Sep 7, 2009

Disneyland 1/2 Marathon Tribute


I did it! I accomplished my second Disneyland half marathon and enjoyed every moment of it. Well...maybe not the last two miles, but it felt like whenever I was getting really tired they had something cheering me on whether it be jogging through Disneyland and seeing all of the characters, California Adventure Park, Angel's Stadium, cheerleaders, bands, and more! I decided to take some photos and stick my camera in my new pouch so I could show you all the Disney running experience.

I am a bit sore today, but not as sore as last year because I trained better for this race. I ate so much yesterday though, it was incredible! I didn't think it was possible to eat endless amount of calories and still lose weight, it is pretty amazing. It does make sense though, working out for 3 hours makes you crave the carbs!

Hope my Ocean Dreamers enjoyed the long three day weekend {for those of us in the U.S.} My internet is currently not working at my apartment, so hence I am using Big Kiddo's internet when I with him. So...hopefully I won't get too far behind on your blogs this week. There is always work {don't tell :P} but I will miss blogging at my apartment until AT&T is resolved.☹They are saying we need a new modem so hopefully that is the probelm.

This was right before the race, we were really excited.

Oops, accidentally cut off Laura but it still is a cute picture!

We managed to stop for a picture with Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland, yay!

Mile 6...almost half way there. Ignore the time, they started us late so we were doing about 35 minutes better than that time!

Around mile 8 we were able to run inside the Angel's Stadium. This didn't do this last year, just around it so I was rather excited about it! There were a ton of people inside cheering and they had misters too so it was nice to get cooled down!




Whew, three miles to go! Again, ignore the time. This is way off!

We did it, we made it to the end!!

I am so glad that I signed up for this half marathon. I have another one coming up in February called Surf City, in Huntington Beach. If you live around my area you should totally do it, it is such great exercise!

Oh, and I used to hate running. I have had to work up to running this much. At first I started out with a mile, than three miles, seven miles, and then I trained at Back Bay running a total of ten miles. For me it is not about speed, but doing something that motivates, give you confidence, and make you feel like a better and brighter you!

Because I am in the Disney mood, I wanted to also post some pictures of my favorite Disney Princesses. Hope you enjoy!








I just love ♥ Disneyland and the Disney princesses, hope you enjoyed my sappy photo montage!

What is your favorite Disney princess?
Have a wonderful Monday evening!

65 comments :

  1. Hey! How random we both had Disney posts, ha! I am so impressed!! I am trying so hard to get in shape right now. It looks like you had a ot of fun! Hope you had a great weekend too!

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  2. Wow! Congrats on your run! You are def. in shape and I am super jealous! AND how fun that it was in DisneyLand!!! I love that place!! I'm gonna have to say the Belle is my favorite Disney princess!!

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  3. Love the pics! It looks like it was a blast! I wish I could have done it! I need to start running more, I am so bad! Little Mermaid is my fav disney character, of course! :)

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  4. I got chills reading this! I am SO proud of you!! This post made me want to go outside & run right now! :)
    Good for you! Glad you had a blast doing it!
    & of course Cinderella and Belle are my favorite princesses! :)

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  5. Congratulations on your run! Great pics! You look so cute! Have a sweet day! x

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  6. ohhh yayyy! you did the run :D :D :D
    good on you girl! you should be so so
    proud of yourself.

    i love that disney movie 'enchanted'!!! have you seen it? you would love it.

    and yes we do have long weekends here is oz. not sure when the next one is though. they usually take me by surprise!

    xxx

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  7. Yay CONGRATS!! Ah this is inspiring me to do a marathon/triathalon.... looks like so much fun!! (must work on my uh lack of running skills. three years of long distance track=nothingg)
    and my favorite disney princesses: Pocahontas and jasmine- because they've got a bit of spunk to them!
    nondisney though, anastasia! she's awesome!!

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  8. Woa! Good for you!! That's soo awesome!! Sleeping Beauty is my favorite princess. Oh Disney Rules.

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  9. Congrats! I am so impressed with you girlie...you are so blond and cute...glad you enjoyed yourself. Wow the princesses are so pretty...my fave...hmmm...I guess Cinderella.

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  10. YES!! congratulations! I'm so proud of you.. YAY!

    PS: I have to go to Disneyland again *sigh*

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  11. congrats! I wish I could do that! Maybe I can work up to it and do it next year.
    my favorite disney princess is sleeping beauty and ariel! and belle! ok I love them all!

