August 26, 2013

The Hard Part.....Waiting for Race Weekend!

Who else struggles while waiting for a race weekend to arrive?  These girls are on the edge of their seats waiting to go to California for the long awaited inaugural runDisney Dumbo Challenge Weekend.  Back in January, at the WDW Marathon weekend expo, I registered both Christine and myself for the California races.
Look how serious....I got help from CM Michelle!
It seems like such a long time ago and yes, it was.  In that time of nearly eight months we have run loads of races, including the Donald Half Marathon, the Mickey Marathon, the Royal Family 5k and the Princess Half Marathon in Florida.  Adding in many local races and Christine has been on a PR tear.  Her races this year have included a PR in the 5k distance by nearly 4 minutes, a 10k PR by nearly ten minutes and a half marathon PR of nearly 10 minutes.  With a total of 10 races so far this year, her next race task is to complete the Dumbo Challenge with me!  I have been less busy racing, but I did manage to PR my half marathon in March and that was a huge surprise. I managed just 7 races, but that was plenty since the weather has been so hot and rainy this summer! 

We are both so excited about the trip to California, and yes, you're probably tired of hearing about it!   Soon it will be Thursday and we will be on our way and it can't come too soon!

Hope to see loads of you in sunny California!
(Pam)

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  1. I'll be there! Great action shot of you registering! <3 See you REAL soon!!!

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    1. Haha....my husband took that photo Patty! He was rather amazed at the whole runDisney cult like behavior, including his wife!

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  2. January seems like ages ago! Hope this week goes by fast! :0)

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    1. Me too Karen. I know you are having a blast already in San Diego!

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  3. Totally agree, these last few days are painful! I have to admin I procrastinate packing that way it gives me something "race related" to do to keep me busy a day or two before I leave! (Where as my husband and sister have been packed for like 2 weeks now!)

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    1. Get busy Danielle and don't forget your race outfits!

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  4. My last Disney race was The Expedition Everest in May, Awesome Fun time! Have been waiting and training and waiting for Oct.5th to come to do the Tower of Terror 10 miler. The Long wait, the Hot Summer, and large amounts of rain we have been getting has made it difficult to train, also made the time feel so much longer. Starting wait time was 154 days, we are down to 41 days left till Disney! It's like having ant's in my pants or something! So exciting I just can't wait! Hope you ladies have an Awesome time!

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    1. Thanks. We are so excited and look forward to hearing all about your Tower of Terror experience!

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  5. People talk about what excites them the most. We never get tired of hearing about your race plans or about Disney for that matter! When will you be flying out? I hope these last days/hours go very quickly for you and Christine! ~M

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    1. We fly out early Thursday morning, meeting in Atlanta Airport for our flight to SNA!

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  6. Super exciting....I'm running in the half...(first half for me) Maybe I'll catch a glimpse of you both! Started packing today... :c)
    Was hoping for a Peek of your costumes for your races! You both are going to make another precious memory and have so much fun doing it! Besides all the bling...look forward to hearing about Christine getting her Coast to Coast!

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    1. I hope we see you Melissa. It will be so fun to show Christine Disneyland. I must admit though, I only spent two days in the parks so there is loads that I will be seeing for the first time as well!

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  7. I'm not tired of hearing about it! I'm so excited for you two! You MUST keep talking about it so I can pretend I'm there with you!!! ;-)

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    1. Aww thanks Mindy. It is hard when you get so excited about something and frankly, I try to be good at home since Tom sometimes finds all the running stuff/races a bit too much! :)

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  8. Good luck! I wish I was going too, but I'll have to wait for Wine and Dine come November!

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    1. Thanks so much. We will see you in November as we all Wine and Dine our way through Epcot and beyond!

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  9. I don't have a Disney race until Tower of Terror, but it's my first one! I'm so excited already. If I didn't need the clothes I was bringing, I'd probably start packing now!

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    1. You will love it Lauren. And be prepared to sign up for more!

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