Eat, Bike, Run, Eat, Swim, Eat

Happy Sunday everyone! 🙂

I love Sundays because they always include a long run and pancakes. However, they also mean that the weekend is almost over. This morning, I ran 7 miles.

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Look at that first mile! I was listening to “Let it Go” (obviously) and when I heard my runkeeper say average pace: 7:56/mile, I kind of freaked out a little bit. It felt EASY. However, as you can see, my split times got slower over the course of my run. *sigh* but for the first few miles, I was totally rocking it! 😀 I can’t wait to push myself and see what I can really do!

I also made paaaancakes. 🙂

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They were chocolatey and delicious. Yesterday was a rest day since I pretty much killed every body part on Friday with my brick workout in the morning and my swim workout in the evening. During my brick, I biked 12 miles and then ran 1.5 miles. I’m feeling really confident with my bike-run transition but the swim-bike transition is what is kind of freaking me out. My triathlon could be freezing, so what do I wear that will not require a lot of changing but also be warm enough to get me through the bike and run? I’m looking into investing in a tri suit but the ones that I can afford are the sleeveless ones with shorts. This would be a much simpler affair if I lived in Florida still. Michigan is always unpredictable especially in April. When I ran my first marathon two years ago, it was in the 60s the day before the race and below freezing the day of. Ridiculous! I’m just more concerned about the swim. Any suggestions? I’ve obviously just been swimming in my athletic swimsuit which has been working well for me. However, speaking of swimming, I am quickly finding out just how weak of a swimmer I am. I am having a really hard time getting through 50 yds without taking a short breather and then going back at it. *sigh* I’ll get there.

Besides my triathlon, I have a few other races I am doing this year.

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The Dirty Girl Mud Run! 🙂 I somehow scored a free entry via their Facebook page and am going to the run in Chicago! If any of you are going to be there, send me an email and we’ll meet up! 🙂

Also, wait for it..wait for it….

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THE AVENGERS SUPER HEROES HALF-MARATHON! 😀 Any guesses on who i’ll be dressing up as? 😉

So, that’s been my weekend in a nutshell. How was yours? Did you do anything exciting? Did you hit any training goals? 🙂

 

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Did you miss me? ;)

Hi guys, remember me? That girl that went to Disney last year and didn’t hear from for awhile? First of all, I am so sorry for not keeping up with this blog. To be honest, I got so busy down at Disney doing a billion things that I’ll talk about in this post that I sort of lost touch with blogging. So here’s a quick recap of what happened last year:

I made some awesome friends and worked at The Seas with Nemo & Friends.

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I met my favorite characters.

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I ran the Tower of Terror 10 miler and absolutely LOVED it. 🙂

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P.S. I did not know that man prior to the race but it was pretty hilarious bumping into him!

I ran the Wine & Dine Half-Marathon in the speedy time of 1:58 <<–including picture stops AND a port-a-potty break. 😉

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I ran the Space Coast Marathon in Cocoa, FL in a respectable time of 4:10. Not my fastest but not bad for not training very hard!

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Most importantly, I met the love of my life while randomly walking around the World Showcase in Epcot.

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We went snorkeling for his birthday. 🙂

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I worked the craziest shift of my life on New Years Eve.

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I graduated from the Disney College Program.

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Jeremy and I became a long distance couple. He’s in New Orleans and I’m in Michigan but we’re doing pretty well.

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It’s not easy and I totally ugly cry every time we have to leave each other but it’s just for a short time. 🙂

So that’s what happened this past year! I have done a lot of growing up while doing the College Program and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It really did change my life. I met the most incredible people (totally tearing up while typing this btw) and I had the best time. I miss all of my Seas and Mission: SPACE family! ❤ I can’t wait to see you guys again! I’m hoping that now that I’m back in school, I’ll post a little more especially about my training! I am officially training for my first sprint triathlon. I’m super excited and NERVOUS but I’m sure I’ll finish and do well. 🙂 I have a few other trips and races planned for this year which I’ll go into further detail about another day. Hope you guys have a great weekend! Mine will be filled with homework and training! 😉