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Disney’s Fit for a Princess Expo

Once the meet-up was over, I was eager to make my way over to the expo (after a quick pit-stop to go Soarin’ with my new friend Christina).  This is the first race I’ve done where there is an expo, so to say I was excited would be an understatement.  I went to the expo marathon weekend but it was hard to take my time wandering around since I had Braden with me.  This time, I planned to shop.. oh, and I did.  Adam took the day off to come down and hang out with me at the expo, he’s recently started running too and was excited to sign up for the Wine & Dine half and check out all of the fun running gear.  Before he arrived, I picked up my bib and made my way over to the runners relations booth to change corrals.  I figured my time from my 10K in January would bump me up from E to B.. I was shocked when she slapped this sticker on my bib!


Disney Princess Half Marathon Meet-Up

Never heard of a runDisney meet-up? You’re not alone, neither had I until I signed up for the race and started connecting with other runners on twitter and facebook.  Once I heard about them, I was determined to get in.  When else would I get the opportunity to run alongside Jeff Galloway?!   In order to attend the meet-up, you have to be one of the first to RSVP once the event is announced on the Disney Parks Blog.  In the past, they have filled up in just 2 to 3 minutes.  It’s crazy, so crazy that the Disney Parks blog actually crashed a few times on the Friday before the event, when the meet-up details are usually posted.


2013 Florida Striders Resolution Run 10K


If you follow me on twitter or we are friends on facebook, you’re well aware that the running bug bit me last fall. I got it in my head that I could finish a half-marathon and started running. Then my knees decided they hated me (or the non-running shoes I was running in!) so I was sidelined for a few weeks while I let them heal. Once I could walk again without any pain, I paid a quick visit to Jacksonville Running Company and got fitted for a pair of running shoes (Asics GT-2170). Running in them is seriously like walking on a cloud, heaven! So with my lovely new shoes, I started training for the runDisney Princess Half Marathon.