Monthly Archives: March 2016

2016 Glass Slipper Challenge

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Disney races are my absolutely favorite type of races.  From the expo to the finish line, Mickey really knows how to throw a good party.  For the second year in a row I completed the Glass Slipper Challenge.  My friend Kate joined me for the festivities.

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Before the race we ate at Morimoto’s at Disney Springs.  It’s one of the newest restaurants, so you know I was dying to get a table.  The duck was exceptional.  Best carbo-loading ever.

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The atmosphere was stunning.  I felt like I should have left the flip flops at home and opted for stilettos instead.

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In order to earn the coveted GSC medal, you have to compete the Enchanted 10K on Saturday and the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday.  It’s a very full weekend of Disney running, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.  My friend Kate is new to running and decided to do the 10K with me.

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The Half Marathon starts at the butt crack of dawn, but the sooner you get started, the sooner you are DONE.  Plus, there is so much nervous energy at the start line, it carries you through the first 3 miles.

 

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Once you see the castle, you’re about half way.  The race route goes right through Cinderella’s house and it. is. magical.

 

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There is honestly so much to look at, you totally forget that your stomach hurts, your toenails are falling off, you have a cramp in your leg, you’ve run 9 miles and it’s only 6:45am.

 

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Completing 19.3 miles is the easy part after going through the anxiety-inducing sign up process, the training, booking the flights and hotels, packing and travel.  It’s not easy being a princess, but honestly, being in a community of strong woman runners is more than I could have dreamed.  The love and support that I get both in person and in the Facebook runDisney community fulfills something deep inside of my soul.  Plus, who doesn’t love running around Disney in tutus?!?!  If you’re on the fence about doing a race, you will not regret it!! 

Anne<3