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As evident from my lack of posting, I ended my stay in Orlando with a little vacation. Matt and I theme parked it up. Courtesy of my office and my brother, we visited Walt Disney World and Universal Studios for FREE. We had a blast and I will post pictures soon. To summarize:

  • I ate Mickey Mouse ice cream on a stick
  • We successfully landed on Mars and nearly got sick
  • We designed the next most awesome roller coaster, Stealth Dragon
  • Matt fought aliens
  • Matt fought animatronic vultures
  • Matt hunted alligators
  • I pet a baby possum
  • We met Orlando’s chief meteorologist and talked, what else, weather
  • I got a (hottt) sunglasses tan

On a side note, this vacation was very eye-opening because Matt helped me discover my reason for running marathons: to bypass middle-aged men who take up the entire walk way and debate the current existence of Rush’s lead singer and other 80’s hair metal bands. Who knew THAT’S what gets me to run long distances??

But no matter how great a vacation is, it always feels so good to be home. We picked up Scout yesterday from his grandparents house. I missed the little guy! He might make me crazy with his jumping on the counter and licking spoons from the bottom of the sink, but he’s my only son and I love him to pieces. It was so nice to eat my breakfast this morning and have him sitting by my side on the kitchen floor; I ate my yogurt, he chewed on his cow leg. *sigh* Just like old times.

I don’t have a run to speak of today, yet. I wasn’t about to attempt to run this morning after traveling all day yesterday. Air travel takes a lot out of you, about as much as a 10 mile run. For realz. But no worries, I’m not in a funk again. I’m excited to get going post-vacation! Especially since I have this little bugger…

Yep, I bought a Clocky. With a house and a puppy, it’s been super hard for me to wake up early an run before work. I used to wake up at 4:45 am and drive to the gym and knock out 6 miles with no problem! So this little guy is going to roll off my nightstand and make me get up to run in the mornings. I’m very excited to work with him.

And Clocky, I apologize in advance for any unkind words I might throw your way. Don’t take it personal. As my coffee mug says, mornings aren’t pretty.

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workout: 3.33 miles/32:36

mile 1: 9:57
mile 2: 9:50
mile 3: 9:46
.33 mile: 9:12

Why? Are those negative splits in 80 degree weather on no sleep for the past two days??? YES! My run wasn’t particularly interesting, but I did find new places to eat, besides McDonalds, on the other side of the conference center here in Orlando.

I’m tired of being stuck around three miles lately, but it’s all I have time for right now. Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll have time for four miles? I hope so. Although I should just be happy I get to run at all!

Now, as the title of this post mentions, it’s song time. My iPod knows me so well, that when it’s on shuffle, it tends to play a lot of Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin, two of my favorite artists. But yesterday on the plane, it randomly played “One Day” by Matisyahu. I downloaded this song months ago and forgot I had it. After it played, I repeated it a few times to listen to the lyrics closer. It’s been stuck in my head ever since and I’ve decided that it’s the perfect song for this blog.

Matisyahu sings of hope and a peaceful world. Just the beat makes you feel good! Enjoy it!

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Sunny Florida

workout: 3.1 miles/30:25
cost: $10

Yes, that’s right. I just paid $10 to run 3.1 miles. Redic. BUT I did get the plane funk off me and my legs feel stretched out and relaxed. So that’s worth the money, right? And as an added bonus, I didn’t think I was going to be able to run today. I shouldn’t complain so much.

It just seems ridiculous to charge $10 for one day to stay healthy whilst out of town. Tomorrow I’ll run my way through town and cross my fingers I don’t get lost. Guess I can always try the backtrack feature on my Garmin. haha.

Off to get ready for work. I wish I could just hang out around the hotel. There’s an amazing pool outside my window with a lazy river. I want to play!

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