81 responses

  1. Freya
    February 27, 2011

    Great recap! That race looks AWESOME!!!! I now have ‘Fun Race’ added to my list πŸ™‚
    Megra? Who on earth is that? I’ve never heard of that character before!
    Anyway – congrats to all 3 of you πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      February 27, 2011

      She’s from Hercules! Probably one of these most under-appreciated Disney movies out there! πŸ™‚

      • Jessica
        February 27, 2011

        I completely agree! The Hercules soundtrack is so fun! Every once in a while I stumble upon a song or 2 on one of my old cds and totally jam out… disney things make me so happy! πŸ™‚

  2. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    February 27, 2011

    That is so awesome that you got to run with your fam! I’m so jealous. I got my sis to run a 5K with me once, and she did pretty well. I told her our next race together was going to be a half marathon, but we shall see.

    So jealous that you get to go to Disney when you want!!
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  3. emily
    February 27, 2011

    This was such a cute recap! My first (only so far) half ever was the Disney Princess and I had SO much fun!

  4. kristy @ kristyruns.com
    February 27, 2011

    Looks like a blast!!!! Gotta do that race next year! I was over in Tampa doing the Gasparilla half mary. πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      February 28, 2011

      I’m sad I had to miss Gasparilla this year. It’s a shame they made the races the same weekend!

  5. alison
    February 27, 2011

    It looks like you had a really fun time. If I were to run a race for run, it would definitely be at Disney.
    Congrats to all the members of the Anderson Running Company!
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  6. Patrice @ A New Sweetness
    February 27, 2011

    awesome stuff! Congrats on completing the Disney Princess Half Marathon!
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  7. Cate
    February 27, 2011

    Wow it sounds like you had an amazingly awesome time! How nice that you got to run with your brother and sister too. I love that you took the time to stop for pictures with the characters and your spectators along the way.
    Way to go to all three of you!! πŸ™‚
    and frozen yogurt any day sounds good to me.
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  8. Mimi
    February 27, 2011

    Looks like such a fun race. One of my friends ran it for the second time today and I am so jealous… Some day!
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  9. Lauren @chigallauren
    February 27, 2011

    How fun!! I love your pink mouse ears! Congrats!!!
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  10. Krista
    February 27, 2011

    That race looks like so much fun! I am putting that on my list to do next year. I love running and LOVE Disney. (26 years old and been to Disney 32 times…and I do NOT live close!) This race would be a perfect “excuse” for a little vacation. Nice job, glad you had fun!

  11. Jennifer@ knackfornutrition
    February 27, 2011

    It looks like y’all had a blast! I love the medals, so pretty!
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  12. Ashley
    February 27, 2011

    Great job! It looks like you had a great time together. I love the pictures as well. Oh, by the way, that restaurant was one of our favorites when we were there too!! πŸ™‚
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  13. Allison @ PickyEatingRD
    February 27, 2011

    How fun!! I don’t know that ive ever run a race and stopped to take pics etc! Might be something to try since i am always striving for some type of time goal.
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  14. Manon
    February 27, 2011

    I must run a race in a tutu! What a fun race πŸ™‚
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  15. Kacy
    February 27, 2011

    That looks like SUCH a fun race!
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  16. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    February 27, 2011

    What a FUN race! It looks like you had a fabulous time with your bro & sis!!
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  17. Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen
    February 27, 2011

    Aww looks like you guys had so much fun, and I love your tutu! Ariel was always my favourite princess too πŸ™‚
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  18. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete
    February 27, 2011

    I love Hercules but I never would have remembered that the lady’s name is Meg — I’m jealous though, there isn’t a Princess Holly!

    I would love to run a race for fun — and your tu-tu looks so adorable.
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  19. Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans
    February 27, 2011

    Looks like you had a blast. I want to run Disney next year and this makes it that much more enticing!!
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  20. Semisweet Courtney
    February 27, 2011

    GREAT JOB!! It sounds like you had a lot of fun, too! πŸ˜€ I’ve always had this weird dream to be a Disney princess in the park. I could be Belle or Snow White! πŸ˜›
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  21. Kelly Schussler
    February 27, 2011

    Yaay! My bff Kara ran it today too. I think I might plan on it for next year! Great pics, looks like so much fun!
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  22. Erica
    February 27, 2011

    aw! Congrats!!! Looks like so much fun. Your tutus are adorable. Glad you guys had a blast. And hooray for a day at Disney. Get some rest
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  23. Kerry
    February 27, 2011

    Looked so fun!! Wish I was closer and could do that one. P.S. CUTE tank – lululemon?? I love the pink and gray and the cut.
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    • Meghann
      February 28, 2011

      Yep – it’s lululemon. One of the few tanks fo theirs I own πŸ™‚

  24. Dori
    February 27, 2011

    Congrats!! I also never heard of Megra. You look adorable, sounds like a really fun race!
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  25. Rachel
    February 27, 2011

    Congrats! Looks like you had a blast! I love the lulu tank!

