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Doing Disney 2019

Five years ago

So… In just a short time, we will be heading out and doing Disney. No, not today, but frighteningly soon (Squirrel and I looked yesterday at the Run Disney page and saw how close the race weekend is). It’s hard to believe it’s here already. It’s hard to believe how much things have changed in such a short time.

Life is short

It’s prompted me to look back at the past year that I’ve been working on getting more healthy, getting more fit, improving my time. It’s been quite a year and I can’t believe that it’s already almost here.

This year, I’m making a concerted effort at capturing the entire trip (good, bad, indifferent, scary, ugly, whatever) because… well… because.

This year we will be doing Disney differently in a few ways.

  1. Bear is handicapped. He’s renting a scooter instead of trying to fly his scooter to Florida. I’m INCREDIBLY happy that he’s made this decision. It’s going to make the airports a little less elegant, but it’s going to be less stress making sure the scooter is safe. We ordered Oxygen to be delivered to the hotel. So he’s not going to have to carry his big blue monster with us. He will have his portable and with the scooter, that should be good. He never thought he would make it to Disney when we booked this trip 11 months ago. I am glad he was wrong.
  2. I’m doing this trip as Lifetime on Weight Watchers (WW). This is going to be most interesting. I sucked it up this morning and bought a travel scale. It fits in a backpack and weighs very little. I’m determined that, when I get back from vacation, I’m not going to have gained much if any weight. Given that my next infusion is my last infusion for at least two months, I really really can’t afford to gain much while we are away. I will gain enough from not having my infusion for that long. I really hope the surgery on my weird elbow lump is worth it.
  3. Three races in three days.

So, I’m planning on chronicling everything as we go. I’ve spent so much time digging and digging for information, I want to be able to pull together what I’ve discovered with what I learn so I have one place for it to be.

Spent yesterday (most of it) packing. I will spend a good chunk of today packing and repacking as well. I want to travel with the least amount of stuff as I can. We always take too much and I know that I already have too much packed. I’m so used to packing for any eventuality and there are so many unknowns and eventualities this time. I need to pare it all down so I know we are good… and still don’t have to pay a billion dollars on overweight bag fees.

I will probably repack ten times. sigh…

I’m up for this (kinda)

I know we can do this (sorta)

Love and Light
April
1/27/2019

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Fear Factor… Reading Race Posts for the Disney Princess Half Marathon 2018

So… I’m feeling all hyped and at the same time apprehensive for the 2019 Princess Fairytale Challenge.  10k Saturday, half marathon Sunday… February 2019… Yesterday it became official… we booked through a travel agent for the challenge bibs, rooms, dining plan and park tickets for 10 days.  I’m actively working towards a goal completely terrified I won’t make it… but a goal none the less.

I’ve been eavesdropping on conversations on Facebook groups about this year’s race.  Some I can so totally relate to… some not so much… but it’s all information and it’s all good.

This morning I saw a post that stopped me dead in my tracks…

I had the flu but mostly recovered, did the 10k but the morning of the half had a sore throat and fever but I wanted to do it anyway but <ajw THANK GOD> couldn’t… found out I had strep….

I had the flu and did the 10k but couldn’t do the half…

okay…. pretend you are on the other end of that discussion ….

I spend an OBSCENE amount of money dumbing down my immune system. My body hates me and attacks itself if I don’t. I find any way I can to not touch things like tables in public places, elevator buttons, gym machines that inconsiderate ass holes use and hang all over and sweat all over the treadmill and walk away without listening to the signs saying that after you sweat all over everything wipe it off…. I am overly cautious and I’m overly cognizant of this kind of thing…. frankly because I have to be. I read posts DUMPING on inconsiderate people at the races who walk in the wrong places or jump into corrals where they don’t belong…. and then I read the posts that say that they have incredibly contagious diseases (in a year when a lot of people…people like me…. people like….oh you know… the little kids you’re around) from just these diseases. But I guess that contaminating the happiest place on earth is way less inconsiderate than all of the other stuff because it’s you?

Do I know there are people who don’t think… yeah. Do I know there are people who just don’t care, yeah. But as long as you are talking about entitled people being inconsiderate to you, realize the mirror works both ways.

Okay…

Rant over…

Coffee consumed….

Off to infusion time to dumb down my immune system some more…

Love and light

April

2/28/18

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Trying To Make Decisions…

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So… I’ve been thinking very hard about whether or not to blog about my training… what I’m doing… how I’m feeling doing it… getting ready for the Disney Princess Half Marathon.  I’ve been reading a lot of the posts in … Continue reading

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On Pulmonary Rehab, Ending Chemo and Radiation Treatments and Planning for Disney Half Marathon 2019

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It has been quite a week.  Started off very… um… white and cold with just about a foot of snow in our yard from the latest storm.  We got ice first then snow so it was a miserable few days. … Continue reading