then it was time to go our separate ways. We all had different places we wanted to go, so we sadly said our goodbyes.
I jumped in the car and headed over to EPCOT for the Food and Wine Festival. Of course once I got to EPCOT I had to see my favorite person one last time.
Before I even left home, I said I was going to try escargot this year. I headed towards France to get them.
I will say they weren't as bad as I thought they were going to be. But I will also say that I probably won't ever eat them again. I think it's one of those foods you have to try once and only once. It was really hot out and there were a ton of people around. I can't eat when it's that hot. So the escargot was the only thing I ended up eating at the F&W festival. Pretty sad!
I walked around a while longer and then decided it was time to head towards the airport. As I was heading towards the front of the park, they had the bridge up and were bringing out the barges for Illuminations that night. Pretty cool to see.
On the way to the airport I saw a rainbow. It was raining when I got there, but not too much. I turned in my car and checked in at the Southwest counter. Now here is the funny part, this was my first time flying Southwest so after I went through security I jumped on the tram to the gates. I get on the tram, the doors close and I look up and realize I got on the wrong tram!! I couldn't believe it! So I decided that I would just stay on it and go back and switch trams. Well first off, the TSA guy was pounding on the window telling me to get off the tram. I told him I got on the wrong tram and needed to go back. He didn't look to happy about it. So I go back and think i can just walk across to the correct tram. NOPE!! I have to go back through security to get to the right one. This kinda upset me because I just went through security. But I can understand and it is for my safety that they made me go back through. At least this time there was no one in line and I breezed right through. Although I think I got a few funny looks for the agents that just saw me go through earlier. What can I say, I like to take off my shoes and take half the crap out of my bag.
I usually fly USAir and when I go through security to get to those gates the tram is the one right there so it was easy for me to think the same thing. Oh well, it was a good story to tell. My flight was fine. Even lucked out getting an exit aisle seat. Since I landed late I stayed over in Pittsburgh that night. When I woke up I was back in the real world again-YUCK!
How many days till Dec. 4th??
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
There was a Photopass guy taking picture with you in front of Everest so I had to stop there. After he took my picture I heard someone yelling my name. There was Pat, Lou, Deanna, Virginia and Tony. They were heading to ride Everest so I joined the group and off we went. We decided to get in the single rider line. I think we waited just as long in at as we would've the stand by line. Oh well, riding Everest with friends is fun no matter how long the wait is. After our ride we all headed over to Flaming Tree BBQ because Lou was having a little meet and greet there.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I arrived back at AKL and gave my car to the valet. Using the valet service is my favorite perk