Friday, April 28, 2017

Post-Race Pampering, runDisney Style!

Training for and running a race is not an easy task. By the time a race is complete, runners have lots of time on the road/treadmill/etc under their belt, they've logged tons of miles, and they have sore muscles and maybe even a blister or two to show for their hard work.

Once a race is complete however, that's when the pampering can begin! I mean, what better way to reward yourself for all your hard work than with a few indulgences?

#1 Eat a good meal and enjoy a snack or two

One of my favorite things to do after running an event at Walt Disney World is to eat dinner at Ohana. We've kept this tradition alive for years now and I suspect we will do the same after Dopey in January!

Mickey waffles and Starbucks for the win!

#2 Indulge in a post-race massage


After completing Goofy's Challenge in 2013, my friend Melissa and I headed over to Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Zahanati Spa for a 50 minute Swedish massage.

There are several resorts located throughout Walt Disney World that include a spa and fitness center...I highly recommend checking them out! 

#3 Hang out at the pool

What better way to relax after a tough race than hanging out at the pool? Just remember to wear sunscreen! :)

#4 Go on a cruise! 

We've done this twice so far and I HIGHLY recommend it! Running a race followed by a cruise is a great way to relax and get a little chill time in before the next training cycle kicks up!

You might even want to run another race while on said cruise...aka, the Castaway Cay 5K! :)

#5 Buy yourself a gift! 

This one is kind of self-explanatory! After each major race, I always buy myself a small item to commemorate my accomplishment.  An ornament, an Alex & Ani bracelet, or a Pandora charm have been my go-to here lately.

What's your favorite way to pamper yourself after a race or big accomplishment? 

Today's Friday Five was actually a freebie topic, but I decided to go with last week's topic of "Pampering" since I missed out!

Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!


  1. Ohana is a great restaurant for a celebratory meal. Other great Disney options for celebration meals are California Grill, Be Our Guest, and Le Cellier.

  2. What great pampering ideas! My favourite thing after a race - is buying a new running outfit and a PB gets me two items! :-)

  3. I knew I was going to celebrate with a dole whip after Tink, and then I waited for Disney's Christmas ornaments. They had one of Tink and I had to get it.

  4. What great ideas! I love getting myself a little something after a race. I got the Dopey Christmas ordainment after Dopey and I've been doing stuffed animals for the latest Star Wars - Mickey as Luke, Minnie as Leia, and this latest trip was Duffy as R2D2.

  5. I always do the post race massage at the race but never booked one at a resort!

  6. I always eat a post race meal and make it a good one. I do like the sound of the spa day/massage, though!


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