I'm three weeks into this new job and it's going pretty well. I had orientation last week and I have in-depth product training next week, so right now I'm twiddling my thumbs a little...but that's not such a terrible thing, especially considering we have a quarterly software release tomorrow. The next one is Dec. 26, errrrrr.
Anyway, work talk is boring. Let's talk about health things.
I ran/walked a 15K Saturday, woohoo! It rained the whole time which surprisingly made the experience a lot more pleasant than it probably would've been otherwise. It wasn't heavy rain but more than a drizzle, and constant. It cooled things down immensely, and I finished without wanting to die, which is a big plus. I did not expect to even finish let alone finish in one piece, so I can't complain. I ran with a girl from my old Galloway group, Bree. Super sweet. I'm running six miles with the group early Saturday morning and I'm really excited to see everyone again.
THENNNN the Tower of Terror 10-Miler is next weekend, ack! I'm more excited than nervous because I've never run this one and I love nighttime races. I say "races," but the only other nighttime race I've done is the Wine & Dine Half, which has been my favorite Disney race so far - maybe even my favorite race in general. Lots of fun. I'm worried about the heat and humidity though...my friend Liz (lizblizz) did it last year and is doing it this year too, and she said last year it was REALLY hot and humid, bleh. The Wine & Dine is the first weekend in November, so it is usually pretty mild by then. Weather.com is saying 87 degrees is the high for Oct. 4 so I hope that goes down and the humidity stays at bay. Bleh.
Speaking of Disney, we're going to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this Sunday. Hanson is playing, yessss, I am going to see all three of their sets. Which will probably be almost the same songs but I don't care. I'm also packing a salad for lunch and a sandwich for dinner plus some snacks, but I pre-tracked some of my favorite dishes:
- CANADA: Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisee, and Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette (6 PP)
- BELGIUM: Belgian Waffle w/Warm Chocolate Ganache (8 PP)
- FRANCE: Tartlette Aux Escargots (9 PP)
- IRELAND: Lobster and Seafood Fisherman's Pie (6 PP)
TOTAL: 29 PP
I also really want the baklava but it's 10 PP and not worth it. I will bring a sweet treat with me so I'm not tempted. Anyway, I tried to piece together the ingredients and estimate as best I could, so we'll see. Between the gym yesterday, my run tonight, my 6-mile run Saturday, and walking all day at the parks Sunday, I should still have all 49 of of WAPP at the end of the day Sunday. That is my goal, and to hit it super hard Monday and Tuesday to get an amazing loss Wednesday.
I'm really proud of myself. I was going to go into Sunday with just my lame sandwich and snacks but I KNOW I would've felt deprived. And honestly, maybe I shouldn't eat anything there, but I think I can and still lose a really good amount this week. So why not? The catch is just that I have to be really on the ball the rest of the week.
My Halloween costume came in! It's this...
It actually fits me right now but it's snug. So in a month I expect it to look amazing. :o) Mels and I are going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on either Oct. 24 or 26. I'M EXCITED, I've never been. So I'll wear it then and also to work and any parties we go to. With pantyhose, obviously. The slit isn't too crazy on, but...eh. The children. My wig came in too and it looks like it'll work nicely. I almost bought an Olaf-shaped candy bucket to bring to Disney but decided against it because I the last thing I need is candy-collecting container. We will steer clear of the trick-or-treat areas, thank you.
I bought this dress today because it was on sale and I've had my eye on it for a while:
I got it in the Medium and am planning to wear it for my bachelorette party in Vegas the weekend of Nov. 22. I can't wait.