Sunday, December 8, 2013

I'm so excited & I just can't hide it!

Ok, so that was super geeky of me.  I didn't even like that song.

This should be my weekly wrap-up, but I really just want gush about how excited I am for my first meetup!  Training went well this week, got in my long run (7 miles) at the beginning of the week before the cold/snow hit and finished up the rest of my runs on the Treadmill.  Now onto the fun stuff... 

A few days ago, Meg from Runaway Royalty posted that she is doing a meetup for the Princess Half Marathon/Glass Slipper Challenge, with Kristy from Kristy Runs Kato!  I was super excited when I saw it, and even more excited when I realized I would be able to fit it in our schedule.  We arrive on Friday the 21st and will have just enough time to check-in, have lunch, hit the expo, and then head to the Polynesian for the meetup. 


My first ever meetup!! I am so very excited to meet some of the runners that I have been following for months and months.  They are my inspiration and some of them I feel like I've known forever even though we have never met in person. I was a little down because I knew I was not even going to attempt to get into the official RunDisney meetup.  I just could make it fit in our plans.  Savannah & her friend, who has never been to WDW, will be with me and I just didn't feel comfortable leaving them or taking the time out of our touring.  This meetup is perfect, however, great timing on arrival day and the girls can come with me!

and, uh...hello? Meeting at the Poly pool?  I'm so there.  


I may or may not end up with one of these babies.


I mean, it will be Friday afternoon, surely I can have one drink when the race isn't until Sunday morning, right???   I have to mention that the last time I had a Lapu Lapu, I sucked it down, ordered another and proceeded to suck that one down too, in record time.  Yes, I could walk after that...  barely.  ;) 

The running community is really special to me and even though I am normally shy meeting new people, I know I will love meeting these runners.  Besides, the Lapu Lapu will help if I'm too shy...no April & Meg, this does not mean you have permission to get me drunk!  LOL.  There is something really special about the camaraderie between runners.  I think it's b/c we know that these people understand the joy and pain of training.  They get how much of ourselves we pour into it, and even when there are no words to describe it, we know that these people have experienced what we have.  So, I'm crazyexcited, if you could not tell!

Will you be able to be at this meetup?  Have you ever done a meetup before?  What was it like?  Did you enjoy it? 

18 comments:

  1. I'm totally planning on being there!!! Coconut rum + Dole Whip? You betcha!!! And it'll be my reward for the 5K that morning ;)

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    1. Yay! I just realized I follow your blog, I have no idea how I'll keep up with whose name/whose blog is what, but it won't matter, right? We'll have drinks! LOL

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  2. How FUN! Yet another reason I wish I was going to be there next year :0) Y'all are gonna have a blast!!!

    Also, I totally agree about runner friends, there is something truly special in that bond!

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    1. I wish you were running in 2014 Lauren! What about 2015, will you be there?!?!?!

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    2. Unfortunately probably not... I have Dopey plans for 2015!

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    3. I have to contain myself because my brain keeps toying with the idea of a full and I'm NOT ready. The seed is there though...ahhhh!!!!!

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  3. I'm bummed I'm going to miss this! We have dinner reservations at 4:05 at Be Our Guest....

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    1. Awwww! Boo! We have dinner at 6pm that night at DTD, so I'll just be squeaking it in. BOG was great for lunch, I hope your dinner is fantastic! We must meet before the race then, at least for a picture!!

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  4. Ooh! I'll have to figure out my plans... but I'd love to be there!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh I hope you can make it Rachel!!!!!!!

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  5. We are staying at the Poly, so we'll already be there. We were going to do a park that day, but those plans may now change cause of the meet up. I hope you remember me from our blog Karen and you come say Hi!!!!! ~M

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    1. Are you kidding me Meranda?!?!? Of course I will remember you! Although I may not recognize you if you don't have your hair up and are wearing running gear! LOL...you should post more pics of yourself and Lacey on the blog! :)

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  6. My flight lands at 3:25 so I may not make it, depending on how long it goes on! I am seriously bummed - I will definitely be heading out as soon as I check in to say hi before I head to the Expo (staying at the Poly so at least that will be easy). I think drinks on Friday are absolutely okay (and a good idea even! I'm like you - I need a lubrication for socializing) - Jess

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    1. Argh!!! I hope you can make it! At least you are staying there so you'll be going straight there from the airport! The flights always land about 10 minutes early, so that will help a bit! I'll try to stay as long as possible, I have an ADR at Downtown Disney at 6pm.

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  7. So excited for you! I wish I was running it too and could join in your meet up:)
    A couple of years ago I met an amazing group of ladies at a marathon in Arkansas, and then we all met up and ran in Oklahoma a few months later, it was a lot of fun! I look forward to racing again next year and possibly meeting a few of the fellow bloggers whom I seriously think of as friends:)

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    1. I wish you were running as well Kristy! That's awesome, and sounds like a lot of fun when I see groups meeting up at races to run. I hope next year you will be at it again and our paths will cross at a race!

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  8. I'm definitely going to be there! I'll be all shy and awkward, so you have my full permission to get me drunk (but not on rum, I hate rum!) so I'll actually interact with everyone. I'm super excited to meet you and my fellow runner bloggers!! I've never been to the Poly pool, so that will be super cool too!

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    1. LOL...GREAT...we'll get drunk together and be awkward. ;) I have only seen the pool from afar when at Ohana!

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