March 6, 2010

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Ramblings

The 2010 Disney Princess Half Marathon is the first race that I've participated in that has an expo so I was pretty excited about it. I headed out to Disney's Wide World of Sports on Friday to check it out. When I first got to there, I bee-lined it to the race packet pickup area. Where I got my race bib, which is super fab!

And my goodie bag.

And um... I don't know if my expectations were too high, but I kind of expected to have a few more goodies in my bag lol. But I do like the bag itself and I love my bright pink socks.

After that I wandered through the expo while trying to not make eye contact with the vendors since I had promised myself that I wouldn't buy anything. But then I saw this:

And I just had to have it! And then I came across the Spi-Belt booth and since I had been planning on buying one anyways, it-only-made-sense-for-me-to-get-it-today-so-that-I-wouldn't-have-to-pay-shipping-and-handling-later!

I am quite proud to say that those were my only two purchases. The Spi-Belt was a necessity and the tiara... Well, although I haven't figured out where I'm going to wear it, I'm sure I'll get a lot of wear out of my tiara because I love it! My sister was even kind enough to post a really hideous picture of me wearing it while I was taking a nap to Facebook *Payback is a mutha*

After my nap I headed over to Downtown Disney to meet with the Shredheads. It was awesome to "meet" them after talking to them online for months. They are all just as nice and fun as they are on Twitter! One of their sponsors, Omron, provided tech tees and really cool pedometers for everyone. I am in love with that tech tee, it feels really soft.

I'm such a nerd that I already pinned my race bib on the shirt that I'll be wearing on Sunday and put my D Tag on my shoe.

Oh and for the record, it is 1:30 in the morning and I don't think I'll be falling asleep any time soon. I'm not nervous about Sunday, I'm just REALLY excited! The same thing happened last night and tomorrow (well tonight) will probably be worse FML!

March 2, 2010

I Must Be Slightly Crazy

I am so amped that I'll be running my first ever half marathon this Sunday! Who gets this excited about running 13.1 miles? Although I didn't do all of my planned training runs and my longest distance was a 10 and a half miler a couple of weeks ago, I feel like I'm ready.

I am also really excited that that I will have my very own Royal Cheer Squad there.

Yes, I gave them a name and even send out newsletters (in pink and purple fonts) that say From the Chambers of Princess Rekeesha. And yes, I know that I'm a dork lol

I thought about going it alone, but then I decided that I really wanted someone there to cheer me on. So I volunteered my sister to come, as in I told (not asked) her that I would be picking her up that morning so she would need to take the day off. She, in turn, volunteered her boyfriend lol. Then I found out that I have two friends who will be volunteering at the event. And within the last week my cousin and two other friends have called me saying they want to come spectate. Who knew that people would be so willing to volunteer to get up REALLY early in the morning to come cheer me on? I'm glad they are though, because I have a feeling that seeing their smiling faces along the course will give me bursts of energy and make me want to keep going if it gets rough.

Also, although I said only really crazy people run full marathons, the thought has been running through my mind that I should train to run a full in 2011. Training for this half has been such a positive experience for me that I want more.