Saturday, March 17, 2007
Busy Life and a Return to Epcot
(Picture: My approach to the finish line of the Disney Marathon after running through Epcot)
Wow I feel like I have really been away from my blog (and everyone else's). I have tried to at least be reading them.
Things have been a bit busy. After our return from camping, I had to return to work, but things also got busy in the evenings. Today, to wrap up the kid's spring break, we went to Epcot. I hadn't been there since I was running the last mile of my marathon in January. And it all came back to me. I looked down the walkway and could remember running there.
By the end of today, my feet felt similar as well :-) - lots of walking. The heel held out OK. And it was a really nice visit to the park - not too crowded (which is what I was worried about). Disney is no fun when it is loaded with people. We didn't feel rushed and didn't stand in too many lines. The kids had a great time with the Kidcot activities. They get to decorate a mask and at each country they get a stamp on the handle and a "charm" to hang from it. They really enjoyed having their names written on the back in Chinese and Japanese. We had dinner in Germany and enjoyed the show there. We also got a chance to ride on Soarin', probably the toughest ride to get on at Epcot. We got fast passes when we arrived this morning (around 9:30 am) and came back at 1:00pm for our ride. By then, they had given out all the fast passes for the entire day.
Phew! I have more material for the podcast which I am hoping to get out sometime in the next week, so be on the lookout.
Running has been going well! So far this week I have run 14 miles and I am planning a 5-6 mile long run tomorrow. Next Saturday is the Winter Park Road Race - a 10K! I don't expect to set a PR there but just plan to enjoy the race! Maybe Maddy and I can hook up there! It is so great to be back on the road again!
Run strong everyone!!