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

runDisney Dangers: Heat and Humidity

I just love runDisney.  It got me back into running and fitness after over a decade of being so focused on my career and family that I forgot to take care of myself.  And I love the runDisney community of runners and spectators!  So I wanted to make sure that I did whatever little things I can to help everyone have a fun and safe race experience. While Disney is an uber-safe place to play, … Continue reading

runDisney on a Budget: Part II

Because of our own budget issues and my runDisney addiction, last week I was inspired to write a post about I runDisney on a budget (check it out here to see my first round of tips). My readers had even more great ideas on how they save money while still managing to runDisney.  Here are some of the ones they shared with me. Get a Disney Visa card and earn reward points all year long.  … Continue reading

runDisney on a Budget: Tips and Tricks

OK, I don’t actually have any tricks, but I do have some tips for how to runDisney when you’re pinching pennies.  We’re in the middle of paying off some serious credit card debt we racked up while we were having trouble getting and staying pregnant with our second child.  I self-medicated the pain of secondary infertility by traveling and eating out a lot.  We’re in year two of paying it all off and are making … Continue reading

runDisney Perspectives: From the Back of the Pack

I was having a chat with another runDisney addict, Amanda Bond, who’s run just about every runDisney race there is.  We got onto the subject of how different the race experience is for a runner who is starting in the back corrals to one who is a bit faster and is starting up in the front corrals. I’ve been lucky enough to have fairly high corral placements in all my runDisney races and have rarely … 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 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

runDisney Tink Packing List

I fly out to California first thing Sunday morning (tomorrow!!) and I have packed absolutely nothing so far.  Yikes!  This is the first race I’ve ever had to fly to get to.  I’m very lucky to live in North Central Florida, so I can drive to most of the races I want to run.  Which means I can pile my car full of whatever I want to take (like my Keurig machine, my foam roller … Continue reading

Tinkerbell 10k and Half Costume Planning

My husband has suggested that the only reason I’ve stuck with running over the last 18 months is so that I have an excuse to go to Disney a lot and run around in fun costumes.  And, I can’t say he’s completely wrong. So, with the addition of the 10k races to both Tink and Princess Half Marathon weekends, my costume needs doubled.  I’m always on the lookout for great costume ideas for inspiration.  My … Continue reading

RunDisney Basics – Transportation

For most races, you just drive to the race-site, find a place to park and walk to the start area.  For runDisney races at Walt Disney World, transportation requires a little more thought. For all the races at WDW, runDisney provides really sweet charter buses from all the host hotels to & from the Expo and all the races, including the 5k and the kids’ races.  They run pretty regularly, I think the longest I … Continue reading