Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Out of Shape

I have really learned lately that I have let myself get way too out of shape. I have still not been able to get in a good rhythm for a running schedule. It seems that every time I have a plan, something comes up. The plan was Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday this week. I got my Tuesday in, but shortened it because Thursday most likely won't happen due to a schedule change that moved a commitment from Wednesday to Thursday. So now I'm running two days in a row which I usually don't do. I'm still keeping decent pace on my runs, just not doing well with distance.

We had a great time in New Orleans. We did a swamp tour and toured the Oak Alley Plantation. We also visited one of the cemeteries. This was my fifth trip to NOLA and the first time I got out of the French Quarter for anything touristy. It was great fun. My first visit to the French Quarter made me realize the Port Orleans French Quarter was greatly themed. And now that I've done the swamp and plantation, I have more appreciation for Riverside (though I do think that FQ better lives its theme).

Magic Meets was great fun again this year. Over $26,000 dollars was raised for the Dream Team and quite a bit was raised for Deb Wills' Avon Walk.

We hit Cedar Point with my niece and nephew on Sunday. It was HOT and there were no clouds or breeze until the afternoon. But luckily crowds were very manageable and we rode all the headliners (some multiple times) and were out of the park two hours before closing. The food there is so expensive though. $8.50 for a burger and fries. $3.69 for a 21 oz soda. It makes WDW counter service look like a bargain.

Looks like I'm heading to San Francisco for work in October. My plan is to check out the Walt Disney Family Museum. I am so excited about that one.

I'll be in the World for Tower of Terror and for the non-MouseFest weekend in December. Let me know if you will be around for either of those weekends.


Princess Fee said...

Sounds like a great trip - I'd love to go to New Orleans! And Cedar Point - it's somewhere on my 'wish list' too. One day I'll get - it's only a 5-hour or so drive from my other-half's place, so maybe one time I'm visiting him...

Good luck with the runs - half the battle is actually finding the time to get out there and do it! I've been lucky with my training for this half - the past month or two I have been very quiet. But it's tough when real life gets in the way. Or, as it is here, the weather.

I'm going to be around for the ToT weekend! Look forward to seeing you there!

Chris said...

Hey Craig, great to hear from you. Getting into a training rythm is hard work, that's for sure. Try to get it in though, even if it means running consecutive days. I had to do that myself and it wasn't as bad as I built it up in my mind though. :-)

I'm going down in Nov. with the family, but wish I were heading back in Dec.... But we're heading back in Jan for marathon weekend so I guess I'll just have to live with it.