Fitness

Lead a healthy, Disney lifestyle. Includes information on runDisney and Disney marathons.

The 2014 Dopey Challenge in 48.6 Images

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January 23, 2014
The 2014 Dopey Challenge in 48.6 Images

From January 9-12, 2014, the 2014 Inaugural Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World led runDisney racers around all 4 theme parks in 4 fun-filled days.  In order to complete the Dopey Challenge and receive all the bling (6 medals in all), a Dopey runner had to finish the Disney Family Fun Run 5K, the Inaugural Walt Disney...
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Running, Volunteering, and Spectating through the WDW Marathon Weekend

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January 21, 2014
Running, Volunteering, and Spectating through the WDW Marathon Weekend

This past WDW Marathon weekend, when many people took on the Dopey challenge (48.6 miles in 4 days), I made up my own sort of a challenge: to experience Marathon weekend from every perspective. That is, to be a runner, a volunteer, and a spectator. Runner: On Thursday and Saturday, I participated in the...
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Memories Made, Royal Family 5K

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March 8, 2013
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If you recall my last post, Makin’ Memories, runDisney Style, I talked about my three year old daughter’s desire to be a part of the Princess Half Marathon.  We registered for the Royal Family 5K, just a few short weeks before the race.  Here’s how we did… Upon entering the convention hall at Coronado...
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Running Disney Part Four: The Princess Half

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March 3, 2013
Running Disney Part Four: The Princess Half

This post is dedicated to the women who inspired me, the women who persevered with me, and the women who will finish this race in the future and share the Disney magic.  Well, the big weekend has come and gone. If you’ve been following my previous posts about running Disney, you know that the...
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Running Disney Part Three: A Practice Half

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February 17, 2013
Running Disney Part Three: A Practice Half

I’ll let you in on a little secret; I’m a planner. Not like a, “Oh, we should go to dinner at seven” kind of planner but more like a, “We should arrive at our dining destination at 6:57 p.m. so that we can be seated at the westernmost table in dining room B” kind...
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Running Disney Part Two: Learning to Fly

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February 3, 2013
Running Disney Part Two: Learning to Fly

In part one of this series, I told you about how I discovered runDisney and running itself, and about how I sat around and thought on it for a while. When we left off, I was still sitting in a chair, researching…and procrastinating. Because I was really unsure about my level of fitness and...
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Running Disney Part One: Start Me Up

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January 12, 2013
Running Disney Part One: Start Me Up

I’m not going to lie to you: every second that I am propelling myself forward in the jog/bouncing walk that I call a run is a struggle. Hot or cold, drenching rain or lovely spring breeze, path or trail, top of my game or bottom of my barrel, running is just plain hard for...
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Speeding Towards the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge

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October 26, 2012
Speeding Towards the runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge

     It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.        ~ Walt Disney One thing I have learned from my physical therapy patients over the years (and more recently, my two sons), is that when you put yourself to the test, you more times than not discover inner power through that adversity....
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Top 10 Reasons I runDisney

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July 26, 2012
Top 10 Reasons I runDisney

After running in 14 runDisney events over the years, I have racked up quite the box full of memories.  I laugh every time I think about running in the sleet and snow during the 2009 Walt Disney World Half Marathon.  Who would have ever thought that real snow would fall on Main Street U.S.A. that...
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Meet Up and Warm Up runDisney Event

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January 27, 2012
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  On January 6, 2012, I had the privilege of attending runDisney‘s largest social media event to date at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Just following the conclusion of the Disney Family Fiesta 5K fun run held at Epcot, the “Meet Up and Warm Up” kicked off the 2012 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend by delighting...
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