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Disney Princess Half Marathon Blues!

It's that time of year again - registration for the Princess Half!  For more information on this race, go to the runDisney page linked at the bottom of this post.  

Not sure why runDisney decided to start adding 10K races to their current half marathon weekends, but they did it again and added a new challenge to the Princess weekend called the Glass Slipper Challenge.  This will be a 10K race on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday.  As much as I wish I could find a year where I could run every runDisney race, 2014 will not be that year.  I get to participate in the inaugural Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, but will not be able to run the Princess for the 3rd year in a row.  

This race will always hold a very special place in my heart because it was the race that made me a runner!  I got to WDW in 2011 promising that I would run this race and never run anything longer than a 10K again.  I left WDW with a new obsession for bling (like most runners learn early on), many new running friends and a desire to run many more half marathons!  I still haven't decided if it was the Disney magic,  the amazing people I met or feeling that bling around my neck that made the difference, but it doesn't matter - a runner was born.

So, today, registration opens for everyone to sign up for the Princess Half Marathon or the Enchanted 10K, the Glass Slipper Challenge or the Royal Family 5K.  I wish all those princesses out there good luck on their registrations and their training. I will be with you in spirit through social media updates from all my fellow princesses!  

Why am I not running it again in 2014?  I need to focus some time on family vacations and traveling when my daughters are on school breaks. I am also enjoying finding other local races to run - although destination races will always be my favorite.  I will be back to run the Princess Half again, just not in 2014! 

Are you signing up for the Princess weekend?  Will this be your first half?  Can't wait to hear all the details, and for now I will keep training for the Dumbo Challenge over Labor Day!