Friday, May 17, 2013

Disney on the brain

Sarah & Merida
I find myself with Walt Disney World on my brain a lot lately. As I have begun to prepare for the Walt Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon I find myself thinking about past memories of Disney and dreaming about this upcoming trip and even trips to come.

Yesterday, I watched Princess Merida become an official Disney princess, what I wouldn't have given to be there among that crowd. My personal favorite Disney princesses are: Mulan (hands down top of my list), Merida, who is closely followed by Tiana. Another one of my favorite characters is Jesse from Toy Story. While not a princess she also has a warm place in my heart for one reason or another. I also do have an appreciation for the classics as well. I have a book on shutterfly in progress, with my friend Suz, and we are on a mission to get our pictures with as many characters as we can and we are creating one big book of only photos with characters. We also have a rule that we don't wait in any line that we think will be longer than about seven minutes to ten minutes. The only time we have broken this rule is after we ran the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in Disneyland last January and we desperately wanted our pictures with our medals with Tink.

Suz &  I at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
in Magic Kingdom
I have found myself thinking about Disney as I am running and swimming as well as spacing out at work (let's be honest we all space out from time to time at work). My mind has been floating between the delicious restaurants, the different parks, the characters, the fireworks shows, illuminations, the rides, and the experience as a whole.

I am a huge advocate for runDisney! I love the different runDisney events and on my bucket list is to get a complete set of all the half marathon medals. Also if I ever decide that I am crazy enough to earn a full marathon medal you can bet it will be a runDisney medal! I love the runDisney experience and the ways in which they offer such an outstanding experience. I recommend runDisney events to everyone I talk to end end up talking about running to (seriously most conversations seem to revolve around running to some degree or another).

Who is your favorite Disney princess?
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Do you runDisney?
What is your favorite runDisney event so far?


  1. Snow White... because she had so many cute friends ;) i haven't looked into runDisney b/c I can't afford it! HA.. Maybe when G gets older!
    emma @

  2. I love this!!! I have Disney-brain at least 60% of the time!!! :) I would say my favorite Disney Princess is... Ariel. I have always loved her. Cinderella & Pocahontas are at the tip top of the list as well. Favorite Disney character is soo tough! Maybe Minnie Mouse!? Also Esmeralda, Robin Hood, Peter Pan & Wendy - so tough to pick a favorite because they are all so memorable!

    And now you are making me want to do a runDisney event so much! How often to you make it to Disney?

    1. Okay True Story: I probably have Disney brain at least 60% of the time too! hahaha.

      I LOVE runDisney events seriously!
      I don't make it to Disney as often as I would like. I usually make it about every year to year and a half or so.