Thursday, February 23, 2012

Let's Go

Princesses:  The time has come!  I leave for my flight in about four hours.  My training plan is completed.  My costume is in my suitcase.  My shoes and tiara are in my carry one.  I am all packed.  There is nothing left to do but go!

I really want to meet each and every one of your while we are in Walt Disney World!  Please “friend” me, follow my tweets and follow my blog.  I will but updating it frequently about things going on and where I am.  Here is a bit of what I have planned.

Our flight takes off at 6:55am from Baltimore/Washington International.  That means we have to leave home by 4:00am.  Why so early?  I know!  My husband insists we take the first flight out in the morning so he can have maximum park time.  After we land and get our luggage, we will have to get our rental car—then it’s off to Walt Disney World!  We will check into our hotel at the Bay Lake Tower/Contemporary Resort and then go to Captain Cooks at the Polynesian resort for lunch.  We love that place!  After lunch, it’s off to the EXPO!  After I get all my loot at the EXPO, we plan to hit the Magic Kingdom for a while and then meet friends for dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s Express. 

On Saturday, I have the Tangled Royal Family 5k at 7am.  After an easy 3.1 miles, I will grab breakfast with my husband and daughter—Captain Cook’s again I bet, then we will hit the MK again.  I have a blogger meet up at 3, and then another at 4:30.  After the meet ups, it’s time to meet a big group of friends for dinner at the best place to eat ever—“Ohana at the Polynesian.  Hopefully I can make it an early night because my first half marathon is just a few hours later. 

Sunday morning will be a very early wake up call for me.  I plan to get up at 2:30 and get dressed.  I will have a cab come at 3 am to pick up a few friends and I, to take us to the Polynesian resort to catch the bus to the race start.  Since I am in corral C, my race start is at 5:57 am.  I will finish the race around 9 am.  I plan to take as many pictures as possible with my medal.  After I am done taking pictures, I will change and then go to the Akerhaus princess breakfast.  Then it’s back to the hotel for a shower and a nap!  After I am rested, we will head back to Epcot for some rides and dinner at the San Angel.

 After sleeping in on Monday, we will go to Hollywood Studios.  We have a dinner reservation at the Cape May Café at the Beach Club resort.  On Tuesday, we will visit the Animal Kingdom.   To celebrate the end of our trip, we will have dinner in the castle at Cinderella’s Royal Table.  After breakfast on Wednesday at Chef Mickey’s, we will check out of our hotel and hit up a park for the last time, before leaving WDW for the airport around 4 pm. 

What are your plans for the weekend?  Will you be at all of the same parks/restaurants/events as me?  Let’s meet up!

A dream is a wish…



  1. Just a word of advice from someone who's tried the park-heavy thing before a race...


    Seriously. You don't realize how much walking you do until you're halfway into the race and dying.

    Especially if you're doing the 5K on Saturday, let that be pretty much it. If your husband wants to do the park, that's fine, but let him go alone. You don't want to spend the day before any half, but especially your first, walking all over creation.

    Do the 5K on Saturday and then REST.

  2. Good luck!!! I see the medal coming off after breakfast? Heck no!!!! Wear that thing proudly ALL weekend everywhere! You will see tons of people wearing them in the parks. Do the same! Trust me. There are very few races where you can go out in public with it on and feel a part of community. Wear it for all it's worth!!!

  3. runningwithmickey - thanks so much for your post re: parks on Saturday! We'd planned on going to Universal, but you are right - my legs are always tired after walking (standing in line) all day at the parks. Maybe the pool and a movie instead!!

  4. Good luck and have a great time!

  5. So great to meet you today, Amy! (Just before mile marker 13 in Epcot) I had been telling my husband since the summer what an inspiration you have been & how cool it would be to see you at the Princess 1/2. Hope you had a wonderful race! Safe travels back home!
    Bonnie (wearing black "Belle" t-shirt & my husband was wearing a black "Beast" t-shirt)

  6. Hope you are having a great time and that the race went well!

  7. The race was an amazing experience! Thank you to everyone for your support!