Happy Monday, friends!
Just 3 weeks until Run Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend and I couldn’t be more excited.
For starters, it’s an anniversary year (5th!) and the finisher’s medal is sweet:
Second, the race is held during Epcot International Wine and Dine Festival, a foodie’s dream! Taste your way around the world sampling food and drinks. The finish line party ticket is included in the race registration, and finishers can enjoy Epcot until the wee hours in the morning. Spectators can buy a ticket to the finish line party and join you 🙂
Third, my costume is coming together (I’ll post pics as soon as I’m finished) and I’m seriously in love with my custom-made tutu from the fabulous Lesley from Greater Fitness, which I took for a spin last night on a 4-mile run, along with my new top from Lululemon. Still need compression sleeves and fuel to purchase and I’ll be all set. It’s my last runDisney race for a while, so I need to make it worthwhile.
Training is going great aside from trying to squeeze in runs on days that I am working. I have to be up for work at 5:15 AM and I refuse to wake up any earlier to run, even if it’s indoors. If I run after work (8:30 or after), I’m wide awake and can’t sleep. Last night I ran 4 miles at 7 PM, went to bed by 10 and was wide awake at midnight. Early afternoon runs work best for me, though I know it’s not always doable. I hate when my training takes a hit. Goal is to find a trainer I can work with for 2015 races. Bucks County Half Marathon was my PR half and my goal is to beat that by 15 minutes.
Anyway, back to runDisney’s Wine and Dine Half, have you run this before? Will you be running it? I’ve never done a night race before, but I can tell you I’m really excited 🙂