Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Glass Slipper Challenge, here I come!!

Well, hello faithful readers!  I know I have been absent, I kind of lost the blogging-itch.  I'm ok with it, the purpose of this blog was to document my journey to train for my first half marathon and I did just that.  I am still running but I find that blogging about it just doesn't call to me much anymore.  It's part of my life and I don't really have to write about it, if that makes sense.  Maybe I'll have more to blog about as I start training for the Glass Slipper Challenge!!

I had to come back to at least post about getting registered today.  I mean, kind of my blog namesake in a way.  I registered this morning and will be headed to my happy place next February to run the Enchanted 10K and Princess 1/2 Marathon back-to-back!  I'm so excited!!!

I needed this too.  Lately I feel like I'm just going through the motions.  I run 10-15 miles a week but without something specific to train for I was feeling a bit blah about my running. I have a couple 10K's in the fall but nothing going on this summer.  This morning I went out with my PHM shirt on and got 5 miles done with my furry running companion, Normie.  It was a great run and it's been a while since I've had a run that left me feeling great the rest of the day. It could have also been the 55 degree weather.  It was gorgeous! 

 I'm pretty excited to have something to train for this fall.  I'll be headed down to Princess weekend with a girlfriend and meeting up with a bunch of other women for running, cupcakes, and drinks! I'm not sure if I'm more excited about a girl's weekend or the challenge!   I'm sure you are not surprised that I have my costumes for both races already.  I'm not revealing yet though.  ;) 

The 10K course will be new to me since I didn't do it this year.  I'm doing a joint-costume with a friend and we plan to stop for MANY photos!
 and I will be headed home with THREE medals in 2015, I'm excited to see what they will look like.  
These are the 2014 medals:

 
and last, but not least, you knew I had to do a kitty update, right?  Elsa is 11 weeks old and a pistol!  Crazy energy, but we adore her.  She loves our other two cats more than us though, naturally.



I know many bloggers that are passing on the PHM/GSC this year, who out there is doing it?  Did you have trouble this morning?  I got the link about 3 minutes before 11am and was in and finished pretty quickly before the site was bogged down but I know many friends had trouble and it took them well over an hour with many errors.  Hope everyone got in that wanted to!

27 comments:

  1. Welcome back to the blogging world - I've missed reading your posts! I hope you'll write about your journey to your next GSC :0) Congrats on getting in the race!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm sure I'll blog along the way, probably just not as excessively as last year! LOL

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  2. I'm in! I was also waiting by the computer at noon and was able to get in without too much difficulty. I feel for those who weren't able to get into a particular event. But I'm more than excited for February!

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    1. Yay Jewell!!! I'm so excited too. Registration seemed to get me even more excited, if that was possible!

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  3. So exciting! Congrats on getting into the challenge! I won't be running next year, but I'm excited to follow along with your training. :)

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    1. Thanks Kim! Are you running Tink again?

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    2. At the moment, I'm not planning to. But this could change... I'm hoping for the DL half over Labor Day, but I really enjoyed Tink, so... Are you planning on Tink? Pink C2C?! :)

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    3. No, I wish! I can't afford to go to California. Actually, I can't afford to go to Florida either, but I am! LOL

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    4. My husband calls it "Mickey Mouse math"- it doesn't seem possible, but it works out! :)

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  4. Glad to hear from you but understand not feeling it. I've missed your posts and pictures. Glad your coming back to Princess, I've felt the same way about running and needing a goal race and what's more encouraging than a trip to Disney! I'm doing the 5 and 10K. I'm doing my first half at wine and dine so figured I should see if I can make it through that before signing up for another half. Can't wait to see your costumes, will a sparkle skirt be involved?

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    1. Thanks Robin! Sparkleskirts will DEFINITELY involved, I cannot run without them! :)

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  5. I wish I was in!! But I guess my reason for not running is a pretty good one ;) I'll be cheering you on from afar!! Can't wait to hear about your training!!

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    1. Yes, you have a fantastic reason!!!! Thanks Rachel!

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  6. Glad to see you post every once and a while, I definitely miss hearing about you and updates with your life. I'm so excited for you doing the GSC! I really would like to go back to PHM and do that challenge, but I also feel like I want to run the other race weekends before I repeat that one. Maybe I'll be back to PHM in 2016, who knows?
    Glad to hear your registration wasn't as problematic as others were and you got in with no problems! I look forward to reading along with your training for this challenge and of course, for the costume reveals! :)

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    1. Thanks Lena! I purposely did just the PHM last year so I could do the challenge this year and it would feel like I was doing something "different". Unfortunately February is the only month I can realistically get away from work easily, so many of the other races are out for me. Boo, hiss! I hope you can do it in 2016!

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  7. Congrats on getting in! Now you get to plan your next Disney trip and race, YAY!

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    1. Thanks Kristy! I'm excited to have another race/trip to plan!

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  8. Glad you got in! I'm looking forward to hearing about your GSC training. It'll be an interesting thing, doing back-to-back runs. Elsa is so cute!

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    1. I already feel like I'm training in a way because I know I need a good base in order to pull of back to back runs. I'm injury free so far since March, so I'm hoping I can made sure I'm really strong before starting official back to back training!

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  9. Hi Karen! I stumbled upon your blog this afternoon while doing some research about other fellow runners in the Glass Slipper Challenge. This will be my first half marathon since Wine & Dine in 2012 (with a massive knee surgery in between).

    Hopefully we can both get through to the finish(es)! -Jes

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    1. Hi Jes! Sorry it took me so long to respond, I've been so busy this summer! We will totally both get through to the finish! :)

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  10. Hey Twinkie! I can't believe I missed that you had a new blog post! Yay, you're going to LOVE the GSC! The 10k course is awesome. I'm so sad we can't run it together, but I'm not crazy enough to do the Pirate to Princess challenge (YET!). My Gasparilla challenge is the 15k Sat and the 8k on Sun, no half for me that weekend! I can't wait to see your costumes and can I say I'm TOTALLY jealous of the 55 degree weather. I don't think it's gotten below 75 for the LOW here in over a month! Good luck on your training, I'm rooting for you and here if you have any questions or need obnoxiously cheerful support!

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    1. I know I'll be thinking of you during the race, remembering how you were there with me for my first! I can't wait to hear about Gasparilla!

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  11. I can't believe i missed one of your blog posts either! but I'm happy to see you're back at it. So excited for you and your 19.3. I'll be at Gasparilla doing the amber challenge of 5k, 15k, and half, so i will miss you on this trip again. but we definitely have to meet up.

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    1. Lots of people opted for Gasparilla next year, I think! I hope to meet up with you at some point!!

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    1. Yes! I hope we can meet up this time for a KARENpic! ;)

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