It’s been a few weeks since the runDisney 2015 Princess Half Marathon and I am officially in withdrawl. runDisney events are always awesome and a highlight for me because I get to run somewhere magical. I get to run with so many friends who I otherwise only ‘see’ and talk to online at the runDisney events since we all see it as a bit of a tradition to ‘just keep going’ to them. Oh…also, hello, it’s Princess themed!
Glass Slipper Challenge
I signed up for the Glass Slipper Challenge which is made up of the:
The Enchanted 10k
The Princess Half Marathon
2 days of running = 3 beautiful medals.
All 3 of the alarms I have available to me are set go off! 3am is just not a cute time no matter what.
I scrapped my cute outfit for warmth. It was unusually cold in Florida (by Florida standards…I heard Canadians talking about going to the beach) and my running skirt was tossed aside for capri’s and long sleeves. Comfort over cute won the day. The good thing about the cooler, ah heck, let’s keep it real, it was cold. Cold temps encourage you to run faster so that is the upside.I also jumped the shark and gave in to my plantar fasciitis pain and got some KT Tape from the runDisney expo. Tapped up both feet, said a prayer and hoped for some pain relief. Im happy to report it did help. It wasn’t as magical as I had hoped for but it did take the edge off the pain!
I had to warm up my selfie skills, first one of the day– check!
When you see Minnie Mouse while you are running… YOU STOP!
This is where I regret wearing all black.
Post Enchanted 10k Medal Pics!!
Back to my room at the Hilton Bonnet Creek to clean up and I look out the window and see this… it was a sign…literally, lol!
3am…still not a cute hour. Taped up my foot and made it downstairs at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in time for the Runner’s Send off party! The staff was movin & Shakin’. The energy was awesome and it was very much welcomed at that ridiculous time. I really appreciated having coffee, water, fruit, oatmeal, granola bars, bagels. They had everything a runner needs. This is how you do a race and this is how you get fired up to run 13.1 miles! Thank you Hilton for taking such good care of us runners!!
First Character pic!
Love seeing a friendly face while running!! Thanks for chEARing us on @dizthrubrwneyes
Running through the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella’s castle really is magical. If you don’t stop for pics then there is something wrong!!! #justsayin
So you can see, there is never a dull moment with us running and we are always having laughs!
I will call this picture the BEFORE picture.
Maybe I was wondering if I should put my hand on my hip or wave my hands in the like I just do not care, lol.
AFTER: we joined the choir!!!!! Boom…that’s how you have fun during a runDisney race!
Thanks to the choir and choir director for taking our pictures and letting us join in!
Best part is having my family there at the finish line waiting for me!! Love you guys!!!
Post run … I hit the pool! A little aqua therapy to stretch out those muscles!
After I cleaned up, we had to go to the Magic Kingdom to celebrate!
Main Street Memories princesses were there!
Obviously I am the only one who did not wear her race shirt after the race…duh! #fail
Thank you for following along with me!! Run with me next year!!!
Check the runDisney websites for dates and when registration opens up!