Disney Dark Side Weekend

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Apparently this week is getting away from me, because I can’t believe that it’s already Thursday.  I always find it somewhat difficult to come back from a trip and get caught up on things, but it’s even more challenging when you aren’t feeling well.  Thankfully I’m finally feeling better and now I have a chance to get things around here done.  I hate cleaning though, so here I am procrastinating……

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Last weekend was amazing, and we had such a wonderful time in Florida!  The reason we went down there was because I signed up to run the Inaugural Disney Star Wars Dark Side Challenge, and Jeff ran the Star Wars 5K.  Sidenote: I’m so incredibly proud of him, because Jeff absolutely hates to run, and he actually wanted to sign up to do it all on his own.  I loved getting to cheer him on!  He even plans on doing the Disney 10K in January now.  I may have made a runner out of him!

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As far as the races go, we couldn’t have asked for better days.  The weather was absolutely perfect!  However, poor Griffin was once again sick.  It seems that every time we go on vacation he comes down with some type of illness; we can’t take him anywhere.  This time, the poor little man must have caught a stomach virus because he ended up vomiting almost every day that we were away.  It probably didn’t help that he had to wake up at about 2:00 in morning, so that we could get ready to head off for the race.  Griffin did surprisingly well with being woken up and just ended up taking short naps here and there throughout the day.

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Overall, I’m very excited with my results!  I ran the 10k in 58:16 seconds, and I ran the half marathon, the following day, in 2:03:32.  I can’t lie though, I am a little disappointed, but only because I was so close to running the half marathon in under 2 hours.  Unfortunately, my knee was killing me for the first 4 miles of the race, so I had to slow down my pace.  I absolutely refused to walk though, and thankfully I know my body well enough to know that the pain would eventually subside, which it did, and that’s when I was able to pick my speed back up.

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If you’ve ever considered running a Disney race, you definitely should.  They are so much fun and everyone is there to have a good time.  I can’t wait for my next challenge in November, and I also plan to sign up for another one in January, when registration opens next week!

It’s always good to place goals and dates on a calendar; that way it helps keep you motivated!  So what are your goals?  Feel free to share in the comments below!

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