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I Have A Dream

Published February 27, 2014 by thisprincesswillrun

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No, not the MLK speech (although that is wicked). I’m referring to the next 2 years and how they are going to change the course of my life. As any runDisney fanatic is aware, a NEW race has been announced. This November in Disneyland The Avengers are being called to assemble for a 5k and half marathon.

*insert supreme nerdy giggle here*

Now, I will not be attempting to run in the inaugural race, although how freaking amazing would that be?? No, I have decide that, funding permitted, I will be going for my Coast To Coast medal in the year 2016.
February=Princess Half Weekend 5k, 10k, and half
November=Avengers #SmashTheHalf Weekenf 5k and half

For those keeping a tally, that comes out to 38.6 magical miles

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I think I damaged my brain, the idea of this outrageous but I am so excited to begin this journey. After I finish the Tower of Terror 10 miler that is. one thing at a time Jenna…

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^ But seriously….how can I NOT earn this?!

Currently, I am still working on maintaining my routine and keeping my mile time between 14 and 15 minutes. Last Friday I did my first 5k since the summer and I felt incredible. I decided to attempt this due to all the posts I was reading about everyone running in WDW for the Princess Weekend. I was able to maintain my breathing throughout and stayed at a good pace of just under 15:30 min miles. I would bump up the speed on the treadmill whenever a really good song came on.

I’ve also started doing slight weight lifting. There’s no way I’m going to be running in my Maleficent outfit with flabby arms in October!

Monday: 2 miles
Wednesday: 2 miles (elliptical)
Thursday 2ish….miles.

I say 2ish because I really don’t know how far I ran since not only once but twice did I pull the emergency stop cord on the treadmill and I lost all my data. TWICE! Good grief.

Going for another 5k again tomorrow. 👍

I have a dream
A song to sing
To help me cope with anything

Honestly, I Wanna See You Be Brave

Published February 20, 2014 by thisprincesswillrun

Ok, part 2 of the last post a few days later.
So, as I’ve made it very clear, the whole point of this journey is to train for the Walt Disney World Tower of Terror 10 mile race in October. Last Tuesday was one of the most stressful days of my life. I have been following all kinds of runDisney blogs, instagrams, and Facebook pages and I had heard horror stories of recent runs selling out in mere minutes! I was not letting that happen to me. So at 11:45am I’m on the runDisney site and I’m refreshing and refreshing and refreshing with my husband on the phone with me calming me down. Finally 12:00 hit! No sign up button. 12:04. 12:09. I’m about to have a heart attack. Finally I refreshed again and the registerbutton appeared! Boy it the sign up process long! It probably didn’t help that I was doing mine and my husbands but it took a good 20 minutes to get us registered and paid for. $300 later…

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Huzzah!!!

Now the seriously scary part. Actually trainingto run 10 MILES! Part of my brain still can’t wrap itself around that thought.

I’ve only gotten about 4 miles in this week, and they weren’t pretty. I understand that it is a process and I need to be patient with it or I will fall out of love with this idea or even hurt myself.

Plus, my list of things I need to buy just seems to keep getting longer and longer. I’m trying to decide on which watch to invest in. I had a Polar heart rate monitor for about 5 years but it has decided to die on me completely. I’ve tried new batteries but it just will not sync. So I’m going back and forth between a new Polar:

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Or a Garmin:

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I can not tell if any of the Garmins also do heart rate. Does anyone have some insight on these?

I also REALLY need to invest in a foam roller. My legs are just in a constant state of sore. The good sore, but still sore. Etsy and Pinterest will be the death of my bank accountme I swear. I want all the sparkle skirts.
And head bands.
And shoes.
And #TrD shirts

*sign* one thing at a time I suppose.

The foam roller is a must purchase this weekend. Pros sibyl more sparkly hair bands as well. You can never have too much sparkle.

Show me, how big your brave is

But You Gotta Keep Your Head Up

Published February 17, 2014 by thisprincesswillrun

So, my plunge into the wide world of blogging hasn’t been as easy as of thought. Aka…I’m lazy. But, I started this blog to keep not only the three people who read it, but mainly for myself to read about this journey I’m taking. It’s not just about the weight loss. It’s about finding myself. oh how cliche I know I know, but it’s true. Also, I happen to be a complete computer retard so I do all of this off of my iPhone. Glorious technology.

Now, since I last posted a LOT has happened. A lot of freaking snow is what has happened. So the last 2 weeks have been hit and miss at the gym. But with that being said, I do actually go to the gym. My dad joined Planet Fitness (huge step for him and I’m so very proud) and he can bring a guest for free, yay for being a mooch!
Let’s see today will be my 3rd time going, it would have been more like my 8th, but Mother Nature seems to think it’s totally fine to snow on my parade. But here’s a look at the past week at both PF and at the home gym I get yo use.

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No filters on any of these, it’s all me.

But now I’m going to be late meeting my dad! I’m trying to run 2.5 miles today without stopping. Another post coming very soon, I have more big news!!

This is just a journey drop your worry, you’re gonna turn out fine.