Gate River Run 2014: Conquering the Green Monster

This was my third running of the Gate River Run.  The recaps of the first two runs (in 98 and 13) are here.  When I ran it last year, I was suffering from a terrible head cold and almost didn’t even start.  I managed to finish with a 1:50 in 2013 but felt like I really could have done a lot better if I had been well. This year, I originally wanted to finish in … Continue reading

runDisney Princess Weekend – Kids Races

The last part of my Princess weekend recap is the Kids Races.  For the 2014 Princess Half, the Kids Races were offered on Friday and Saturday.  We picked Saturday since I was doing the 10k already on Saturday morning, I figured it would give us Thursday and Friday in the parks without any official race events to conflict.  I think it worked out really well, we were able to make rope drop (which Erik calls … 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