Sorry for not posting in awhile. Work got crazy just before leaving for the Tinkerbell Half. Still haven't heard anything on the potential new job (though they emailed me on Friday to say they'd know soon).
On Friday I was off to Los Angeles and then on to Disneyland for the Tinkerbell 10K and Half. The flight was fine and when I got to LAX I decided to take a cab to Disneyland. I wanted to get to the expo as fast as I could. Of course I get a driver whose unfamiliar with the Paradise Pier at Disneyland. Well we got there and it cost me $100 but I knew that going in. First off I checked into the hotel, I had debated going straight to the expo but I figured I didn't want to carry my carry on bag through the expo.
I hit the expo first to pick up bibs and then to find the Tinkerbell Jackets were sold out. I did like the colour and structure so I bought a non Tink version from Champion but still disappointed that they sold out by Friday morning with a full day of Expo still to go.
I did like how they organized the RunDisney merchandise thought, after the debacle at Dumbo they decision to block it off so traffic had to orderly make their way was a big improvement. I found other things to buy as well trust me I do damage in the RunDisney area. Got two new vinylmation Run Mickeys (one for home and one for my desk) plus two Tink miny medals. The haul:
My first night I took it easy. I strolled through Downtown Disney
I was in bed early as the 10K was the next day
I didn't take my phone with me on any of the runs as I forgot to bring the case that allows it to fit in my FlipBelt. Yeah I didn't pack well for this trip at all, I will remedy that for Princess in one month.
I did walk the majority of the race as my shins were mad into mile 1, I drank water and powerade at every station. Just after mile 4 I had to find the bathrooms. I did not time my early morning routine of coffee and hour before I leave so well. I've never had to stop to pee during a half before. Not to mention when I left I almost got to the start area when I realized I forgot my Ipod so I booted it back to the hotel (luckily close) got it and went back. Which probably expended more energy then I wanted. They loaded us into the corrals one hour before start time so 4:30. I wanted to be in the front of the corral so I went then. I was freezing and I come from super cold weather. So I was doing my best to hop in one place. There's something about zipping through the parks with no one there.
I rested for awhile and used Voltaren on every area that hurt. I knew I had to get moving so I went to California Adventure. I've decided it's not my favourite park and I prefer Disneyland. I'm old school Disney.
I didn't want to stay to long as I was getting up obscenely early to catch the flight home today. I don't know what possessed me to catch a 7:30 am flight. I must have been saving money. I totally overestimated how long it would take to get to LAX and the cab (the hotel had a coupon for a flat rate of $85) was half an hour early. Thankfully Starbucks was open and I started reading Outlander, it's been around for ages I know but it's new to me.
I did not need to fly to Fort Mac after all so it's back in the Calgary office tomorrow so I'm happy to be in my own bed for a few days. Thursday will be hell as I need to fly up for a meeting, so that's a plane at 6am and a return flight at 7pm.
Now I need to focus on the Glass Slipper Challenge in a month. I can't revolutionize my training but I can be focused and do what I can. As inspiration I took a picture of the medals at the expo.
If you can conceive it, believe it and you will achieve it.