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1 Day and 9 Hours Until The Disneyland Half Marathon...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Today we checked in to the Disney Grand Californian Hotel. We weren't going to drive to Anaheim until tomorrow, but we are meeting up with friends of mine in Long Beach for lunch and I was getting stressed thinking we may not get here in time to pick up our bibs, etc.

I am really happy we did! My brother didn't send in his previous race times so they had him in the very back - we got it straightened out so he can run with me. We also met and got a picture with Jeff Galloway! (I can't figure out how to add pictures on my blogs with this iPhone - I will post them when I get back).

The hotel gave us a premium upgrade room for free when they heard I have never been to Disneyland. We watched the fireworks from our room! And I was able to buy lots of running stuff at the expo!

I did get a nice 3 mile run in before we drove up.

Now I wait!

Quote of the day...

"There is nothing to be intimidated about - it's just another long run where a few more people show up and they happen to wear numbers."
Wesley Stafford              

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    Your excitement is so contagious! I would've wanted to be there as early as possible, too. Now you can relax and not waste a bunch of nervous energy tomorrow!

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NANCYRUBIO 8/31/2012 11:33PM

    Good for you but I don't know where the can find room for a run in that area. emoticon

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2 Days and 2 Hours Until The Disney Half Marathon...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Today I ran 2.7 miles and participated in a yoga class. My brother and I are meeting friends in Long Beach Saturday and want to see the health expo at Disney so we are going to Disney one day early (tomorrow). We are very excited and will keep all of you posted!!!

How do I feel??? Like.. I can't believe I am actually doing this!! What was I thinking when I signed up?? But, wait! I can do this!!!!! I trained real hard! I am ready!

Quote of the day...

"Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself."
-John Bingham, running speaker and writer

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INFLATED 9/1/2012 3:07AM

    Run like the wind!

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    So close! Enjoy the adrenaline!

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RSTAR13 8/31/2012 8:22AM

    Good Luck!!! You can do it!!!!

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ROSET491 8/31/2012 7:28AM

    Best of Luck on your Half!! Can't wait to read all about it!

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3 Days, 11 Hours Until The Disneyland Half Marathon...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gosh, it's getting REALLY close now!

So, I made it to California! I am staying with my brother. Yesterday we went to a yoga class (for alignment) in the morning. The Instructor was really good. I got a nice stretch. We then went to Trader Joe's and bought a lot of healthy foods that I am used to eating at home...veggie sausage, cottage cheese, egg beaters, salad mix, Greek yogurt and fruit. We will be eating breakfast and lunch at his place and go out to eat for dinner most of the time I am here.

In the afternoon we ran 3.5 miles along the water in La Jolla. It turned out to be a very hot run. It is supposed to be cooler here - its going to be 90 degrees throughout the weekend! We ran it in a little over 28 minutes which was very fast for me. I have been averaging 9 min 30 secs on my runs at home. Anyway, it was nice to run along the water and it was very flat. My knee still has a huge scab on it from my fall last Sunday. It felt great running. There was a couple stances I couldn't do in yoga because I can't put weight on it right now. My elbow still has a huge scab too - doesn't bother me unless I wear long sleeves or bang it! I think it is going to be a while before they heel - battle wounds!

For today's quote of the day, I am going to use one of my SparkBuddies...

" I can't wait for the been there, done that, wearing the t-shirt moment" Inflated

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    Hiya, Speedy! I really hope that the weather cools down at least a little before Sunday morning. I'm so excited for you!!

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INFLATED 8/30/2012 5:13PM

    I hope you will be able to sleep the night before the run, lol!

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NYKIMMIE 8/30/2012 10:46AM

    Have a great day! emoticon

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4 Days & 15 Hours Until The Disneyland Half Marathon...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Flew through all my work today at an amazing pace (hope that carries over to Sunday morning at 5 AM! Got two new people semi-trained and all my work done through next week. I won't be stressing about it while I am in California. I brought Roxy to work with me so we had quite a bit of play time before I left.

My husband wished me luck and dropped me off at the airport. I was an hour early, so I am now enjoying a drink and dinner at Chickie and Pete's. I plan to sleep and read on the plane - 5 hour flight. I will be landing at 11 PM east coast time - gonna hit the hay and start fresh in the morning - running 3 -4 miles tomorrow morning with my brother.

I posted my upcoming race on Facebook this morning - have been getting tons of well wishes!

Well, I know I have been posting motivational quotes but I am at the Philadelphia airport at this moment so I guess I will make my own...

"think about something really cool that you want to do. Leave "I can't or never could" out of the discussion and go for it! You can!!"

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INFLATED 8/29/2012 3:21AM

    I can't wait for the "Been there, done that, wearing the T shirt" moment!

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SABLENESS 8/28/2012 10:27PM

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FITWITHIN 8/28/2012 5:44PM

    Have a great time with your Disney Half Marathon. emoticon

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6 Days Until The Disneyland Half Marathon...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

This afternoon I ran 7 miles around the city of Newark with my brother. We had planned to run 10 miles first thing this morning, but, we still had relatives at my house and wanted to visit with them before they left.

We didn't get out until 12 and it was very humid. My brother is from San Diego and is not used to it.

Around mile 3 we were running down a long hill (side of road). I didn't see a little acorn and went flying, landing on the palms of my hands, left knee, and right elbow. After moving off the road I noted that I scraped my knee and elbow pretty bad, rinsed my knee quickly with my bottled water and kept going. My brother wanted me to walk for a little bit, but I knew I didn't twist or break anything so I pushed on. I had it in my head that I was running my long run today and i had no intention of stopping. I had blood running down my leg - must have looked like quite a sight to people driving by! Around mile six I could tell the humidity was taking a toll on my brother. I got us back to the car and he said we did enough.

I am flying out to San Diego Tuesday evening. We are going to run Wednesday morning - probably 5 miles. On Thursday and Friday I want to run 3 to 4 miles and I will not run on Saturday.

Saturday I am going to check out Disneyland! I have been to Disney World at least 50 times. I have never been to Disneyland. Saturday night we will be eating "Pasta in the Park" with other runners - it's getting really exciting!!

Quote of the day:

"A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive."
~ Walt Disney

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    I'm so sorry that you fell so close to the big race. I hope you're not still sore from it by Sunday, and I also hope you have safe travels tonight!

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INFLATED 8/27/2012 4:47PM

    Neosporin and some bandages will help your scrapes. I won't be around Sparking Friday-Sunday. We are going to a Bible conference, be the Lord Willing. I am sure you will do very well. If anything does go wrong, don't beat yourself up over it. This is to be a fun trip! Enjoy it!

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SABLENESS 8/27/2012 1:36PM

    So glad the acorn didn't cause more than scrapes! You're so close to your run! Enjoy Disneyland. I haven't been there either, DisneyWorld of course, being from Fla! emoticon

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EDENZMOM 8/27/2012 8:24AM

    I'm so excited for you! the good thing about planned marathons, is that there are medics with bandages :) but I'm sure you'll have no issues whatsoever!!
keep up the inspiring work!

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KAREN_NY 8/26/2012 8:22PM

    You have GOT this SO in the bag! Look at you! Tough break on today's run, but there isn't anything you can't too.... gonna be a great event!

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BONDMANUS2002 8/26/2012 4:17PM

  good advise

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BERGBA7 8/26/2012 4:16PM

    Hope your legs are feeling better. Good luck for the Half marathon and enjoy Disneyland!
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