Sunday, January 9, 2011

the goofy race challenge

so we did it. we flew to orlando, florida to run not only a half marathon but a full marathon. 2 days in a row! we did well on the half, finishing in 2hr 17min. we took it easy this race so we'd be in good shape the next day. however, our body didn't really think we took it easy enough. by mile 4 we felt not so great. but a large chunk of that was because of it being so cold and us in so little clothing.
we easily made it to mile 13 and by then we were worried. we weren't sure we'd actually finish.
but we persevered and pushed ourself to the limits! a large chunk of the last half of the full was walk 2 min and run to the next mile marker. in the end we took around 5hrs 45min.
truthfully, even though it took longer than the first (and only other) full marathon we ran before we are happy we finished. happy that we proved to ourselves that we can push ourselves to the limit and beyond, that we never gave up and we can conquer all!

after the full today we went over to disney hollywood studios and spent the day there. a good friend of ours got us free admission! we spent several hours there enjoying as much as we could.
unfortunately though our day got cut short (we were planning to attend a show at 630p then pop to the magic kingdom) when we discovered our flight home cancelled due to snow and had to frantically book another flight, cancel the original flight (took a lot of talking to get that done. . . they didn't want to refund us as the cancellation was due to nature and not them), get the shuttle pick up 7 hrs earlier and now we're dealing with the fact that our lodging in frisco has been shuffled around. the suite we are in is no longer available and we are being moved to a different building entirely! worst part is we have 2 parcels being set to us at the old address, scheduled to arrive this week!

ah well, it will all work out!
we fly home early tomorrow and get home with enough time to relax before i go to sleep!


its like find waldo!! only its all mickey mouse. . . we think!
can you find the swedish chef?


wolfgang puck makes the yummiest raspberry chocolate martinis!! we got drunk at noon!
we also ate crab cakes, pizza and yummy bread!


so apparently our fellow duck doesn't like being used as a mode of transporation!
look at how angry he is!! it's not fair, we're just tired from all of our running!

disneyworld, orlando florida

so we came to disneyworld to run the goofy challenge in disney's weekend of races.
the goofy challenge is running the half marathon (donald duck race) on saturday and then the full marathon (mickey mouse race) on sunday.
which sounds goofy, is goofy and thus called the goofy challenge.
and we finished!
to reward ourselves we went to play! here we are in downtown disney hanging with mr. potato head!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

now in frisco

its been a hectic few months.
last time we posted we were on vacation in tokyo, japan. since then we returned to arlington va. it was a lackluster city. it was nice to be in washington and see all the gov't buildings. but as a canadian it was a bit ho hum.
there really wasn't a lot to do in arlington. however, we did have a great time attending weekly pole dancing classes as well as a few flying trapeze classes.

we also made a couple of nice friends, yes they were boys. we also ran a 5 mile race around the pentagon and got a tour inside it too!

then we moved to atlanta, ga. sadly, within our first few days there a co-worker got shot. thus imposing a 'don't go out at night' rule. not strictly enforced but recommended.

so we didn't go out a lot. we did go to the world of coke, little 5 points, and underground atlanta.
we also had a bad back most of the city and had surgery. we are recovering well from it.

now we are currently in frisco, tx. its not the most exciting city. kinda a mix of san jose and hartford. san jose in that there is a large mall to entertain yourself in (and only that) and hartford in that there is no public transit and everyone honks at you when you walk around. . .no one seems to have heard of this "walking" thing.

alright, we have to sign off now and get some sleep, we head out early morning to fly to orlando, florida to run the goofy challenge at disney world!!!

xmas atlanta

xmas atlanta

andy is always such a comic. . . . i think he might be hungry. . . .
andy works with us! we're in the same department. he's also super strong!!!

xmas atlanta

we became part of the table decor! plus we got our last xmas prezzie from our secret santa!!!
our santa was tanya all along! we had no idea. she made us an empty scrapbook with chinese cats and japanese girls in kimonos on it!
we almost cried at how nice and sweet it was!

christmas in atlanta

a rare appearance with our mommy!
we celebrated xmas in style!!


olga's room!!!


see, we look just like real duckies!
we found this cool playground that had "art" as the playground equipment
not too sure what this one was meant to be


duckies in water!!

washington, no atlanta. . .

so this was the most interesting city in the terms of location. they said we were in washington, dc. but site was actually in maryland and we lived in arlington va. we found this amazing park to hang out in!!!
on the right is our newest member punk ducky|!