Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time to Get Back in the Groove

Posted by CheapRunnerMike

Back to work today.  We had a great time on our trip with the kids to Disney World and spent yesterday travelling back home.  It was an uneventful day, and when you're travelling, that's a good thing.

I struggled to get any running in while in Florida…the days were pretty jam-packed to begin with so there wasn't a lot of time to squeeze a run in.  When I did try to get out for a run on one of the first mornings we were there, I discovered that there really wasn't anywhere to run around our resort.  There were some Disney service roads (that i wasn't supposed to be on) and highways (which I wasn't about to risk either).  I managed a 5K but it was far from enjoyable.  A bit later in the trip I went down to the fitness centre and used the treadmill -- again only doing 5K -- and I remembered that I hate treadmills.  I didn't sweat it too much though…this trip was about having fun with the family, not marathon training, and we did have a lot of fun.  I did manage to get lots of exercise in during the week though…I did a tonne of walking and most of it was spent carrying an extra 40 lbs on my shoulders.

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As I am back in the office today that means I will be back in the swing of my lunchtime runs.  I'm going to shoot for 10K and see how that feels…probably going to let the legs set their own pace as I really don't know how I feel right now.  I'll be happy to just come through 10K feeling good, that's my only goal.

As I try to regain some running fitness while avoiding the scale and seeing the results of all the delicious food we ate (Kitchen Sink FTW), I must say that I am looking forward to some normalcy and structure to return to my life.  But for now here are a few pictures to leave you with from our last couple days at Disney.

The Safari Tour at Animal Kingdom might be my favourite "ride" of all the parks, check out the animals you get up close with.

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If that's not enough there is also a couple of walking trails where you can see even more animals. I know how CheapRunnerRhoda loves bats, so I snapped a few pics for her of the world's largest bats…

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Probably my favourite animal…I just love Tigers and we even got to see them feed.  The best word to describe these animals is "majestic".

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And another kind of Tiger

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Our annual ride on the dreaded teacups, and Michelle's annual refusal to go on them with me (I guess I spin a bit too much)


Finally, a sight that just never gets old.

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Until next time (January Marathon Weekend) Disney!


  1. Welcome home!!! Glad y'all shared your trip experiences with us!

  2. Thanks Kim, and thanks for putting up with all of our vacation pics!