Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Bit Chilly Here In The World

It is cold here!!!!

Jonathan we are all sending you and your family alot of prayers and We hope everything is going to have a good outcome.

The Crystal Palace was awesome for dinner. The food was wonderful. Of course we had the characters and all, the food was really great. I will have to rate this as one of my favorite places for dinner. I did good stayed in my calories for the entire day.

EMH over at The Magic Kingdom was great. We all we together,Byran, Deb and her husband, us, the JB family. I learned a lot about DisneyLand and I am planning to do that next year. We rode Space Mountain,Thunder mountain, Pirates,Haunted Mansion, Tried to ride Jungle cruise it was closed, and we watched the Castle get tucked in. That is so cool. We learned some new little tricks about the stretch room.Very cool.

Tonight my young ones are tagging along with Jb and Family to NSSHP.We are headed out to Epcot today. The later over to AKL.

We put in 2.78 miles this morning. We waited till the sun came up to help fight off the cold air.

My Mom called me yesterday and told me the running shirts have arrived!!! So when I get home I will send out the rest of the money for them and those of you who have paid for them I will send them out to you.

Have a Great day Team Voice!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Couldn't Find My Voice!!!

Really quick,
Hello Humans!!!!

Today is a bit slower than yesterday. We did extra magic hours last night at Hollywood studios and I tried to find my voice. Well needless to say I did not. :( I had a head ache so I didn't ride the rides. A big Thumbs up to Small person Nat, she FINALLY got on RNR !!!!!! Mrs. JB talked her in to it as long as she could ride with her. She did it!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of her too! Now all they want to do is ride RNR!!!

No miles today, I was way to tired to get up this morning, but later I will be doing my ab.circuit. And we are planning to do Magic kingdom extra magic tonight. We met Deb last night. She looks great. Oh yes, I saw Byran and his wife over at Dinosaur and they didn't recognize me at first. And Byran will be back in the parks today and we are going to meet up. Can't wait. :)

And we have a ADR at Crystal Palace I haven't had dinner there yet. Can't wait!!

And tomorrow night is AKL hunt. I will be there I am suppose to let everyone know the grand prize for the challenges there but I can hardly speak today. I sound like a squeaker toy !!! hahaha

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What Happen To My Voice ???

Good morning from the the World. It is chilly this morning here. For us any way. Remember we are from S.FL. and it is really warm still. It was in the 60's this morning while we were out for some miles. We did 3.31 miles today,and yesterday we did 3.30 miles. We have been just going out to All Stars Movies and back. We have been getting up early enough to do it. Tomorrow we are going to out to ALL Stars Music to get some longer miles in. I also did my ab.circuit last night.

Yesterday was extra magic hours in Hollywood Studios,so we headed out there.Then we headed over to TOT. JB, and Mrs. JB got FJ on TOT!!! He finally rode it!!! And guess what he LOVED IT!!!! And they got him on RNR!! And we couldn't keep him off of it afterwards.hahaha

Then we headed out to the Magic Kingdom, our ADR was at The tavern. We stayed there in to the evening. Then we came back to the resort and hung out. I have some great pictures, and I have some random people pictures, wait till you see them!!! They are so funny!!!

Oh yeah while we were on the TOT I lost my voice on it. I will have to go back and get it. I sound so funny. haha

Friday, October 24, 2008

At The World

Good day to all from the Wonderful World of Disney!!!! It is cloudy today and raining.
No miles yesterday.Or today. We will be putting in some in the am though. ;)

I have no scale to weigh in on, I have to watch my intake. I haven't lost any weight in the last week. I will be talking more with my trainer so I can stay om track.

We are in All Star Sports, way in the back where it is quiet. We brought our holloween pumpkin it in the window and we are all settled in. Epcot is open till midnight tonight may go over there for a bit.

I got a e-mail late last night, it was from the shirt guy. He shipped out our shirts already.They will be at my house before I will!!!! Thank goodness Grannie will be there to get them. :) She said she would send us a picture of them so I can post it.

OK all gonna read some blogs and chat later!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's Official .......Vacation Is Here!!!!

WOW!!! I can post today. I have not been able to post since Saturday. Couldn't get in.

