Friday, February 25, 2011

Loving the Heat

Well it's February in Florida...which means highs of 80 degrees farenheit, I can't argue with that!! This weekend is the Disney Princess Half Marathon, I wish I were ready to race in it, but I just haven't been training enough and it would be silly to go and hurt myself this early in my work term. Disney has a lot of neat events that I can participate in while I'm here. If you'd like to check them out, head to for more info! I'm pretty fortunate to have a special staff recreation area right next to my apartment complex so I'll be able to start swim training again very soon. In fact, I should probably get back in the water on Saturday since I have it off. The weather right now at home is nuts. In the minuses and SNOWING in Vic. Thank goodness I'm not there, I'm not a fan of snow. I'm quite happy here in the crazy humidity thank you!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Good to be Back

I'm soooore today! Ha. It's nice to be back in the gym. It's pouring here today. Kinda feels like home!! We're still trying to decide exactly how to approach today, we were going to head to the Animal Kingdom but we may delay until the sun comes out. I'd just go to the gym now instead of later. There's a Disney Princess half marathon coming up here at the end of february and I'd love to run it. I'm too new to request time off tho, so we'll see. If I happen to be scheduled around the race then I'll enter. We get discounts on that stuff too, which is nice. Well, def time to stretch and have some breakfast! Looking forward to another glorious day in the park.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Getting Settled

Well, I'm just getting settled here in Orlando. There's a lot to be done and not much to be done all at the same time. Which sounds wierd, but as hectic as it has been getting everything sorted out and learning my way around a new city and not knowing anything and being uncomfortable, it's actually less hectic than life at home. I have so much to do all the time at home, there's not a moment that isn't full of something. Here I get to build my life from the ground up again. I love it. And I really don't mind being uncomfortable. I like change. I guess if I didn't like being uncomfortable I probably never would have done a triathlon. So anyway, the moral of the story is that I'm back in the gym, and trying to balance it with work, school, and getting to know the parks. Since that's a big part of my job I've been going to the parks a lot trying to get to know them all!! I have a perfect sized pool for swim training which is awesome and once it gets hot that'll probably be my favorite option. There's great areas to run and the gym also has a treadmill. All I'm really missing is a bike. I was really hoping the gym would at least have a stationary bike so I could at least do that but alas, it does not. But I think that the gym in the other complex has one so I'll maybe start running over there and using that machine and then running back. So that should be a good start to getting back into tri shape. I'm hoping that T can make it down here in may for the Disney tri and we can race together. That'd be amazing!!!!