Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ready to Go DUMBO!

In 17 days, I will be starting my journey of 19.3 miles over the course of two days to complete the inaugural Dumbo Double Dare Challenge at Disneyland!  Saturday I will be running the inaugural Disneyland 10K and Sunday I will be running the Disneyland Half Marathon.  After I complete both races, I will be the proud over of some impressive bling: 10K medal, half marathon medal, Dumbo medal, and my Coast to Coast medal!

I am very excited about the trip and I am counting down the days until I leave.....15 days!  The races for the weekend sold out at record speeds, so unfortunately my mom will not be participating in the races :(  However, she has always been my #1 cheerleader, and this weekend will be no different - she will be part of the chEAR squad and chEARing me on for 19.3 miles.  After I first registered I was a little sad knowing I would be running 19.3 alone.  Little did I know in January that all of that would be changing.

Through social media and our love for running and Disney I have have met several amazing girls that have been very close friends of mine.  Jen, Jill, Ramona and I started out being Twitter friends and then started meeting up at races, doing breakfasts, dinners, etc.  They are definitely my "best running friends"

A few months ago I found out that Jen was also running Dumbo.  Since we both run the same pace for the most part and we are both running it for the fun/memories, it is a no brainer that we run our 19.3 miles together!

Jen and I have had our fair share of fun over the past few months to say the least:

#TeamRunDisney meetup at the 2013 Publix Half Marathon (March 2013)

Our first run together: Big Peach Run for Boston (April 2013)

Possum Trot 10K (June 2013) - Ramona, myself, "Creepy Possum", Jen and Jill

Peachtree Road Race 10K (July 2013)
Post Peachtree BBQ
Jen cheering on Ramona and me at Light Up the Corners (August 2013)

Jen and I have made some awesome memories over the past few months and I can't wait to see what memories are made at Disneyland!

We will be tweeting our journeys along the way, so be sure to follow us:
My Twitter Page
Jen's Twitter Page

Also be sure to follow our Facebook Pages for additional updates:
My Facebook Page
Jen's Facebook Page (Hello Fitness - We Meet Again)

Finally, be sure to check back with both mine and Jen's blogs for full race weekend recaps.  You can follow Jen's blog at


  1. So excited to share this experience with you!! :)

    1. It is going to be a great time full of 19.3 miles of memories...


  2. I'm so glad Jen has found such a great running buddy!! They are hard to come by! Can't wait to meet you in person!! See you in 2 weeks...and a few days!!

    1. It is getting closer! I love my "best running friends" because it is so easy to just be yourself and enjoy the same passion.

  3. I'm so excited for you & Jen, and I cannot wait to follow along! Has the hashtag been decided on?

  4. YAHOO!!!! Can't wait to see you girls :) -C

  5. I can't wait to meet you and Jen at Disneyland! I am sure it is going to be a time to remember!

  6. So much fun!! Can't wait to meet everyone! :0)