Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 RunDisney Marathon Weekend Expo

Hi friends!  We are only 2 days into the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend expo, but I've already had so much fun and am exhausted!
BUT...I wanted to share some of the fun with you!  I'll be sharing on Instagram and Twitter all weekend long too.
Day 1 of the Expo was when all the Dopey runners came to pick up their packets.
Stole this fun shot from @SeeSharpRun (Linzie) on Instagram
I got to run into a lot of my RunDisney friends.  It was like the first day of school!
Hi Heather!
Day 2 was more expo fun and the start of the kids races and Mickey Mile.  1 day of kids done....2 to go.

We did have a few rain showers today, which were a bummer, but it takes more than some "liquid sunshine" to slow this RD announcer down!

I also got the new New Balance RunDisney shoes for 2014.  I'm sure you've seen them all over social media and New Balance really did an amazing job.  There are 2 styles for men and women.  The men have a Goofy and Sorcrer Mickey design to choose from.  For the ladies there's the Cinderella pair that I got and a super cute pink polka dot Minnie.  I'm not sure how many shoes are left, but to get a pair your best bet is to go to Champion Stadium and Wide World of Sports and sign up in the virtual que.  Then they will text you when it's your turn to shop.
Friday am will be the inaugural WDW 10k and guess what!?!?!  I get to run!
This is NOT my bib.  Not an elite!
I'm a little nervous, because I've never really run a 10k.  I'd like to go "fast" but I don't know what that means for me since I'm focused on marathon training.  Usually I get faster about 4 miles in, but for a 10k that's about 3/4 done.  I'm thinking I'll just see what the morning brings me.  I'll start around a 9:15 pace and shoot for negative splits.
After the 10k it's off to the expo and kids races.  If you're around I hope you will say "hi" and I hope you have a magical race weekend! :)
RunDisney Sweatybands
Are you a RunDisney fan?  
Running this weekend?
How do you pace a 10k?

Love and tutus,
Carissa & Kyle


  1. I love seeing all the action. I'm a big RunDisney fan and I am always so sad when I'm not at an event.

    Hope you had a good 10k. Looking forward to more pictures and updates from you.

  2. Was great to see you as always and I will see you in a couple days!

  3. Just got back from our trip for the WDW Marathon weekend.. had the most amazing time! The only place I'd ever wanted to run a half marathon, and I did it :) I was a little slower than training due to the crowds (I was in corral O) - but happy with a 02:02:30 for my first race!
    The Expo and organisation of the event was incredible - everything happened so smoothly.. it was fun to hear you at the expo on Friday and at the start of the race on Saturday!
    Thanks again for the training advice on your blog :)


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