Archives for March 2013

runDisney Princess Half VIP Reception

Bobby, Jen and I were lucky enough to snag invites to the runDisney Princess half VIP reception that took place on Friday night the weekend of the race. We were excited to take part, and didn’t know what to expect. We waited not so patiently (did I mention we were excited?) outside of the hotel, chatting with Rachel Booth (two time Princess half winner), and her family.

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We soon boarded a large bus which took us “backstage” into EPCOT and we were greeted and led to the Odyssey pavilion. I have always wondered what was in that building, and now I know what at least some of it is! We were brought into a big beautiful room with round tables and a buffet full of food, yum!

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I was happy to see we would be eating pasta for the evening. There were three types to choose from, as well as salad, bread, and a couple of other side items.

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There was also wine, beer, and sodas. I had a 5k the next day, so I was good and only had about a half glass of white wine. The pasta and bread were excellent, but I couldn’t wait for the dessert. These mini sweets were so cute I almost didn’t want to eat them…almost.

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Mini chocolate cupcakes that were a slice of heaven, and tiny key lime pies in the shape of mickey heads were served. There was also some sort of apple cobbler I took a few bites of that was delicious as well.

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As we were eating, a couple of Disney princesses came out to welcome us and take photos. I of course jumped into line knocking small children out of the way. I kid.

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After we ate, we did some mingling with the other guests and we got to chat with Sean Astin for a few minutes. Bobby is a huge Lord of the Rings fan and was exited to meet Sean.

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There was a short presentation where we were thanked for coming, and there was some talk about runDisney races expanding, as well as the popularity of the brand. I just love seeing runDisney grow so this made me so happy for them!

Soon it was time for us to head out to our private viewing area for Illuminations. We had a big area all to ourselves, and it was a great way to top off an amazing night. The show was awesome as always, and our front row seats made it extra magical.

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Thanks runDisney for putting on an amazing event, it was a fabulous way to get excited for the races ahead!

*Don’t forget to register for the runDisney Tower of Terror ten miler that will take place in October!

QOTD: What do you eat the night before a race or other sporting event?

Cool-Cat Pro Review and Giveaway

I was contacted by the great people who created Cool-Cat Pro about doing a review and giveaway. I checked out their product and was intrigued by its versatility, so I decided to try it out! The Cool-Cat Pro is a headband for serious athletes.



Wearing my Cool-Cat as a bandana

This headband is more than just a headband, it is also a neck warmer, a scrunchie, wristband, a sunshade, and bandana. It even has snaps on one side to help you create the look you want.


For me living in the south, I love that it wicks sweat away and keeps my hair out of my face. I highly recommend this product if you are looking for a diverse product that you can wear multiple ways, all year round! I doubt I will be using it much to stay out of the wind and cold, but it comes in handy for the sweat and sun for sure!


This product is also lightweight and at a great price point. The snaps ensure it fits all sizes. It’s stretchy, but never hurts my head like some headbands do. It is also machine washable and comes in a variety of fun colors (with more colors coming!) Go to this page to see other ways to wear the Cool-Cat.

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Cool-Cat worn as a headband

Cool-Cat has been featured on, and they have a neat story. The husband-wife team came up with this product after going fishing and getting sunburned necks. The idea was born, and with a few tweaks, has become what it is today. I love great stories like that!

Cool-Cat has offered a giveaway for one lucky RWS reader! Check out rafflecoptor below to see how to enter.

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