Posts Tagged by run

Contributors Needed for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend

This is the first year I will not be running The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler and because I won’t be there, I need YOUR HELP!!

2014-Twilight-Zone-Tower-of-Terror-10-Miler

I am looking for anyone who will be in Walt Disney World that weekend (October 3-5, 2014) to cover all of the events!!  I will be following along from afar, but there is nothing like actually being there.  Here are some ideas for posts:

  • Race Recaps
    •  The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler
    • Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run
    • runDisney Kids Races
  • Disney Villains Hollywood Bash
    • A Runner’s Point of View
    • A Spectator’s Point of View
  • Health & Fitness Expo
  • runDisney Speaker Series
  • First Time runDisney Runner Experiences
  • Preparing for a Night Race vs. a Morning Race
  • Getting the Most Out of Your WDW Vacation While Running
  • Enjoying the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival When Running
  • Creating a Costume for the Race
  • Halloween Fun in Walt Disney World
  • VoluntEARing
  • And anything else you can think of…

Choice of topic will come on a first serve basis, so email me at sarah@runningatdisney.com if you are interested in covering one (or many!) of the events over The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend for Running at Disney!!

Now who is looking forward to getting one of these glowingly rad medals?!?!

2014-Tower-of-Terror-10-Miler-Weekend-Medals2

Also, check out my new The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend Pin Board!  Follow along as I will be updating it with images leading up to and after the event!

Best of luck to everyone running and I look forward to hearing from you!

RAD Signature 100x75

The 2014 Disneyland 5K, a First for a runDisney Veteran

I’m so excited to begin coverage of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!!  To kick things off, Minnie (yes that is really here name – how fun!) is here to recap the Disneyland 5K.  Minnie is a runDisney veteran, but this was her first time running a 5K.  You know why she did it?  Well you’ll have to read on to find out!

***

My name is Minnie Paule and I have been doing runDisney races since January 2013.  Tinker Bell was my first half marathon and runDisney race.  Since then, I have participated in the 2013 Disneyland Half, 2014 Glass Slipper Challenge, 2014 Tinker Bell Half and now the 2014 Dumbo Double Dare.

This past weekend was my first runDisney 5K and the first time I signed up for all three races.  I decided to do the 5K after the medals were released.  Registration was already sold out for the 5K.  I had to find a way to register for that race to get that medal!  Luckily, I found an organization called TSA (Tourette Syndrome Association) that was selling bibs and asking for a fundraising minimum of $200.  At the time I registered with TSA my awareness of what the organization and disorder was about was limited.  I am now educated and proud that I chose this organization to associate myself with.  It was truly an honor to race for those dealing and living with Tourette Syndrome.  I even got to meet Dash Mihok from the Showtime hit series Roy Donovan at the Thank You Luncheon for TSA.

2014-Disneyland-5K-Minnie-Paulie-1

The night before the race, I laid out my costume.  I was pink Minnie Mouse to match my pink runDisney New Balance shoes.  I also prepared my fuel belt, drink and breakfast.  I was taught to “dress the chair” so that you aren’t pressured and rushed the morning of race day. (Sarah’s Note: Great tip!!!)

2014-Disneyland-5K-Minnie-Paulie-Costume-2

I was assigned to corral C and waited for our corral to move up to the start line.  In the meantime the race announcers, Rudy Novotny and Carissa Bealert entertained the crowd.

2014-Disneyland-5K-Minnie-Paulie-Start-Line-3

My sister, Mildred and I were doing the race together.  We are walkers but we jog to get around bottle necks.  We keep a 14 – 16 min mile pace.  Here is my selfie at the mile 1 marker.

2014-Disneyland-5K-Minnie-Paulie-Mile1-4

A 5K is the best time to take pics with all the characters and landmarks in the parks!

2014-Disneyland-5K-Minnie-Paulie-Lilo-5

Receiving that beautiful medal at the end makes the race all worth it!

2014-Disneyland-5K-Minnie-Paulie-Medal-6

Overall, the race was not too difficult but the humidity and heat made it a little uncomfortable but doable.  Definitely need to hydrate and stay focused on your breathing and form.  Other than that, Have fun, smile and enjoy the experience!

