Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I'M GOING TO DISNEY LAND!!!

When we got married four years ago, we were gifted a week long stay at a timeshare. It is one of those timeshares that are everywhere in the world. For the past four years, we have been trying to figure out where to use this fantastic gift.


We have talked about tons of options: Europe, Canada, and the Pacific North West. You know, somewhere that we would not normally just go.


So a few months ago, hubby was back on the “figure out where we are going to use the timeshare” kick. I usually just let him go and then he moves on to his next obsession. This time, he was really quiet, and if you’re married, you know that’s never a good thing.


He turned the computer around, and had the Run Disney website loaded with the Tinker Bell Half Marathon page up. “Steff, let’s go to California. You can go run Tinker Bell.”


Wait, really? Who is this person, and where is my husband?


OF COURSE I WANT TO GO TO DISNEY LAND AND RUN! 


Well, California. 


YES I WANT TO GO TO CALIFORNIA!

Yeah, it's something like that.

The past few weeks have been spent looking at hotels and other things we can do for a full week in California. Going to the Rose Bowl, visiting Hollywood, and going to the Pacific Ocean all of which seems like such a fantastic time. There was still a huge piece of the puzzle missing; I still needed to sign up for the race!


Two weeks ago, Run Disney announced that they were adding a challenge to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend, the Pixie Dust Challenge.


OF COURSE THERE IS A NEW CHALLENGE FOR THE YEAR I WANT TO GO RUN THIS RACE!


Why am I freaking out? If you have ever tried to register for an inaugural Run Disney race, you know they sell out fast. Ugh, why me?


My friend Brooke signed up for the challenge as a vacation club member last week and she said it sold out for them in an hour. Yes, now I’m freaking out even more. Btw, if you are a Disney person, you need to check out Brooke’s shop. She makes custom Minnie ears and they are adorable!!!


We had a plan of attack. I was getting in to this race.


I ended up leaving work early and hubby had the computer on and loaded to the Run Disney site. I had friends checking everywhere on social media about any problems with registration. You know, because us runners understand each other.


Brooke told me to refresh the page about five minutes until noon, that’s when hers popped up. Wouldn't you know, it did and I was in!  I registered as fast as I could, and I GOT IN!!!

Eek!!!! I'm in!!!


I think I may have failed to mention some other awesome news…



I’M DOING THE COAST TO COAST CHALLENGE!!!


When hubby brought up this idea of going to California, I pointed out that I wasn't going to run Disney Land without running Disney World in the same year. I did not want to have to go to California again to run a race.


He agreed.


Again, who is this person and where is my husband?


It will be our five year anniversary and we are living it up! We will be going to Disney World in November 2015 to run the Wine and Dine half marathon, so I can get my coast to coast challenge medal.

Double eek!!!!

The only thing left to do, plan out costumes, duh!


Have you ever been to Disney Land? Costume ideas?

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