A Disney Princess!

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Yesterday I hit the road with my gal pals Lorraine, her sister Nicole and Yvette for the most magical place in the world – Walt Disney World!!!! And yes, I wore my mouse ears for the entire 8 hour road trip from Atlanta to Orlando!  I smiled from ear to ear when we arrived and was simply giddy with excitement! Last night we had a fabulous dinner at Sanna restaurant  at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (where we are staying!) and ate a wonderful Indian influenced meal. I’ll write another post about the fabulous food here at Disney.

After a fitful night of sleep (I’m so excited and I don’t want to miss one of my early morning adventures) I got up to attend the Tweet Up/Meet Up at Epcot.  This morning I joined 80 other women (and a few men) that saw the announcement on the Disney Parks Blog for the Princess Half-Marathon Meet-Up. This special event was hosted by world renowned runner, Jeff Galloway (famous for the run/walk method), Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, elite runner and two time winner of the Disney Half-Marathon and Betty Wong, Editor in Chief of Fitness magazine. We were led in a 2 mile run around Epcot and others did run/walk with Jeff Galloway. I have to tell you, this Princess was not glistening but SWEATING. I ran 9 minute miles and pushed it. I also got a few pictures….

 

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My good friend Colleen and I before the run.

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I had to stop and say hello to Snow White – and catch a quick breather!

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Suzy Favor Hamilton, 3 time Olympian, mom of two and all around spirited gal! She hugged me despite the sweat dripping down my face!

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All smiles after breakfast and the sweat has dried!

 

After a quick healthy lunch back at the hotel (falafel,couscous and smart water – I’m carb loading!),

it was off to the Expo to pick up our race numbers. Somehow I accidently ended up in the last corral so I showed proof of time and was moved up to Corral B! It kinda messed up my pretty personalized race bib but it is still BEAUTIFUL!

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On Sunday since it is my birthday I plan on running in BEAST MODE! I owe it to myself to really try! So let’s get it!

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I may run so fast that I lose my glass running shoe 

 

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NO NEVER THAT!

More later, I’m off to a pasta party and tomorrow I’m running the Tangled 5K!

 

Disclosure: Disney has provided me accommodations, meals and access to RunDisney events but all opinions are my own. 

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LaTonya February 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I am so excited for you all. Not a runner myself, but reading about your and Wifey’s marathon adventures is much.

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Melanee B February 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Very cool! I ran the Princess Half last year, and it was such a blast!! I love your shoe bling! Was that only available at the Expo?? Can’t wait to hear about the race!! Congratulations!

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