Disneyland 2017 Recap

I can’t believe it. It’s been almost five or more years since I went to Disneyland and finally, I went again the past weekend, after five years. I went with mi novio and we had a blast!

So, we decided to fly in Saturday night so that we could have Sunday and Monday free to just go to Disneyland and California Adventure. We flew back home Tuesday afternoon.

Since my sister is going to school in Irvine (in the same county as Disneyland), I visited with her the night we flew in. We went to the Anaheim Packing District for a late dinner (plane landed around 8 pm). The packing district has a lot of food vendors you can buy food from. It’s like a huge food court.

I ordered a beer from the Iron Press and their Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich. My sister got the same. Mi novio also ordered a hotdog from Doggone Good. The beer was pretty good but the food was alright. I was expecting more from it.

The next morning was Disneyland! Our hotel was about a mile and half away and we decided to take a shuttle instead of walking there. It would have been good exercise though to walk.

We arrived at the park half an hour before it opened and a long line had already formed. We didn’t have to wait too long though and then we were let into the park a little early. We decided to hit up the rides first since it was early and there wouldn’t be too many people in line. We hit up the Buzz Light Year ride, which had no wait at all. And we also went on the Star Tours and Space Mountain. We didn’t have to wait too long for the rides and it was pretty fun! It was mi novio’s first time going. We took pictures, I bought a Disney shirt and we got Birthday buttons and my boyfriend got the 1st visit button they give you. You have to ask someone at one of the stores to get the buttons but it’s free!

We hit up other rides too, including Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean. We ended up eating lunch at Hungry Bear restaurant at the park but the food was okay. I ordered the burger while mi novio ordered their chicken sandwich. The food didn’t taste anything special but it did full us up.

We hit up a few more rides after and went back to the hotel to rest for a bit. We went back during dinner time and ate Uva Bar at Downtown Disney for dinner. We went back to the park after and went on a few more rides before watching the Electric Parade and the fireworks show. It was pretty nice.

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The next day was California Adventure. I mistakenly thought the park opened at 8am so we got there around 7:30. It turns out, the park opened at 9! Whoops! It worked out at the end because we didn’t have to wait long at all to go on the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride (it replaced Tower of Terror). My friends went a couple weeks ago and said the wait for the ride was about 3 hours. We barely even waited 10 minutes once we got there. The ride is essentially the same with the drops but has different decorations and of course, a different story line. I really liked the ride. Mi novio was terrified at first from the first drop, but he ended up liking it.

After that, we took some pictures with Spiderman and in front of the obligatory pier picture in front of the Ferris Wheel and California Screamin.

We went on California Screamin and it’s one of my favorite rides! It started to get hot so we bought ice cream. We went other other rides after and then ate lunch at the Cove Bar. I got there Fun Wheel Drink CB Lobster Nachos, and their Quesadilla Rolls. All were delicious! The cocktail was pretty good as well, plus it looked pretty.

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We hit up other rides as well after lunch and then of course, took a little break and went back to the hotel. Toy Story MidWay Mania, Radiator Springs Racer, and Mickey’s Fun Wheel, and Golden Zepher were some of the rides we went on before taking a break. We went back and went on other rides, including Soarin Around the World and Monster’s Inc.

We watched the World Of Color show and it was a great show. We didn’t get the best place to watch it but we were still able to watch it. It was so pretty! After the show, we shopped for souvenirs and went back to the hotel. It was pretty late when we ate dinner and decided to just get Domino’s Pizza delivered.

Tuesday was just getting ready to head back home. We ended up eating at CoCo’s Bakery Restaurant for brunch before leaving (we slept in because we woke up early to go to the parks). The food was actually pretty good. I ordered an omelette with hashbrowns. It came with a coffee cake as well. All were delicious!

So, that was what we did at Disneyland and we had so much fun! I ended up not working out but realistically, I could have. I just didn’t want to stress out about working out and eating healthy. After all, it’s vacation!

Have you guys been to Disneyland before? 

If so, what’s your favorite ride? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 22 & 23

Happy Saturday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I am doing alright, thank you very much. I have been so busy the past couple weeks and didn’t have time to post my workouts. One reason being is that I went to Disneyland with mi novio last weekend. We had so much fun! I will be posting more about it tomorrow along with a few pictures. Right now, this post will be solely about my workouts the past two weeks.

Week of June 11, 2017

Fitness Friday 6-16-17

Week of June 18, 2017

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As you can see, I did not workout during my trip. Walking itself gave us enough physical activity for the day.  I pretty much went right back into my routine after coming back. The first day was hard but I pushed through.

