Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Things I’m Looking Forward To: Princess Half Marathon Weekend

As mentioned on Monday, I spent a good portion of my weekend planning our upcoming Princess Half Marathon trip. I am SO excited for this trip, I am counting down the days…on a daily basis!

Princess Half Marathon Countdown
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My parents are coming along with us and this will be our first time to travel on vacation together since our Alaskan cruise during the Fall of 2011. We have a lot of fun with my parents – we are all big goofballs and kids at heart so we work well together.

Our dinner reservations for the trip are booked and so are most of our Fastpasses. Only problem I’ve run into is this (can anyone help me?)….my mom/dad and Jason/I have two separate reservations. I cannot for the life of me make the fastpass + times correspond with each other for both reservations. I worked on it until midnight last night and became frustrated so I quit. Any suggestions or advice?

Anyway, back to Princess…

Things I’m looking forward to:

2014 Princess Half Marathon Medals
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  • Having all three of these medals around my neck – I’m going for the Glass Slipper Challenge! I cannot wait!
  • My husband is seriously considering run/walking the 5K with a friend of his. To say I’m shocked is the least. He told me about his decision last night while we were driving to dinner and I screamed so loud I’m surprised the person in the car next to us didn’t hear me. Those are words that just don’t come out of my husband’s mouth!!
  • I would be interested in running the 5K as well, but if there’s a meet up and if I get in, I really want to go to that instead – I know Marathon Weekend didn’t have one and Tink’s hasn’t been announced…so I don’t know what to do. Decisions, decisions. What would you guys do in this situation? Would you register for the 5K anyway, then choose the meet up if the opportunity arose/if you got in?

Princess Half Marathon Dooney2014 New Balance runDisney Women's shoes
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  • Expo shopping! I’m aiming for a Dooney (if they have one) and a pair of the beautiful new Cinderella New Balance shoes. I love the pink/black ones as well but they remind me a lot of my red/black Minnie shoes…so I think I’m going to go blue this time!

Princess Half Marathon Finish Line Mickey
(Uhhh…don’t pay attention to our time, lets just say we had a lot of fun while running Princess 2012.) :0)

Goofy Challenge 2013

  • Catching up with friends – it’s going to be a great weekend!
  • I also cannot wait to reunite with blogging friends and meet new ones! I hope to see many of you guys there!

Princess Half Marathon Start LIne
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  • Last but not least, I cannot wait to actually run the Princess 10K and the Half Marathon. I love love love Disney races and Princess is a favorite of mine. There’s nothing like a Disney race – the course, the entertainment, it’s one of the most magical experiences I’ve ever been a part of! :0)

Keep Calm and Bibbidy On
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Will I see you at Princess? If so, which race/races are you running?

30 comments:

  1. Yes! I am so excited for a royal bachelorette weekend with the girls! :)
    I am looking forward to all of the same things. I just finalized my costume and I am so excited! :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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  2. Hope you have a great race weekend! Personally, I would consider picking the 5k over the meetup...because there are no guarantees. :) -Christine

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  3. I'm so crazyexcited and counting down the days as well!!! Ahhh! As for FP's, that's tough. I thought I read you could link/connect friends & family on the site and then match up your FP+ reservations, but with how complicated it already is (uh...times out every single time you make a reservation. gah!) I would doubt it's easy to do. Good luck, I know a lot of people are frustrated with the changes. I have ours made and I'm pretty pleased with them, although the tiering at DHS and Epcot has me grumbling every other minute. LOL. I'm so excited for this race!

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    1. A friend sent a step by step process to me so we will see...going to try it this afternoon!

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  4. I'll be stalking you on social media and following along at home! :) You're gonna have a great time!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen! I'm really looking forward to it!

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  5. Yay see you soon! Call the tech line for my disney experience and they can help you.

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    1. Yes can't wait! I will try that next, thanks!

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  6. They have Dooneys! https://www.active.com/register/index.cfm?E4RT=Safetynet&CHECKSSO=0&E4C=active&E4P=74891389%2D9f9c%2D43fa%2D99cc%2Da990fb91bf84&E4H=bf4ba58089fcf4a67301d7e0bfd34c28&EVENT_ID=2096347&E4TS=1389808105&E4E=snrcz00000000&E4Q=a438a542%2Da30f%2D4b11%2Da8c2%2D77401d0587ee

    If that link doesn't work, go to the Princess page on RunDisney - registration - commemorative keepsakes - click on anything - scroll all the way down, "Click here to register now" and you should find it.

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    1. OMG you just made my day!! Thank you!!! :D

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    2. No problem! Happy to help another Princess out =)

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  7. I wish I was going for princess. Maybe 2016. If we didnt live so far north, we would be making trips a lot more frequently.. I love Dooney!!

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    1. I completely understand!! I love Dooney, too! :0)

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  8. Have fun!! I want to get my hands on a pair of those Cinderella shoes as well - hopefully at Tink this weekend!

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    1. Good luck, hope you are able to snag a pair! :D

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  9. Good luck! I've never done a Disney race, but I would probably sign up for the 5k, haha. I hope you get that purse!

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  10. I'm running the half and it's my very first one! I'm so nervous and excited that I try not to think about it haha. I'm dressing up like Ariel and I'm so excited to get my costume together! And I should probably start getting my trip all planned out since it's coming up next month!

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    1. Oh my goodness! SO excited for you, Kristen!! What a fun first Half!! Hope you have the time of your life! :D

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  11. Of course you'll see me at Princess! I am so beyond excited for my 2nd half and my first runDisney experience! I'm considering the 5K also but like you, if they do a meet up I really want to try to get in on that. I don't know what I'm going to do!

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    1. YAY! So glad I'm not the only one in that boat. I'm still debating on what to do...

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  12. Princess is totally on my bucket list because I have never worn a costume while racing and I think it is the perfect excuse too.

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    1. I completely agree, Abby!! :D Sounds like a good reason to me!

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  13. 39 days! I can't wait! It's going to be great

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    1. Yes! I agree! :0) Will be here before we know it!

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  14. That's awesome about Jason wanting to do the 5k. Seeing as my other half isn't a runner either, I would do the 5k over the meetup any day. There will be others ;)

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    1. I agree, I'm just not usually in WDW or DL the day of the meetups...this time, I'll actually be there! I'm still debating but thanks for the input! :0)

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  15. I will be @ Princess! I would love to get those pretty blue NB shoes, but if the line is as crazy as I heard it was during Marathon weekend, I'm going to pass.

    Your costumes were so cute in 2012!

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