Monday, July 27, 2015

I can finally run Disney!

Happy Monday folks! Did you have fun this weekend? I spent some time at Disney and guess what? I had my first pain free Disney run! I've run 8 races at Disney so far this year and I was injured for each one of them. This weekend I got to finally run at Disney pain free!

It was not an organized race, but my friend Heather and I did the New Balance running trail.

We actually started from the bridge near the Boardwalk (on the side by the Swan and Dolphin resorts.

We ran by the water towards Hollywood Studios and then turned around at the boat dock because we weren't sure where the trail went from there. We then headed back down by the water (the same route we took during the marathon) and the views were just so lovely!

When we made it back up the bridge where we started, we looped around and ran on the boardwalk. We crossed the bridge and looped around the International Gateway.

We then ran towards the Beach Club and passed the Yacht Club ( this was the opposite way then when we ran it for the marathon). We ended at the Dolphin resort. We were at 3 miles at this point and since this was where we started we thought it would be a good place to stop. Even though it was still morning, it was still pretty hot by thiss time, as you can imagine!

This was such a great run! I was so happy to be running and being at Disney! I knew that 3 miles was enough though. I wasn't in any position to be pushing it!

When we got back to the resort, my friend handed me this great Disney virtual race medal! She told me that she had signed us up for a virtual run and that we were celebrating my first pain free Disney run! Isn't she sweet?
This medal was HUGE!!!!! I swear it has got to weigh 5 pounds. I laughed with excitement when she gave it to me! She said she wasn't expecting it to be that large either! 

Our good time is not over yet though! Today we are boarding a cruise! Lacey will be around and will be doing some blogging this week so don't forget to show her some love! I will miss her! 

Tell us something fun you did this weekend! -M


28 comments:

  1. Congrats! The medal is awesome too.

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  2. You sounded so happy as you described the run, and then having the medal surprise afterward? Perfection!

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    1. It was such a delightful run: sun, running pain free, and disney! What could be better?

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  3. That is great news! The medal is pretty darn awesome looking and so thoughtful :)
    Have a wonderful cruise!

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  4. I didn't know they had running trails at Disney! What a great way to make your comeback!

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    1. Lots of the resorts have running and biking trails now! It's really cool!

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  5. Congrats! It feels so good to be running again, doesn't it? I've run that loop many times but I don't think it was sponsored when I first started running it.

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  6. Wow that's so awesome!! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you that you ran pain-free. Hoping this continues, and great medal!

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  7. Yay, that run sounds like a lot of fun! I'm glad it was pain free and that was so sweet of your friend to get you a medal for it :) I had a fun run with friends on Sunday and we converted another friend to be a new running buddy. I think she's hooked and we're even talking her into a half marathon for next year.

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  8. How cute that she surprised you with the virtual run medal.

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  9. Yay!! I'm so glad you had a pain free run. And you have the best friend ever for surprising you with that medal!!

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  10. So happy for a good run... & that medal! FANTASTIC...
    Enjoy that cruise!!!

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  11. What a great medal! And super sweet of her to surprise you like that! So cool!

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  12. oh that's awesome news! What a great way to celebrate running pain free :)

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  13. That is amazing news, just hearing that made my day!!! I am seriously happy for you, I know how hatd it was for you to take the time off needed. But this makes it all worth it!!!
    Have so much fun on your trip and hope you get some more painfree running in on the ship too:)
    *happy dancing for you*

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  14. i love the medal! I love that it is Cinderella castle but has the whole school disneyland sign on the top. and it is great that you were able to run and feel so great!

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  15. I ran that path back when I started running. I got lost and ended in a cast member area. But you are right I live the views and the Yatch Club is my favorite part. Reading that you ran pain free brings joy toy heart. That is great news!

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  16. So happy for you!!! And that medal is awesome!

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  17. YAY! I am so glad your run was pain free! Was there something particular you have been doing that you think attributed to this?

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  18. Glad you are back to running. That medal is hilarious too! Hope you enjoyed the cruise

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  19. That medal is AMAZING. Huge congratulations on running pain-free - that is the best feeling, EVER. I am so pumped for you!!! You must be over the moon happy! And I am so envious that you were in Disney. I have been craving a trip there and your pictures are making me want to go even more!!! =)

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  20. Aw, YAY! I've always wanted to run around the resorts, etc. in Disney -- how fun! And that's AWESOME that you were pain-free, WOOHOO! :)

    Also? That medal is ah-maz-ing!!! :-D

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  21. So fun!! And what a nice surprise with the medal!

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  22. YAY for a pain free run! So excited for you!! :) That's a great course to run, too! Love that medal!

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  23. So glad you got in a pain free run!! A cruise is a great way to celebrate that :)

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