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Beignet Dash

IMG_0255.jpgYesterday, my Dad and I participated in the Beignet Dash fun run at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.

It was a great turnout. Lots of runners and walkers showed up bright and early to start their day off with a 1.4 mile race starting and ending at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. In-between, you go along the river through Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. It’s beautiful.

And afterwards… well, they don’t call it the Beignet Dash for nothing! Everybody who competes gets three Mickey-shaped beignets.

I ended up with third place — if it wasn’t for two speedy young kids I would have won (I’m sensing a trend here). And my Dad had a personal best for a mile! 🎉

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Derby Dash

Last August, I participated in the Derby Dash at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. It’s a “fun run” — 1.4 miles around the resort. Yesterday morning, I walked over to Saratoga Springs Resort before work to take part in this again (I was staying at the nearby Hilton as part of Automattic‘s Grand Meetup). I managed to take 58 seconds off my time and came in second place! (An incredibly speedy 10-year-old came in two seconds before me.)  
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New Training Milestone Reached: 10k

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This past Saturday, I completed my longest training run ever — 10k!

  • Duration: 52:59
  • Average Pace: 5’15”
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Finish Lines

This morning while I was in the middle of a benchmark run, Don’t Let This Feeling Fade, by Lindsey Stirling (which I posted about last week) came on.

I’m pushing myself to run as fast as I can. Lecrae delivers this line in the song…

And what if finish lines make us happy?

And right away, the Nike+ Run Club trainer cuts in…

There is no finish line!

I wish I could have recorded this! The timing was absolutely perfect. 😄

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Don’t Let This Feeling Fade

This song has been on repeat frequently since I saw Lindsey Stirling in concert the other week and has quickly become one of my training playlist favorites.

 

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Two 5Ks Completed!

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Tonight, my daughter and I completed our first official 5K in nearby Honeoye Falls! My wife and parents came out to cheer us on — it has been great having their support and encouragement. Thankfully, the rain ended up holding off, and we even enjoyed a root beer float afterwards with our favorite root beer, which is made right there in Honeoye Falls.

A month ago, we ran our first 5K, a runDisney Virtual Running Short 5K (you run whenever/wherever you want and submit your time).

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Note the fantastic medals that my wife surprised us with at the end of the race!

It’s hard to believe that just three months ago we started training. I’m so proud that my daughter has stuck with this, even after training sessions when it has been difficult. It was fantastic to be able to share my first 5K experiences with her! Our next planned event is a few months away, right before Halloween (we have to start thinking of costumes to wear for that one!).

 

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Training

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My daughter and I recently started training to run a 5k later this summer (we’re using 5K Runner by Fitness22). We are planning on doing a runDisney Virtual Running Short 5K in July and a local 5K in August!