Friday, February 03, 2012

Oh boy I'm in it now

About an hour ago I booked a flight to Orlando for November....I'm going to the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Of course registration doesn't open till March so I still need to register for the actual race. What caused me to book the flight was there were only 4 seats left on a direct flight from Calgary. Good thing it's shortly bonus time at work. I thought about this a lot and I want to shoot for that Disney coast to coast medal this year.

So now I'm going to the US 5 times in 2012 with 4 trips remaining. Mind you Vegas, San Francisco and Baltimore (FitBloggin) are short trips that include weekends. I booked a week at Disney World as I've never been and I want some time to explore.

I also bought this yesterday:

It's a medal hook, I saw them at the expo at the Tinker Bell Half and thought what a good idea of course at that moment I didn't realize that after finishing that half I'd be gung ho do another one. I dug out my medals from the Honolulu Marathon and Vancouver Half Marathon from 2006 (Calgary doesn't hand out finisher medals) and am going to hang those on there with the gorgeous Tinkerbell finisher medal. I bought this one online, yeah pretty ambitious of me to get one with 10 hooks, there is a 5 hook option. But when I saw "Believe" I knew it had to be mine.

I have weigh in tomorrow and when I stepped on the scale this morning things did not look good in fact is said 2lbs up. Let's face facts I've been on vacation mode lately. I actually flirted with the idea of skipping weigh in tomorrow and then I quickly slapped myself up the head. That is not going to help me, so what if I have a gain. Sticking my head in the sand is not the answer and after I step on that scale tomorrow I have a whole new week in front of me plus fueled to do better.

It's game on time. I want to be close to or at goal by that Vegas trip in June, definitely by San Fran and Baltimore and I want to smoke my Tinkerbell time at the Wine and Dine.

On Wednesday I did not run. On my new training plan I made Mondays a yoga day because I'm up at 3:45 am to fly to work. Well on Wednesday I was up at 3:45 am to fly to work. I forgot my ipod and yoga dvds. I was in bed by 8pm.

At 2:21am the fire alarms went off in our camp dorm. So I pulled on warmer clothes over my pjs and headed outside. Apparently a hallway heater got a wee warm and set it off. Oy vey all day yesterday you saw a lot of people with bags under their eyes. Today I slept till just before 9am.

So two flights in two days and dinner out yesterday probably a good part of the 2lbs I saw this morning.

You know what I know I can do this and you know what so can you.

Now I must go drink some water.



Enz said...

I am so proud to know you. Your enthusiasm is infectious..I am flirting with doing a 10K in April but am what if I have to walk part of it???

christina said...

Very awesome! I love the medal holder - great message! And wow that is alot of traveling.

Carol said...

Um...not sure what Calgary half you ran that didn't hand out finisher medals, because the ones I have from 2005 and 2007 are hanging on my display rack.
Good job in Disney. Looked like a fun race, with loads of bloggers doing it this year.