  26. ariel
    February 27, 2011

    Congratulations on your Princess Half-Marathon!! I hope to be able to one day do that. =) I’m running my first 5K in April. I’m so excited!
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  27. Tiffany
    February 27, 2011

    Hey Meghann,
    I saw you at the Disney Half today. I ran my first half today and I must say it was a good time. I am hoping that I will not be sore tomorrow because I feel great at the moment. I love Menchie’s as well…did not get to go today but thinking about making the trek up to the Winter Park one later this week. I think I earned it after 13.1!

    • Meghann
      February 28, 2011

      Congrats on your first half! You should have said HI!

  28. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe
    February 27, 2011

    That looks like a really fun race! I’ve never run a half before, I hope I can have that much fun on my first so it’s not so daunting.
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  29. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    February 27, 2011

    It looks like you had so so soo much fun!!! I would love to have ran in that race yesterday! Loved the tutu!
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  30. Carly
    February 27, 2011

    This race looks like SO much fun!! What a great way to spend a Sunday!

  31. Ashley
    February 27, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann! It looks like so much fun!

  32. Kara
    February 27, 2011

    I can’t even imagine running a race like that, my local races barely have water stations, let alone entertainment!

    I’m so proud of your brother for keeping his shirt on!

    Did the tutu bother you at all? I’ve always wanted to run in a costume!
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    • Meghann
      February 28, 2011

      The only problem with the tutu was that the extra pieces kept clinging to my shorts and going between my legs. Kelly’s tutu was designed a little more functional for running the race. πŸ™‚

  33. sarah (sarah learns)
    February 27, 2011

    oh that looks like you guys had a total blast! πŸ™‚ i love hearing about runners who train super hard to accomplish pr’s, but i have to say that i enjoyed this fun race just as much! congrats!
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  34. melissa roby
    February 27, 2011

    Looks like you guys had a blast! Love the pink tutu!
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  35. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    February 27, 2011

    So much fun! I LOVED running the 1/2 in January! I’m debating between doing Goofy next year (am I CRAZY?) or just doing the Princess in Feb. It depends on when Gasparilla is next year. I was supposed to run the Beck’s Light Challenge this weekend but pulled out due to an injury but they deferred my registration to 2012.
    Congratulations on a great race and having fun along the way! My one regret when I ran the 1/2 in January was that I was so focused on time that I didn’t take character pictures along the way! Next time- more fun! πŸ˜€
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  36. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    February 27, 2011

    This looks like SUCH a fun race, with such great company! Congrats to all of you, and I hope you have a relaxing night! πŸ™‚
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  37. Amanda @ Eating Up
    February 27, 2011

    That post-race food looks delicious. It looks like a fun day!
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  38. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    February 27, 2011

    The race sounds so fun! My boyfriend was interested but I told him I wasn’t sure what the situation was with guys running the princess half. Now I know that next time we can run it together!

  39. Alaina
    February 27, 2011

    That does look like such a fun race! Maybe I should consider it for next year. Hmmm πŸ˜‰
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  40. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    February 27, 2011

    Looks so fun! I love your top you had on too.

    Also, I want to watch the movie Hercules now. It’s one of my favorites.
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  41. Jessica
    February 27, 2011

    The race looks like SO much fun!! I love the tutus and all the pictures. I really hope I get to race at Disney some day!
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  42. Laura H.
    February 27, 2011

    That looks like so much fun! I love running races with friends, and Disney looks like a great one.

  43. Katie @ Healthy Heddleston
    February 27, 2011

    That is so fun that the three of you ran it together and for fun — what a great experience!!
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  44. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    February 27, 2011

    Nicely done! I too ran a full marathon with my sister by my side the entire time and it was an incredible experience. Glad you had fun-and that looked totally entertaining for all 13.1 miles!! πŸ™‚

  45. ezzie
    February 27, 2011

    love this post! looks like you all had so much fun~ πŸ˜€
    &the medals are too cute.!
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  46. Runeatrepeat
    February 27, 2011

    Great job!
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  47. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    February 27, 2011

    That is so cool that you had a fun race! I would love to run a race with my family πŸ™‚
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  48. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland
    February 27, 2011

    This half marathon is on my 101 in 1001 list. I can’t wait to run it dressed as a princess!
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  49. Mac
    February 28, 2011

    That looks and sounds incredible! I looked into that race earlier this year, but it wasn’t going to work out with my work schedule, I was seriously bummer! Mayeb next year!
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  50. Christine
    February 28, 2011

    I think it’s awesome that you are able to ignore the clock- runners are competitive by nature, and I think racing for pure fun once in awhile is important.
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  51. Marina
    February 28, 2011

    Looks like such an awesome race! I love dressing up, so I would gladly run that race :))
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  52. ~Jessica~
    February 28, 2011