The main reason why I didn’t workout was that I didn’t want to stress myself out too much to fit in a workout. We arrived at the parks at least half an hour before it opened and got back to our hotel around 11pm. Sure, I could have got up early to workout at the gym at the hotel. However, I wouldn’t have gotten enough sleep to have the energy to go around the parks. Plus, I didn’t restrict myself either with food. I indulged and ate great food. Now, it’s back to my normal eating.

Anyway, that is it for now. My vacation recap will be up tomorrow!

How were your workouts the past two weeks?

Do you workout when on vacation?

2017 – Fitness Friday 21 (on a Sunday) + Women’s Fitness Festival Recap

Happy Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I forgot to post my plan and recap this past week (I’ve been too busy). It’s too late to post the plan now, since I am now planning for next week. I will still have my run recap here. But first, here were my workouts this past week. I haven’t ran since my 10k and boy, my legs were sore a few days after the run. I had pushed myself hard to get the PR.

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So, to begin with, the race was cooler than last year. And, it was cooler than the Capital City Classic I did a few weeks ago. It was actually a little breezy and a little chilly. It was not freezing though. I arrived there with mi novio and waited for my friends Julie and Gabby to arrive. Apparently, 4,000 women signed up for the race! #Girlpower

Anyway, the start line was so crowded and I was so nervous for the race to start. I had gone to use the bathroom before heading to the start line and couldn’t find my friends after using the bathroom. So many people!  I found a random place in the start line and waited for the race to start. I had to maneuver my way through the crowd the first couple minutes since everyone was going a different pace. I saw one of my friends and said hi. Then, I went along with my pace to try to get a PR.

The run went though downtown and it was pretty nice. At mile one, next to a water station, this older man was sitting there in his wheelchair with a rose, waiting for his beloved to run by. It was so sweet!  I use the RunKeeper App on my phone whenever I do runs so that I can get an idea of what my pace is. I should get a Garmin watch or something but it’s pricey. I was surprised by the first mile that my pace was at 9:03. I only expected at 10 minute mile pace, not faster.

I was getting a little tired after the 5k mark but I kept going. I liked how the race went by a park and the state capital. I work in the area so I am familiar with the area. I was so tempted to walk once I hit the 5k mark. But I knew that it would slow down my pace. Plus, I was afraid I would stop a lot more to walk if I did. I did eventually walk at the 5 mile mark to drink some water. I was getting thirsty at that point. It recharged me and I was able to run the last mile.

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I was so concentrated on getting a PR that I crossed the finish line and forgot to grab my medal. Don’t worry. I went back and got it. I was looking at my RunKeeper application quickly to see what time I was at right before turning towards the finish line. I saw that I could finish in under 58 minutes if I didn’t slow down. I usually don’t speed up towards the end of the finish line but I did this time. Plus, I smiled for the camera and gave a thumbs up! I was so happy for my strong finish.

I was so happy to get a PR. But, my toenail got bruised. I know, TMI. That is what happens in running sometimes. I did buy a pair of Brooks running shoes this week and I will be training in those for my half marathon. Anyway, my friend and I waited for another friend to finish. We all got PRs! We headed to the mimosa garden and got a mimosa. Delicious!

Well, that’s it for my race recap. Hope you guys had a great week of workouts.

How were your workouts last week? 

What is your favorite distance to run for races? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 20 (On a Monday)

Guess what everyone. I ran the Women’s Fitness Festival yesterday and I got a PR. My time was 57:59. I did it under one hour! I am so happy! The weather was cooler than last year and cooler than my other 10k a couple weeks back. It was a little breezy too but the weather was perfect. I really surprised myself with my pace. I thought I would do a 10 min per mile pace but I ended up running it faster.

Anyway, I am sorry about posting late about my workouts the past week. Here they are. I ended up taking a rest day last Sunday to get extra rest. I have been pushing it hard at the gym.

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As you see, I didn’t run that much the past week. However, I somehow got a PR for my 10k. I am so happy about that.

Well, that is it for now. I will be posting my meals and workouts later. It’s been a while since I have posted it. I’ll also post more about the race!

How were your workouts the past week? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 19 (on a Saturday)

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. It’s nice to have a long weekend. But, please do take the time to remember and honor those that have served.

So, back to what this post is supposed to be about. It’s about my workouts for the week. Like I mentioned on Sunday, I decided to run the Capital City Classic last minute. It was so warm that day but it was a good run. Plus, I did get a PR for a 10k run. I wish it was faster but that time will come. I’m surprised about that time, considering I broke my foot back in September. It does take time to get back to the level of fitness before I broke it.

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My time was 1:05:17.  My goal is to eventually run it in under an hour.

I do want to buy some new running shoes and I have looked into different brands. If you guys have any suggestions, that would be great! I have looked into the Brooks brand and it seems like there have been good reviews about it.

How were your workouts this week? 

Do you guys have suggestions for good running shoes?