Last night was one of those evenings when I had several thoughts running through my head all at once.
1. The craziness of runDisney registration has once again begun.
Yesterday at noon, preregistration for Marathon Weekend in January opened. General registration opens next Tuesday. As with the past several runDisney event registrations, Marathon Weekend is expected to sell out quickly, and its been entertaining to watch others’ posts on Facebook and Twitter about the anxiety and excitement of registering. Although Marathon Weekend holds a special place in both my and Preston’s hearts (its where he ran his first marathon in 2013 and where I ran my first half marathon earlier this year), it doesn’t look like we’ll be returning to Disney World for Marathon Weekend in 2015. While I’m a bit bummed about it, I know that eventually we’ll be able to return and run another race at the place where we both ran these milestone races.
2. Staycations can be just as relaxing and rejuvenating as traveling for a vacation can be.
With this week being Spring Break and Preston not having enough leave from work at the moment for us to be able to travel (he needs the leave this summer for several events on our calendar), I’ve been spending this week at home relaxing and catching up on some much needed sleep as well as many chores around our apartment. The weather last weekend and on Monday was just as warm and sunny as many places further south, and although it sleeted Tuesday evening and was pretty cold yesterday, the summer like weather was definitely a welcome way to kick off my week off from work.
3. FaceTime is one of the best inventions ever. Period.
With me being home this week I was able to FaceTime the other day with one of my dearest friends, Linda, who moved to Germany back in December. Not being at work made it much easier for us to talk during daytime hours for both of us, and talking on FaceTime is definitely much more enjoyable than just texting back and forth. I loved being able to interact with her in real time and not just wait for the next text message to arrive!
QOTD: Will you be running during Marathon Weekend in 2015? Do you prefer staycations or vacations? What are your thoughts on FaceTime?