Thursday, December 22, 2011

Two Posts in One Day!

Can you even believe it?!
After neglecting the blog for so long and having no trip planned for two weeks, I have lots of time on my hands and lots to talk about!

First, thank you to all the bloggers from Team Rudolph for your Christmas cards, kind words, poems & treats! 

Next, the new runDisney race was announced yesterday:
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler

Who's in?
I definitely am.  
10 miles is my happy place.  I feel like I have had a great workout, yet do not feel as fatigued or sore as the longer runs.  Thank goodness I live in Florida so it is very easy for me to attend these fun events!
In 2009 the Tower of Terror 5K was my very first race ever, and it was such a fun night (even though I was really sick).  I am so excited for their 2012 revamped version!
Can I also tell you that several people have found my blog today searching for "10 mile tower of terror medal".  Patience folks.  We all know the medal will be awesome, why do you have to see it the day after the race was announced? 

Last,  my newest addiction are the books in The Hunger Games series.  
OMG.  They. are. so. good.
I read the first two books last week during vacation and I am currently on the third (and last) book.
As I was reading the first book it intrigued (great characters!) and disgusted (what the Hunger Games actually are and the reality TV aspect of it) me all at the same time.  It had me thinking the author was a complete lunatic.  I Googled the books when I got home and found out that they are loosely based on Greek and Roman mythology.  Ok, I can see that.  And now I no longer think the author is a psychopath.  Plus she invented Katniss Everdeen and she is a definitely a character you want to route for!
The Hunger Games movie comes out on March 23rd and I am really looking forward to it.  The trailer looks great, I hope the rest of the movie is as well.  The casting seems to be spot on and I can't wait to see Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch and Elizabeth Banks as Effie.
Did you noticed that cute, little Kindle in the picture above?  My sister gave me that for Christmas.  While my heart will always belong to Apple, the only thing that bugs me about my iPad is that I can't read outside.  My favorite weekend days involve sitting outside and reading, so I figured the Kindle would be a good gift.  It is amazing and I love it!
They are not kidding when they say it reads like a book.


  1. First of all, I am glad to hear that you liked The Hunger Games. I've been thinking about reading the series, but had heard mixed things about it.

    Secondly, can we talk about how jealous I am that you live in FL and can go to the Disney races with relative ease?! I would love to do that race but I can't make it down there that weekend.

  2. When is this run.. I am interested!

  3. I'm so glad to hear you are doing this one! I was a little heartbroken when they made the announcement ... only because I wanted to do this one AND Wine & Dine. But I think the new one will win -- right when I was starting to run for the very first time I was looking at Disney races and saw the Tower of Terror race. I wanted to do it so bad, and then they ended it. So now I finally get a chance!!