Rain Rain Go Away…

I don’t know about my fellow runners but I am a fair weathered runner. After last weekend’s crazy warm temps I thoughtfully planned ahead to get up early and be out the door by 7 for a 7-8 mile training run…. Well that plan was spoiled by rain! I personally think a little rain is okay mid run. Almost like running through a sprinkler to cool down. Thunder and pouring rain in a summer storm is not the same!

Looks like I will be going to bed early again tonight… Only after the Blackhawks game and try for the long run tomorrow.

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Vacation

We are in Disney for a much needed vacation! While there isn’t any racing we are running.

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… And enjoying adult beverages.

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… And enjoying great views.

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… And most importantly enjoying spending time together!

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#Bostonmarathon

We don’t personally know anyone running Boston but many of our online friends were. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Boston runners, spectators, volunteers, and employees in the area. What sadness on a day that should be filled with joy for such an amazing accomplishment.

Please join us and say a prayer for our runner friends out there.

#prayforBoston

Family Running

We may not all be the same pace.
We may not all run the same distance.
We may not all even love running.
We do all love running knowing someone else is out there!

Even better is literally running into your family!

I can’t wait to know I’m running with family when we go on our family vacation (no races involved) later in the month.

Until then, Happy National Siblings Day to my sister!

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– Daughter #1

WDW Marathon Weekend Registration

The day is finally here… runDisney opened up the registration for Marathon Weekend! As I previously mentioned this was a highly anticipated day with the new 10k and official Dopey Challenge. The family is all registered and happy to announce our official lineup!

Dad – WDW Marathon (2nd year)
Mom – Inaugural 10k
Daughter #1 – Inaugural 10k and WDW Marathon

I hope that I will be able to smile as big as Dad did when he finished last year!

What race will you be running?

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Chicago Marathon 2013 Planning

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Chicago Marathon 2013

I am one of the lucky crazy people that was able to get into the Chicago Marathon before the great server crash of 2013.  I tried to register, made it all the way to the payment page, put in my credit card number, closed my eyes and hit submit and then I went to lunch (it is never too early to start carb loading).  When I got back to my desk and looked at my browser I saw that it crashed.  I figured I would try again and couldn’t get the website to open.  After a few failed attempts to even open I told myself I would try after work.  A few hours later the news of the website crashing, failing, closing of registration, etc. started to trickle out.  I figured I would have to wait and see what was going to happen figuring like others that Chicago Marathon was going to lottery (it did a few days later).  One of my coworkers found the confirm your registration page and my name was on it!  Panic began to set in…. me the train when I feel like it runner was really signed up for the Chicago Marathon.  My running buddy that finally convinced me to sign up for Chicago she says “we aren’t getting any younger and this isn’t going to get any easier!” was also in!  My dad, not so much.

I like many runDisney fans am also a huge Jeff Galloway run/walk fan.  For me, his plans work well with my schedule, attention span, and motivation.  I adapted one of his plans that is available on the runDisney website to work for Chicago.  I know it is a long training schedule but I am a girl that needs structure, lots of structure.  Based off my math, I think training starts this week, eek!  Luckily the first few weeks aren’t challenging, just the structure I need to start wrapping my mind about 26.2 miles of running (that is further than my drive to the office).

After spectating the Chicago Marathon in 2011 (while in a stress fracture boot, now that is a story) volunteering at a water station in 2012 and spectating the 20th Anniversary of the Disney Marathon I can say I am truly inspired by everyone that completes a marathon and hope to say I completed my first (there might be a second in 2014) marathon 2013.

– Daughter #1

The big runDisney race debate

The entire runorexicfamily was together for the Easter weekend. I was able to get in an outdoor (thrilled to be outside) run!

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A big conversation topic was the upcoming registration for the runDisney January, 2014 Marathon weekend. After much debate we decided to not sign up for the Runners World Challenge. We don’t think we will use all the amenities.

Dad will be running the marathon (his second) and mom will be running the inaugural marathon weekend 10k. I’m completely torn. I know I’m not doing Goofy or Dopey this year… Although the thought of 6 medals did sound appealing. I have a little time to decide but am set on doing the 10k with mom.
The question I am facing is do I go for marathon or my favorite distance of 13.1 plus my 10k? Daughter #2 won’t be able to join is due to crazy work schedules in January.

Are you running Disney? Which race will you be running in January?