I am on vacation!!!! I don't go back to work till next month!! {sounds longer that way} haha. We are finishing up packing, and making sure we have our trading pins. I can't wait!!!!!
Training front,
I have been putting in 2.50 mile every day ,except the last 2 days. Making my calories.Waiting for my vacation workout. I have some routes mapped out to do at the World. I have to put in a long run this week. I was thinking of doing 7.o this time. Got to get the long distances in.

I hope our long distance travelers made it here, and enjoy Universal.Their first time there.

ADR's are
Crystal Palace for dinner
The Brown Derby with Fantasmic seating
50'd Prime Time{ we are going to be very bad children}
Liberty Tree Tavern{characters will not be there in Jan.09}
ON the 28th I will be going over to the Animal Kingdom Lodge doing the night vision hunt and Meeting up with Byran to announce our grand Prize for the Team Voice challenge crazy picture drawing.

And then the rest of our family will be coming in and who knows where we will be going. We don't have to rush. {sweet} And we have a birthday to celebrate. They came a long way to have a birthday. :)

If you are doing the Team Voice challenge get you stuff in!!!
And when we get back from vacation you running shirts will be ready!!!!!! We are signing up to do a local 5k. It is in the evening, it's called the Fantasy of Light 5k walk/run. You go through the holiday season lights. And in Dec. one of the Christmas runs too.

Can't Post! Won't Let Me!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Waiting At Finish Line

Good morning!!
I am stuck here at work, and I am siting at the finish line to see all of you cross it today. E and I did it in 1:58. And I almost got hit by a car! The car was crossing traffic and wanting to go into McDonald's and if I didn't jump back, well I would not be here right now. I was using very colorful words too.
FJ finished in 1:24.he wore a watch. Pretty good for not training .

Good luck to everyone!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Can't Stand Waiting.....

What a day. A day of nothing. Well at least I thought.

I went to go get a cup of ice, and I noticed there was no ice,and my water bottles for training were melting. And the frozen yogurt was soup. The freezer wasn't freezing. OH NO!!!!!! The fan in the freezer quit working. So when E got home he took it apart and fixed the fan. {whew}

I went over to my dearest friends house. She is on bed rest. :( For the next 6 weeks. She is so bored. And it hasn't been a week yet. So when we leave next week, some of the other girls are going to sit with her.

Training, I did one hour on the hill program. I think I have it figured out. Miles were 3.05. And I did set a of my ab.circuit. My trainer is making a workout program for me while we are gone. One for outside and one for in the gym. My gym is only 9 miles away.
I am thinking that since Jb is going to be here, and he gets up in the early am to put in miles that this my be a good thing for me. This my help me to get use to getting up early and getting out there.Hey putting in miles in Disney World?? Sweet!!! I want to try some of the other running areas there.

Ya know when Jonathan says 12 weeks till the race, that sounds way shorter than 81 days. Say it and if you don't get excited when you do, ummm are you ok??

I put in for the entire week off before the race. I want to be in the World with EVERYONE!! This doesn't happen everyday, and I don't want to miss any of it. And if this happens, FJ will be working the entire marathon weekend. So he would be coming with me.He will earn his first park ticket!!! Sweet!!!

The picture above is the Mickey you see before going into the Kingdom. He is made out of pumpkins. Is that cool or what? Oh yeah in the Bakery on Main Street they have mini pumkins for the kids to color. So the kids colored some and waiting to see if they are there next week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Here is the sample of the shirts.

The Logo.



What do you think?? I am sending out the first payment today. They will be ready by Nov.1st.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Can You Feel It? It's Coming!

I was so excited about the race I forgot to post my weight loss dropped another 2.

Training yesterday I did a hill program for 30 mintues and then I ran for 10 mintues. In the evening we went out and did another 2.65 miles. So the total for the day was 5 miles.

We are putting the final plans on next week. Getting my training plan to take with me to the world.

Then I have to put the final plans on Jan. 09 !!

Still haven't received the sample of the shirt yet. I will send them an e mail.

