Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday. Runday. Funday.

Warning Label for this Post: I am going to be all over the place.

It has been a little while since I have consistently posted. Work is going towards a really good place so I am hoping that I will be able to post more. Here are some of my life updates...

"Please pull up on the lap bar to make sure it is securely in place". Roller coaster Central. I have my follow-up meeting with a specialist to discuss their findings...anything would be a good direction to go in except "I don't know". So 10am tomorrow cross your fingers for me please.

Mixed emotions here. Here is this week in miles...
Wednesday: 2 miles
Thursday:    2.20 miles
Today:         5.03 miles
I guess I can't be too upset considering I got out there 3 times this week which is more than in weeks prior. I need to work better on my nutrition and health to have this feel better than it did today.

On today's run I knew I'd be going longer than my typical 2-3 miles and brought along a little energy. Island Boost. Have you heard of it? I had only heard of it because they followed me on Twitter but unfortunately where they sell it retail is about 20 minutes from me. THEN August's Stridebox came and there it was, in all its glory. I still have some PowerBar Energy Gels in my stash along with some other options from both StrideBox and Bulu Box that I didn't use today. What really secured this as my tag along energy was that I didn't need to bring water. Most if not ALL of the other energy gels I have taken tell you to drink them with water. I don't have a hydration belt. I'm on the fence with the idea of it to be truthful. So if I choose to bring water I have to carry it. I may have run a half marathon but I am still too lazy to carry a water bottle. So about mile 2.5 I could feel myself starting to slow, starting to crash.... I took the packet out of my Arm Pocket and downed it. The verdict... SO GOOD. The taste was amazing! I was more than pleasantly surprised and actually excited. Unfortunately, I took it too late and didn't feel the necessary kick, but that is my fault not the products. If you are looking for something with the same benefits as an energy gel, give this a try. No need for water and it fit easily into an Arm Pocket without taking up great space.

(My views and thoughts are my own, I was not compensated for talking about Island Boost, it was one of the samples in my monthly StrideBox).

Cross Training:
Yes you read that right. I have been saying it for months. "I need to start. I need to start". Miguel is writing me an exercise and eating plan tomorrow on his last day off before school starts... I don't know why it has taken me 8 years to ask him...but I need it now more than ever, so it's time to take his advice. I have also joined Stop by Cassey's site. She is a force to be reckoned with! That woman goes non-stop and seems to be so supportive and successful. If anything check out her store! Cutest tanks and tees.

So Sammy secured our room at Pop Century. My flight is paid for. I just need to book my Magical Express transportation and the Dining plan. I know, I know. I'm going during the Food and Wine Festival. Even though EPCOT is my favorite park, regardless of the time of year I want to enjoy and not worry about out of pocket expenses at other places.

So I guess that's not toooo all over the place.

I'll leave you all with what I spent the majority of my day doing... (aside from a quick vineyard trip) runDisney TV!!! I love Dennis. I can't help but laugh out loud while watching these videos!

With all the excitement of the Dumbo Double Dare I needed a little reminder myself of why I am training. Safe travels and good luck to all those heading out to Disneyland this week/weekend <3

QOTD: What is the next race you are excited for?! Have you tried Island Boost? How do you keep your energy up on training runs?


  1. Yay for a disney trip!! Sounds like so much fun...and I love POP, too! Hoping your appointment goes well tomorrow! :0)

    1. I've never been at Pop Century. I'm so excited! And thank you :)

  2. Have a great trip and awesome time at Disney!!! I am excited for Rock n Roll Virginia Beach half marathon this weekend, but more excited for 5 days away and getting to see my best friend who I haven't seen in months!

    1. Thank you :) That is awesome you're doing the RnR Half in Virginia Beach! I've been dying to look for a RnR that is close to me, have a blast with your best friend!!!

      Good luck!

  3. Thinkin' about you this morning!! <3 POP LOVE!!!! Ok, I cannot wait for this fall to be over so you can plan for the Princess trip where you get to meet ME! ;) I love the dining plan. It just makes me have to stress less about how much each meal is going to cost me and if I budgeted's already paid for!

    1. Thank you :)

      I know! I'm excited!!! We do have to plan when we meet! Ahhhhhh I'm so pumped! I already feel like I know you though! hahaha

      Dining Plan was the best idea since drinking around the world.

  4. I'll be thinking about you today for your appointment. Hope everything goes well. :) Island Boost sounds yummy! I eat Clif Shot Bloks, mostly because they taste like fruit snacks. Lol. :) Excited for Wine & Dine- it's coming up quick for you!

    1. Thank you :) I love Clif Shot Bloks, they are delicious! And yes I think we are near 70 days! Eeeee! Have a great time at DDD!!!

  5. We're staying at POP for Tower of Terror, so exciting! I have not tried Island Boost but I hear lots of good things about it.

    1. Have you stayed at Pop Century before? I'm so excited for you that you're doing ToT!! I wanted to sooo bad, next year. Next year it is on my list!

      Try it I promise you will love it!