Plans Change… We Must Adapt

We all know that even the best laid plans must be altered due to unforeseen circumstances. But, that doesn’t make it any less annoying!!

As you may remember, I have committed to running a marathon this year as one of my resolutions. I would love to do the New York City Marathon, but chances are slim that I’ll win that lottery. So, I had decided that my back-up plan would be the St. Augustine Marathon in November. Well, imagine my surprise when I went to their webpage to check the date and registration information and there’s NO MARATHON!!!! WHAAT?!? Yeah, this year they are only having a 5K, 10K and 21K (or half marathon). BUMMER!!! So what’s a marathon girl to do? Well, I went searching for another marathon, and the only thing I can find that works with my schedule is the Disney Marathon in January, 2013. Does this mean my resolution is a bust already? That depends on how you think about it. I like to say it’s an issue of semantics. Will I have completed the marathon by December 31, 2012? No, but I will have trained for it, and that’s the hard part! Right?

The other change is in the P90X Training program I’m doing. I’m into week 3 and I truly believe it’s working, but I’m a little bored. Oh, and Tony’s voice is grating on my last nerve!!! Yeah, I’ve hit my wall, not with the program but with him. So I’ve decided to not do the video and just do the exercises on my own. And, I even created my own plyometric, interval and ballet workout routines to replace his plyo, shoulders & arms and that stinking kenpo routines.  So, is it really even P90X? Technically, no, but I’m much happier because I don’t have to listen to his voice anymore!!! And my workouts are way harder than his! Stay tuned… I may post my workouts at some point. I have to make sure they work first!!!

UPDATE: Run Hubby, Run…

Just wanted to give to you an update on the hubs and his training program. HE’S STILL RUNNING!!! YAY!! This is impressive in itself, but he’s also been traveling and still kept on track with the plan! YAY BABE!!! Are you wondering what plan? Yeah, I realized that we didn’t really set a plan…HAHAHAHAHA! I guess it’s easy to stay on track if you don’t have a track!! Never fear, I came up with a plan and a goal!! I love creating goals for other people!!

So, the plan is to run/walk for 30 minutes, 3 days a week with Sunday being our “long” day.  Eventually, we’ll stop the walk portion and just run. Oh, and the long run, yeah, it will gradually increase each week. 🙂 The goal….MWAAAHHHHH… his first 5K run!!!! We will do Disney’s Expedition Everest Challenge and Scavenger Hunt!!! It’s a team race which starts with a 5K run with obstacles set up along the way, followed by a scavenger hunt through Animal Kingdom®…kind a like The Amazing Race (his fave show). Sounds like fun, huh? It’s perfect for his first race since it’s a night race and the run is split up by the obstacles. OK…it’s a little pricey, but that’s a sure way to keep him motivated. He’s not going to pay the $$$$ and then not run! Hit ’em where it hurts right? Oh and we have Disney passes, so we can make a vacation out of it!!!!

Stay tuned for more updates and more wife-induced goals!!!

The Princesses succeed!!!

WE DID IT!!!!! Wooooohooooo!!!! Yes, we actually woke up at 3:00AM!!!! Amazing, right?!? Oh, yeah… and we finished the Princess Half Marathon. YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!

It was quite the weekend! 17,000 princesses, a couple princes and a couple of Survivor celebrities, gathered in the wee hours of the morning in the parking lot at EPCOT to set out on a 13.1 mile adventure around Disney property! Don’t ask me where we ran…I don’t remember, other than through the castle at Magic Kingdom, oh and up that MAJOR HILL in front of the Contemporary Hotel. The rest…as they say… is a blur!!! Probably, because we took my Mother-in-law’s advice and  “made a game of it”. We ran/walked the entire race on a 3 min/2 min ratio. It was a great way to pass the time, but it didn’t stop the “WALL” from hitting us square in the face at miles 10, 11 and 12!!! (Yes, three walls…well, there were three of us!) But we persevered and pushed on, with the help of the cheers from the crowds that lined the road!! Ummm, did I mention that we had no peeps rooting us on? No? Well, evidently, our adventure wasn’t enough inspiration to get our peeps out of bed!!! Don’t worry, we’ll be milking that one for a very long time!!! Anyway…we eventually crossed the finish line TOGETHER!!! We got our medals, food and drink, pictures and poof…we turned back into pumpkins…or are we the rats? IDK, but you get the idea! The magic ended immediately after we exited the finishers’ area.

Imagine 17,000 princesses, sweaty and smelly, limping back to their vehicles all trying to exit the parking lot at the same time!!! Yeah, you get the picture! GRIDLOCK!!! We sat for a good 20 minutes before we even moved an inch!! UUGGHHH!!! Eventually… maybe 30-40 minutes later… the magic happened and we started moving! Note to self: run faster so you get out before the crowd!!!!

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Tutu’s Are Done!!!!

And without a moment to spare…I finally finished the tutu’s!!!! It was not the easy feat I expected, what with my stupid sewing machine HATING the tulle we chose!!! Oh, and the elastic…yeah, it HATED my sewing machine!!! No one was playing nice!!! So I had to alter the plan yet again!!! So, we ended up with hot pink, “out to here” tutu’s that will definitely stand out in the crowd!!! Now… what about a Princess crown?!?!?

Tutu Making Day!!

OK, so we’re going to attempt to make our race tutus today!!! Wooooohoooo! Or shall I say La-Ti-Da!! We have the tulle, elastic and ribbon, all that’s left to do is devise a pattern… or at least a plan. Of course, we’re going to run first, then come back and sew, which could be a mistake, but we’ll see! I’ll post an update later! Wish us luck!!!

 

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What’s a Princess Wear to a Half-Marathon?

We have 10 days until Disney’s Princess Half Marathon and the pressure is ON!!! The running and stretching… and running and cross-training… and running and sewing!!! Yes… I said sewing! You see, while we are excited about the actual running part, we are a tad obsessed with what we are going to wear! As any Princess should be, right? RIGHT!!

Almost immediately after signing up for the race, we started discussing what we should wear for the run. We went from full-on Princess costumes to

glass slipper running shoes & crowns

and now I think we’ve decided on running tutu’s!!!

But have you tried to find 3 adult sized, G-rated tutus for a reasonable price…that can be shipped in time for the race? No? Well, let me tell you, it’s difficult!!! Especially the G-rated and reasonable price part!!! So… seamstress that I am… or rather pretend to be… I am making the tutu’s!!! WOOOOOHOOO!!!!

We went to JoAnn’s and picked out a beautiful hot pink tulle, and all the accoutrement to make these seemingly simple tutu’s. OH… and I had COUPONS!!!! So, for the supplies for all 3 tutus we paid $9 total! That’s $3 a piece!!! Woop Woop!!! We’ll see exactly how many hours it takes me to construct these little jewels!

Stay tuned for the tutu-making tell-all post….I’ll even include pictures! Here goes…

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