Friday, January 27, 2012

My year running Disney

Happy 100th blog post to me!

Last January I was watching the Facebook updates about the Disney Marathon Weekend and I was so jealous I was not there taking part in something.  I live in Miami after all, why did I not make the 3 hour, 45 minute drive north?  Well, last year I was scheduled to volunteer at the Marathon, but pulled out a couple weeks beforehand because I had to leave for a work trip the next day.  Between holiday travel and work travel, I figured I would spend the weekend at home instead of going up to Otown.
In the end, I didn't like that decision, so I started to look at my calendar and decided that it would be possible to attend the rest of the runDisney events in 2011.  I knew it would be a fun way to spend some time at Disney... plus, I luckily have friends and family who also love Disney and I knew I could convince them to come down for the different events.

It was also this time last year I decided to start my blog.  I wanted to document what I knew would be a fun year ahead.  Of course, the blog has become about more than just running and Disney, but I am glad I have this journal of sorts, to always look back on.

runDisney does a great job with their events and I am so glad I got to participate in them all this year! 
I know my decision to return to Disney for their race weekends is based on both the organization and support provided by them at their events; but also because I have been able to hang out with my friends & family at a place we have been visiting for years, always have a great time and make lifelong memories.... queue One Republic's "This is a gonna be a good life" :) 

In case you missed any of my posts, or just want to read them again... here you go:

Princess Half Marathon 
Expedition Everest Challenge
Disneyland Half Marathon 
Disneyland Expo & Pasta in the Park
Wine & Dine Half Marathon
runDisney Meet Up & Eat Up
Walt Disney World Marathon 
Marathon Weekend Expo & Pasta in the Park
Volunteering for the WDW Half Marathon

Memories of a good year...

I see 2012 shaping up to be more of the same, gotta love living close to Disney World!
The fun starts next month when I will be meeting up with some of my favorite ladies for the Princess Half Marathon! 

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my runDisney experiences as much as I have enjoyed taking part in them!


  1. I loved reading all about your Disney runs! You and Fruit Fly have inspired me to try to get to one!