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  12. Congrats on completing the marathon! I think it's amazing you used to hate running and now enjoy marathons. I am not a fan of running...maybe I should try your plan.

    Congrats again! That's quite an accomplishment.

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  13. Oh honey that is just so great. Big hug and well done! You look so gorgeous too, how do you do it!!

    xoxo DJ

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  14. u go girl that is awesome!!! i am very proud of u!!!!! awesome!!

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  15. yay! congrats on finishing! sounds like a fantastic time =] I bet you ate your heart out after that good of a work out!

    my favorite princess is ariel...i love swimming,the ocean, the beach, everything involving the sea basically! So ,she's been my favorite since i was a young girl!

    have a great week!

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  16. Oh wow, congrats on your running accomplishment! I wish I can run that long, if only don't lose breath that fast.

    I love disneyland..it's an ultimate dream/fantasy land for us, girls. :)

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  17. I have a pass to Disneyland, and i'm out of breath by the time I get to the other side of the park, I can't imagine running it!

    Congrats!!

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  18. congratulations on you finishing the marathon! i am so out of shape right now if i was in your position i'd probably pass out halfway to the finish line. LOL.

    looking great hun! and the pics, as usual, are gorgeous!

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  19. Congrats on running! Its so good that you're motivated. Well done. It looks like you had a great time as well, which is a definite plus!
    My favourite disney princess is Belle. I was always jealous of the library in castle.

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  20. wow, having something to motivate you that's great.i don't think we have marathons here, and even if we do, i guess it's not so fun.or i'm just not that into it.i love running though.it feels great.as for a Disney princess, my fav has to be Belle.And i should add Little mermaid as the second one:)

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  21. wow, having something to motivate you that's great.i don't think we have marathons here, and even if we do, i guess it's not so fun.or i'm just not that into it.i love running though.it feels great.as for a Disney princess, my fav has to be Belle.And i should add Little mermaid as the second one:)

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  22. congratulations! And in what great surroundings?! If anything could encourage me to run I think it would be disneyland!

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  23. YAY!!!! CONGRATS SIERRA!!! i knew you could do it and from the looks of it, it looks like you barely broke a sweat. you looks beautiful! and disneyland...sigh...i need to go there now! i love all the princess pics but my favorite is the little mermaid. we have the same mind i think. haha.

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  24. Wow, that is so amazing!! Congratulations :) It looks like you had a blast and I love all the Disney princesses!!

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  25. Congrats, darling!

    Fabulous post and pics!

    I heart Cinderella :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  26. you look great! I love these pictures! Congratulations you did something so amazing!

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  27. Way to go girl!!!! I am so proud of you for finishing this marathon!! Wow!! Awesome! And I love Disney princesses too. I always wanted to be one for a job. My favorite has always been Sleeping Beauty... although I am quite fond of Ariel too (love mermaids... always thought swimming around under the sea would be a glorious existence)!

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  28. Go. You.

    So proud! That is an amazing accomplishment, AND at the happiest place on earth? Double score.

    Congrats, lovely!

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  29. oh i love love loved this post! you have inspired me to start running again! i loved seeing all the disney girls too...i'm such a disney geek. have a great week! :)

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  30. Thank you so much for asking about how I was doing! I've actually had some sort of bad medical news lately, and I'm not sure I want to blog about it yet. I'm getting tested for celiacs disease...long story.

    Ok, I'm so proud of you for being a nonrunner and starting up a half marathon. I am so envious that I don't have that in me right now. I so want to.

    I LOVE Disney princesses. Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite!

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  31. Girl, you get major props for that. I hate running! Looks like you had a great time. My favorite princess is Belle! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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  32. how fun! I totally want to do it next year!

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  33. Cheers to you - way to go girl!

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  34. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Just having a little browse around yours :). Congrats on your marathon. I could take some example from you and stop being so lazy with my running at the gym. My problem is staying motivated. I wonder how u do it.

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  35. disney-wont be a litlle girl and go there again:D i see you had a amazing weekend

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  36. Congrats! What an accomplishment. I feel like I should go burn some calories now...but it's just so much easier to sit at my computer and be impressed by other people. Great job :).

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  37. Congrats! Also, you look gorgeous!!

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  38. I'm definitely a Jasmine fan. Congrats on your run!! It looked like so much fun, and I might just have to join you next time.

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  39. good job!! im so proud that you made it through and completed your goal! annd the pics are amazing! so happy for you lady :) hmm my fave disney character would have to be ariel or tinkerbell. i've always loved them. xoxoo, hope you had a great tuesday! <3 you!

