Disney Half Marathon (part 2)

This weekend, I went along as a Disneyland Half Marathon spectator with two of my friends who were running it. It’s an amazing race, with 14,000 participants, lots of entertainment, 4 miles of it are in the Disneyland Park, characters are out to cheer, and the race organization is spot on. This was the 5th annual race, and my friend Alysa has run every year. She got a special “legacy runner” ribbon on her medal for the accomplishment.

Finishers! They got beautiful medals from the happiest place on earth.

(Also, Sweaty Bands? Awesome. It totally stayed put and looked cute!)

Next year, I am SO doing this race! This year, it was smart to take car of my injury. But I did run the last 1.75 with Alysa and the last .5 with Nicole, so in a couple days, I may have finish photos for you! And I’ll be in both of theirs. Hahaha.
Monday, I went to the actual theme park with Nicole and her family. I hadn’t been since senior grad night in 1998!

Me and Goofy:

Splash Mountain:

So now I’m back home and back into the swing of things. My ankle/leg is hanging in there well, so tonight I’m going to participate in a 5k fun run at Fleet Feet, with wine tasting at WineStyles afterwards. My goal right now is to run 3-4 times a week, 3-4 miles. Then I’ll be ready for half marathon training come October.

I’m excited to be getting back into the swing of things, and knocking on every available wooden surface so as not to jinx it. I just have to make sure to keep easing into it and not to do anything too quickly. Keep those good vibes coming!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Holly @ Self-love and Running
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 08:38:55

    Looks like you had fun!

    Sweaty Bands? I was thinking of getting a Bondi Band.

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  2. Holly
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 08:41:31

    I have 5 Bondi Bands, I bought them as a 5 for 20 set. They’re ok, but I don’t love the look. I like them for yoga and under my bike helmet. For running, the sweaty band is my new fave. However, not so cost efficient. This one band was $14!

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  3. Holly
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 11:43:06

    Yeah, I hear you. The one I’m wearing is actually the thicker sweaty band for that reason! These reallyreally stay. They have a velvety underside and then an elastic strap around the nape area. 🙂

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  4. Aby
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 21:13:13

    It looks like you had a lot of fun! I’ve never gotten to go to Disney Land or Disney World, and would really love to at least once.

    And that’s a great goal, to participate in next year’s run! I’m sure you’ll do great, and I’ve got my fingers crossed for you that your running keeps going without a hitch!

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