Happy Global Running Day!


To all my running friends near and far, Happy Global Running Day!

Running has taught me more about myself than I ever thought possible. What they say is true; the good habits I have established through running and training have seeped into other parts of my life, making me feel the happiest, healthiest and most confident I have ever felt. I have also met many running friends along the way and am so grateful for the miles we have shared together.

When I made the decision to run my first runDisney race February 2016, the Princess Half/ my first-ever half marathon, I never expected to experience such a euphoric sense of accomplishment. There is no greater feeling than crossing a finish line. Oftentimes the emotions I experience during a race are overwhelming, and yes I tend to be in tears of joy by the time I receive my medal.

I am looking forward to many more years of running, race swag, runDisney vacations, and (hopefully!) PRs.

To anyone who is curious, I dare you to make that choice today. Begin your running journey and be prepared to have it change your life.

Happy running!

Gina / Will Run for Disney

Whistle While You Work: Top 5 Hollywood Studios Music Tracks to Get You Through the Day

Okay, so I know I was going to post about Animal Kingdom next, but Tommy reminded me that I was not going in chronological order. So to be a true Disney fan, I’m going ahead with sharing my Top 5 Hollywood Studios tracks. It will always be MGM to me!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing a bit of an identity crisis at the moment, with many of its original areas and attractions lost and gone forever to make way for New Age Hollywood Studios. I have high hopes for Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land but a part of me will mourn Streets of America, Catastrophe Canyon, and Honey I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure. RIP WDW of my youth.

Whistle While You Work: Top 5 Epcot Music Tracks to Get You Through the Day

After a bit of a hiatus (writer’s block and a busy running schedule) I’m back with another exciting chapter of “Whistle While You Work” Walt Disney World theme music to get you through your day (or to get you through until your next visit!)

Whistle While You Work: Top 5 Magic Kingdom Music Tracks to Get You Through the Day

Lack of upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation got you down? Take a visit in your mind by listening to park music!

Registration Tips for the 2018 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals


Hi friends! After a whirlwind morning of helping fellow princesses complete their early registration for the 2018 #PrincessHalf as Annual Passholders and DVC members, I’d like to put together some helpful registration tips for you all in anticipation of the general registration on May 2!

The Princess Half Marathon weekend is popular for a reason: it’s empowering, it has a magical princess theme, and the half marathon course runs through Cinderella Castle. This is a particularly special Princess year as 2018 is the 10th anniversary of the Princess Half Marathon and the 5th anniversary of the Glass Slipper Challenge Fairy Tale Challenge.

Here’s how to make sure you are part of the celebration: