To the inexperienced, runDisney races often seem like a cult full of crazy, tutu wearing, early rising, distance junkies. Okay.... so there is a little truth to that, but I am definitely a proud member of the runDisney community. I have been an annual pass-holder for five years now, but my runDisney journey started a little earlier. In fact, I would argue that my first runDisney experience lead to the crazy Disney obsession that people know me for today. Can you relate?
So why did I decide to runDisney? I grew up running cross country, loved long distance running, and I naively thought that by conquering the admirable 13.1 distance, I would pretty much reach my peak. Growing up in the era of Lion King, Pocahontas, and Toy Story, nothing seemed more exciting than running my first ever half marathon in Disney. So the idea was born..... I completed my first ever half marathon on January 8, 2011. Check out this cheesy shot of me and my friend at our first runDisney Expo EVER.
Fast forward to today and I have 5 full marathons and 8 half marathons under my belt as well as 5 years of being an AP holder. Stay tuned for more about my runDisney and park experiences!