T-minus 17 days until the wife and I pack our bags and head to Disneyland! Woo! This will be the first trip to Disneyland for both of us and the start of our Coast 2 Coast medal goal for 2015.
For those that don't know, the inaugural Star Wars weekend will take place in Disneyland from January 16-18, 2015! I will be taking part in all three races: 5k on Friday, 10k on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday. My wife will be taking on the #RebelChallenge, which is 10k and Half.
I can't wait to walk away from the weekend with four of these amazing medals. If only I could pass off as young enough for the Kids Race. ;)
Now I don't just take these trips for the medals (shocking I know), the wife and I will be hitting up the parks and trying to soak in as much as possible in our four days in Cali.
I keep hearing that Disneyland is more laid back than Disney World, which I can already see with fewer parks and no magic bands. It'll be like stepping back in time? :P
In addition to racing and parks, I'm wicked excited to see as many friends as possible. So you KNOW a meetup would form! Linzie from Sharp Endurance and I will be hosting the #RebelTweetup on Saturday, January 17 from 1-3pm PST at Trader Sam's.
Sharpie and I hosted a meetup together with Kat from Katrina Elle for Dopey Challenge in January and had a blast.
We WILL once again have some sweet prizes to hand out, but really want to get together and meet some online friends in real life for once AND pass on some sweet high-fives.
So please feel free to join us, tell your friends and RSVP here on Facebook to add it to your calendar! :)
We look forward to seeing you then!!
Now thanks to the interwebs I was able to check out the course maps ahead of time.
Since I've never been to Disneyland, it really doesn't mean anything to me (right now), but they look like similar to how they work at Disney World. Am I right? More out of the parks for Half.
My favorite parts of Disney races are the character stops, medals, and costumes!! One can run a Disney race without wearing a costume, but I like to go with a theme.
The Star Wars theme has proven a little more difficult for me. I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan so choosing must-do characters is tough. Thankfully the wife is a huge Star Wars fan - yes the reason we are doing the races - so she is trying to help me out.
While I am still working on 5k and 10k - last minute I know - my half costume has been decided: an Ewok.
Here is a sneak peek at the cute tank/hoodie we got.
I mean amazing, right? I love it. It is super comfortable too.
First and foremost a costume must NOT interfere with my running. I need practical costumes over cute ones. There are a lot of miles being run here.
But I cannot wait to make this trip happen. I am looking forward to every minute of it.
Are you going to be at the inaugural Star Wars weekend?