41 responses

  1. Caroline
    February 25, 2012

    AGH! That race just sounds like a lot of fun. I know it’s easy to get burned out from training and racing, but throwing a few races like this into your schedule would definitely help to break it up!
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  2. Megan @ Megan’s Munchies
    February 25, 2012

    What fun!!! Love the running gear! Enjoy the rest of your fun weekend!
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  3. Cait’s Plate
    February 25, 2012

    This looks like so much fun!!!!
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  4. Carolyn
    February 25, 2012

    This weekend looks so fun.
    And you aren’t kidding. Holy Tutu Callie, Batman!
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  5. Caroline
    February 25, 2012

    That looks like SO much fun! Costumes and fireworks and everything – so jealous!
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  6. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    February 25, 2012

    That race sounds amazing!! It looks like you had a blast!

    Your breakfast sure does look interesting though… I definitely give you credit for trying something new πŸ˜‰
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  7. Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries
    February 25, 2012

    nice job on your run!!! looks like such a fun day! πŸ™‚

  8. Tami
    February 25, 2012

    are they worth the price just to run for “fun”

    • Meghann
      February 27, 2012

      I think they are – especially if you’re with a group of friends or a family. Last year I paid $120 to run the Princess Half Marathon ‘for fun’ with my siblings and LOVED every minute of it! I’ve also done the Disney Marathon for time and loved that too. However, I was a little disappointed I didn’t get to take any photos with the characters, which is what inspired me to sign up for the Princess half. πŸ™‚

  9. Lily
    February 25, 2012

    That looks like loads of fun! & your outfit is adorable πŸ™‚
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  10. Teacher Girl
    February 25, 2012

    I’m glad you had fun, but I find it offensive that you list the fact that there are walkers as a negative in this post. I am a walker and my mom is a walker. She has been medically told not to run because of multiple knee surgeries, yet she has walked three half marathons and a full. It is hard for me to run due to a car accident I had as a teenager and weak knees and ankles from genetics, but I just completed my first half a month ago. Not everyone can run, and it is unfair to list walkers as a detriment to a race. Just because we can’t do the race as fast as a runner, doesn’t make our achievements any less valid or any easier. Try walking 13.1 miles. It isn’t easy. I love your blog and I’ve met you in person so I know you are not mean spirited individual, but I just don’t think you realized the implications of your comments about walkers. Remember that you do not know another’s plight because you have never walked or run in their shoes.
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    • Tracy
      February 25, 2012

      I agree with you. I felt a little offended when I read that statement as well. Not everyone who participates in a 5K is an experienced runner or a runner at all.

    • Meghann
      February 26, 2012

      I wanted to respond to this earlier, but my internet connection wasn’t the best this weekend and it’s hard to type out long replies on my phone. The truth is, I did not mean to direct any negativity to walkers in this post. I’ve never walked a half marathon or a full marathon, but I know that it is is just as hard (if not harder!) on your body to walk that distance and more power to anyone who can spend that much time on their feet. Seriously – inspirational! But, no race is perfect and – as much as Disney tries! – a lot of ‘runners’ will accidentally be placed in back corrals with walkers and walkers will accidentally find their way in corrals with runners. Because this seems to be more common in Disney races (due to being so walker heavy) I know plenty of runners who have run a Disney race (trying to go all out) and ended up mixed up with the walkers. It’s not a bad thing, just something that happens. It’s not the walkers fault – they’re just walking! – or the runner’s for trying to run the race they want to run – it’s Disney’s job to figure out away so that mix up doesn’t happen and i know they’re working on it.

      • Teacher Girl
        February 27, 2012

        I appreciate the response! And I get what you mean. I hope that they do figure out a way to make the race friendlier for all, walkers and runners, to ensure that everyone can do the race they plan to do. It would be frustrating to be placed in a corral full of walkers if you are a runner. I wonder if Disney might consider having a specific box that you check if you are a walker? I only say this because I did the Princess Half a couple of years ago (I didn’t finish because I was behind time and they pulled me off the course unwillingly, I could have kept going, I was fine) and they never asked if I was a walker, just my expected finish time.
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  11. Victoria Runs
    February 25, 2012

    It looks like y’all had a blast πŸ™‚
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  12. Sarah
    February 25, 2012

    I’m so living vicariously through your posts! My 2012 objective is to be able to run this race next year. If I can’t train for 13 miles in one year, then I don’t think it can be done! Thanks for all the photos and news – I’m just so excited to do this next year!
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  13. Tracy
    February 25, 2012

    I am confused. Did you run the 5K or Half Marathon in this post? The post-race snack box you got references the Princess Half-Marathon and 13.1 miles.

