Run – Week One Disney Princess Half Marathon Training

This week marked the beginning (officially) of my training for the 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon! While I’d love to be able to say that I pulled it all off flawlessly, I can’t.


The last couple of weeks have been CRAZY around here. My busy season for work is in full swing. I’m still trying to finish a Halloween costume. I had a field trip to attend, and I’d volunteered to donate treats for an event at the school. That would have been more than enough to do, but then, we had several things break down in the house and on my car. It feels like I’ve spent all my time either driving back and forth to the service center or waiting on repair men at home, trying to squeeze the other things I need to do in between. Oh, and the day after I picked up my car for the second time? I totally backed into another mom after school.


I was supposed to have done a 45-minute maintenance run on Monday and Wednesday, and a 3-mile long run on Friday. What I actually did? I managed one 45-minute maintenance run on Tuesday and a 5-mile run on Friday. I guess I technically just skipped one maintenance run, and I ran too far for the long run. I’m not too terribly heartbroken. Next week will be better. It has to be.


Disney Princess Half Marathon 2015…it’s coming!



Disney’s Princess Half Marathon will always hold a special place in my heart, since it was the first (and so far only!) runDisney event I participated in. A lot of races I’ve run feel competitive and intimidating to me, but not this one. This one feels warm and fuzzy and girly and pink and just super FUN! Not to mention, I’m a big fan of a race where you can wear a sparkly costume and not get funny looks from the other runners.

The date for the 2015 Princess Half Marathon Weekend is February 19-22, 2015. This year, you can sign up for the Disney Princess 5K, the Disney Enchanted 10K, or the Disney Princess Half Marathon. You can also register to run the Glass Slipper Challenge, which includes Saturday’s 10K and Sunday’s half marathon.

When is registration for this magical event? It’s coming soon! Registration opens on July 15th at noon EST. You’ll want to be at your computer ready to register on runDisney’s website if you’d like to participate. These events sold out super fast last summer!

Watch the blog for a fun giveaway in conjunction with registration day. You can also find me on Facebook as Audra Disney-Travel Planner Owens for updates on what I’m giving away and how to enter! 🙂