Friday, August 30, 2013

Dumbo Double Dare Runner Spotlight #5–Lori

It’s here, guys…it’s really here! Today marks the start of the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend! I’m so excited I can’t stand it! :0)

In lieu of a Fitness Friday, I’m continuing with the Dumbo Double Dare Runner Spotlight – the 5th and final spotlight today is on Lori (who blogs with her sister Stacy) of Once Upon A Run!


Tell us a little bit about yourself….

I’m Lori Hancock, and I blog at with my sister, Stacy.  We’re from central Kentucky; home of the bluegrass, bourbon, and racehorses.  I’m married to my high school sweetheart (though we went to different high schools), a mom to two sweet children, and a school librarian.  I love dogs—I have three: a westie, a sheltie, and a standard poodle (that loves to run with me).  I also have an addiction to coffee, reading, traveling, and Disney! 


Which Disneyland race are you running?

My husband and I are running the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge together, so we’ll be at the 10k and the half marathon. 


Is this your first runDisney experience? If yes, tell us what you are most looking forward to. If not, tell us about your favorite runDisney moment.

My first runDisney experience was in 2011 when I signed up for the 5k.  My husband had signed himself up for the half marathon since it happened to coincide with our already-planned Disney vacation.  I was just getting back into running and runDisney ignited a spark that grew!  Within 12 months of that 5k, I went on to run 4 local half marathons and then I signed up for the BIG one, the WDW 2013 20th anniversary (FULL) marathon.  I can’t imagine a better first way to experience a full marathon—and it still blows my mind to think that we almost didn’t choose Disney for our first full marathon!  It was actually 3rd on our list, but our first two choices filled up in a matter of hours.  It’s funny how things work out—and because we ran the full marathon, we were more inclined to sign up for the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge.  Two races=FOUR medals!

We have so many favorite runDisney memories. Stacy ran 2012 Wine & Dine 5k and half marathon, 2013 Princess half marathon, and the 2013 Tinker Bell half marathon.  While in 2013, I ran the WDW marathon and will be running in the Disneyland 10k/half marathon.  Stacy and I are going to close out 2013 by running the Wine & Dine half marathon together!   With so many runDisney races, it’s hard to pick just one “favorite” moment, but we can say that runDisney races really are magical and are unlike any other you’ll run—which is why we keep going back!



As always, be sure to follow instagram, twitter, and facebook for the latest and greatest of my San Diego/Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (Dumbo Double Dare) trip!

See ya real soon! :0)


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