Normally in a week in review post I do my exercise stuff first and my Disney and life stuff second, but screw the boring stuff because I HAVE DISNEY NEWS.
Y’know how I’ve been kvetching basically since I made the reservation about my room in Caribbean Beach for my upcoming WDW trip? There’s the construction, of course, which means weird food options to boot, plus the resort itself is sprawling with multiple bus stops AND the only room I could get was a pirate room, which is more expensive AND supposedly at the very back of the resort. Bleh.
Well, you’re all Disney pros so I hardly have to preach the gospel of Continuing To Check Back. But last week, a mere 10 days before the penalty-free cancellation deadline, I did it: I found us a room at All-Star Music! EEEE!!!
Perhaps it sounds odd to be rejoicing over a change from a moderate to a value resort, but I really think this is a major improvement. The construction becomes a non-issue, and even when the All-Stars share buses there’s at least only one stop and it can’t be too far a walk. Best of all, this saves us well over $300!
So yeah, I’m pretty jazzed. Nine days to Disney!!!
P.S. Did you know you can make your Magical Express reservations via a website? I’m been doing it on the phone all this time like a chump!
… What else is this post usually about again? Oh yes. Go go gadget workout log:
Sunday | ran 7.16 miles outside in 1:10
I did this run at my parents’ new place in Wilmington, and it is flaaaaaat. I was flying!
Monday | ran 5.29 miles outside in 55 minutes
Back to my plain ol’ boring not at all flat regular training route. But the cold does seem to improve my times.
Tuesday | walked 2.19 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class
Wednesday | ran 7.35 miles outside in 1:15
Thursday | walked 2.24 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class
This walk had greater purpose: I walked from work to the local Whole Foods to pick up my bib for my Thanksgiving Turkey Chase! Why they chose to hold packet pickup a full week in advance I couldn’t tell you.
Friday | ran 7.35 miles outside in 1:15
Saturday | rest
My family held Fake Thanksgiving on this day, so done so that none of our air traveling relatives have to pay through the nose for flights. So I spent a lot of my day in a car going to or from New Jersey. Mine is a very glamorous life. At least there was pie.
Okay, workout log done. What else? The roundup:
– From Dancing To Running has some tips on how to keep up your workouts during the holidays.
– Why I runDisney bids a fond farewell to Disneyland races.
– Disney Adulting and Disney In Your Day offer Disney gift guides for adults.
– Rolling With The Magic has the scoop on the best fireworks and parade viewing for those with wheelchairs.
– The Disney Tourist Blog performs the vital work of selecting the top 10 bars in WDW.
– The Main Street Gazette does an exhaustive inspection of Disney Springs’ poutine.
– easyWDW reviews Fort Wilderness’s lesser known shindig*, Mickey’s Backyard Barbecue.
* Important note: Shindig is my favorite episode of Firefly.
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