2014-Disneyland-5K-Minnie-Paulie-Finisher-7

*****

Minnie Paule has been a runner since October 2012 beginning with the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco as a member of Team in Training (TNT).  She continues run for TNT in support of her best friend’s mother who is battling her third bout with lymphoma.  Besides running to raise funds, Minnie really runs for the bling and has in total run 8 half marathons, 1 full marathon, several 10Ks and a couple 5Ks.

If you would like to make a donation, please go to her website: http://pages.teamintraining.org/gba/nikesf14/mpaule

 

Yoga for Runners Recap!

Yoga-For-Runners-Header

If you read Danielle’s blog Live, Run, Grow, you will know that she has A LOT going on right now!  New job, moving to a new state, the Disneyland Half Marathon…all super exciting!  Because of all this, she is taking the month off from her Yoga for Runners series, so I thought it would be a good time to do a quick recap of all of the great yoga tips she has put together in the last few months.  You can click on the link to each topic to read the full post.

Warm Up & Cool Down Routines

A lot of us (myself included!) do not take enough time to do warm up and cool down stretches, however they are key to staying injury free.

Triangle Forward Bend

Legs Up the Wall

One of my all time favorite recovery poses (thanks to Danielle) that helps recirculate fluids through those tired legs.

Legs up the Wall 2

Love Thy Feet

Since your feet are pretty important when it comes to running, you want to take care of them so you can keep running pain free!

Alternate Arch Stretch

Happy Hips

Hip stability and flexibility are key to efficient and safe running.  Mobility in this area will help you to increase speed and effectiveness of your runs.

Pigeon Pose 1

Hotel Room Yoga

With the beginning of runDisney race season, many of us will be staying in hotels over those race weekends.  But even with limited space, you can get some great stretches in so you perform at your peak!

Hotel Yoga 1

Danielle will be back in September with some more great Yoga for Runners.  Best of luck in all of her new adventures!

If you have any questions regarding any of these poses or incorporating yoga into your routine, feel free to leave a comment below or you can find Danielle at LiveRunGrow.com or on Twitter at @dnardi710.

RAD Signature 100x75

RAD Recap for August 31, 2014

I want to start by congratulating everyone who ran one of the races over Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!!  I’ve had a blast following along and have some great guest recaps coming up in the next few weeks, including one from Jenny who completed her first half marathon and runDisney race…CONGRATS!!

Disneyland-Half-Marathon-Jenny

I’ve spent the past week with my favorite people at one of my favorite places, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.  It was relaxing, fun and full of laughs.  This is a trip I look forward every year and I am so lucky to get to spend this quality time with my friends…I hope there will always be Days Like This 🙂

Vero-Beach-Toes-in-the-Sand

Vero-Beach-Kayaking

Before heading home, B and I spent a night in Walt Disney World at Bay Lake Tower.  If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen all of the fun I had in the Magic Kingdom for a few short hours, followed by dinner at California Grill and Wishes! from the Top of the World.  What a great day!

Sarah-Main-Street-USA

California-Grill

Wishes-Magic-Kingdom

After we returned to Connecticut yesterday afternoon, we stopped by the grand opening of Black Hog Brewing Co. before heading home.  Our friends from Caseus in New Haven started this awesome brewery that focuses on craft beer using local ingredients.  My favorite was Granola Brown…YUM!

Black-Hog-Brewing-Grand-Opening-13

Hard to believe that this weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but there are a lot of fun events coming up in the fall.  runDisney races, the Disney Fit Challenge, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival just to name a few!  Oh boy!  What are you most excited about?  

Have a RAD week 🙂

RAD Signature 100x75

 

2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Shirts

Only one more day until Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend begins…who’s excited?!? I am and I’m not even going to be there!

The official shirt designs have come out and they are super cute this year.  Big fan of the tropical designs for the 5K and 10K.

2014-Disneyland-Half-Marathon-Weekend-Shirts

2014-Disneyland-5K-Shirt

And here are some of the other shirts you can purchase at the Expo.

2014-Disneyland-Half-Marathon-Shirt

2014-Disneyland-Half-Marathon-I-Did-It-Shirt

2014-Dumbo-Double-Dare-I-Did-It-Shirt

So which shirt will you be getting?  What is your favorite?

RAD Signature 100x75

« Previous PageNext Page »