On our run yesterday, Barb and I plotted and schemed about how we could sign ourselves up for the Run Disney Glass Slipper Challenge (10K + Half) in February without turning it into a family vacation. We will have just gotten back from the big bad Disney Marathon in January. Besides being fiscally irresponsible, all but one of the kids (in the two families) will be in Junior High, so missing more school is a bit of an issue as well.
So we schemed. If Barb signed me up as a birthday present, I couldn’t very well decline, and of course I would need my running partner with me. The two of us could go together, sans family.
OK, it was a bit of a pipe dream. Going to Disney without Mark would be impossible, Disneyphile that he is.
Last night, however, the whole point became moot. The Glass Slipper Challenge sold out hours after registration opened. (If you’re contemplating the Princess Half or Enchanted 10K, those are at 55% and 84% full. If you’re planning to sign up, better hurry!)
Our original plan was to run the Princess Half for the first time with Madison, Margaret and Madeline. At least two of them are pretty keen to run a Half as soon as they are old enough, which is 14. So maybe we’ll wait until 2016 to run that one. By that point, Madison and Margaret will be mopping the course with the rest of us.
Yours in Running,
Hello runners! The fine folks at Run Disney have done it again. I just received an email that registration opens today for the Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World. To make things worse (or better), they are now offering a 10K race AND…
THE GLASS SLIPPER CHALLENGE!!!
Similar to the Dumbo Double Dare at Disneyland, participants in the Glass Slipper Challenge will run the Enchanted 10K one day, followed by the Princess Half Marathon the next. That’s 3 race shirts and 3 awesome medals (for those who love to collect the hardware!)
But wait, there’s more… For the girlie girls among us (yes, I’ve run a Disney race in a very fluffy tutu), there’s a brand new Coast to Coast medal for runners who complete both the Princess Half in Florida and the Tinkerbell Half in California in 2014. And girls – it’s PINK! 😮
So it’s now all I can do to restrain myself from clicking a few keys on this keyboard and registering for that puppy. Alas, if only it were just about the entry fee… Barb might talk me into it yet.
Speaking of the Dumbo Double Dare, Barb and I are into the 8th week of our training plan. We ran a 5K and a 13K on the weekend. This weekend it’s 6K and 15K. Wish us luck!
Cheers, and go run!!
We have emerged from Bluenose Marathon Weekend, smiling and happy! It began on Saturday morning with the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run, a 4.2 K kids’ race. Mark planned to run it with Gabrielle…
So they met up with the other Sacred Heart School of Halifax runners for a rally…
Got their noses painted blue…
…and no finish line pictures because Gabrielle took off and her father spent 45 minutes searching for her. She ran with a friend, completed the race in just over 20 minutes, and managed to get herself to the pre-determined meeting place inside the Metro Center, but scared the pants off Mark in the process. Needless to say, a safety lecture followed!
And then it was Sunday. It was 2 degrees Celsius when we got up, but it warmed up and turned into a beautiful day for a run. Mark, Kurt and David started out first, running the Half Marathon. They were followed by Lisa, Barb, Madison, Margaret and Madeline in the 10K. We’re proud of the girls – they were three of the 40 Under-15 Females to take on the 10K. We all crossed the finish line within our goal. Hooray!!!
We’re super-proud of all the runners who took part in the Bluenose. And we love running family style!!
Yours in running,
Lisa & Mark