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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Disney Princess Half-Marathon


On Sunday, February 27th I'll be running the Disney Princess Half-Marathon. I've spoken about it before but haven't really being saying too much about it here. Registering for the race was a birthday present for myself and I've been able to recruit a couple of women from church, a friend from a Mom's group and one of my neighbors to run(but I don't think she is running this time around), and one of my blogging buddies too!  They all watched my first foray into the half-marathon world with the Nike Women's in October and when I went to twitter to recruit a party for the Disney Princess the response was overwhelming! 


Well, I have to say that I've been a bit overwhelmed because not The Blogrollers have partnered with Disney and I will be going to cover the event! So, all of my expenses (with the exception of my race registration) are going to be taken care of by Disney. And I know Disney, this is going to be BIG!
I can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday and I'm so grateful for this birthday present!!!!


On the training front, well, my training has been less than stellar. It has been cold (and I don't do cold) and this year I ran for the first time this past Saturday. Check me out before the run - not a happy camper! 




But I ran with my friends from Team in Training for the All-Sport run and soon I felt much better. 




I put in a good 5 miles on Saturday and although I was sore the next day it wasn't too bad. Today I decided to up my mileage and ran 8.2 miles. 
(just finished 8.2 miles in 1:35 minutes, still smiling, sweaty and not interested in retaking blurry picture!)


It is amazing how much different I feel this time around.  I guess because I KNOW I can go the distance, I'm not pressed. And the Disney Princess is a FUN race. I'm not worried about my time. I'll be running with friends and enjoying the sights and sounds at the happiest place on Earth! 


I've got my tiara, my sparkly skirt is on the way - Disney Princess Half-Marathon in 12 days, I'm ready for you!


5 comments:

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Congratulations! I'll be rooting for you!

Jamie said...

Hooray!!! Congrats!!! Enjoy!

YUMMama said...

Congrats!! One day I'm going to try to run a marathon. Reading your posts is slowly but surely convincing me that I can do it!

Momstart said...

Good Luck Renee. I know you will do well and I look foward to all the photos! Have fun! oh and congrats on the sponsorship!

Kathleen said...

Woo hoo! You go, Renee. Good luck and I can't wait to read the follow-up.

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