Saturday, February 18, 2012

Almost there!

Today, we did our final long run before the Royal Family 5K… one week from today!  We did four and a half miles today, with an average pace of just under 15:00/mile.  Not bad, considering that Leo was really tired and one of his ankles has been bothering him.  In truth, he did less than the total distance – I did a lot of running ahead and then backtracking to catch up with him.  Still, we know for sure that 3.1 miles is more than doable by now!

As for the event itself, I’ve received final instructions from Run Disney, did online check-in for our resort, and have a couple of outfits in mind for the big day, the final decision being dependent on weather conditions.  I won’t be wearing a full Princess costume in honor of the theme, but do own a tiara that may make an appearance. ;)  A celebratory dinner at a favorite WDW eatery is booked and we’re excited to spend a little time in the parks, too.

Much like any Disney trip, I find myself looking ahead to the next Run Disney event before we’ve even arrived for this one.  That’s right, Leo and I are already signed up for our next Disney running event, the Expedition Everest Challenge in May!  The EE Challenge includes a 5K through the Animal Kingdom park, plus several obstacle courses, and a scavenger hunt, the clues of which will lead us on a Yeti adventure.  Sounds fun, no?  We thought so, too.  Between now and then, we’re registered for a fun 5K to benefit a favorite local nature park, and I’m planning another 5K on my own at another local park.  Clearly, we’ve been bitten by the running bug, big-time.

I’ll be back next week with a full recap of our first Disney run!  Wish us luck…