Category: fitness

Voting Time! Now through October 22

Okay, peoples … it’s time to vote!

  • I’ve told you about my plans to run in costume at the Walt Disney World 10K in January 2014 …
  • So many friends and family members have supported me already in my fundraising efforts … (And you still can!)
  • You’ve seen me daydream about running costumes while I’ve been furloughed or just need a mental break …

Now it’s time to vote. I’m going to keep this poll up through October 22 — anyone know why that date is important to me? 😉 I put in the choices based on the costumes I’ve dreamed up, but I’m willing to take write-in votes. Have some inspiration in the gallery below or over here

Anyone can vote, but my donors get their votes multiplied. A $20 donation gets 2 vote … $30, 3 votes … $40, 4 votes, etc. So if you’re a donor, enter your name so I can calculate behind the scenes! And you know that your donation has helped build accessible homes for veterans who’ve been severely injured.

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I can’t wait to see the results! I’ve got a tutu order reserved with Lesley of Greater Fitness … which flavor tutu shall it be?!

Off to work we go …

Ah, yes. After 16 days of government shutdown, we got calls last night informing us to check communications and head back to work in the morning. I actually would have appreciated getting that phone call this morning instead of 11:30 last night when I’d finally managed to sleep, but whatever!

It was … interesting … to be back at work today. I really don’t remember a lot of what we had planned. During my orderly shutdown on October 1, I took notes on things I thought I’d need to remember. Hmm. Well, we’ll just have to see if I even remember WHY those were important. I have a feeling things will start to gel a little more on Monday after we’ve all had a chance to sweep out the cobwebs.

By the way — I never did run out of things to do or get bored while I was furloughed. I felt like I was finally able to focus on what I really wanted to do at home and with my family instead of having fractured attention. I didn’t make it all the way through my to-do list, but I sure got a lot done!

So in the meantime, when I’m not at work or when I have a break, I let my mind wander back to more fun things … like Halloween art or making up running costumes for Disney races. I know it’s silly but I just can’t help it.

Sofia in First?
Sofia in First? by dormousie

I think Nora would be quite impressed by this one.

Or how about this one? I loved Beauty and the Beast. It came out when I was in high school (dating myself!) and I was almost obsessed with it.

Très Belle!
Très Belle! by dormousie 

Much more appealing than “real” work!

I’m still raising money for Homes For Our Troops and the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10k! Tomorrow I’m going to kick off the voting for the Disney character I’ll use for inspiration for my REAL running costume. Everyone gets a vote, but my donors get MORE votes! Stay tuned … or even better, donate now!

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