The Return of the runDisney Meetup…Sort Of

If you’ve been running runDisney for years, you surely remember the years of the popular, exciting, fun and controversial runDisney Meetups.  Originally started as a way to spread the word about runDisney on social media (back when races didn’t sell out for months, if ever), they let a small group (20-100ish) of runDisney fans get together one night before the race in one of the parks to do a short run, have refreshments and hear … Continue reading

So You Want To Be A Princess? 2015 Update

So you want to be a princess?  You’ve seen pictures from prior runDisney Princess Half races, or someone you know has run the race, or maybe you just happened to be in the parks during race weekend and saw all the proud, limping runners sporting their shiny medals.  Maybe you’re thinking it looks like an amazing experience (it is!) but that you couldn’t do it (you can!).  Or maybe you kind of want to try … Continue reading

Jeff Galloway, I Never Should Have Left You

I used the Jeff Galloway run/walk interval method for the whole first year of my training and did the Princess Half last year using five minute run, one minute walk intervals.  And then, after I recovered, I spent the spring and summer building up my endurance so I could run without any walk intervals.  It helped me get my 5k time under 30 minutes and I really enjoyed the zoning out I could find when … 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