Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Weekly Recap- January 5-11, 2015

And just like that, it's over.  runDisney's WDW Marathon Weekend came and went by so fast!  I had some ups and some downs but they were Disney races, so fun is always had!!

Goofy Challenge Week:

Monday-- 1 mile in 9:37

Going back to school was rough.  I really wanted another week of break.  Since I was sick for half of it, I felt like I only really got one week of vacation.

Tuesday-- 1 mile in 9:17

Wednesday-- 1 mile in 10:02

Faith and I took the morning off to hit up the WDW Marathon Weekend Expo.  We really should have just taken the whole day off.  We got some of what we wanted done, but I ended up coming back later that afternoon.

Official race shirts and goodies in the bag

Official runDisney race merchandise

Other goodies bought--Sweatybands, Marathonfoto package, fuel, Champion shirts

Thursday--1 mile in 10:08

Kory and I met up with our friend Tasha for dinner at Splitsville at Downtown Disney.  She was in town with her family for the marathon too.  It was so great to see her!

Friday-- 1 mile in 10:02

Friday afternoon, I took the afternoon to attend a Cigna Blogger Cookoff event at the Wide World of Sports.  It was so much fun!  We had a cookoff, ate lots of yummy food, took pictures with the Head Chef, and met lots of great friends!

I also hit up the expo one more time

I went so I could get KT Tape'd by the people a the expo.  I've always had a great experience.  This time, not so much.  I asked the guy a couple of questions which answered with one word responses.  Then he taped my ankles in ways I hadn't had done before.  I figured he knew what he was doing, even when it was bugging me next morning.  Piece of advice--go with your gut.  I ended up stopping right before Magic Kingdom to sit town, take off my compression sock, and untape myself.  I had blisters there from the tape and still have a mark.

Saturday-- 13.56 miles in 1:31:27  Goofy Challenge Part 1: WDW Half Marathon  Mile 1: 9:45, Mile 2: 9:59, Mile 3: 10:57, Mile 4: 10:53, Mile 5: 13:54, Mile 6: 14:00, Mile 7: 10:57, Mile 8: 11:14, Mile 9: 10:51, Mile 10: 11:05, Mile 11: 11:22, Mile 12: 11:19, Mile 13: 11:39, Mile 13-13.56: 9:08, Average Pace: 11:19

This race was a little rough.  I got stuck in a long line for the bathroom at the Ticket & Transportation Center and then had to sit down and undo the KT Tape.  Both times I tried to make up for the time when I shouldn't have.  But I did take fun pictures!

I headed home for an Epsom salt bath and a quick nap.  Then I met up with Kory, Tasha, and her family at the Animal Kingdom.  I knew I needed to walk around a little bit to loosen my tight muscles.

Sunday-- 26.98 miles in 5:26:48.  Goofy Challenge complete!  WDW Marathon  Mile 1: 10:51, Mile 2: 10:09, Mile 3: 11:29, Mile 4: 11:12, Mile 5: 10:42, Mile 6: 13:52, Mile 7: 10:55, Mile 8: 11:32, Mile 9: 11:41, Mile 10: 11:33, Mile 11: 11:32, Mile 12: 11:55, Mile 13: 11:46, Mile 14: 11:28, Mile 15: 11:29, Mile 16: 12:10, Mile 17: 11:59, Mile 18: 11:58, Mile 19: 11:58, Mile 20: 13:45, Mile 21: 12:19. Mile 22: 13:19, Mile 23: 17:52, Mile 24: 12:39, Mile 25: 12:44, Mile 26: 13:13, Mile 26-26.98: 11:07, Average Pace: 12:07

Another rough race.  Two long bathroom lines. And just a slow pace.  I was hoping to drop 30 minutes off my time from last year when I was injured.  But I only dropped 4 1/2 minutes.  Let's just say I'm not a happy camper.  Not really sure how to get past a disappointing race that I'd been working so hard towards.  (Yes, I know that I ran a half the day before.  Yes, I know this is an accomplishment.  But I'm just plain pissed at myself and that's that.)  But as always, it's a Disney race so it's always fun, there's lots of pictures, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. (Well, maybe a better time---only if it was while still at the same race.)

Oh, but where's my picture for Hollywood Studios you say?  Well, I hate the hat so I always get a picture in front of my home, the Great Movie Ride.  Here ya go.

Oh yes, thank you cast member for listening to me and getting a picture of the sign.

Anyways, Goofy Challenge Completed!

Later that night, Meghan and I attended a Disney Park's Blog runDisney meetup to see the movie McFarland USA.  It was a little rough sitting in a theater after that much running, but it was a great inspirational movie about a high school cross country team so it fit!

Total miles this week: 45.54
Total miles in 2015: 58.54
Total miles: 1653.67

2,015 in 2015 miles: 137.53
Run Streak Days: 11


  1. Don't be so hard on yourself, Andrea! I think everything you do is amazing. Congrats on another marathon in the books. <3

  2. Even if you're disappointed I still think you are amazing!! There's no way I could do a half followed by a marathon (just the idea of a marathon itself is terrifying). And since you were sick right before that still could have been affecting you physically, so keep that in mind and cut yourself a little break :) A PR is a PR!

  3. Congrats on both races! I know exactly how you feel though. I trained for a good time for the marathon and then on Marathon day I had terrible IT band band. My time stunk but I am still proud of the fact that I finished because it was my first marathon and I was in SO much pain! -M
    PS...How did I not know you were at the blogger cook off? we were there too!