Disney’s Animal Kingdom Comes Alive at Night

I love Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I visited during my first family trip to Walt Disney World in 1999 and it became a staple of our visits. Animal Kingdom piques my curiosity and imagination like no other park on property. I find the exotic nature of the park with its winding pathways, lush greenery, and nods to faraway lands ever enjoyable. Every time I go to leave the park for the day I take one last look at the Tree of Life and say to myself “I’ll see you again soon.”

With my nostalgic love of Animal Kingdom, I am also pleased that Disney Imagineers have worked hard to revamp the park and make it a nighttime destination.

Enchanted 10k Recap Video

Check out our POV recap of the Disney Princess Half-Marathon Weekend Enchanted 10k! Thanks to Gravity.Video for sponsoring the edit.

2017 Disney Princess Half-Marathon Race Recap

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Congratulations to all my fellow princes and princesses who participated in the 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! After months of training and preparation (we signed up in JULY ’16!) it’s hard to believe that this magical weekend is over.

I thought it might be fun to introduce my boyfriend, Tommy, to you all and have him share his perspective on the race weekend. While he is very familiar with the 3AM wakeup call as my official runDisney chEARleader, he celebrated his first ever race, the Enchanted 10K. For anyone thinking about trying a runDisney race, as a first-timer Tommy offers a perspective of which you will be able to relate.

With time to finally gather our thoughts, here is the Will Run for Disney 2017 Princess Half race recap:

5 Tips for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (and other things I wish someone told me ahead of time)

2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Princess Half finish line! I’m middle right in the coral shirt

The 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals begins on Thursday! I am so excited to be participating in this runDisney race for a second year. This time as a Glass Slipper Challenge princess!

Last year I participated in the 2016 Princess Half and it was a celebration of many firsts: my first runDisney race, my first time training for and participating in a half marathon, my first “racecation” with friends and my boyfriend Tommy, and my first moment of pure bliss that can only come from running long distances.

2016 : A Year In Review and Goals for 2017

Hi friends! I’ve let a month go by since my last post (sorry about that!) but I wanted to end 2016 on a high note. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I sometimes feel like I am barely keeping it together between work, social events and making sure I have a present for each of my loved ones. The only thing keeping me sane this time of year is a good morning run to clear my head! Or evening run if I’ve been particularly busy.

Despite the craziness, this time of year I find myself reflecting on all that I’ve accomplished throughout the year.

2016 Fitness Accomplishments

1. Train and run a half marathon : DONE

My first big race was the 2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. I had set a goal to finish, and to ideally finish the race in under two hours and 30 minutes. I not only finished, my time was 2:26:22. I jumped for joy and signed up for another runDisney race as soon as I could!

Me: Top Right! First Half Marathon in the books! Princess Half 2016