Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I will be back in Disney World tomorrow after a year away from my happy place! I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to not only be there and run, but to spend a week with my husband, just the two of us. We vacationed a lot before Emma Kate was born, but I totally took our time together for granted. That has definitely changed and I am stoked to fly out first thing tomorrow!
My mom is on her way up to the house today, she will be watching the baby here for the first half of the trip and Bobby’s mom the second half. We are so thankful they are coming, that way EK will be in her own environment and on her regular routine, go to school, etc.
Ok, so, a few last minute things I am doing today that I wanted to remind the other princesses about. Don’t forget to check in for your flight if you need to, print out your waiver, print out the form to get a free bookmark at the expo, and if you are staying on Disney property, don’t forget to pack your magic bands in your CARRY ON BAG.
I will be staying at Port Orleans Riverside, so if you see me at the resort or parks say hi!
Also, don’t forget I am hosting two meet up’s, very informal, come and go. The first one is SATURDAY EVENING at 6:15 ish in front of Ghirardelli at Downtown Disney. I will try to post a pic prior as to what we are wearing so we can be easily spotted, so be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter so you don’t miss anything!
Did someone say ice cream?
The second meet up is SUNDAY MORNING in front of the Race retreat tent around 4:15 or 4:30. I have another meet up at 4 and will try to scoot away from that one to get to this one between those two time, so if I’m not there yet, I’m coming! Again, I will try to post my updated whereabouts on Twitter so check there if you don’t see me right away I may have posted that I’m on my way etc.
Also, I will be at the race expo Thursday afternoon (maybe around 2ish?) It will depend on how long magical express and check in take. IF YOU SEE ME AT THE EXPO, say the password “Looking Glass” and I may have a special prize for you! Please don’t be shy, I love love love meeting new friends, I promise I won’t bite.
I can’t believe it’s been a year, and as I think back to last year’s race and trip I am glad I get a “redo”. Last year at Princess, I was 9 weeks pregnant and at the height of my morning sickness. I felt awful and nauseated and have never experienced that level of exhaustion. I had not told anyone yet but my parents, so I had to pretend to smile and be happy even though I felt so bad! It was my first time running a runDisney race alone, too so that was hard with how bad I was feeling. I remember being so upset because I felt like I ruined the trip for everyone (my parents were with us) and I knew it would be a long time until I got to come back to Disney again. Oh how a year can make a huge difference! Definitely not pregnant this year, although some days I still feel I look it trying to get rid of these last few pounds! Anyway, I am so thankful I get to go back and race again, and I won’t take it for granted!
PS: Don’t forget to check out my runDisney Princess Half marathon tips!
QOTD: Are you running princess? What day will you be at the expo?
Lisa Green says
Flying out of Monroe, LA at 6am tomorrow. Plan to be at the expo around 1:30. If I don’t see you there, I’ll try to make the Sunday morning meet up. In case those don’t work out, have a great race and a wonderful vacation! Can’t wait to read about it later!
Bridie Rist says
Heading to the Expo on Friday morning (then going to MK). Maybe I’ll run into you in one of the parks. Have a great run…take it easy on that hip.
sally vetorino says
Have a wonderful time!! And a great run… I’m putting princess on my list for next year.
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I hope you have so much fun at Disney this weekend! I am definitely missing it, so I look forward to reading your recaps.
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
Woohoo! I’m so excited!!!
Christine @ We Run Disney says
I’m so excited! It’s been two years since I was there for Princess and I can’t wait!
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
So happy for you that you’re able to head back to Disney, and have a week vacation with Bobby. That’s so sweet and kind of your mom and your mother in law to take care of EK at your house so that her schedule isn’t disrupted. I’m sure you and Bobby will have a great time, but will also be happy in another week to be back and able to hug and kiss your little girl.
Good luck Heather and have fun!
Pragati // Simple Medicine says
I ran it last year and it was quite the magical experience – just a little bit too crowded for me.
We will be at the expo on Thursday as well. Looking forward to meeting so many new friends! Have a safe trip!
I am so excited for the Princess Race! It has been 20 years since I have last been to Disney so I am counting down the hours! I leave tomorrow and get in around 5 pm. I am not sure when I am going to the expo. Possibly Friday. I would love to go to the meet ups but the whole week is a big family vacation so I will be running around Disney and Universal with my family (My brother’s first time at Harry Potter and we are big fans!) I hope I run into you during the race! Enjoy the trip with your husband!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
I love that princess picture! Have fun in Orlando!
Frank@The Fat Runner says
Just popped in to warn all of you who read this post that Heather did in fact, bit me when I met her during Marathon Weekend 2014 so she’s lying about the “no biting” thing. LOL Just kidding. Hope you have a great trip and enjoy your return to Disney and have an awesome race.
Frank@The Fat Runner – you made me laugh!! 🙂
I should be at the Expo tomorrow right around the same time. I’ve been following on your blog, IG and twitter since I started running about a year ago. I’d love to say hi but know me, I’ll probably turn bright red at just the thought. So, if you see a tall, dark blonde girl with a bright red face, that’ll be me… wanting to say hi but sacred you’ll bite… (lol, not really!) I’ll try to suck it up and say hi though, seriously. I’d love to meet you too. Sadly, I’m only running the 5K and we’ll be heading home Saturday afternoon so I won’t be able to make it to your meet-ups.
Peggi Konvicka says
Have a wonderful time!!!! We are going to Disney in 18 days for Spring Break with my 9 year old son. I cannot wait! Cannot wait to hear all about it and see all the pics when you return. Enjoy every minute of it!!!
Juliana @ 4 Well Rules says
I fly out tonight (red eye) and will head over to the Expo in the afternoon around 1 or so and hopefully avoid the mad rush when it opens. I hope I see you there!
Nicole Decker says
Have a great time at Princess! I am having runDisney withdrawals. I need to pick a 2016 race. I was going to do Tower of Terror this year and that got squashed so I am putting all my efforts in St Judes in Memphis. I am thinking TOT in 2016 or maybe StarWars? not sure..
Kendra Walton says
We are heading up tomorrow after the kids are sent off to school. I live in Ft. Lauderdale. I will be at the Expo by lunch I hope! So excited to run my 1st #PrincessHalf I will try to attend a meet up! How long does the expo generally take to make the rounds? Any MUST sees?
It just depends on how many booths you stop at and how long the lines are. We love it so we stay awhile!
Kendra Walton says
Great! I am sure we will take it all in! I am a little nervous about staying off property, but I will make sure my Best Friend and I have fun! My 40th Birthday weekend =)