If I am on a training plan (like for a 1/2 or full marathon) I find a way to get my runs in while not in town. It make take a shuffle to your schedule, like utilizing that Hotel treadmill, but it can be done.
Recently I was on a family vacation at Disney World, and my next race was only 2 weeks away so running clothes were packed with the hopes to fit in a run or hopefully 2 while I was there.
Well...without realizing it, the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon was happening while we were there, I just about died when I found out. According to a poll from a recent post, this is on 90% of people's bucket list! How could I be there at the same time and not race?!? (Not to mention missing the expo, oohh how I love an expo!!!!)
Well, my husband is just amazing and knows how much I have come to love running over the past 18 months, and...well... he surprised me with an entry!!! I could write for days on how amazing he is, and how supportive he has been!! There will be more posts to follow on how all of our hubs (and hubs-to-be) are amazing.
So let's be truthful, a Disney Run is unique, in that in most cases it is all about dressing up and having fun with your girlfriends versus achieving that personal record time. But even if you are running by yourself, you can surely have fun.
Pictures are a must! (Well, not really, but a Disney race is all about the experience.) This is where you have to decide to leave your time aspirations behind and just allow yourself to have fun with it. Along the course there are Disney characters available for pictures every 1/2 mile, and the wait for these pictures can be 20 minutes or longer depending on the character.
Honestly, I had a hard time mentally stopping to take pictures, so I took pictures of other people taking pictures. But after a while, I realized that some of those pictures are memories that will last a lifetime, so I lined up and...
|Cinderella, Prince and a cute Rapunzel|
|Check out those boots!!|
|Men wear tutus too!!|
|and princess costumes, they were so much fun to run with!!|
So tell me, would you stop to take pictures?
Do you run when you take a vacation?