So You Want To Be A Princess – 2016 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

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

runDisney Princess Weekend – Princess Half Race Recap

Settle in, this is a long one.  But there are lots of pictures, so enjoy! After the 10k and Kids Races on Saturday, I did resist the temptation to go to the theme parks with Erik and Eli because I knew I needed to rest up before the Half the next morning.  We did head over to Downtown Disney using all the forms possible of Disney transportation.  For a three-year old, that’s even better than … Continue reading

runDisney Princess Weekend – Enchanted 10k Race Recap

On Friday, my plan was to go to Animal Kingdom in the morning with Erik and Eli (Alex decided he was “over” Disney and stayed home with my mom instead – it’s not easy being 14), eat lunch at Yak & Yeti (our favorite!) and then stay at the hotel to rest up for the race.  As Erik and Eli were getting ready to head over to the Magic Kingdom for the evening, I couldn’t … Continue reading

runDisney Princess Half Weekend – Fun Before the Races!

Where We Stayed For this race weekend, we decided to be “economically responsible” and stay at POP Century.  While we’ve stayed at some very cheap offsite hotels before (we stayed twice at one that was only about $50 a night), I’ve never stayed at a Value resort on Disney property before, mainly because I had visions of hundreds of cheerleaders or other youth sports groups running up and down the hallways all night long. Luckily … Continue reading

Princess Half Weekend – Short Version (real recaps to come later!)

Just checking in after getting home from a fun quick trip to Disney for the runDisney Princess Half and Enchanted 10k. Short version: Lots of family fun Great 10k Lots of fun at the Half Tink redemption Stretching myself socially and enjoying meeting new and old friends Cupcakes Back to work tomorrow morning   Long version: I hope to have my recaps up by the end of next weekend with tons of photos!   Here are … Continue reading

Glass Slipper Challenge – Costume Reveals

While I’ll probably never actually top our Club 33 enchanted china costumes, I am not going to give up and just start running in boring outfits!  So, for the Glass Slipper Challenge I wanted to come up with two costumes that were a little different but fun. Going with the Cinderella theme, I decided to go as Cindy in rags for the 10k on Saturday.  This was my inspiration: My original plan was to do … Continue reading

runDisney Princess Half Weekend Transportation

In just a few weeks, tens of thousands of princesses (and some princes too) will descend upon Walt Disney World for the Princess Half Marathon weekend, which this year is featuring the inaugural Glass Slipper Challenge (10k and Half combo). If you’re planning on crossing the finish line to get these beauties, you’ve probably got your ballgown picked out, your glass slippers broken in and hundreds of miles of training behind you.  You are also … 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