Wow, hope no one made travel arrangements already. Or like my old job already committed to vacation for the year.
Well, there are several unhappy people over at the Run Disney Facebook page - there are definitely people who had already scheduled vacation and made travel plans. Roswell and I had an idea of what we were going to do and I had requested the time off of work but luckily it’s so far in advance and we’re super flexible at work (at least in the “back office”) so I can just switch it up. It’s just a little disappointing, I’ve been looking forward to this race since like February. Oh well.
In case you haven’t noticed…it’s winter. Actually, the Winter Solstice occurred today at 12:30am, but for all intents and purposes…December dictates that it’s winter. We in the Northeast have gotten off to a relatively mild start, and even today, it’s a balmy 50 degrees outside. If you’re like me…and the thought of a treadmill scares you and makes you want to run for the hills (literally)…you are going to need to know how to survive winter running. What do I know about winter running you ask? I grew up in Maine. I lived in Vermont for four years. I trained for the Boston Marathon last winter. I ran outside for during all of those times. I’ve learned a few things. And I’m going to tell you a bit of what I’ve learned.
Yesterday, Run Disney announced they were moving the Wine & Dine Half Marathon to November to accommodate their reintroduction of the Tower of Terror (now) ten miler.
They’ve moved Wine & Dine to the last weekend of the festival. Meaning two things: if you go the week before the race, you enjoy lots of different foods a few days before the race and risk having a severely upset stomach while racing. OR you stay the week after the race and completely miss the food & wine festival.
PLUS this is two weeks after the Marine Corp Marathon. Running a half two weeks after running your FIRST full? Doesn’t seem like a smart idea.
So now I’m trying to figure out if a Disney race/vacation will fit into my schedule this year. Hmmm…
Jess of EasyBeingGreene and I are meeting tomorrow morning outside Mayorga Coffee Shop which is supposedly near the starting line. I’m heading down there at 5:45am, so hopefully we can meet about 6:45am, but there are 22,000 of us and word on the street is that this is the only coffee shop open…
So one thing I did to make my job and time at work more enjoyable is request a flex schedule. I work Monday through Thursday 7 to 4:30, one Friday 7 to 3:30 and have every other Friday off. So today is my first Friday off! :) and I’m glad because I’ve got a lot to do today!
Hot Chocolate Expo at National Harbor to pick up my race packet!