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.
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*