The girl loves her bling…

May 05, 2019 :: 3:42 PM

for those days I know future me will have at some point :: as of 5 may, 2019

 

Medal Distance Medal Distance
Victor E. Dash 5K (2017)    3.1 miles       Forgotten 5K   3.1 miles  
Big Cat 5K   3.1 miles       Armchair to 5K   3.1 miles  
Victor E. Dash 5K (2018)    3.1 miles       Baby 6.7K   4.2 miles  
Dumbledore’s Army 5K   3.1 miles       Handles 5K   3.1 miles  
Hedwig Memorial 5K   3.1 miles       Don’t You 4K About Me   2.5 miles  
Nargle 9K   5.6 miles       Hell in High Heels 12K   7.5 miles  
Platform 9 3/4K   6.1 miles       Stage 5 Clinger 5K   3.1 miles  
Universal Orlando Fun Run 5K   3.1 miles       Star Wars Half Marathon   13.1 miles  
Royal 10K   6.2 miles       Paws for a Cause 5K   3.1 miles  
Winding Waters 5K   3.1 miles       TOTAL INTENTIONAL MILES:    82.4  


#kissesforbill

May 04, 2019 :: 2:26 PM

sweaty selfie :: big cat 5k :: palm beach zoo

This might be my last 5K with my husband. We normally walk them together, but he seems less and less interested. Plus, I want to start running them and he’s not going to do that. (Yet?)

On to Quidditch…

The dementors started running on the 2nd, giving the House teams a head start. Despite not being a competitive group, I’ve been outdoing myself to get the miles. I want to prove to myself more than anything that I can survive Quidditch and push myself to the point where the house teams are fighting themselves to get me in the Fall Quidditch “draft”.

Seriously.

Thursday, it was pouring so I hopped on the treadmill and planned to do a couch to 5K work out. Did that. Wasn’t tired, so I kept walking. Then it became a game to see how many miles I could go or for how long before I totally crapped out.

(This is the FUCK IT factor at work, by the way)

I crushed a little over 6 miles - a 10K.

Yesterday, I did a little over 5 miles.

Today, I did 3.3 at the Big Cat 5K and then hopped on the treadmill for another 1.7 as soon as we got home. No lie. It was the dementor power hour - all miles are doubled - so how could I sit on the couch? (FUCK IT! I can keep going…)

Tonight, I’m planning on taking the dog for a walk. Hopefully, the next PH will fall when I’m ready to drop my next batch of miles.

And for what it’s worth, I’m in 10th place for total miles in our group of 60. TENTH.

I’ve never done sixteen miles consecutively unless I was at Universal. I’ve done those sixteen in three days - thirteen which count towards PHRC medals. I’ve already claimed my last two 5Ks. I have a bunch of half marathon medals to complete. If I keep this up, I’ll have completed all the Potterhead/Whovian medals I have before Quidditch ends.

I’ll work on distances and speed soon. Right now I want to focus more on stamina. Making sure my fat ass doesn’t keel over, that sort of thing. I’ve been dropping weight, which is helping, so I’ve got that in my favour. Less weight means less strain on my knees and they’ve always been the first to get screwed up, whether it’s volleyball, marching band, skiing… I so much as think of being active and my knees act up.

I’m going to finish Quidditch and then go back to my training plans. Losing three weeks in my training won’t make a big deal because right now I’m paced to peak in early November. If I can shift peaking closer to December, I’ll still be fine for the Disney Half.

I think I’ve completely lost my mind, and I’m not sure I want to find it….


Adopted by an extrovert

April 28, 2019 :: 7:32 PM

ukrainian ironbelly :: gringott’s bank :: diagon alley

I’ve been known to do some random, completely out of character shit sometimes.

I’ve also been known to do some random, completely IN character shit sometimes.

I’m not sure which situation is worse…

I have, however, decided that the mere utterance of the phrase “FUCK IT!” is a harbinger of A. Very. Bad. Decision.

