Embracing Runner Health with Cigna at the Disneyland Half Marathon

Re-sharing this one because the Cigna Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend goes on sale TOMORROW! This is the 5th anniversary of the 10K and Double Dare Challenge- those races are going to be HOT! Let me know if I can help get you into the races you want to run. 

One of my favorite parts of being part of the runDisney community is the people I get to hang out with. The races are cool, and the location is magical, but the PEOPLE are what makes it truly unique.

I’ve found a group of health and fitness enthusiasts who are hard to beat. One of the most recent additions to my personal sphere of influence has been the Cigna Team.

Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure to interact with them multiple times and always come away from the events with inspiring health-related information.

Not only are they sponsors of two runDisney race weekends, but they are also genuinely concerned about health and wellness of the runners.

And they have really fun photo ops!

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This past weekend was no different.

Cigna hosted a blogger/social media get together during the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend.

While I was there for the learning (ok, and lunch!), I absolutely loved getting to connect with some of my favorite running and blogging people.

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We danced, we tried some new tricks, we ate a healthy meal, and we laughed a lot. This group was a lot of fun!

While we were there, we competed in a game show type event as a team. My team, Team Mickey, came in 2nd place.

We killed it in the word scramble game, thanks to the brilliant teacher mind of Wendy at Over the Top Mommy.

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HOLLA! 

Side note: I have no idea what we were all doing in college, but flip cup was not our major!

Though Brandi from Runner Runner did an excellent job representing our table.

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Look at that concentration! DIALED IN, YO!

Check out Twitter hashtag #CignaRunTogether if you want some additional highlights of the games. There might be some video to amuse you. (Lawdy).

Here are a few takeaways from the event that I’m hoping you can use in your daily life.

FOOD FOR RUNNERS

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Nothing you probably didn’t already know there, except maybe you are missing that wild salmon option. Fish is GREAT for runners; try putting some on the grill and your table once or twice a week!

SLEEP

This is a massive fail for me. But I’m working on making this pattern better.

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These are ALL things I need help with in my life. I’d love to get off the blood pressure meds, lose some weight, and have more focus and energy in my life.

Sleep will do that for you. Who knew?

GETTING MY RUNNING ON TRACK

If you read my recap, you know my running was most assuredly OFF track this summer.

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And it was the perfect wake up call for me to get things in my running house in order.

I got a new running buddy (my daughter!), and we are looking at new routes. We’re also tracking our runs, listening to music, and can’t wait to celebrate the victories along the way.

I’ve got this!

The day was wrapped up with a special visit by two of my favorites. I wish I had the video on for this portion because these two had some MOVES. They were clearly embracing the Cigna move and groove vibe of the day!

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Thanks, once again, for hosting and sponsoring the Disneyland Half Marathon!

 

About Patty

Patty Holliday is a wife and mother of four. She's a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)

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