Friday, May 17, 2013

This runner goes biking!

I had the day off today!!!  Most people would probably use that to sleep a little extra or have some extra fun...I decided to go on a new adventure and ride my bike around exploring!  10 miles later and I have a very sore butt!!!  Will my butt ever get used to a bike seat??  Perhaps I need to invest in some bike shorts :)  It was tons of fun though and I'm pretty sure a triathlon is in my future!!!  If you have any biking advice send it my way!!!!

Sometimes you just have to smile

Do you ever have those days or even weeks where nothing is going right and then all of sudden everything fits into place and comes together?  This past week has been on those for me.  I was ready to crack at any moment and then on Monday while taking out a gall bladder Elton John came on.  For those that don't know me very well, one of my best friends Matthew died our senior year of college and saying he loved Elton John would be the understatement of the century.  Everything about that kid was about Elton John.  Its funny sometimes how people are always looking out...I heard an Elton John song on the radio before my PA school interview, right after Ty left the first day of PA school, seems like everytime I really need a little boost there he is :)  I knew everything would be ok after that.  It wasn't long after hearing it that I got the text that everything was working out...all the stress of the last month or so was slowly working out.  Anyone else ever have those moments or songs or catching a rainbow in the sky that just lets you know everything will be ok or just makes your randomly start laughing :)  Matthew's birthday is coming up...he would be 31 in a few days so for now Happy early Birthday my friend and thanks for always reminding me to smile and that everything will always be ok :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Team Fit2Run-Orlando!!!

Last week I promised a big announcement was coming soon...well here it is!!
I have been selected as member of the 2013-2014 Team Fit2Run-Orlando!!!  I'm beyond excited and can't wait to represent them in Central Florida and around the country!!!  It is nights like this where I reflect on how much my life has changed since I started running.  I never thought I would be on a running team representing such an awesome running store!!!  Tomorrow's run will be in my new shirt so look for us at Disney :)  Congratulations to all my new teammates!!  Especially Della, April, and Brandi!  This is going to be a great year!!!

Go like them on facebook!!  There will be a surprise when they get to 1000 likes!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Race Recap: Expedition Everest Challenge

Run...Jump...Run...Tires...Run...Crawl...Run...Solve some!!!

Oh you want more details than that about the greatest 5k at Disneyworld???  Well here goes.  We got to Animal Kingdom around 9pm for the 10pm race.  We were in Corral H so we had plenty of time to kill in the corral so talked to those around us :)  And there were lots of people around us.  Standing in the corral we were able to catch a view for the "May the Fourth Be With You" fireworks special from Hollywood Studios.  Who doesn't love unexpected fireworks?!? As the pictures show below the race was full of fun!  The afterparty was awesome as well but I was exhausted so we didn't stay long.  Ran into some friends and then headed home to shower and sleep....afterall I had a run planned for the next morning at port orleans!
Overall course..5k and scavenger:

View from Corral H before the race
Its snowing!!!!
 Our time to go!!!!

First obstacle - Hay Bales!!!
Mile 1 just before entering the park....10 minute mile!!!!

Running up to Everest!
Obstacle #2 and the only backup on the course...tire agilities!

Look I found in Animal Kingdom!!!!
Mile 2!!!
Mile 3

Obstacle 3 -  crawling under the net!  This was the hardest!!!  And dirtiest!!!

Clue #1 - due to hustling there aren't any more pictures of the other clues


Reason I had to shower as soon as I got home!  Yes that is dirt!!!