Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Orlando and a run of firsts

A couple days after the indoor triathlon my hip started hurting.  I tried to run a couple times, but would have to stop and ended up having to finish the distance walking. My 4 mile run became a 4 mile walk.  I went to the chiropractor and he got me all fixed up. 

Two weekends ago Jeremy and I went to Magic Kingdom and to Universal's Islands of Adventure to visit Harry Potter World.  Harry Potter World was great!  And Butter Beer (which is non-alcoholic I will add) was amazing! I had three!  We are already planning to go back!

I didnt run while we were down there. I was supposed to do 5 miles that weekend, but we seriously walked all day long for three days - one at Universal, one shopping, and one at Magic Kingdom. So I thought that made up for it.

This past weekend, my plan had me doing 6 miles since I have a 7 mile race this upcoming Saturday.  If you have ever read my blog or know me, you will know I HATE running in the rain.   I can count the times I've run in the rain during the past 3 years on one hand.  Saturday was going to be nice but we already had things planned.  Sunday called for a 70% chance of rain.  And of course we woke up to a downpour.  I looked at the map and it looked like it might be past us around 11am, so Jeremy and I decided to wait it out for a couple hours. 

11 o'clock came and it was still raining.  But I had told myself I was going to do this and with Lacey.  She has to be exercised or she is wound up all day and night long.  We started out and for the first mile I thought this had to be my worst idea ever and was planning on running a couple miles then I could go back to my house and do the rest on the treadmill.  After 2 miles though, the rain let up and it was just windy and cold.  I decided to continue on and even decided that as long as it wasn't raining I was going to do 7 miles, instead of the 6 that was on schedule.

Keep in mind since I broke my ankle I have not run more than 4 miles and as stated above that 4 miles ended up being a walk bc of my hip.  I ran/walked 7 miles and felt good! I wasn't concerned with my time.  On this run I realized I actually like running when I'm not worried about getting a certain time and I really like running with Lacey. She keeps my attention so I don't think about how much I don't like running in the rain or how slow I've become.
Lacey, finally worn out after a run.


  1. Glad you had a great run! Your running buddy looks similar to mine! :0)

    1. Also, we've never been to universal! Might need to remedy that!! :0)