Final Thoughts runDisney West Coast | Tuesdays on the Run

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Final Thoughts runDisney West Coast

Going a bit off topic because, well, I can. Bloggers prerogative to call an audible and write what fits the mood.

And as I’m packing and preparing for the last runDisney event on the west coast this week, the mood is contemplative.

It’s a wee bit sad.

I’m not hopeful that this is just a bump in the road; it feels like I’m saying goodbye.

 

My first Tinker Bell race weekend – where I fell in love with Disneyland.

 

I feel like I need to do something to commemorate this event but I don’t know just what would do it justice.

I’m running the 5K and the 10K, and plan to find a spot to cheer the half runners.

I’ve given thought to just walking all the races and staying on the course as long as I possibly can since, yes, I’m that big of a Disney dork to feel like that somehow means something.

 

 

 

Soaking in that environment that will not happen again for a few years (or never? Time will tell!) sounds like something I’d want to do.

Can I go back to Disneyland in the future? Of course. Disneyland isn’t closing or anything.

But race weekends are my favorite times- it’s where my community gathers and I get to see all the online friends in one place.

Plus some of my favorite memories come from the races on the west coast.

Like the time my group of friends happened to find each other at a port-o-potty and decided to finish together.

 

It’s where my family first experienced a runDisney event and I got to show them how fun running can really be!

(It’s fun, kids, I promise!)

A few of them actually believed me, suckers!

 

 

It’s where I met the best race cheerer EVER, Peggy Sue, and her fabulous daughter Jane.

Every time I go back to Disneyland I remember the Starbursts she gave us at the end of the Disneyland Half Marathon in 2013 that might have been the key to me finishing that race.

 

Hello complete stranger, I'm proud of you too! Peggy Sue runDisney cheerleader

Cheering the 2016 Disneyland Half at Peggy Sues spot with her sign.

 

So many miles, so many medals, so many memories.

Disneyland runDisney, you are going to be missed. Bigly.

 

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Patty Holliday


Patty is a 40-ish mother of four living in Virginia. A bit geeky, sometimes sarcastic, lover of a candid confession. She's trying to love running, she swears. But much like her marathon, it’s taking a very long time. Ahem. She's searching for the perfect way to balance family, work, travel, and fitness. Perfect defined as high on fun, low on guilt.

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