Walt Disney World Training: Week 6

Well.  I’m glad that week is over.  I’m not going to get into it.  It just seems unnecessary at this point.  Regardless, I’ve been trying to pick myself up, dust myself off and move forward.  One foot in front of the other.


more on this in a second. it’s a great metaphor for my life right now.

Total miles: 21 (whoops!)

Toughest run:  They were all tough this week.  I think that I surprised myself each time though because once I was out there pounding it out, the runs always ended up OK.

Best run:  For my long run, I waited until my breakfast and and my pizza lunch settled and got through the first half of Frozen before I started out on my 14 mile run.  I knew for sure I wouldn’t get the full 14 miles in — I had not gotten a lot of sleep this week and that usually spells disaster for longer runs.  I got out there and man was it a beautiful day for a run. I was really dialed into my intervals and I looked up and realized I was 5.5 miles in and was too far from home to get home before dark.  I busted up the big hill by Jones Point and called MB to ask him to pick me up after I was done.  I got 10.25 miles done, about 5 miles more than I thought I would get.  I knew I would be able to get the remaining 3.75 miles on my legs today (I’m one of the proponents of splitting my long runs in the 24 hour period).  I came out of that run so so happy and excited.  The whole thing felt cathartic and easy.  I loved it.

Knee and hip pain on a scale of 1 (post Motown Philly) to 5 (the day before the Richmond marathon):  2 and 3.  I was in a lot of pain last week.  That’s really all I have to say about that.

Current gear obsession:  As you might have noticed, my Garmin met an untimely end.  When I went to go for my run on Friday morning, the watch was completely dead.  Weird, because I had put it on the charger to charge overnight.  After I turned it back on, I put it back on the charger.  Instead of charging, it tried to start to go for a run.  I took it off the charger and I got the low battery and it would turn off.  Basically — after I Googled it — I realized that it was not ever going to charge again.  I took a really deep breath and I felt all of the anger from this past week bubble up and it exploded.  I took the watch and slammed it on the table face down.  It was so satisfying.  Most of you reading this won’t be overly surprised that I have the worst temper in the world.  I used to break things a lot more.  So, this was how I ended up with Garmin 220.  It’s an activity track and a GPS watch and I love it.

Personal training breakthrough:  I didn’t go to personal training last week.  I was so sore and my knee and hip were throbbing.  Plus, not sleeping and my general malaise,  I just couldn’t make it.  My trainer did check in with me, though, and I’m ready to get back to it this week!

Disney World motivator:  This week, I got some really great news!  I was hired as a Mouse Counselor that means I’m an authorized Disney Travel Planner!  For more info you can check out my website’s update!

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