It’s official….I have a new Half-Marathon PR! I want to apologize if some of you saw my tweet that said my time was around 2:11, I was going by my Jog Log app on my iPhone, which apparently isn’t too accurate. And I’m not going to lie to you I was a bit disappointed when I checked my official time a second ago and it was 2:14:10. 3 minutes is a lot to be off by in the running world. Don’t get me wrong I am still very proud of myself, last year I ran it in 2:35, AND this race marks my one year running anniversary! Once I ran the Princess Half last year I wasn’t diligent about running at all so the fact that I dropped 20 minutes while being a lazy runner is a little comforting to me…but only a little. This year I have very different plans for running though, I am keeping my current running schedule and adding strength and cross training! Remember, no marshmallow runners here! Because this Princesses legs are killing her and if I’m stronger maybe that won’t happen…maybe? So without further adieu, a.k.a. I’ll stop having a mini pity party since I am being a big over tired baby, here is my official Disney Princess Half Marathon Race Weekend Recap!
I'm here, I'm here, I'm here!
Waiting in traffic to get into Disney's Wide World of Sports for the Fit for a Princess Expo!
Are you guys ready to seriously crack up at me? Hello World… this is the real Princess Grace!
I was there before the expo opened but apparently a ton of people had the same idea!
Guess what? This years colors were Princess Tiana's! I loved it! So much better than last year's
Checking in at The Coronado Springs, can you spot the Hidden Mickey?
The Coronado is very pretty!
Look what I found in the hotel gift shop, too cute!
Our room was pretty, too! I think these are the most comfy beds at Disney! Not that I got to sleep very long.
It's a Princess Life! Are you getting sick of my self portraits yet?
Pool time while waiting for Prince Rob, tehe=)
Snack and study time at the pool! Soft pretzel and fruit!
Someday my prince will come...Oh wait, there he is!
At Epcot...we're a very cheesy couple!
This is for you Gramma! Tea Garden in 'England'
We had an early dinner at Big River Brewing Company at the Boardwalk Hotel, one of our favorite places!
They have amazing nachos! Rob must really love me because the first time when ordering he told the waiter I was vegetarian to insure no chicken was on the nachos=)
A side salad because I am so original.
Sunset before the race!
Waiting for a boat to Downtown Disney...guess why I HAD to go there?
Ice Cream, of course. Rob thought we really needed our hot fudge brownie sundae inside a waffle bowl, which happened to also be dipped in chocolate. I've decided I'm a froyo or simple cone kind of girl. I had a little tummy ache after this.
Good Morning Princess! 4 AM looks great on you...not.
Here is the Fairy Godmother herself giving corral C, the cute corral, a very magical start to the race!
I saw Rob around mile 4 becasue he is amazing and tried his very best to follow me! I must be really fast because he kept missing me after our first encounter! As I was running away he tried to get a picture but I think his kiss gave me Princess super powers and I took off because where am I?
Finished! Like all my snacks? What can I say I'm a hungry Princess!
Breakfast of champions! Seeing as I took my sweet time getting cleaned up we made it with 5 minutes before breakfast ended! I was so happy to get my pancakes!
Finding Hidden Mickeys on the Jungle Trek! This one is my favorite=)
As you can see it was really a ‘magical’ weekend! Lastly, I really wanted to thank all my readers for the abundance of well wishes, you have no idea how much I appreciate the support!
Questions for You!
Runners and walkers out there: what is your favorite race that you’ve done?
Have you ever been to Disney? What were some of your favorites there?
What did you do this weekend?
The end. Sorry, I really wanted to show off my polka dotted shorts!