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March 7, 2010

A Disney Princess Re-PR

Today was a fun day. I am just going to give you a taste of my race from this morning because I have been up for 19 hours and I am getting a little delirious. So here is the quick and dirty.

I was all smiles in the beginning of the race.

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And all smiles at the end of the race (with my awesome medal!) But I believe today I did the impossible. Ok, maybe not impossible, but pretty damn hard. Check it out –

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I RE-PR’d.

I got the exact same time, TO THE SECOND, that I got in the Philadelphia Half Marathon a few months ago. Do you know anyone else in the history of running to do that (without trying!)?

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Full recap to follow! Stay tuned!

Disney Princess Blogger Meet-Up

I have never been to a real blogger meet up before. Yesterday was my first big one. I have only met one person in real life from the blog world which was when I met Sabrina. I am never really scared to meet blog friends in real life because from reading posts everyday I feel like I already know everyone, even if we haven’t actually met before. Is that weird?

Anyways, yesterday a big group of us met up at Pizza Fusion for lunch in Orlando. A big group was in town for the Princess Half and there are so many Orlando bloggers, it was fun to get everyone together for a healthy meal!

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We had a big section reserved for our group!

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There were so many people who showed up for the lunch! It was so fun! I loved getting to meet everyone in real life.

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Lunch was amazing. Ryan picked the spot and she made a great choice! I started off my meal with a side salad – Pear & Gorgonzola. It was definitely as good as it looked!

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Then Michele and I spit a spinach and artichoke pizza on whole grain crust. I was randomly craving artichoke’s so this totally hit the spot. This pizza was amazing.

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Drool. The perfect lunch before the big race!

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And what’s a health blogger meet-up without healthy snacks? Ryan and Lindsay made some amazing goodies for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks ladies!

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A few blogger friends outside the yummy restaurant!

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And a few group shots of all the bloggers!

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Caitlin and Meghann each brought their awesome Chevy Traverses! It was fun to get a tour of their new cars!

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And what do a bunch of food bloggers do after a meet-up? Take a voyage to Whole Foods of course! A few friends did some wine sampling….

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While others chit-chatted away and shopped. It was fun to get other people’s opinions on some products throughout the store!

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And then we all hit up the juice bar! I got one recommended to me my Healthy Ashley – it contained kale, beets, ginger, carrots, orange and apple. It was way to gingery at first but then the man fixed it by adding some more orange juice. Then it was yummy! The perfect pre-race fuel!

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It was so fun to meet everyone today! I’m so glad I went! Also a huge shout-out to Caitlin who picked Michele and I up and dropped us off!

Hopefully I will get to see everyone again soon! And if you are ever in Philly, definitely hit me up!

Disney Princess Blogger Meet-Up

I have never been to a real blogger meet up before. Yesterday was my first big one. I have only met one person in real life from the blog world which was when I met Sabrina. I am never really scared to meet blog friends in real life because from reading posts everyday I feel like I already know everyone, even if we haven’t actually met before. Is that weird?

Anyways, yesterday a big group of us met up at Pizza Fusion for lunch in Orlando. A big group was in town for the Princess Half and there are so many Orlando bloggers, it was fun to get everyone together for a healthy meal!

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We had a big section reserved for our group!

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There were so many people who showed up for the lunch! It was so fun! I loved getting to meet everyone in real life.

disney 106

Lunch was amazing. Ryan picked the spot and she made a great choice! I started off my meal with a side salad – Pear & Gorgonzola. It was definitely as good as it looked!

disney 101

Then Michele and I spit a spinach and artichoke pizza on whole grain crust. I was randomly craving artichoke’s so this totally hit the spot. This pizza was amazing.

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Drool. The perfect lunch before the big race!

disney 105

And what’s a health blogger meet-up without healthy snacks? Ryan and Lindsay made some amazing goodies for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks ladies!

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A few blogger friends outside the yummy restaurant!

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And a few group shots of all the bloggers!

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Caitlin and Meghann each brought their awesome Chevy Traverses! It was fun to get a tour of their new cars!

disney 117disney 097

And what do a bunch of food bloggers do after a meet-up? Take a voyage to Whole Foods of course! A few friends did some wine sampling….

disney 118

While others chit-chatted away and shopped. It was fun to get other people’s opinions on some products throughout the store!

 disney 119

And then we all hit up the juice bar! I got one recommended to me my Healthy Ashley – it contained kale, beets, ginger, carrots, orange and apple. It was way to gingery at first but then the man fixed it by adding some more orange juice. Then it was yummy! The perfect pre-race fuel!