I had a grade-A FUCK IT! moment in the car on Saturday.

Despite having more than enough time to prepare for the half marathon, I decided to look at a training plan a good friend recommended. He did run the Boston Marathon, after all. His advice is… well, it’s something I’ve been paying a lot of attention to.

I’d worked out that I could do a training plan that started with a 5K and ran me through a half by NOVEMBER. By March, I’d be able to run a marathon. I’m going to figure out how to go from March to January so that in 2021 I CAN complete the Dopey.

So, that thing about being ready for a half in November?

My friend is going down to run the Two Course Challenge during Wine & Dine Weekend.

That’s a 10K and a Half. Completely do-able by the dates of the runs.

And I want to see her, so…

FUCK IT! I’m going to register for the Challenge.

(And then, the voice of reason said that the cost of a hotel room was prohibitive and there will be no fucking of the it. This time.)

However, the Fairy Tale Challenge is calling my name, and I’ve already decided that I’m doing the Rival Run / Kessel Run Challenges in April.

All that to say, we were at the Orlando Informer Meet Up last night and I met probably the most ridiculously extroverted person I have EVER come across.

She is a twelve time Dopey finisher and she and her mother are Disney race experts.

E X P E R T S

We talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked… and now I have a new friend.

Who can help my ass survive the races.

I’ll take it.

 

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Speaking of running…

The PHRC is doing its spring Quidditch cup competition in the beginning of May. It’s a virtual race (of course) whose miles are logged on Racery, which makes it a little different from all the other races. There are are nineteen teams and the idea is to log over 3K miles over the two weeks.

I am not a runner (yet), so I didn’t make a house team. I did however join a Dementor team. Dementors are meant to lap the house teams and cost them miles. It’s all in fun, but just the idea of Quidditch is bringing out a competitive side of me that I didn’t really know existed.

At least not where exercising was concerned. *grin*


Up next: The Dopey (ha ha ha)

April 18, 2019 :: 6:44 PM

i should probably read this :: walt disney world half marathon :: january 2020

I’ve done a lot of walking, but I haven’t actually run yet. At all.

I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for runDisney to announce that registration was open for Marathon weekend, but when the email came today, the 5K and 10K were already sold out.

I did, of course, the most logical thing a non-runner could do: I signed up for the half marathon.

I am a fucking idiot.


Unfuck you.

April 05, 2019 :: 7:38 PM

oh, this annoying little shit… i lurve him so much

 

I’M GOING TO SAY IT ONE MORE TIME. I FUCKING ADORE YURI PLISETSKY.

 

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I was a little pissed off when I took the new job to find out it was hourly AFTER I had worked a 50 hour week without blinking an eye. And got busted for it.

Seriously, telling a person your salary is going to be $XXXXX means your SALARY is $XXXXX. It’s better to tell a person that they’ll be hourly based on a salary of $XXXXX. Because, that makes a biiiiiiiiig difference. Just sayin’...

Of course, someone’s smiling on me because overtime has (FINALLY) been authorised and I’m up to 95 hours during a two week pay period. Fifteen of those at time and a half. So, yeah. The sun is shining.

The best part of all that OT?

I didn’t even fucking blink when I paid for two days at MegaCon and the associated hotel stay. I get to meet DAVID FUCKING TENNANT and Mark Sheppard.

AND John Barrowman is going to be there. BARROWMAN!

I paid for two days in Orland to meet two people and be molested by Barrowman for the fourth time. AND I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED.

I may have filled the cup. More than once.

Speaking of cup filling… Florida Supercon has Nick Frost, Jason Isaacs, Felicia Day, John Cusack, Barry Bostwick and Patricia Quinn, Josh Grelle (English dub voice of Katsuki Yuuri *mmmmmm*)

I paid for one day in Miami to (basically) fawn over Josh Grelle and meet Jason Isaacs (because fuck John Cusack).

I’m trying to make Florida home. Doing my favourite things makes it tolerable.

 

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