Sunday, March 13, 2016

Weekly Wrap up..March 13th

This past week I officially started getting back into my running again after what seemed like a very long hiatus!


Now I have to explain that I am only taking "baby steps" here.  This week was sort of a "trial" week just to see where my fitness level and running ability lie. I ran every day this week except for Thursday (because it rained) but I rode 5 miles on my bike.


Sunday was my first run and I purposely ran it slow just to get the feel of running back.  I ran the entire mile without any breaks just to see if my IT band would act up or not ( I know I'm tempting fate here). Turns out it was good.


Monday I ran another complete mile with no breaks and I really put some effort into it this time. I'll call this my "intended" fast run.  My time was certainly better than the day before, so I was pleased.


Tuesday I wanted to do just an average run on feel. Not purposely slow or purposely fast.  Turns out, my run time was exactly the same as the day before.  Apparently what I thought was my "fast" run wasn't all that fast...lol


Wednesday I did another average run and my pace was even better than the day before which surprised me.


Thursday - 5 miles on the bike since it was raining.
Friday- I did two miles with my sister and was very pleased that the first mile was my fastest mile all week. I guess it pays to run with someone faster than myself.






Lacey has not taken any breaks from running since running the Gooofy Challenge in January. In fact her training is going well and she is looking forward to running Rock n Roll Dallas later this month!


Okay, now on to the big news from this past week. That darn Wine n Dine race. I have to say that neither one of us is thrilled with the thought of it becoming a daytime race instead of a night race.  Now what sets this race apart from every other race challenge that Disney offers? Nothing! I understand that by providing a challenge race Disney is obviously making more money and in the end, they are a business and their goal is to make money.  I for one am seriously debating whether or not I even want to sign up.  Before this challenge was announced, I had already planned to go so I already booked a room. I know I said that I was done with the Challenge races, so if I do go, I don't know if that will be something I participate in. Although why not do it just once and then I have done all the challenges at least once?   I guess I have time to think it over.  


Anyone else running Dallas?




We are participating with HoHo Runs and MissSSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap up.  Now that we are both back to training we may have more to report on at the end of the week!

36 comments:

  1. Great week! I think the weather will be beautiful next week for some more runs! :)

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    1. Thanks, it feels good to get back out there again!

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  2. Good for you. I am trying to ease into running again too. This past week I was down with a cold but I still managed a couple of runs.
    http://runwright.net

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  3. So glad you got back to running and so far no issues. I agree about the Wine and Dine race weekend. The challenge does not sound very interesting and another day time race at WDW holds little interest to me, especially since we ran Wine and Dine twice with the Osborne Lights, the best part of the race IMHO. Have fun deciding, but you can always skip going in Nov. and go to WDW another time.

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    1. I am looking forward to doing the Jingle Jungle 5k with a friend for her first 5K, so I hope we can make that happen! The other races I am not that excited about.

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  4. Glad you had a good week back to running! Nice job taking it easy.

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    1. Thank you. I'm looking forward to increasing my mileage in the coming weeks.

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  5. Great job getting back into the swing of things! Yay for feeling great with no issues! I hadn't heard of W&D being switched to a daytime race!

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    1. The wine n dine news was announced last Thursday.

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  6. Looks like you had a good week of training! So excited for you to do this race!

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  7. I am glad your training runs went well and your IT behaved itself. I am not running the RnR Dallas this year but I did do it in 2013. I guess they've changed it since then. I only live like 30 miles from Disneyland and have never done one of their races. I know how challenges can get addicting so I am glad I never started on theirs! I did get pretty addicted to RnR series races and I'm still running them. Happy Running

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    1. Oh you should totally do a Disneyland race at least once!

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  8. Nice job easing back in!

    I'm surprised Disney is moving Wine n Dine to a daytime race...I agree that it being an evening race is what has made it so special!

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    1. I know. I just wish we would have got to experience it once when it was at night!

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  9. Welcome to the Weekly Wrap ladies! I saw the news about Wine and Dine. I've never done that event but now they gone and removed the one reason I would choose to do it. M, it's great you are back to running and are having no issues. I agree that one day a pace feels easy and the next it feels hard. I struggle with that all the time. L, good luck at RnR Dallas! Thanks for linking with us.

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  10. Phew! How great your IT has been feeling good! BTDT with ITBS and it is such a guessing game. Sad Wine n Dine has been changed. You make a great point about the night time aspect being it's distinctive feature.

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  11. Nice job. Good for you to have some pain free runs. What a disappointment that they changed the run to a day time event.

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    1. I hope the runs continue to be pain free as the miles increase!

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  12. Awesome week, it seems like all that time doing PT paid off for you :) Are you still doing the strength work?
    A night run is something special to look forward to, it is ashamed they changed it.
    I hope Lacey has a good run in Dallas! It is nice she can train and stay healthy, I hope I can do that after I get past this current issue.

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    1. I am no longer going to PT but trying to do the strength work at home!

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  13. So glad your tests runs went well - keep being careful! Interesting on the Disney changes. I guess the challenges are so popular they decided to add more?

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  14. Sounds like you had a great week of getting back into running! I was sorry to hear about the changes to Wine and Dine too. I wasn't planning on doing it this year either since I'm doing RnR Vegas but it's a shame that it's no longer a night race. At least it still does have the Epcot after party.

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  15. Solid week! I know how good it feels to get back out there after an injury. Don't get carried away now :) I hope things continue to go well for you and that the IT Band continues to behave!

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  16. Nice to hear your back at it too! Slow and easy is how I have been getting back into it over the past 3 weeks too.
    So my thoughts on the Disney race. Id say don't do it. Especially if your desire and heart isn't in it from the beginning. there are so many other races that are less about making money and more about the scenery or giving a runner a great experience. If it were me I'd pick something that grabs my excitement from the beginning :)
    Good luck to your sis!

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  17. If your heart isn't into doing Wine and Dine this year, then I'd say to skip it. As you know, we're doing it this year since we deferred last year's race. Initially, I was upset by the changes, but after taking some time to reflect on it the changes are probably better for meeting all of the needs and interests of our family.

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    1. Although I was looking forward to a night race, it will be nice to have an extra day in the parks cus I know I wouldn't have wanted to walk around the parks all day and then run 13.1 miles later that night! So I guess there is a plus side to that!

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  18. Dallas rnr sounds fun! I was so jealous of all the races everyone did last weekend I signed up for RnR DC a year from now

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  19. The Disney races are crazy expensive, but everyone needs to do them at least once right? I'm actually not sure I could do the crowds - I don't like weaving when I run at all! Great job getting back out there!

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  20. I'm so glad you joined us in the Weekly Wrap! I'm still so new to all the Disney races, I did not realize the WnD was a night race before. That would be just awesome but dang now it is not. Poo! I have ITB issues as well, but knock on wood, mine has been quiet but I'm afraid I am pushing my luck. Glad your are easing back into it Meranda. I'd love to run in Dallas it is on my bucket list radar in the future for sure! Thanks ladies!

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  21. great week! I am definitely in for all the races at wine and dine-i love challenges!

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  22. Yay! So glad to hear you're getting back to running and feeling good! Ugh, I feel the same way about W&D. Totally not excited about it anymore. :(

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