    Did you post your time, or did I miss it? I know you were running just for fun but I’m still intrigued πŸ˜‰

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    • Meghann
      February 28, 2011

      We finished in 2:44:04 Time was definitely not our priority. πŸ™‚

  53. Caroline
    February 28, 2011

    This was fun to read! The princess half was my first half last year (yeah, I was at the meetup at the pizza place the day before!) and I think it would definitely be a LOT more fun to do with people you know. I found the course horribly boring and sadly my husband didn’t get my time updates until I finished, so I saw him once and he didn’t see me at all. He bought me and “I did it!” shirt in the finishers area and it was fun to walk around Universal in that afternoon. Love that you guys ran it together! And go Ben for keeping the shirt! πŸ™‚

  54. Lacey
    February 28, 2011

    Looks like you all had a lot of fun. When I move back to Tampa I am going to participate for sure!
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  55. Little Bookworm
    February 28, 2011

    Congratulations to you, your sister and brother on the race! Looks like an amazing day. πŸ™‚
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  56. Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy
    February 28, 2011

    You all are so fun to watch run together!
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  57. Lizzy
    February 28, 2011

    Looks like you had an awesome time! I ran the Princess in 2009 and it is by far my favorite half. Best medal πŸ™‚
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  58. Jenny
    February 28, 2011

    Congrats on the Disney Princess Half! I did the Disney Half back in January but would love love love to do the princess one! And after seeing your pictures and recaps, I think its a must!! Looks like you had a great time!!! πŸ™‚

  59. Meghan
    February 28, 2011

    Glad you guys had a blast! I ended up in such a groove we never stopped for pictures, just to stretch and use the bathroom once. First half 2:25.08 and pretty dang happy about it!
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  60. Gwen
    February 28, 2011

    WTG Anderson Fam! Looks like tons of fun! Disney Princess is on my wish list for sure!
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  61. Biz
    February 28, 2011

    Since my daughter grew up in the 90’s, The Little Mermaid and Hercules were her two favorite movies – I am pretty sure she still watches them from time to time even though she’s almost 19!

    Glad you had so much fun!!
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  62. Danielle
    February 28, 2011

    That looked like so much fun!! I really want to do this some day. And what a great excuse to go to Disney World πŸ™‚

  63. Erica
    February 28, 2011

    Wow, reading your recap makes me flashback to last year’s Disney Princess Half when I was there! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. It was probably the most fun race I have ever ran! Absolutely magical to run through the parks and underneath Cinderella’s castle…coolest thing ever, I promise. And I remember seeing you and giving you a quick hug when I was almost finished, with you holding your “Run Blogger Run” sign!! It gave me boost to meet you and hug your neck, even if it was only for a quick second:-)

    Congrats on another great run, and they ARE the most awesome medals ever!!
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  64. erica
    February 28, 2011

    that looks like such a fun marathon to run!!!

  65. melissa
    February 28, 2011

    I have to do this next year! Looks so fun–for all the princesses in your family! I didn’t realize that guys could sign up.
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  66. Teacher Girl
    February 28, 2011

    It looks like you guys had a great time. I wish I could run a race like this and have fun. It takes everything I have just to be able to finish in the time allowed. I would never be able to just not care about timing at all. Congrats!
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  67. Liz S
    March 1, 2011

    Great recap. I brought my three children with me (all over 18). The best part of the weekend for me was seeing them have fun together. It’s nice to see you doing something with your siblings and having fun!

  68. Richelle
    March 1, 2011

    Looks like a fun race! I just ran a half this past Sunday and I think yours was a bit warmer…just a bit.
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  69. Liz
    March 1, 2011

    Hi! Googled “Disney Half Marathon Princess” and found your blog post. I ran the race too. It was fun to read your review and you had great pics!! I haven’t posted yet…came home with a raging fever, but am looking forward to writing all about my experience too.
    How special that you ran with your siblings!!!

  70. Grace
    March 1, 2011

    You guys look like you had an amazing time! I didn’t stop and get any pictures this year because I wanted to see if I could improve on my time, next year I am going to though because you’re right you have to get your money out of these races! I went to Animal Kingdom after cleaning up and it was so hot out that day that I pooped out real quick!
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  71. Amanda-The Turtle Won.
    March 21, 2011

    Great recap. It was a great race. Welcome to Tampa.

  72. Cira
    August 25, 2011

    I just came across your blog as I was / am searching for a running costume for the upcoming Disneyland Half, which happens to be ON my bday. I love you took a lot of pictures. Nice recap.

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  73. Nanette
    November 24, 2011

    love the recap…I’m running in 2012! Also, her name is Megara (not Megra)….definitely still close enough for you to be happy with her name though πŸ™‚

  74. Sarah
    November 29, 2011

    What a GREAT recap! I’ve decided to run this race in 2013 (I’m new to running and won’t be ready by the 2012 race) and am sooo excited about it. It looks like such a great time and this was a really thorough post about it. Thanks!

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