Here’s the blog post I guest wrote on #teamrunDisney.
A Princess Finds Her Wings
Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed running and writing it!
As runDisney fans, we all have our favorite races. For me, it has been the Princess Half Marathon. The PHM is “my race” – the one I cannot miss every year. It was my first half marathon and where I found my happy place in running. I really dig the tiara medal and the way everyone in the parks treats you royally. Also how at close to 40 years old, I am allowed to sport my own shiny bling around my neck as well as on my head- and no one finds this odd! I am a huge fan of wearing tiaras, so I am a huge fan of the Princess Half!
Then I was sprinkled with Pixie Dust in the form of the good fairy husband who saw what I was looking at on the computer. When I explained about the race in Disneyland and that I was just playing around with ways to make it work, he simply asked one question.
|Tara Knowles, Stephanie Sander, Patty Holliday, Jennifer Wood- Corral B meet up|
|Best moment of the character sprint: Finding Phineas and Ferb with a couple of Fireside Girls. At that moment, my runDisney experience peaked!
Disney had the World of Color fountains running, the Silly Symphony Swings flying, Carsland all lit up, and my favorite surprise- It’s a Small World was still dressed for the Holidays!
We left Disney property and ran along some neighborhood streets. There they were: the Red Hat Society! I hoped they would be here for this race since they made such a splash at the 2012 event. There had to be hundreds of them. They were adorable in their signature colors (please read that in your best Steele Magnolias voice) of red and purple. Such a boost to see them come out and support us in the very early hours of the morning.
Garmin moving time: 3:01:16 (YES! Unofficial PR by 20 min) It counts. Sorta.