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Old 12-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #196
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Pixie dust please.....

Not race related and really non-Disney related.

As many know, the company I work for has a division office in Maitland, Fl. Maitland is on the north side of Orlando. After we merged with the company that owned the Fl assets, my job duties took me to the MCO area at least monthly for a 3-4 year period (thus the knowledge base for all the run ideas and since my boss said stay anywhere as long as the hotel title did not have Disney in it - (I love the Marriott Village just across I4)). As a result of all my trips to MCO, I have run almost every path published by Disney and created several paths that Disney probably wishes I would not publish. I am also known well enough by the Boardwalk guard staff so that they allow me to park and run at the resort, even though they are not really allowing this to occur any longer before 6 AM.

Recently our company was acquired by another firm and I have been a lost ship in my new and very reduced responsibilities. It is to the point that I have been actively looking for better opportunities. A couple weeks ago a job was posted in our Maitland Office. It is a totally different path for me, but one that I was on 20 years ago.

I have an interview in the next couple weeks. Hopefully, without jinxing the path forward, the position reports to a person who I have a great working relationship with. We spoke today to firm up my desire to move forward in the interview process. I guess I am looking for a little pixie dust (and prayers) to help smooth out the process and for guidance on making what I think will be the the inevitable decision. I really must get past the thought of "wouldn't it be really neat to live 5 minutes from Disney."

Thanks for reading....
Best of luck!!! Sending tons of Pixie Dust!

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #197
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Pixie dust please.....

Not race related and really non-Disney related.

As many know, the company I work for has a division office in Maitland, Fl. Maitland is on the north side of Orlando. After we merged with the company that owned the Fl assets, my job duties took me to the MCO area at least monthly for a 3-4 year period (thus the knowledge base for all the run ideas and since my boss said stay anywhere as long as the hotel title did not have Disney in it - (I love the Marriott Village just across I4)). As a result of all my trips to MCO, I have run almost every path published by Disney and created several paths that Disney probably wishes I would not publish. I am also known well enough by the Boardwalk guard staff so that they allow me to park and run at the resort, even though they are not really allowing this to occur any longer before 6 AM.

Recently our company was acquired by another firm and I have been a lost ship in my new and very reduced responsibilities. It is to the point that I have been actively looking for better opportunities. A couple weeks ago a job was posted in our Maitland Office. It is a totally different path for me, but one that I was on 20 years ago.

I have an interview in the next couple weeks. Hopefully, without jinxing the path forward, the position reports to a person who I have a great working relationship with. We spoke today to firm up my desire to move forward in the interview process. I guess I am looking for a little pixie dust (and prayers) to help smooth out the process and for guidance on making what I think will be the the inevitable decision. I really must get past the thought of "wouldn't it be really neat to live 5 minutes from Disney."

Thanks for reading....
You are in my prayers for a positive outcome. Sending lots of Pixie Dust too!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #198
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I see that I go way for a week and return and here's a new thread. Wow! No wonder I wasn't seeing any updates lately.....

Sorry for not reading all 14 pages, but thought I'd check in anyway. Didn't run much while at WDW over T-giving. 6 miles on Turkey day, and that was it. But I did another mini-back-to-back yesterday Thu/Fri with 6/12. This coming week will be more testing with 9/18. But I'm pretty confident I'll get it done. (The T-giving rest probably was a good thing for a slight groin pull I was feeling.)

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well with training!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:23 AM   #199
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Bought my plane tickets for january. This goofy challenge thing just got a lot more real.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:45 AM   #200
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DH just headed out for his 20-miler and then it's my turn! Rain and winds up to 20mph....sounds fun!
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:11 AM   #201
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Add me to the injury list I did my 10mile walk yesterday without an issue. Started my 24 mile run this morning and my left foot was bothering me. By mile 3 it was really hurting. I walked the rest of 10 miles before calling it quits (or before my DH convinced me to stop - I'm not very sensible).
The outside edge of my left foot hurts when I walk or run. I can stand on it without pain (I'm aware of it but it doesn't hurt). Standing on my toes causes pain. I'm icing and resting and feeling annoying.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:46 AM   #202
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Add me to the injury list I did my 10mile walk yesterday without an issue. Started my 24 mile run this morning and my left foot was bothering me. By mile 3 it was really hurting. I walked the rest of 10 miles before calling it quits (or before my DH convinced me to stop - I'm not very sensible).
The outside edge of my left foot hurts when I walk or run. I can stand on it without pain (I'm aware of it but it doesn't hurt). Standing on my toes causes pain. I'm icing and resting and feeling annoying.