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  40. OMG good for you girl - I am so envious of people who can run marathons.

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  41. Good for you! That's so awesome. I'm a wee bit jealous. I've got a bum knee now. : (

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  42. Wow congrats on finishing the marathon! And with a gorgeous smile on your face the whole time, too! Now that is class.

    Lovely princess montage. What girl doesn't love the Disney princesses!

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  43. WOOHOO! YOU GO GIRL!! That is so happy to read about your experience! And I see lots of smiling so that's good too! Wow, that is so awesome!

    I have been debating the Music City 1/2 Marathon next April which is in time for the wedding in May, great way to motivate and to help me get this weight off.

    Congratulations! That's great that you aren't having too bad of a recovery!

    YAY! Congrats again!

    Mary

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  44. Celiacs was new to me as well. It's an auto immune disease, and it makes your body fight when you eat glutens. It's all complicated b/c my levels were all very low, and now they're just testing to see why. (low cortisol, low thryroid, anemic etc)

    OH, I thought I had your email, but I don't. Mine is allibounds@aol.com yours?

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  45. WOW! congrats on the marathon (: I could never do it! haha. I love belle, she is the prettiest princess in my opinion and the coolest (: xx

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  46. Wow! Definitely you are my hero, lol. Congrats on your marathon. ^-^

    And, yes I got to finish all my homework on time and got to sing for a while. =)

    Have a great week!
    xo
    Sophie

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  47. How fun! I think running around disneyland would be much more enjoyable. Hope your internet gets working again!

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  48. Woot! Congrats on completing the marathon!!! I can only imagine how much work you put into the final product. Such an inspiration you are!

    Oh and I love the pictures :o)

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  49. Wow this post is so cool! Hmm, my favourite disney princess probably will be Belle or Ariel, oh I dunno, they're all so beautiful:)

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  50. Congrats love!! My dad was there too! How fun!

    And I feel you about AT&T! Don't get me started, I hope you get it fixed sooooon!!!!!!

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  51. Darling I am so proud of you. Congrats on the Disney run, your photos are divine.

    Have a wonderful week darling

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess xoxoxo

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  52. Congrats! Running through Disney sounds divine! Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) is my favorite.

    PS: Thank you for stopping by my blog!!!

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  53. I am so proud of you!! YOu are great inspiration for me next week :) thanks for the encouragement! I can't believe you could take pics during it. I am doing the Air Force 1/2 Marathon in dayton oh on the 19th! I can't wait to be able to eat a ton of food afterwards and not have to worry about the scale :) good luck on the next one..i know you'll do amazing! I totally agree that once you get into it runing is really adicting. I love how you got to run through disney! have a great week!

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  54. Yay and congrats!!! Your pictures are super cute too! :)

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  55. Kudos to you! This is my favorite post today. I love the photo with Sleeping Beauty and am just amazed you took photos along the way, how fun it this?!

    Can't wait to see the marathon in Huntington Beach. My son lives in Redondo, I'll have to tell him to go cheer all of you on, of course, he'll probably ride his bike instead of running! lol

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  56. congrats on surviving your Disney run, that is awesome. I admire your
    dedication to accomplishing this. No wonder you are so attractive, with all your hard exercising - thanks for inspiring me.

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  57. LOVE the photos! CONGRATS on your run!!

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  58. I'm so amazed by you. Cngratulations!!!

    Not sure if it counts but I love Enchanted :)

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  59. CONGRATS!!! That is so impressive. I love how you said you used to hate running (how I feel) but gradually worked up and now are at so many miles. What an awesome accomplishment! You inspire me. Thanks! Great pics too.

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  60. Oh my gosh I LOVE the music you have posted here!!! Great choices of songs!!!! :0)

    Also, I wanted to say GREAT JOB on your half! I'm running my first half marathon in January at WDW! I can't wait!!!! I agree with you....running for me isn't about speed, it's about pushing your body to do things you never thought possible!

    Congrats again!

    Oh yes, and my favorite Disney Princess is Cinderella! :0)

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  61. I love Disney princesses! My favorite is Belle because not only was she beautiful but she was smart, witty and defended those she loved. : )

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  62. YAYY!! I know I am late commenting on this, but I am so proud of you for completing the run!! And I LOVE the Disney pics! I don't have a fav princess-- I adore them ALL! :)

    Congrats again, you did it!!!

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