Race day is now two weeks away. That means in even less than that, I will be in the happiest place on earth! Eek! It couldn’t come at a better time. I need a little happy right about now.
I know I have shared this before, but when I registered for the Disney Princess Half Marathon and was choosing my bib, I asked my four-year-old daughter which princess she would like me to represent. Without hesitation, she chose Rapunzel.
It’s cute, right?
Right after I registered, I happened to find two purple Under Armour tanks on the clearance rack at my local sporting goods store. I snapped them up. I wore one while I was training, to be sure I liked the fit and feel of it. I saved the other for the actual costume. I added soft pink elastic to make the front look like the bodice of Rapunzel’s dress, and I added ribbon sleeves using a tutorial I found here.
My favorite part of the costume? The fun Team Sparkle skirt and visor! I cannot wait to rock those on race day. If you need a racing costume, go check them out. They have skirts in every color of the rainbow, and loads of other fun stuff, like sleeves, wings, race legs, t-shirts… I love it!
I found Pascal in an Etsy shop called 2 Moms Designs. He is the perfect size to pin on my shoulder…or somewhere. He’s the only part of the costume I haven’t totally figured out.
I finished my last long run before the race last night – 14 miles in 2:27, with an average pace of 10:30-ish. This detour from North Dakota may have been a blessing in disguise. At home, I have only been able to run indoors. Since I’m in Tennessee, I got to do this last one outside, with hills and temperatures in the 50′s. For my last long run, I ran 13.1 in 2:14. I checked the ol’ GPS watch at 13.1 yesterday, and my time was 2:19. I was pretty pleased, considering I haven’t been able to run on pavement since November. Now, the only thing left to do is pray that it isn’t super hot in Orlando in two weeks.
Don’t worry, I’ll share pics of myself in the costume once I finally get to wear it.