Exciting RunDisney News for Princess Half Marathon Weekend!

Yesterday, RunDisney outdid themselves with two exciting announcements.  First, there is a new special edition Coast to Coast (C2C) medal with pink accents and a pink/purple ribbon that you can only get if you do the Tinkerbell Half Marathon and Princess Half Marathon in 2014.  photo credit: RunDisney I’m not sure if “special edition” means 2014 only or if this will be offered every year.  It’s pretty awesome since I’m actually going to be able … Continue reading

Running Tips – Training Plans

In this post, I described how to pick your first race.  Once you’ve picked out the race you want to run, it’s time to figure out precisely how you’re going to get trained up to go the distance.  There are a lot of training plans and programs out there and (in a refrain you’ll hear a lot in the running community) what works best for one person won’t necessarily be the best for another person.  … Continue reading

Disney Princess Half 2013 – Part 4 : The RACE!

Part 1 – Just Getting There Part 2 – RunDisney Meetup Part 3 – RunZilla (and the Expo) Sunday morning, I had my alarm set for 2:15am.  The buses to the race started running at 3am and I wanted to be on the first one.  I’d read horror stories about bus drivers getting lost and traffic jams and I didn’t want that stress.  I woke up at 12:48am and thought the clock said 2:48 and … Continue reading

Disney Princess Half 2013 – Part 3 : RunZilla

Part 1 – Just Getting There Part 2 – RunDisney Meetup After the Meetup, I walked through the still closed countries and re-entered the real world.  It was sad to cross that rope back into Future World of Epcot.  I met up with my family and we spent the rest of the morning enjoying Epcot. Unfortunately, I seemed to kind of have a let down after the meetup.  I was still excited about the race, … Continue reading

Disney Princess Half 2013 – Part 2: RunDisney Meetup

Part 1 – Just Getting There The one good thing about having a two year old who apparently only needs 4 hours of sleep per night is that oversleeping isn’t a high risk issue.  I set two alarms just to be sure, but Eli wakes up at 5am like clockwork (and 10pm, and midnight, and 3am and 4 am) so I figured I’d be safe without a wake up call scheduled.  Waking up went smoothly, … Continue reading

Disney Princess Half 2013 – Part 1: Just Getting There!

Sorry for being offline for a few weeks, things have been craaazzzyyy around here!  So, without further ado, here is the next chapter.  Oh, one further ado:  if you’re super easily offended, there may be too much TMI here, but that will probably happen repeatedly on this blog, so this might be the time to bail… After I found out that I somehow, someway managed to get into the coveted, super-exclusive RunDisney meetup (can you … Continue reading

RunDisney Princess Half Marathon Meetup

To keep myself motivated during the long training slog for the Princess, I did a lot of web searching for other Disney events.  One of the awesome events I learned about was the RunDisney meetups that are organized for Disney’s major races.  These are very limited events, for a lucky few runners that happen at the beginning of race weekend. For the Princess half meetup, it will be in Epcot on Friday morning from 7am-9pm.  … Continue reading