  14. Christina @ Heels and Meals
    February 25, 2012

    oh! It looks like yall are having so much fun!! Love all the character pics! I would love to be there!
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  15. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    February 25, 2012

    Ahhhh so fun! ONE day I will go to FL and do all those fun Disney races! In the meantime, just lap it all up for me, mmmmkay ?! πŸ˜‰
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  16. Army Amy*
    February 25, 2012

    I love races that are just for fun! I’ve PRed at my last two races, which is great, but it can be difficult and exhausting. I think, I need a “just for fun” race to mix things up.*
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  17. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    February 25, 2012

    This race looks so flipping fun!!! Have fun at Magic Kingdom πŸ˜€
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  18. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    February 25, 2012

    That looked like so much fun! The snack box is a little odd but Crunchmaster Crackers are seriously addicting!
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  19. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    February 25, 2012

    That looks like tonnes of fun!

  20. Lee
    February 25, 2012

    I think that’s awesome post-race food. Hummus after a race? Yes, please. I’ll take that over an under ripe banana and an orange (which is what I was presented with at my 10K this morning) any day!
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  21. carissa
    February 25, 2012

    You guys looked great!!!! see you tomorrow!
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  22. Julia
    February 25, 2012

    A huge well done to you all! You look like you are having so much fun πŸ™‚
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  23. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life
    February 25, 2012

    This race looks like so much fun! That’s exactly how I would want to run that race too, all for fun!
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  24. Charlie
    February 25, 2012

    I heard your interview today at the race and started freaking out – I KNOW HER BLOG. Hopefully I’ll spot you at the Half tommorow! Good luck!

  25. Heather
    February 25, 2012

    yay! Had so much fun running with you friend! It was SUCH a blast. We did it the best way to do a disney race. Stealing your photos by the way, ha!
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  26. Hilary
    February 25, 2012

    Umm…I am so jealous. I want to do a Disney race SO BADLY. You are so lucky you live so close!
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  27. Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt
    February 25, 2012

    looks like you had a blast!
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  28. Gemma
    February 25, 2012

    Love all your photos- this race seems like so much fun!

    I do agree, though. I love to live vicariously through all the blogger-runners out there, but I am tired of the slight-to-not-so-subtle negativity regarding walkers. I have terrible IT band issues, as well as a recurring foot injury. I am sadly unable to run, but I do walk every day. I really, really would like to participate in a race, but I would sure hate to be such a bother to all the runners out there. I don’t believe Meghann meant to be nasty, but it seems to be a widely shared belief that if you can’t run, you shouldn’t be able to participate in races. Even fun races. It is sad, really.

  29. Amanda
    February 25, 2012

    Disney World is the best when you are an adult! Why should kids have all the fun?!
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  30. Elisabeth
    February 26, 2012

    Love that you call Spaceship Earth the ‘Epcot ball’ – ha! πŸ˜‰

  31. allende
    February 26, 2012

    The photo of you and fellow Fitfluential ambassadors posing with Mulan is in bad taste. Is that supposed to be how Chinese people stand? Not cool.

    • Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete
      February 29, 2012

      Oooh…I hate that it came across that way. That wasn’t the intention at all. That’s just how Mulan greeted us and we just decided to pose the same way for the photo. Please know that no malice was intended – at all! I’m so sorry if it came across as being in bad taste…my apologies!
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  32. Pure2raw twins
    February 26, 2012

    love all the pics! looks like you ladies had a great race! thanks again for stopping by our booth, it was great chatting with you. good luck with all your wedding plans so excited for you!!

    • Meghann
      February 26, 2012

      It was great seeing you girls again!!! I kept seeing RawThread shirts all weekend and thinking on you! Your sister’s shirts are well loved in the running community πŸ™‚

  33. Typhoon June
    February 27, 2012

    That’s what running is all about anymore…dressing up, wearing skirts and posting slow times. Don’t call it a “race” then.

    • Meghann
      February 27, 2012

      Not all ‘races’ have to be for time – some can be for fun! And if dressing up in costume and wearing skirts encourages more women to get out there and MOVE – then I say more power to them! I think the great thing with running is the ‘race’ is only with ourselves and we can make that race anything we want to be.

  34. Katie Martin
    March 29, 2012

    This race looks like so much fun! I don’t even like running because my asthma makes it really difficult for me, but I would totally take part in this. I mean, getting to dress up and run around Disney World and and get pictures with a bunch of the characters while doing something good for you sounds awesome! I had no idea Disney did these races. It is such a good thing to find ways to get kids and their families excited about exercise. Is it hard to be able to register for the races? Also, is it pretty expensive?

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