My mom, our family friends (Yoga In Heels whom I’ve known for over ten years + her mom and sister), and I run the Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon every February in Florida. Its so much fun! When runDisney announced the Disneyland Tinkerbell Half Marathon for January 2012, we knew we had to do it! California + Disney + Tinkerbell = one happy girl.
|We decorated our hotel room door to get in the Tink spirit!|
|We got our race bibs!|
After the Expo, we headed to Disneyland for some fun in the 80 degree sun!
|Reason #34638 why Donna aka Yoga In Heels is my bff is because she always says I am going to be famous one day, so this photo made me think of her!|
|The coolest room I have ever been in – the Beauty and the Beast library! In LOVE!|
On Sunday, we woke up at 3:30am for the race. Thankfully it started (and finished) right outside of our hotel! The sunrise was gorgeous coming over the mountains at the beginning of the race. One thing I loved about the race was the course. It ran through Disneyland, the city of Anaheim and California Adventures. Once inside Disneyland, there were a ton of photo opportunities. We had to stop for all of them, of course! Unfortunately, we realized we weren’t yet to mile 3 and our time was almost at an hour! At mile 3, the sweepers warned us that we needed to pick it up or they would pick US up! Umm…Scary!? I wanted my race bling aka my medal! From then on, we booked it. I don’t think I stopped running from that point on except to drink water at the stations and eat GU gummies (I recommend these if you think GU gel is nasty like I do!) . We ended up finishing just under 3 hours which was my goal!
|Me, Donna/Yoga In Heels, and Becca – we all went to high school together!|
|With the princesses and princes!|
|With Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip outside their castle!|
|Tinks with Wendy and Peter!|
|This photo is out of place, but I just wanted to throw it in because how gorgeous is the sunrise over the mountains!?|
Now we are onto the next half in a month – the Walt Disney World Princess Half in Orlando, Florida. The Tink Half has definitely made me want to get back into training ASAP! The last two miles of the race Sunday were killer. I thought I was going to throw up. Plus, there was blood dripping down my ankle, lots of sweat and glitter pixie dust (hence the title of this post)! Thankfully, Yoga In Heels had some encouraging words. She better be practicing her inspirational speeches for the Princess Half too – where I will be running my first half marathon for an actual good time! Sunday was also neat because we got to meet up with our family that lives out here after the race as well!
|The fam on the Indiana Jones ride!|
Did you run the Tinkerbell Half Marathon this weekend? If so, comment below and tell me your opinion on the expo/race especially if you have run in other runDisney events.