May 17, 2015

Weekly Roundup - May 17th

Summer has arrived and it has been such a hot week after arriving home from California late Monday night.  The trip was a whirlwind of fun and I can't imagine a better Mother's Day.  Running races at Disneyland and then celebrating with dinner at Carthay Circle that night followed by World of Color made for a perfect day. Despite two prior trips to Disneyland for races, viewing World of Color had never happened for me.  So I was determined we would view this as our last thing before hitting the bed Sunday night.
An adult beverage to celebrate our races!

After dinner we raced to Radiator Springs and then Toy Story.  Never let it be said that we don't push though the parks with great speed and determination!  And I am not talking about the races either!  Soon it was our time for World of Color show and I could not wait.  It did not disappoint and I would highly recommend this for anyone visiting the California Adventure park. 

With a wedding just 4 weeks away, it is time to focus on something other than running.  Here are our workouts:

Sunday, May 3rd
Pam: 6.1 mile run, 9:54 pace
Christine: 4 mile run at 9:20 pace (cut short due to knee pain)

Monday, May 4th
Pam: stationary bike 35 minutes, crunches, clam shells, plank
Christine: Rest day

Tuesday, May 5th
Pam: Group run, 3.5 miles at 9:30 pace overall
Christine: 30 min elliptical, push-ups, weights

Wednesday, May 6th
Pam: Rest day
Christine: 30 min bike ride, abs, push-ups

Thursday, May 7th
Pam:  Travel to CA, walked 2 miles
Christine: 3.5 mile run easy pace

Friday, May 8th
Pam: Walked the parks, Disneyland and CA Adventure, 4 miles
Christine: Travel to CA and walked the parks, 4 miles

Saturday, May 9th
Pam: Ran Tinkerbell 10k  6.2 miles, 53:50
Christine: Ran Tinkerbell 10k  6.2 miles 52:29

Sunday, May 10th
Pam: Tinker Bell Half Marathon  2:04.28
Christine: Tinker Bell Half Marathon  2:04.27

Monday, May 11th
Pam: Rest day, travel home
Christine: Rest day, travel home

Tuesday, May 12th
Pam:  Rest day, walked dog
Christine: 30 min bike ride, abs, push-ups

Wednesday, May 13th
Pam: Rest day, walked dog
Christine: Abs, 30 min walk

Thursday, May 14th
Pam: Played 9 holes golf
Christine: Abs, housework

Friday, May 15th
Pam: Ran 3 miles at my group practice, average pace 9 minute miles
Christine: Rest day

Saturday, May 16th
Pam:  Shopped for wedding attire, does that count as exercise?
Christine: 30 min bike ride, 2 hours yard work

How was your week?  Have you raced recently?


  1. I was bummed I didn't get to World of Color when I was in Disneyland, next trip! Hope you can cool down in a pool post-run :)
    It isn't too hot here...yet!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

    1. Definitely go go World of Color on your next trip Karen. It's a wonderful show.

  2. It looks like you guys had a great two weeks. The ferris wheel with Mickey in the middle looks like fun and it's so neat you guys spent mother's day in Disney. I didn't even think about how the race fell on that day until now.

    I raced Thursday night. Took Saturday off racing and I'll race again this Saturday. Good luck with training this week!

  3. World of Color is my absolute favorite! I think it's the best show Disney does.

    Christine, I'm sorry to see your knee is still bothering you : (

    1. Agree Danielle. I'm sorry I missed it on my prior trips.

  4. So glad you ladies had a great time at Disneyland! LOVE World of Color!! :)

    1. Thank Karen, it was a wonderful trip

  5. What an amazing Mother's Day weekend.

    1. It was Abby. I loved the races, the parks and spending time with Christine.

  6. Awww, World of Color is one thing we missed! I love how diligent you ladies are at recording your workouts from week to week. I started to record how many miles I would ride on my bike each day but started to get lazy at it. Since I won't be running much now I'll have to start keeping track of the other stuff I'm doing! -M

    1. Definitely check out WOC on your next trip to DL. You guys should sign up for Dumbo Double Dare some year. We loved that race weekend too.

  7. What a great couple of weeks! I know you both must be so excited w/the wedding getting here SO soon :)

  8. Congratulations on a great job at the Tinkerbell 10k and half to both of you! What an excellent way to celebrate Mothers Day. I've never been to Disneyland, only Disney World. One day...

    1. Thanks! You would love the convenience of DL being able to walk everywhere.

  9. You both have been having such a fun time. When I visit Disneyland, is it terrible that California Adventure Park is even more of a favorite than Disney Park itself:) World of Color is great!
    4 weeks until the wedding, so awesome!

    1. I like CA alot too and probably liked them about equally. I love the Small World ride in DL and the little castle i very pretty.

  10. Sounds like a great week! I loved World of Color at Disneyland too. I thought it was a really well done show. Carthay Circle was one of our best meals while we were in California, beat only by the Napa Rose Chef's Counter :)

  11. Shopping for wedding attire does count as exercise hehe :) I had a good week and ended it with my last half before marathon training. Not the race I hoped for, but there will be plenty more in the future.

  12. so exciting you have the wedding to look forward too! great couple weeks of workouts :) Disney looked and sounded fun!