Keep up the great work Team!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Getting Ready

Its 4:00a and we are getting ready to go to the race. I am nervous and I have butterflies in the tummy. No rain, its nice out.
My Dad came too. That's why I am nervous. I will update

Ok it is now 6a and FJ is going to be handing out medals to the runners. He has a cool shirt and a chief's hat!! We are lining up at the 13 min. Group.
Riding the bus from epcot we got to see some of the arches for the holiday bridge!
They are playing 80's music.
Taking lots of pics.
Can you tell I am super excited?!
I got emotional thinking of what is to come. All of us here in line up!
Iwe are wearing our AATM shirts.
Ok going to hit the potty again.
See all of you at the finish line!

We finished! 1:29:22.
Crowded for a while. About mile 4 or 5 my left calf muscle became real tight. I had to slow down. It was humid after the sun came up and I was having a hard time with my breathing.
The first runner across the line did it in 35 mintues! Holy cats! FJ is still volunteering, he ended up punching holes in the arm bands! He is doing great!
Well the net big race is the Half! I can't believe it!

I know I need to do more long distance running, and hills and incline. The road ramps are tough.

When ran into a runner who saw our shirts and said they low the show!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


"Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head."


I am re posting this quote.

Here I am middle of the week. I am suppose to put in another 5k today at pace. Then low cardio the rest of the week and the ab. circuit my trainer also gave me. My abs are sore today. 4 more days. I am still having knee pain. My trainer told me to stop doing the yoga. I may have caused the pain from doing the yoga. Who knew. The pain is at it's worse when I sit for a long period of time. It's the arthritis that is in there.

I have noticed that all of us are having trouble with with food lately. I am too. First I wasn't making my calories, now I am going over. By 50 calories. Which is my over allowance. And we are going to the World, and All the wonderful food from the food and wine fest..... OMGosh!!!! I have a food bible. The calorie king. It helps since I am counting calories.

Alright everyone, keep moving forward!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I am Super Excited

"Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head."


Today was pretty good. I did low intensity cardio in the gym. One hour actually. I worked E's but off. :)

I have been dealing with knee pain since Saturday. My bad knee. The left one. I think the arthritis is acting up. We had 2 days of straight rain. I haven't had any problems with it in 3 years. I think the weight loss has some to do with it. So I have been icing it down and I have elevated it, and I wear my brace.

Last night out putting in miles, anything that could go wrong went wrong.Really. I wore my fanny pack with my water bottle, and long sleeve shirt around my waist in case it is cool in the early morning.We started out good, then my shorts were meeting in the middle. They didn't want to stay up or down. Then my hair would not stay up in the hair tie,my ipod was rubbing my arm raw, and to make things worse, My shorts ripped!!! hahaha So I walked the rest of the way home. I didn't want to rub my self raw since the race is this weekend. {ugh]{BTW I don't do the races with my ipod}

Shirt news:
The shirts are going to be ready by Nov.1. I will be getting a sample copy in the mail by the end of the week. Some of you have not paid for your shirts. You are going to owe me. I am doing it all out of pocket.I will post the sample as soon as I get it.

This month has a couple of mile stones for me. First this month is 2 years I have been on this journey to the half. Since I was injured to do it in 2008.And my one year on the awful TOT 13k. The race I hit the wall in.I was sick the entire night after the race. I was wheeled to the car in a wheel chair. The Minnie was my first long race since then. I did a couple of 5k's. And All I could do was worry. The Minnie was my longest race ever too. 9.1 miles. This 10k should be a breeze. I am shooting for 1:10- 1:15 for time. I have done it here at home. And the crazy part is I am going to be slow running this race!!!! My first actual run. Not walking. I am super excited.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What To Do


I have been trying to post since the last one. And it finally let me in!

Team Voice I am not sure what I am going to do with the challenges. I didn't submit one since I was sick and no one would understand me. And then no one submitted answers for the challenge.

I will be ordering the shirts after I get back from The Race for The Taste 10k next Sunday.
Speaking of the race. We have been back out training. Tuesday we did dreadmill hill sprints, and cardio. Then outside and did a 5k in 40:24 and then again the next day in 39:56. Then it rained all day yesterday. I am hoping I can get one mor 5k in and do all cardio this week. My trainer my think different.

I dropped another 3 pounds. 31 pounds lost since June.

Any ideas what to do with our challenges?

19 days and counting.....