Saturday, February 25, 2017

BACK TO RUNNING - THANKS TO DISNEY!!!

Well.....its been a really long time.  My life has been a bit craaaaazzyyyyy these past couple of months.  Lots of changes but that I will leave for another day.  Today I want to tell you about my return to running!  Time has not allowed me to run, but some time last year I had signed myself and my daughter up for the Disney Princess 5K.  I knew it was coming but I never made the time to get on my training.  And then here was February - Uh-OH!!

Now, thankfully my hubby purchased the flights in January.  We were tight on money so this would be a quick trip to Florida.  We were only going to run!

Our flight took off at 6pm.  We flew into Savannah airport and drove to Orlando on Wednesday night.






We didn't stay on Disney this time.  Hubby found a great deal on booking.com staying at Westgate Town Center Resort in a studio villa.  It was a nice resort, beautiful property and the room was good enough for us 3.





The next morning, we went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast.  Then we headed to Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports to pick up our race packets and check out some merch.



Once we were done here, we went back to our resort for some pool time.






It was a beautiful day but the breeze made it a bit too chilly for me, so we didn't stay too long.  We walked back to our room, changed into dry clothes and walked over to the market to grab lunch.
Ofcourse, took a few pics along the way.






After lunch, I went down for a nap and hubby & baby girl went for a ride on the swan paddle boats.












This resort was very nice.  Our room decor could use some updating but overall the place is very nice.

Now it was shower time and time to head over to Disney Springs for some window shopping - and maybe a little bit of real shopping.





Our view from the top level of the Coca-Cola Store







We didn't stay too long since we had to be up at 3:30 am the next morning.  I went straight to bed and knocked out!  I didn't sleep well because I was worried that I wouldn't hear the alarm.  That's all I needed, sleep through the alarm and miss my race! No way!

So I slept as best I could - then it was finally 3:30am.  I got up and started to get ready.  Baby girl had a hard time getting up but eventually she was up and we headed over to Epcot.



It was a bit chilly....



So exciting....there was music, people all around having a great time


hubby had to leave us to find his spot in the spectators section







and we are off......3.1 miles






almost there.....


My video is very shaky, but here we were finishing up our race....Love that feeling when you cross that finish line! 


I was feeling great - we finished 3.1 miles, baby girl had a great first race and our medals are awesome!








We took our pictures, grabbed our water, powerade and snack boxes and headed back to the resort to pack up.


I love these snack boxes.....everything was good and much needed.  I was starving!


Isn't this medal awesome?!?  Love it!!



After we checked out of the Westgate, we went back to Disney Springs for lunch and a little more shopping.


This is on my list of things to ride on our next trip.














T-Rex was going to open in 10 minutes, and we didn't have reservations but I asked if there was any chance of us getting a table.  The hostess was very nice and said we can and put our names on the list.  10 minutes later we were shown to our table.  This was our first time eating here, so baby girl just had to walk around and get some pics of the place!












I waited at the table for my drink....by now I was feeling tired, LOL!






Got my Prehistoric Pinnacle.....nice & refreshing drink!


Chicken T-Rexadillas were delish


My Guac-asaurus Burger was also delish....I actually couldn't finish it!


After stuffing our faces, we walked some more...



I had to stop at Ghirardelli's Soda Shop....this has been on my list of to do's for a long time so this was the time! I got the Ocean Beach Sea Salt Caramel Sundae to share with hubby and baby girl got 2 scoops of chocolate chip icecream in a waffle cone.

It was so good, but so much especially after the lunch we just had.  I ate about half of it and hubby has some of mine and some of baby girl's.  He wasn't thrilled with it.

I was stuffed....couldn't even drink water after this.


We made a quick stop at Basin to buy some soaps and then we walked back to the car.


Only 2 days, but it was nice to get away and have a taste of Disney.

Now, I'm ready to plan out my next Run Disney runs.
All 3 of us will be doing the Virtual Shorts....can't wait for that!

Then its planning for more in 2018!
Stay tuned!



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