Friday, November 09, 2012

Day 2 - Disney World - the race expo

It's so hard to focus on rest when all the attractions of Disney World are at my finger tips. Today I ventured out to the Race Expo to pick up my race pack. ESPN was the location for that. First I had a Mickey waffle for breakfast. I love these.

Craziness but pretty well organized. My first stop was to get my half marathon stuff at HP Field House. This year I got everything the pin and the necklace. They had to put the coast to coast medal band on me right away. I tinkered with it and locked it on, and now it's attached to my wrist till tomorrow night-not smart. There's a second arm band to let me in to the finish party. They also give you a $10 gift card to use at the party. Happy I brought my 2 pocket IFitness pouch. I'm in the same corral as Tinkerbell which is D but I saw someone with an L.

Then I got the 5K stuff with a much faster line. I then hit the Disney merchandise section and bought everything I wanted after my lesson from Tinkerbell - you snooze you lose. It was packed. I got the jacket (it's purple :)).

The Expo was in the Josten's centre also packed. Always shop the expo but don't buy anything until you've scoped it out. I walked by one place that had these socks for $16.95 another booth had them for $13.95. I got some Sweaty Bands and looked at running skirts. Sparkly Skirts had the best selection but nothing I really needed. Running Skirts had the worst selection and no prices so I skipped it.

As I was walking around Jeff Galloway was speaking and just at the moment I walked past him he said something I needed to hear. He was talking about when you hit difficult parts of the race 1. Break the race down in smaller sections I.E 4 mile chunks. 2. When you get tired. Then he said if you run 2min & walk 1min go down to 1 & 1 or 30sec &30sec.

I was a wee tired after walking through the whole expo it's massive.

Then it was back to the hotel for lunch. I'm tracking my food costs as I opted to go without a dining plan I want to see what the end results are.

So far I see one advantage to races at Disneyland - everything is in walking distance. Everything at Disney World is by bus but based on the expo looks really well run.

Now I just chill. I bought one of the refillable mugs that I can use on All Star properties which has been great. Oh I got soap today. The housekeeping is a military operation. Cute thing they do - when the room has been serviced they put a little face cloth animal in your window.

Tomorrow morning is the 5K then another day of rest till the Half.

Talk you you tomorrow

Hugs!

2 comments:

mostlyforward said...

Can't wait to hear about the races!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mostlyforward said...

Can't wait to hear about the races!