Friday, August 23, 2013

Five For Friday

Happy Friday folks!  I have never done this before but I have seen it on several blogs so I figured - hey, why not??

Five For Friday

1.  I am headed to my local New Balance store tomorrow to get fitted for shoes.  And I know what you're thinking - Kristen, you JUST bought a new pair of shoes.  And you're right.  But next Friday I am headed to the Disneyland Half Expo bright and early because I have my sights set on these:

Photo courtesy of New Balance
These gorgeous things are exclusive runDisney New Balance 860v3s.  You can ONLY get them at a runDisney expo.  These were first released at the Marathon Weekend expo in January and I didn't hear about them in time to get a pair so they are first on my to do list this trip.  I am hoping to get my foot measured so that I know what size I need and all I have to do is get in line and pay for one in my size, rather than wait to be fitted.  See, there is method to my madness.

2.  I MAY have mentioned that I have a birthday coming up :)  One really nice thing about your birthday rolling around is that restaurants will send you coupons for free stuff.  And you guys know how I feel about free stuff!  My birthday is less than a week away and I have already received the following:

Thanks Dunkin Donuts!

I have also gotten:
Free dessert from Chili's
Free menu item from IHOP
$10 off from Firebirds
Free milkshake from Arby's
I got all of these (and other great coupons) because I am a member of their email clubs; if you want to sign up too just click on the links!

3.  Last night after I got Sam to bed I sat down in the living room to just chillax for a bit and Owen had the TV on some Discovery channel show and it JUST so happened to be talking about the crash of Eastern Airlines 401 in December 1972.  Normally stuff like this doesn't bother me, but perhaps I have mentioned that I am flying on a plane next week???!!!  Over 100 people lost their lives in that crash, including the pilot and engineer on the flight.  The show was specifically talking about how for a long time after the crash the ghosts of the pilot and the engineer were seen on several Eastern Airlines flights.  Ok, I am officially creeped out.  I don't fly very well to begin with - I didn't need that to add to it.  I might have to pop a Benadryl or something next week...

4.  Amidst all the Disneyland Half Weekend excitement I haven't really talked much more about the fact that I'm running in the Glass Slipper Challenge at the Princess Half Marathon weekend in February!  This is a big deal to me this weekend because the 180 day window for making Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) opens for us on Sunday.  We are using our DVC membership for the first time and currently have reservations to stay at the beautiful Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa.  This will be more of a low key trip since we are planning to return to the "world" next October for our regular vacation but I still have a few places I'd like for us to try so I'll be on the computer early Sunday morning to secure those!

5.  I'm drinking my water today out of this awesome cup:


Maybe after 5pm I can fill it with the real thing??

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

QOTD:  Anyone have anything random they want to share??




12 comments:

  1. Fun, fun and fun! I hope to be able to participate in the Glass Slipper in 2015! You are going to have a great time! Good luck getting those shoes! They are super cute!

    And yes. At 5PM, please do switch to the real thing!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I'm looking forward to GSC - it's going to be a fun, filled Princess-y weekend!

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  2. Yay!! I'm running glass slipper too and SO looking forward to it!

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    1. Yay! I hope I get to meet a lot of you there!

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  3. I got the DD coupon, toooooooo, my birthday twin! Sign up with Starbucks, too. And Firehouse Subs gives you a free sub on your bday, just walk in and show ID! I totally work this every year! I also can't wait for PHM!

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    1. OOOHHH, I'll take a free 'bucks! Thanks birthday twin for the tip!!!

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  4. Happy early birthday! Those shoes look awesome! Good luck!

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  5. Randomness: today I went to my local running store in search of a pair of minimalist, lightweight shoes I can wear for my walks to work. I have ALWAYS been against wearing trainers with work clothes, but wearing normal flats for my ~2 mile round trip is putting my plantar fascia at risk of flaring into fasciitis. The girl tried to sell me on the Pure Cadence, which I want to get into wearing for running, so I shot those down, but contemplated buying them in addition to the Nike Frees I got for my walks to work. And I almost bought a new pair of Ravennas to add to my normal rotation. I came dangerously close to a 3 pair of running shoes day.

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  6. Fingers crossed you get your hands on a pair of the runDisney shoes. They are definitely a coveted shoes among runDisney fanatics. Happy early birthday! Looking forward to meeting you at Disneyland. I can't believe it's so close now!

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    1. Just a few more days!!! I REALLY REALLY want a pair so I hope that no one else needs a size 10 like me :) See you soon!!!

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