I am NOT a runner. Period. Never have been, I naturally walk very fast (probably has nothing to do with my being 5’2”) but run – forget about it. But I would do anything to meet my Disney BFF, Didi of Distherapy, who convinced me to try the Frozen 5K. I swear I told her I just wanted to be part of her chEAR squad for the 2015 Princess Half...BUT SOMEHOW THIS HAPPENED!
|See our Wicked Awesome medals? This is post race - I made it!!|
My excitement really began on registration day, I was all signed in and ready to register. It was a little crazy, who knew so many people wanted to run a 5K???, but I finally got in and was all pumped up for my first runDisney event! It was official, I had a number, I was going to be running in the Frozen 5K! This was getting real! Now it was on to making plans and creating costumes and counting down the days.
Time went by a lot quicker than I had anticipated. As a matter of fact, I really thought I was going to have to back out after a series of personal things came up, but thanks to my two amazing friends and my boss, we found a way to make it happen and I was headed south to FINALLY meet Didi and my new friend Stacey of Rhode Island Mom. I was going to be at Walt Disney World for a little more than 36 hours, a short but very sweet trip for sure. After a six and half hour drive, and my getting lost in the crazy Walt Disney World traffic, I finally made it to the Expo. I swear the guy who was greeting people and the door and guiding them in the right direction must have thought I was a weirdo, getting excited any time I saw a lady with long blond hair. Then I saw my two girls, and just like I knew it would be, it was as if we had done this together a hundred times before.
|Photo courtesy of DIStherapy.|
|Stacey, me & Didi|
To Didi and Stacey, thanks so much for an amazing experience – but mostly thanks for being such awesome friends!! I can’t wait to do it all again, and next time I promise to run a whole lot more. I will send you both a Coke and a casserole. Bless your heart! By the way, these two awesome ladies ran the Princess Half and I am so proud of them!! Aren't they beautiful - inside and out!
|Anna (aka Stacey) and Elsa (aka Didi)|
I highly encourage any of you who have been considering participating in a runDisney event to be the first to sign up when registration opens for the next race. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget, with two fabulous ladies I can't wait to do it with again! After you register you will need accommodations, park tickets and dining and I would love to help! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-825-6146 and I will be happy to take care of all the details of your runDisney vacation!
Have a Magical Day!