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Playing Catch Up!

7 Jan

It’s been an internet-free weekend (plus some) so I have some catching up to do. You know, resolutions and goals to share, wrapping up of 2013 and probably some general bitching and moaning as well as the usual boring stuff I’m sure!!

Seeing all of my friends posting on the Twitters and Facebook about heading down to Orlando is bringing me back to this time last year.

I was one of them! In fact, even though I wasn’t heading down until Thursday I was completely backed by the Tuesday before – so yeah, I was really excited! I was doing the runDisney Goofy “Race and  a Half” Challenge. It was the start of my year of running Disney. Yeah, I #ranalltheraces at the Disney Parks. And it were good!!

But I kicked the year off with a little 39.3 (plus the 5K…so 41.4!) —

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I hope everyone has safe travels and a really SUPER Magical time!! There is nothing like a runDisney event! And this one is gonna be the GrandDaddy of them all!! I plan on being there next year for the not-so-new-by-then #DopeyChallenge!

It’s Heeere!!!

8 Nov

It’s finally here!!!

runDisney, Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend!!!

A little less than 11 months ago I was getting ready to run the Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World.

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Since then I have participated in, and finished!, 5 other running events for a total of 110.2 Magic Miles (that includes about 3 miles at the Princess Half Marathon Meet-Up – hey, they were nothing if not magical!!)

Saturday morning I’ll be running the Jingle Jungle 5K with my friend Jennifer (and lots of other runDisney friends!) and then later that night the Wine and Dine Half Marathon with Kathleen and Cate (and, yeah, all those other runDisney friends!)

I got to The World on Wednesday morning – after unintentionally pullling an all-nighter. The plan was to check in and then hit a water park. Unfortunately when I arrived it was pretty cloudy and even a little drizzly, drippy rain. So I just headed over to one of the resort pools to relax. My sister-in-law and three of our friends would be getting in later in the day and since I had all the Keys to the Kingdom AND the MagicBands I needed to hang around.

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Once a few more girls arrived (girls? ladies? women? Eh…girls) and we grabbed a quick dinner before heading to the room. I was finally getting sleepy and really dropped off almost immediately!! After all, I had a big few days coming up!!

Thursday morning started early – breakfast at The Artist’s Palette, the quick service restaurant at Saratoga Springs

and then we were off to the Magic Kingdom! We headed straight for Space Mountain which was closed (sad face) but Carousel of Progress is ALWAYS ready!!

Made the rounds in the New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus – had to take a spin on Dumbo don’t ya know!! Then there was actually time to go back to Space Mountain and take a spin!

The other girls headed off to see more of the Magic Kingdom and I headed back to our resort to meet my friend Christine who was driving from Sanford airport.

We had early dinner plans at Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge (ps, would LOVE to stay here one time!) so took a quick stroll over to Downtown Disney and wandered a bit before jumping on a bus to Wilderness Lodge.

We ate the “family style” BBQ meal which was really good – so good that dessert had to come home with us!

We called it an early night and now today I am ready to hit the expo – picking up bibs for everyone and need to actually do some shopping – there better be wine glasses and magnets left when I get there!!! And I have some pre-puchased Sparkle Athletic goodies to pick up as well!!

And today, the REAL picture taking starts!!!

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