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Castaway Cay Challenge Added To 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Looks like the rumors are true and runDisney will be hosting a cruise following the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!  The 4-night cruise will depart from Cape Canaveral on Monday, January 12, 2015 taking runners to Nassau and Castaway Cay.  On January 14th, the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge will be taking place where participants in any of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races will be able to earn TWO MORE MEDALS – the Castaway Cay 5K medallion and the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge medal!!  That means if you are taking on the Dopey Challenge, you can earn 8 medals in one week!

Castaway Cay 5K

Participants in the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge will receive:

  • Castaway Cay Challenge Inaugural Event T-Shirt
  • Commemorative Castaway Cay 5K Finisher Medallion
  • Commemorative  Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher Medal for participating in one Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 5K or longer event PLUS the Castaway Cay 5K
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Exciting Activities and access to Special Merchandise on board Disney Cruise Line
  • Featured Healthy Menu Options on board Disney Cruise Line

So here’s what you need to do.  Head on over to and book the January 12, 2015 cruise on the Disney Dream.  Make sure to use the promotional code RUN when booking.  Then on May 23rd, register for the Castaway Cay Challenge at  You should book your cruise BEFORE registering for the challenge because you will need to enter your reservation number when registering.  I’m sure the cruise will now fill up very fast and the challenge is sure to sell out quickly, so make plans soon!

Here is the official press release from runDisney:

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 14, 2014) – Runners taking part in the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend can add the ultimate finish to their experience – the new Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a joint venture by runDisney and Disney Cruise Line.

After competing in the 5K, 10K, half marathon and/or full marathon during the Disney Marathon Weekend (January 7-11), runners can compete Jan. 14 in the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a special 5K race on Disney Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line’s private Bahamas island. Every runner who finishes this new runDisney Challenge event will earn two medals – an inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge medal and a Castaway Cay 5K medallion, plus any medals earned for running any Disney Marathon Weekend events (5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon).  

The Castaway Cay Challenge takes place during the 4-night Disney Dream cruise itinerary that sets sail Jan. 12, 2015 from Port Canaveral, Florida and includes a stop in Nassau in addition to Castaway Cay. The cruise will feature exclusive activities designed for Castaway Cay Challenge participants, plus special menu items and merchandise.

To sign up for the Castaway Cay Challenge, runners must book the Jan. 12, 2015 Disney Dream cruise at and then register for the Castaway Cay Challenge at Race registration opens May 23.

What do you think of this news?  Will you be taking on the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge? 

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RAD Reads and Weekly Review: December 2, 2012

It’s December…cold weather, holiday shopping and little daylight are admittedly not my favorite.  This is how I tend to feel about the holiday season:

Photo Source: Grumpy Cats

Yes I know, I’m a regular ole Grinch, but I just really miss flip flops, fresh vegetables and warm nights.  Can you really blame a girl??

However, the holiday season does bring for some very fun and creative posts in the blogosphere…I love the gift guides!  Here are some RAD Reads I came across this week:

Running & Fitness Posts
CrossFit Community shares the inspiring story of Lauren Nelson who started CrossFit in her 60s.  She even placed 10th at the CrossFit Games in the Masters Women 60-Plus Division!

Live, Run, Grow began her yoga for runners series.  I’m really looking forward to the rest of this series and hope to incorporate more yoga into my fitness routine.

Mommy Run Fast talks about the importance of hydration and how it can affect your pacing on long runs.

Run With Jess has a a gift guide for your best running friend for $10 or less.  I want at least 3 of these things!

Run, Write Conquer has 10 gifts for CrossFitters under $50.  I want at least 4 of these things!!

Running Toward the Prize tells a tale of two shoes and how even your favorite running shoes can change with new models.

We Run Disney shares how she overcomes the mental challenge of a long run…great tips.

Disney Posts
WDW Fan Zone contributor Mary Jo Collins falls in love with Walt Disney World all over again.

Travel with Rick started the 25 Days of Christmas series with the Cinderella Castle Lighting Ceremony.

Eating WDW attends the Anyone Can Cook culinary demo on the Disney Cruise Line.  This just might make me go on a cruise!

Drinking Disney reports on the price increase for Tables in Wonderland, Disney’s discount dining card.  Not happy about this!

Disney Bound has a fun Merida inspired running outfit.  I love this for the Princess Half Marathon!

Weekly Review
This has not been a good week for me.  For a few weeks, I’ve been having a relatively bad flare up of my colitis.  The worst side effect (besides the obvious) is the extreme fatigue it causes.  One thing I’ve learned the the 10 years of having this disease is that I need to listen to my body and not push myself because it end up just making things worse.  So that’s what I did last weekend and things calmed down, but unfortunately another issue arose.

I’ve been dealing with night sweats for some time now, but it got much worse this week.  I was getting about 7 hours of sleep, but waking up exhausted.  So much so that I was extremely lightheaded all week.  I skipped 2 CrossFit classes to come home and take a nap after work.  I’m not really sure what is going on, but I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to hopefully get some answers.  I rested again this weekend and I’m feeling MUCH better.

Here’s my full week of workouts and to see my full WODs, head over to my page on dailymile.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit – 1 hour – Power Cleans & Box Jumps
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: CrossFit – 1 hour – Lots of AMRAP
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

I’m hoping that this week will be much better and I’ll be able to get back to training and WODs.  I found this Holiday Squat-a-Thon that Run with Jess posted this week that I’m going to try to do this month.  Since I just found this today, I did 45 to make up for yesterday.  I do love my squats 🙂  Want to join me?

If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out my recap of the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon that I posted earlier in the week and a fun photo montage I put together.

Hope you all have a great week!  Stay healthy out there!