Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back from Disney World

We are back from an amazing Disney World vacation. My favorite moment was when we watched the Wishes Fireworks from the beach at the Polynesian after dinner at the Polynesian.  It was so beautiful.  That is my dream resort to stay at.  We also hit up the Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party.  It was so much fun to trick or treat as adults!  I have not trick or treated in twenty years!  Oh yea, the kids had fun too.  We were a bit disappointed in the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.  It was just a few extra booths moved in for a few weeks.  The food was great, and the drinks were excellent. (Grand Marnier slush!)  We really missed the magic of the Christmas season, our usual trip time.  As always, the Princess breakfast at the Akerhaus was great.  It was a great trip and I can’t wait to get back for the Princess Half in just four months!
I had an excellent run while in Disney.  I ran from Epcot, around the Beach Club, past the Swan and Dolphin, to Hollywood Studios.  I circled there and ran back to Epcot, but by the Boardwalk this time.  It was 2.8 miles and took me around 34 minutes.  The run was so scenic, the time just flew by.  I can’t wait to get back and do this route again.  This run really makes me want to stay at the Boardwalk during or stay next December.
While I am not excited to be home, I am excited to get my half marathon training underway.   I have a 5k coming up on Sunday, the Komen race for the cure.  I will be sure to post all about it.  I have go to, it’s time for my Tuesday night 30 minute Galloway run…
How is your training going?  What plan are you following? 
A dream is a wish…


  1. What a fun trip! I love disney, and I don't even have kids! :) I am in the 11th week of the 12 week Hal Higdon novice training plan for a half marathon. I'm doing the Rock N Roll in Savannah on November 4th, and honestly, I am getting weary of the training and jsut ready to do the race! It'll be my 1st, so my goal is just to finish. (Although secretly, I'd like to fininsh no later than 3:15... but we'll see!)

  2. I love that Epcot resort loop. I always do it when I'm over there! Glad you had fun though!

  3. Shelley--Good luck with the RNR! I can't wait to read all about it!

    The Epcot resort loop is one of my favorte places in WDW. It is so peaceful, but still fun and whimsical at the same time. I can never decide what my favorite is--the BW, BC or BLT.

  4. What a wonderful trip! Disney is so magical no matter how old you are!