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Disney Week!

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3.5 months later....

My friend Matt is, to put it kindly, a huge Disney nerd. He's also a runner, so what better race for his first marathon than the Disney World Marathon! The fact that my birthday fell on the Wednesday after the race made a perfect excuse to spend an entire week hanging out in theme parks and ignoring grad school for a bit :)

The race was on a Sunday, but we flew to Orlando on Friday. In preparation for a very early Sunday morning, we had a dress rehearsal middle-of-the-night wake-up call on Saturday to watch the SpaceX launch!


Sunday was the race (which you guys already read about). 
Monday: Epcot! Lots of space/futuristic stuff, a world showcase (and tasty beverages), and rain, unfortunately. But it was a good first day!

Tuesday: Universal Studios! (Not just Harry Potter...) This was SO MUCH FUN! Matt made me venture outside of Hogwarts and Hogsmede, which ok fine whatever, but seriously, all the Harry Potter stuff was truly what I was the most excited about :) …

Long Time, No See

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Usually you can tell how crazy hectic things have gotten for me by the frequency of my blog updates :) Since it's been almost two months since the last one, I guess I've been up to quite a bit!

I still need to post about all the fun stuff that I did during my post-marathon week in Orlando, my big post-graduation news, and my spring break trip to Vegas...but I'm just not really feeling any of that right now.

Running has been disappointing more often than not lately. Nichole reworked last week's schedule to give my legs a chance to bust out of a funk and get their fresh, bouncy feel back. It worked for a few days, and then yesterday's disaster happened.

Sometimes you are looking forward to a long run...a chance to spend 18 miles in the sunshine and fresh air? Yes, please! Except yesterday wasn't so wonderful. My hip was cranky from the start, and by mile 8, it was so annoying that I had to stop for a bit and whine to The Canadian. It felt ok until ~13 miles, but …