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Sum It Up Sunday

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It’s quickly turning into a new tradition: the late night Sum It Up Sunday.  I have these grand plans to actually you know, plan out my weeks and my days.  Ahem.  But those plans never quite fall into place like I expect.

Today I had an excuse though.  I spent a lovely afternoon with my local runDisney mommies celebrating a special little guy’s big day- his First Holy Communion.  A special occasion and I wouldn’t trade those hours for anything. Congrats again to Seth S!

Diet Bet
Today is the day!  The game starts on Monday and we were sent weigh in emails over the weekend.   I got up bright and early and took my weigh in pictures.

Y’all, it wasn’t pretty.  But that’s ok:  that’s why I’m doing the Diet Bet, right?  But it’s not going to be easy.  I need to lose over 8 pounds in 28 days (with a Walt Disney World vacation thrown in there!)

I’m determined to win this sucker- cause I don’t like to lose money.

If you are still interested, it’s not too late.  You can still join the game.  Check this out: the pot is over $4700! You want in on that action?  I thought you might. 

As soon as I saw that scale, I put on my running shoes and got out the door.  Talk about motivation. Week 3 completed.  This week I needed to suck it up and run for 3 minute stretches.  Yes- 3 whole minutes.  I know, I know… what can I say?  I love the Galloway method and have been doing very small intervals for  long time.  This was a challenge for me.  I am happy to report it did not totally suck.  Yay me!

This week: 5 minutes.  Oh boy.  Can I do it?  You betcha!

Free Dining
Walt Disney World kinda went cu-coo last week with their announcements and news.  I don’t usually report on everything the Mouse does (unless it’s runDisney related) but there were some really BIG things going on this week!  The best by far was the Free Dining announcement.

These rates are open to the general public on May 7.  The phone lines will be NUTS.  Why not save yourself a little time and contact Jennifer Greene with Destinations in Florida for a quote?  She’ll take care of all the details for you!

Star Wars Race
I’m throwing this in here because, well, you never know.  It is May the 4th- soon to be Revenge of the 5th- and we certainly hoped to hear some announcement from a galaxy far far away.  Also known as runDisney.

It didn’t come.  BUT there are some credible rumors and talk that an announcement IS coming.  Yeah, I know… the same rumors we were talking about LAST May the 4th right?

Do I think a Star Wars race is coming?  I sure do.   

When?  Where?  Tell us, Shenanigans… we must know!

I have no idea.  My guess- and it’s only a guess- is that it will be in Disneyland next January.  If we are to hear an announcement this month, that’s where and when I think the race will happen.  If this month goes flying by faster than the Millennium Falcon making the Kessel Run and we don’t hear an announcement… then I’d lean toward Walt Disney World.

But you know I’ll keep my pulse on things and if I feel a disturbance in the Force you’ll be the first to know.

Spring Showers Giveaway
Watch the blog late on Monday for a big fat giveaway announcement. You could buy some of this with your winnings.

How was your weekend?  Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo in any special way?  Any thoughts on the Star Wars Race and where/when it might be coming?

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Vennie Martinisi

Thursday 8th of May 2014

Your blog really hit right on the head! Its all so blasted hard. I do wish you luck on your bet. :)

Veronica Lee

Tuesday 6th of May 2014

Good luck on your diet bet! A Star Wars race sounds awesome!

Monday 5th of May 2014

Way to go on your Couch to 5K program! I finished my 6th Half Marathon this weekend. However, it wasn't pretty. Undertrained, hot day on race day, lots of little hills and a couple bigger ones (including one in mile 12...who does that?). I'm so thankful for time to prepare for a race again. Dumbo Double Dare, I'm coimin' and I'm going to be prepared for you!

I totally hope that there's a Star Wars themed half marathon at Disneyland in January! That would be amazing! We need more runDisney out on the West Coast.

Keep up the good work you're doing (in training and in keeping us up to date with the latest runDisney news)! I can't wait to read about the half marathon PR you're going to set on the way to the Walt Disney World Marathon! It's gonna happen.

Patty Holliday

Monday 5th of May 2014

YES! Exactly- I haven't posted my PHX Half Marathon recap yet (and it was all downhill- so nothing to complain about!) but that was the "time to get serious" talk I had with myself. PR - all fingers and toes crossed for that one! :)

Vanessa Hicks

Monday 5th of May 2014

I just signed up today for Diet Bet!! Sounds fun!

Patty Holliday

Monday 5th of May 2014

AWESOME! Welcome to the fun Vanessa! Hope you lose big and win big!


Monday 5th of May 2014

Good luck on your diet bet! Star Wars, Schmar Wars :)

Patty Holliday

Monday 5th of May 2014

That doesn't sound like something the Sith Lord would say! ;) Thanks Tania!