Right! Disneyland half marathon weekend.
Two weeks after returning from California, I headed up to Orlando to run the Miracle Miles 15K
Very inspirational race. You are running to raise money for the tiny babies at the Winnie Palmer Children's Hospital NICU. Since the race was three months ago, the one thing that still stands out to me was a sign that said something like "The tiny babies Thank You". I saw it at a point in the race when I really wanted to walk. But damn those tiny babies... they have it worse off than I, so I kept running ;)
The following weekend was the runDisney Tower of Terror 10 Miler.
I am usually a very sweaty person, but this night topped it all. Absolutely soaked from head to toe once I was done.
Loved this course (the stretch on Osceola Parkway was a little boring, but other than that it was great). Loved the after party. Would totally recommend it to anyone.
The next week I went to Texas for a conference.
Before leaving on Saturday I was able to explore the Alamo
The day after I returned from Texas I got to hang out with my good friend Matt, whom I had met in Alaska. He is a fancy diplomat now. Well he is stationed in Haiti, so I am not sure that part is fancy.
Anyways, he was in Miami for the weekend to go to the movies and stock up on stuff at Costco. We only got to hang out for about an hour, but I am glad I saw him!
A few days later someone became a big sister!
We got to visit Italy
|Astrological Clock in Sicily|
|Temple of Zeus with the Acropolis in the back ground - Athens|
|The original Olympic Stadium!|
|ruins of Ephesus|
We did work onboard... proof:
Great trip! I love Europe!
Four days after my return from Europe, I headed back to WDW for the third running of the Wine & Dine half marathon.
Yup, this one and Disneyland are my two favorite runDisney events. Oh, and probably Expedition Everest too :)
LOVE the Wine & Dine half. It honestly gets better every year!
The next weekend I was able to visit with my friends Danielle & Bill when they passed through Miami before heading out on a cruise. They are always so much fun to visit with!
For Thanksgiving, I went to Annette's in Tampa and joined her family for turkey day in Orlando.
Thursday night Annette, Brian & I braved the Black Friday sales.
Oh my hell. Toys R Us was my worst nightmare.
Target was awesome... Toys R Us not so much.
I told Toys R Us they should go check out how Target was running their operation and copy them.
Yeah, I am thinking Black Friday shopping is not for me.
All of last week I was onboard my company's newest ship as we had 2 two-night inaugural sailings for travel partners & media. That was followed by a 3 night sailing for our sales meeting.
90% Exhausting. 10% Fun.
I am home this week cramming all my Christmas cheer into 5 days (cookies, gift wrapping & christmas cards) before I get on another ship on Saturday for one more seminar at sea.
I am really excited to relax in Maine for the holidays!