Celebrate Your Inner Princess with Chip and Co & Destinations in Florida at Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend


Who's ready to celebrate your inner princess at Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend? (me!)Starting June 11th you can sign up at runDisney to be apart of next year's event (yes, next year, it runs in early 2014). There are multiple races and events this year including TWO all new races. The Enchanted 10k and The Glass Slipper Challenge.Chip and Co. has partnered up with Destinations in Florida to bring you a deal that's fit for any princess, by sponsoring a team.We will be … [Read more...]

All new Dopey Challenge Among Dizzying Enhancements for 2014 WDW Marathon Weekend


Four-race challenge will produce six-medal opportunity for runners; New Walt Disney World 10K expands weekend event to five days; popular Runner’s World Challenge returnsAfter celebrating its 20th anniversary earlier this year, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna is getting even bigger next year and is offering runners another challenge that will be, well, Dopey.The 2014 Disney Marathon Weekend, Jan. 8-12, will expand to five days and will include a 10K, along with … [Read more...]

Disney Cruise Castaway Cay 5K


If you are going on a Disney Cruise in the future and have a runner in your family or have always wanted to run a fun Disney 5k as a personal goal then the Castaway 5k is a PERFECT option for you.My husband Tim is not a big runner but wanted to run the Castaway 5k as a personal goal of his so we started looking into it. The 5k is completely FREE and you do not have to register ahead of time.All you need to do is pack your running shoes and keep an eye on your navigator that they place in … [Read more...]

Taking the Plunge…RunDisney!

If you decided to read on, perhaps you've been intrigued by the hype surrounding RunDisney.  Maybe you've seen ads, emails, photos, and videos promoting RunDisney events and in the back of your mind, you've always said, "maybe one day!".  Maybe you've thought that for like about 5 seconds before you come to your senses and start listing of an arsenal of reasons why you (of all people) have no business running, period.  Today I am here to help you stop that negative self talk and redirect your … [Read more...]

Marathon Training – Fuel Your Run

Talking to a friend who has been sick for several days, she mentioned that her doctors told her the sickness probably hit her harder than it should have because she had been dehydrated from her running and exercise regiment.  This conversation reminded me of a woman I met in a yoga class who bragged that she never fueled before or during her half marathons because she "wouldn't eat before noon."  While I understand that strong desire to be thin, common sense and proper nutrition are more … [Read more...]

Addicted to runDisney

Since the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January when I ran the 5k and was a spectator for the half marathon, I haven't done much running.  No guilt here - I was 6 months pregnant for Marathon Weekend and continuing running to that point was a huge accomplishment, especially from who I was in my younger days.But, post race, running became nearly impossible - too much pain.  And, even though I've completed 2 half marathons at 13.1 miles each (and all the training runs leading up to … [Read more...]

Gettin’ Your Sweat On – Where To Workout at WDW


Workout? While on VACATION? To many of us, this may seem crazy, an unheard of proposition, after all, a vacation means getting to relax and do what you don't normally get to do (like skipping the gym!). But, for those of us who like to keep up with our fitness routine even when away from home, luckily, Disney understands and gives us some options to help keep us on track!Fitness centers - Many Resorts have on site fitness centers, most include treadmills, stationary bikes, eliptical … [Read more...]

Running through the World – No Pressure!

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If you've read my previous posts about running around the world and marathon training and still don't consider yourself athletic enough to try, I highly recommend considering running in one of runDisney's Family Fun 5k's.When planning ahead for the just past 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend, I knew that I would be 25 weeks pregnant come race weekend and wanted to find an alternative to the previously scheduled half marathon.  For me personally, I wanted to continue running in my pregnancy, just not … [Read more...]

Disney Marathon Training – Final Race Preparations

With Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend right around the corner, runners all around the world are finishing up their training and getting ready to start packing.  Marathon Weekend officially begins on Thursday, January 5th, 2012, with the opening of the marathon expo and the races begin Friday morning with the 5k and first day of Family Fest Kids Races.Near the end of endurance training begins tapering - shortening the distance in your long runs and allowing your body to rest to be prepared … [Read more...]

Running out of time to Run!

It's now less than a month away from the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend 2012, and unlike the inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland, the Walt Disney World weekend still has a few available spots!  If you're a runner or are considering becoming a runner, Walt Disney World is a great place to start racing.  The races are casual and you only have to keep up a 16 minute per mile pace, allowing a lot of walking if needed!If you're just starting running or thinking about running, … [Read more...]