Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Getting Out of My Head

The last couple of weeks have been really difficult. I'm trying to get out of my head by pumping myself up for the Disneyland Half Marathon.

I've barely run in the last 2 weeks and I know I'm going to pay for that on Saturday morning when I attempt our scheduled 15 miler. I've never run more than 13.1 miles and that's strictly when racing. I missed last week's run due to being at a horse show (Sadly, Bam stayed home, but I went anyway.)

I've just been...out of it.

It just seems like the last year and a half have been filled with loss and other sad things. I won't go on and on about my tale of woe, but I'm ready for some happiness, that's for sure. So I suppose a trip to Disneyland will help distract me from other things. Plus, moping at the barn is not doing me any good. (Although, the amount of wine we seem to consume up there really does help!)

Guess how many glasses we consumed before this picture...

How about a trip down memory lane? Here's a picture of my sister, Melissa, and me at Disney World in 1995. Do you remember when characters still roamed the parks without designated meet and greet lines?


How sweet are my shorts? Jealous?
Here's a more recent picture of us on the other coast at Disneyland in 2009.



The 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon was my very first race. I'm so glad I picked a Disney race for my first half marathon because I probably would not have done so many otherwise.



This year, I convinced my mom and sister to do the 5K on Saturday and I'm going to do this half on Sunday. I was really hoping for a PR, but since I've hardly run in the last 2 weeks, that may no longer be in the cards. I need to drag my sorry ass back out there!

2011 Coast to Coast!
I already got my Coast to Coast this year after Tinkerbell.

Love this picture!
And one of my favorite pictures from the Princess Half Marathon 2011:


I'm really looking forward to seeing the new Cars Land. The 5K is Cars Land themed, so I'm assuming a lot of the course runs through there. Different parts of CA Adventure have been under construction for the last couple of years, so the course through the parks was different in 2010 and 2011. Of course, it's really hard to tell from the map.




The map for the 5k is a lot more detailed. I've never done a Disney 5K, so I'm excited that this seems to be almost entirely withing the parks. Very cool.



We're also making a family vacation out of the trip with my mom, my sister and my brother and law. Luckily, my mom likes to travel in style, so instead of staying at a cheap place down the street, we're staying at the Grand Californian. Woot!

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I know we'll have a good time. I mean, how can one not have a good time at Disneyland?



7 comments:

  1. Disneyland (and World!) always makes things better! And two weeks off might not be a horrible thing, lets your body rest and all that fun stuff. So don't knock down the PR just yet!

    And I'll be at the Grand Californian too for most of our trip (Thurs-Sun) and then switching hotels so if you see me, definitely say hello! I'm also slightly oblivious to people around me so don't feel bad interrupting. :)

    Hope you have a great trip!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you have fun, as well. If I see you, I will say hi!

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  2. so jealous right now. i never travel for 5ks, but tacking that one on to the half might be good, and running all through the parks looks awesome and satisfyingly short! you'll have to let me know if cars is still completely crowded, i am itching to see it...

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    1. OMG, read my recap. Total cluster fuck. It might be better at WDW since there's more space, but DL was a mess.

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  3. I totally didn't even need you to say that photo was from 1995. I saw it and was like, Oh yeah, I had that outfit! ;)

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    1. Were you working there in 1995? It would be so weird if I had somehow met you!

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    2. No, I wasn't. I worked there Fall 1997, and then again from 2001 - 2004.

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