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uuuggghhhhh.

well, i have no idea what that means but i do know that you should REST! just don't do anything on that foot for as long as you can. hurting things means you should rest and ice. i know the annoyed feeling. i'm having it now as i ice my knees after a walk.

someone i always see on my training runs (he's a walker post-heart attack) stopped me while i was walking and was freaking out - WHY ARE YOU WALKING???? don't worry, i said, come hell or high water i will get that medal
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #203
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Amanda Sorry about the foot. Hopefully, it is just muscle/tendon strain and resolves within a few days.

I did my longest run--and first double digit run--since mid-August this morning. 12 miles in balmy 50+ degree weather. Shorts and T-shirt in December, yeah! Working on not looking at my pace--but no matter what the logical brain says, the irrational runner wants to see smaller numbers!

On the plus side, taking Thanksgiving week off seems to have agreed with me, as a couple little nagging aches have disappeared, and my ribs are probably an 8.5-9 on a scale of 10 in the healing department.

Looking forward--cautiously, yet optimistically--to a December of stronger runs.

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #204
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Pixie dust please.....

Not race related and really non-Disney related.

As many know, the company I work for has a division office in Maitland, Fl. Maitland is on the north side of Orlando. After we merged with the company that owned the Fl assets, my job duties took me to the MCO area at least monthly for a 3-4 year period (thus the knowledge base for all the run ideas and since my boss said stay anywhere as long as the hotel title did not have Disney in it - (I love the Marriott Village just across I4)). As a result of all my trips to MCO, I have run almost every path published by Disney and created several paths that Disney probably wishes I would not publish. I am also known well enough by the Boardwalk guard staff so that they allow me to park and run at the resort, even though they are not really allowing this to occur any longer before 6 AM.

Recently our company was acquired by another firm and I have been a lost ship in my new and very reduced responsibilities. It is to the point that I have been actively looking for better opportunities. A couple weeks ago a job was posted in our Maitland Office. It is a totally different path for me, but one that I was on 20 years ago.

I have an interview in the next couple weeks. Hopefully, without jinxing the path forward, the position reports to a person who I have a great working relationship with. We spoke today to firm up my desire to move forward in the interview process. I guess I am looking for a little pixie dust (and prayers) to help smooth out the process and for guidance on making what I think will be the the inevitable decision. I really must get past the thought of "wouldn't it be really neat to live 5 minutes from Disney."

Thanks for reading....

Pixie Dust and Good Luck!!!
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Need some advice from advice from seasoned marathoners –

Small background: I have completed 9 half marathons since I started to really get into running, 4 since September including the DL half. I am following the Galloway plan on Run Disney’s site for the Goofy training. This will be my first marathon and Goofy – not ideal I know.

I have been doing all of my training pretty faithfully. I have done all of my long runs as scheduled until 3 weeks ago when I was to do the 8/20 (8 Sat & 20 Sun). I did the 8 ok but used older shoes figuring they had life in them so I could use the good shoes for the 20. Well my feet hurt bad after the 8 so lesson learned. Went to do the 20 and I scrapped it at mile 15. I was in pain! My feet hurt and my left hip muscle hurt. I wanted to stop at 10 but went on to 15. Figured I would be ok.

Continued to follow the plan except last weekend I didn’t do the 7, I did a half on Thanksgiving instead. This week was to be 10/23 but I decided to do 10/20. Did the 10 yesterday fine. 20 today is not happening. I am sick. I have terrible chills, a horrible sore throat and my head feels funny. I know my body and I won’t be able to go out and do this.

Now I’m worried. The plan calls for 6 this next weekend, then 7 the following then the last big run of 12/26. Here is my plan. Instead of going down to 6 next weekend, try to do the 10/20 again, taper down to 7 the following then ramp it up and do 12/23 the weekend before Xmas and taper down for 2 weeks before marathon weekend. Will this work? I’m just nervous I won’t have sufficient training in and I don’t want to be swept. Sorry for the long post.
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DS text me and said he did 16 miles yesterday...on a quarter mile track. That had to be horrible...I have yet to hear the details.
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DS text me and said he did 16 miles yesterday...on a quarter mile track. That had to be horrible...I have yet to hear the details.
DH wanted me to do 13 on a local track yesterday and I said H-E-double hockey sticks NO!! That would drive me crazy! I'd rather run on a treadmill.
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I thought that I hadn't received the Rundisney email either, but I found it in my spam folder. I signed up with the Disney Visa discount.
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someone i always see on my training runs (he's a walker post-heart attack) stopped me while i was walking and was freaking out - WHY ARE YOU WALKING???? don't worry, i said, come hell or high water i will get that medal
That is my same motivation....I will get that medal!
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We had a kid free night last night and drank a few too many adult beverages, but still did 5 miles today (under massive protest by DH). I actually felt alot better than I should have, and my time was pretty good! Thinking maybe I should drink too much before every run.
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