Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July yesterday! I didn't post because the husband and I (along with some other friends) went to Six Flags! Despite the heat, we had a TON of fun. Unfortunately since it was so hot, we didn't last long enough to see the fireworks.  We got there bright and early to beat the crowds and realized everyone was at the water park area and not the main park (go figure) and so we were able to ride everything by 2pm!

When we first got there, I kinda felt like I was cheating on my beloved Disney World. I was able to get over it by realizing the two parks are very different from each other.  Disney is a Theme Park while Six Flags is an Amusement Park.  What's the difference you ask? I am here to tell you there is a HUGE difference.  You see, Six Flags prides itself on roller coasters so if chills and thrills are what you are after then Six Flags is the place to be. Plus, you can't beat the price of admission! Being such an avid Disney fan and not a huge roller coaster fan, I had a hard time getting over the fact that it's not a Theme Park. I want my rides to tell a story and give me something to do and look at while I'm waiting in line, instead, at Six Flags, you just wait under a metal awning with very little to look at.  Oh well, you can't have it all! Overall, it was a great day spent making memories with great friends! :)

WARNING: Do not, for any reason, no matter how hot it is outside ride Penguin's Blizzard River ride.  It looks like an innocent raft ride that will offer you some relief to the tortuous weather and concrete, but don't let looks fool you! This ride quickly became known as the Penguin Ride of Doom! It makes the Tea Cup ride in Disney look like child's play. The amount of spinning and time it takes to get to the bottom of the slide is hell! At least with other spinning rides, you have some control as to how much you want to spin. Not this one, boys and girls.  No control whatsoever!
After a day in the sun. we were EXHAUSTED when we got home and the idea of going somewhere to watch fireworks was not an exciting one. Instead, we stayed in and nursed our sunburns and called it a night. Share your fireworks pictures with me since I didn't see any!

Training Update:
Tuesday was Day 1 of training as you all know and I think I did pretty good.  I ran on the treadmill (it is just too hot, even at 8pm to run outside) and felt great! I ran for 30 min and did 3.3 miles (with no walking) which is about a 9 min mile.  I walked for another five to make it an even 35 min work out and to cool down. Here's a picture of my workout when I was done. Not too shabby! (Please note: the calories burned are in no way accurate. I can usually figure 100 calories per 10 min of running, so this would be more like 350)

Today is day 2 of marathon training!  I am supposed to run for 30-45 min.  This time I'm going to try to get 4 miles in and do a 45 min work out.  It will be another treadmill run because of the heat, but I don't mind! Saturday is an easy 3 miles.

Oh yeah....Don't forget to "like" my photo here so I can win the Cutting Edge Stencils contest and be able to do my first ever giveaway! Polls close at 4:30pm Friday!

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