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 – 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

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 Meetups – Missing the Magic

It’s less than two weeks before the Princess Half marathon weekend and in previous years, this would be the beginning of meet-up stalking season. The first runDisney prerace meetup was in 2010 as part of the inaugural Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend.  The signup was offered on the Disney Parks blog and all you had to do to get an invitation was to be one of the first twenty people to RSVP via e-mail.   … Continue reading

Expedition Everest 5K & Scavenger Hunt 2013 – Race Recap Part 2

In my last post, I recapped the Expedition Everest Packet Pickup and Pre-Race festivities.  On to the exciting race!  Here is the official course map: Photo Credit:  RunDisney This map is just for the 5k portion.  We started in the parking lot, ran around the outside of the parking lot and right before the entrance we encountered our first obstacle, the hay bales.  It was a series of maybe 5 or 6 hay bales that … 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