Looking Ahead to the runDisney Princess Half

Now that the runDisney marathon weekend is over, it’s time to look on to the next event, which is one that I get to be a part of! After a long year of not being in my happy place, I finally get to go back and run the princess half marathon again! I won’t be doing the glass slipper challenge or 5k this year though. My past few Disney trips have involved multiple races and lots of early wake ups, and honestly this mama is tired and just wants to enjoy Walt Disney World and run one race. I’m sure I will be thinking otherwise once I see everyone’s bling from the other races though.

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Funny story about the below pic from Princess 2014. After I crossed the finish line with my husband and parents with a shout out from the announcers, I got a text from announcer Carissa. Apparently, our fellow buddy and announcer Rudy was curious if I was pregnant or not. I was shocked because well, I WAS pregnant but we weren’t telling people yet, so the fact that someone could tell scared the crap out of me! I told her that he was right and SWORE both of them to secrecy! I also told him he was lucky he was right or else I would have felt really bad about myself if I wasn’t pregnant.


Bobby and I will be staying for a week, at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside which is one of my favorite resorts. I am excited to eat good food, see lots of my running friends, and run through the castle again. Our flights, hotel and rental car are booked (oh yes, we rent a car because I loathe Disney buses), so now the countdown is on. I still have a half marathon to run between now and then, and a lot more training to do as well.


To get you pumped up about the race, check out some of my old recaps below:

Princess Half Marathon 2012

Tangled Royal Family 5k

Royal Family 5k

Princess Half Marathon 2013

Royal Family 5k 2014

Enchanted 10k 2014

Princess Half Marathon 2014


A lot of people ask me what my favorite runDisney race is, and honestly, it changes! Princess is definitely up there though, something about all the fun and girli-ness of this race is just really exciting! We had thought about taking the baby with us, but decided against it. She will be spending good quality time with both grandmothers here at our house, and Bobby and I will get an actual vacation. Let’s face it, it won’t be much of a vacation with a five month old!

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I hope some of you will be there and that I will get to meet you! I LOVE chatting with other runners, especially runDisney runners, so let’s get excited! The countdown is on!

*Also check out my tips for running Princess!

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  1. SO excited for Princess…all of this marathon weekend talk made it even worse! Looking forward to spending time with you guys! 🙂

  2. All the posts from this weekend have made me so excited about Princess weekend!!!! We are staying at Port Orleans French Quarter. It will be my first time staying there. I wasn’t in charge of travel this year and my friend had a travel agent already so she booked our trip there. When it’s my turn to do travel I’ll be sure to call you of course! Hope I get to see you at Princess! Love that it will be a vacation for you and Bobby! You guys need that time together!

  3. I’m so excited! I’m running the Enchanted 10K, which will be my first ever Disney race. I’m also hoping to run the Wine & Dine this year too, which will be my first half. I can’t wait!

  4. How exciting that you and Bobby will have your first trip away, and at your favorite place too! Can’t wait to follow along online!

  5. How fun! A vacation is always needed, and I’m sure the grandmothers will love spending time with EK.

  6. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says

    I am so sad marathon weekend is over. Now I’m debating on either doing the half at Disneyland or the Marvel superhero half in November…which do you think?

  7. Cannot wait!

  8. Sounds like you’re gonna have a blast!! Can’t wait to see and read all about your trip!

  9. I am SO incredibly excited for the Glass Slipper challenge! We’re flying in Friday and leaving Tuesday – after the races, on Monday we plan to eat around the World Showcase. Yum! It’s going to be a girls weekend for us, leaving the husbands and children behind.

  10. I’m so excited for Princess! This is my third year running it and my favorite race of the year. We’re also bringing my nephew who will be 6.5 months old and competing in his first runDisney event, the diaper dash!

  11. I’ll be there! Doing all 3 races and so excited to finally be running in my first runDisney events! I love your race posts and pictures.

  12. Vanessa Covington says

    When you are at the expo, I hope you will stop by the Girl Power 2 Cure booth. (I think we are booth #119). We run for our girls with Rett Syndrome who cannot run. Please stop by and say hello and learn more about us!

  13. We are staying at Riverside as well! It’s just my hubby and I, leaving kids at home too. You will feel wonderful after a weekend away. We arrive Friday and leave the following Tuesday.

    I’m so excited for my first runDisney race and a weekend away! Your blog has been so inspirational to me. I’m so glad I found it. Hopefully I’ll see you at some point.

  14. Ahhh this makes me so jealous! Last year’s race was my very first half marathon and I loved it! So excited to see what you wear this year!

  15. im sitting in the airport to head back to LA after Dopey-your recaps helped SO much with planning and knowing what to expect.

    I am so excited to head back here in 37 days for Princess! I am running all of the races again! 5k+ glass slipper! hopefully I will get to meet you

  16. Kendra Walton says

    I am running my 1st Half Marathon EVER! I have never been a runner and it was a goal to run one before I turned 40 (my Bday is the 24th), so my Best Friend and I are running the Princess in February! We wanted to stay at a Host resort, but the value resorts are sold out. bummer. We are staying at the Clarion (i think), any advice you can give for off site runners?
    I am happy I found your Blog!

    • congrats! You will have a blast. I have plenty of reading material for you on my runDisney page 🙂 check it out, the link is in the menu bar across the top of the blog. I have never run a race and stayed off site. Are you driving to the race? If so, leave EXTRA EARLY. The traffic is an absolute nightmare!

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  1. runningwithsass says:

    Looking Ahead to the runDisney Princess Half

    Now that the runDisney marathon weekend is over, it’s time to look on to the next event, which is one

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