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It was so fun to meet everyone today! I’m so glad I went! Also a huge shout-out to Caitlin who picked Michele and I up and dropped us off!

Hopefully I will get to see everyone again soon! And if you are ever in Philly, definitely hit me up!

A Magical Day at Magic Kingdom

After the Disney Princess Expo, Michele and I got to go to a fun blogger meet up, but I will save all that fun for another post. Right now let’s talk about the fun we had after the blogger lunch – at Magic Kingdom! I used my free pass from volunteering to spend the afternoon at Cinderella’s Castle!!

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We got a cool button with our pass, along with the usual maps! The button has Kermit and Miss Piggy on it and says “Honorary VoluntEAR!” I wore it with pride!

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Obviously we had to have the standard photo shoot in front of the castle. It was romantical.

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I can’t wait to run through this bad boy!

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A few more shots with the pretty castle in the background.

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Since we got here late in the afternoon, the rides had lots of long lines, but we were happy to get to go on a few of them! First we hit up the classic Pirates of the Caribbean. Yarrrrr!

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And then we got scared in the Haunted Mansion.

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Then I dominated on the Buzz Lightyear ride!

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Another silly picture of a picture. We were in the zone!

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And then the sun started to set and we knew we had to get to bed and rest for the big race!

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Wish me luck in the Disney Princess Half Marathon today! I’ll be tweeting all day if you want to say hi!

A Magical Day at Magic Kingdom

After the Disney Princess Expo, Michele and I got to go to a fun blogger meet up, but I will save all that fun for another post. Right now let’s talk about the fun we had after the blogger lunch – at Magic Kingdom! I used my free pass from volunteering to spend the afternoon at Cinderella’s Castle!!

disney 121

We got a cool button with our pass, along with the usual maps! The button has Kermit and Miss Piggy on it and says “Honorary VoluntEAR!” I wore it with pride!

disney 122

Obviously we had to have the standard photo shoot in front of the castle. It was romantical.

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I can’t wait to run through this bad boy!

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A few more shots with the pretty castle in the background.

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Since we got here late in the afternoon, the rides had lots of long lines, but we were happy to get to go on a few of them! First we hit up the classic Pirates of the Caribbean. Yarrrrr!

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And then we got scared in the Haunted Mansion.

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Then I dominated on the Buzz Lightyear ride!

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Another silly picture of a picture. We were in the zone!

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And then the sun started to set and we knew we had to get to bed and rest for the big race!

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Wish me luck in the Disney Princess Half Marathon today! I’ll be tweeting all day if you want to say hi!

Fit for a Princess Expo

This morning I woke up bright and early like a kid on Christmas because I was so super excited to go to Disney’s Fit for a Princess Expo. I couldn’t’ wait to get there! I made my group show up 30 minutes before the doors even opened because I wanted to be one of the first people inside.

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I was happy we got there early because we got a special greeting from our Fairy Godmother for the race tomorrow!

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It was cute. She came out and was really excited about the race (and life in general!) and wished us all luck tomorrow! I think when I get older and retire I want to take her job! How fun would that be!

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And then the doors opened! I was so excited. I had my credit card ready and rearing to go. I wanted to buy EVERYTHING Princess.

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I tried on this crown, but I didn’t get it. I think I might pick one up AFTER finishing the race tomorrow and then wear it around the park for the rest of the day with pride. The rest of the Expo was overrated. There wasn’t much official merchandise, and what they did have was only so-so. They didn’t have much size varieties for anything. I feel bad for the people who came later in the day!

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The Expo was held at the ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex which is pretty cool. I played soccer here when my team was in the National Championship competition. It brought back some nostalgia of back in my glory soccer days!

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I also thought there would be more in the race swag bag. It was ok though. I like the shirt, but the sizes are all screwed up and mine is a little big. I also kind of wish the shirt was pink, but that’s just me!

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I do enjoy the fact that my bib says “Princess Leslie” and it says Ariel on the bottom (my favorite princess!)

Who is your favorite princess?

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We also got a bunch of info about other races with coupons, but I always loose this stuff in the shuffle!

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I did purchase one thing at the Expo – A princess mug!

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I love the heart on the side and the pretty pink logo. It was well worth the $10 bucks! I plan on drinking many a tea in this cup while reminiscing of my (hopefully!) fabulous half marathon! 🙂

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Wish me luck in the morning! It’s going to be a 3 am wake up call! We have to be at the race by 4;30 to check bags and get in our coral! The race doesn’t start until 6:00! This is going to be nuts tomorrow, but hopefully it will be lots of fun and another great race to remember! Fingers crossed!

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