The Fairest Week in Review: 12/10

Sad Marie

In the immortal words of Marvin the Paranoid Android: Oh GOD I’m so depressed.

In other words, I flew home from Walt Disney World on Sunday, and now I’m falling into the tired, inevitable old cliche: constantly thinking things like “Yesterday at this time, I was eating breakfast with Tigger.” “Yesterday at this time I was walking past Spaceship Earth.”

Three days ago, I was setting the Magic Kingdom on fire.

And then I forgot to close out my spreadsheet on my computer, so when I got to work this morning and turned on my monitor it was THERE, staring at me. Mocking me. Whispering: I now represent your past.

I dunno. Naturally I’m always bummed when a WDW trip is over, but for some reason I’m particularly down this time around. Maybe because I spent over six months planning it? Almost harder than not being there anymore is not having it to look forward to anymore.

Anyway. What a whiny little baby I am. I took more photos than ever before and I have great Twitter conversations to re-read and I’ll be reliving it through a trip report on this blog over the next week or two and Lord knows I’ll be back

Then too: Moon and I are going to Disneyland for the Tinker Bell Half in a little over a month! So I’ve got nothing to be sad about. At all.*

* Not that this stops me. I has a sad. I also has an Annual Pass now. Who wants to go to WDW with me?!

I actually did run, last week, believe or not, just a lot less than usual – 23 miles over two runs instead of the usual 35-give-or-take-a-couple-miles over three. I packed running stuff for WDW but never really had time for it (shocker). Mostly I listened to WDW music in preparation – FotLK and IllumiNations and Wishes and now I kinda want to cry so you can fill in the rest yourself.

Um… roundup. Super short one this week; didn’t do much blog reading while at WDW. Back in the saddle for next week, promise. If you wrote something great last week that I might have missed, be sure to let me know!

Prairie Princess Runners discuss the concept of runderwear.
DisBroads report on the Tinker Bell Half date change for 2015.
Disney by Mark shares a long-lost Pooh illustration.
Pink Elephant on Parade has a sad runner’s diary.

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  1. I feel you on that awful Post-Disney Depression; it kills me that I have an annual pass and- at home- a relatively short commute to WDW, but I still have to leave it for months at a time when I'm up at school! Sometimes the thing that helps the most is immersing myself in all things Disney parks (YouTube ride-throughs, ride soundtracks, studying to area music loops). I get a little taste to hold me over until I can experience the real thing! Luckily, though, I'll be in the Magic Kingdom in less than a week! Glad you had a fun trip! 🙂

  2. Okay, so now let's talk about your DL trip because I want to hear all about it. And I promise to try my best to re-enact Spaceship Earth on our grand and miraculous journey through Zoolights. Look at this Panda pounding reeds flat…
    And is every run you do a long run?!

  3. I can't wait to hear your Judi Dench voice!

    Mostly, yes! Because then I can say to myself, "I burned 1100 calories yesterday. I can so eat four chocolate-covered cherries" like I just did.

  4. Damn, how do you fit that in?! I am in awe of you right now. Plus I just realized you meant four individual cherries, not four boxes of chocolate covered cherries. I feel foolish and gluttonous.

  5. Well, I generally do 3 runs a week lasting anywhere from 2 (average) to 3 (occasionally) hours. Basically it's what I do instead of socialize/relax on weekdays. I'm in awe of YOUR lungs, which can apparently function in cold weather. That's more than I can say.

    Luckily there were only 4 left – otherwise I could make no promises!

  6. I love the cold but I've actually been choosing the treadmill to a) avoid downhills, in turn messing up my knee and b) because I hear it's going to be warm in Disney so I need to just deal with being hot and uncomfortable.
    And now I'm afraid of ice. Like, super afraid of ice.

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