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2014 Tinkerbell Half Marathon Race Report

Dimity and I are enjoying an #epic weekend at Disneyland for the runDisney Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Three days of meeting mother runners at the expo (hi, Kimberly, Shannon, Julie, Jennifer, Linda, Karen, Jamie, Jenn, Lourdes, and scores of other wonderful women--and one man, whom you'll meet later), followed by running 13.1 miles through the pre-dawn park and along the streets of Anaheim. It's been a wonderful, whirlwind weekend, and the only way to do it justice is to share photos in lieu of traditional race report. (We'll share more anecdotes on an upcoming podcast.) There are, natch, 13 [.1] photos.

Dimity (in 13.1 sweatshirt) and me (pink AMR tank) sharing some race tips at Tinker Bell expo.
Dimity (in 13.1 sweatshirt) and me (pink AMR tank) sharing some race tips at Tinker Bell expo.
With Jonathan, a self-proclaimed big-time fan of our podcast. He's a father runner of three teens.
With Jonathan, a self-proclaimed big-time fan of our podcast. He's a father runner of three teens.
running costume
So COOL: Our Queen Elsa (from "Frozen"--love!) costumes, complete with snowflake-flecked Tough Girl Tutus and frosty baubles on my Sauconys.
Us casting our frozen spell at the starting line.
Us casting our frozen spell at the starting line.
Women running half-marathon
Still fresh (and in focus): me flanked by Carrie (Pinocchio) and Elise (Blue Fairy from Pinocchio) of Sparkle Athletic.
saucony running shoes
Me at much-needed pitstop just before Mile 2. First of my two poop-breaks in the race. (Surreptitious, crack-me-up photo courtesy of Carrie of Sparkle Athletic.)
Catching some air in front dazzling castle.
Catching some air in front of dazzling castle.
Mickey looking over two tall Elsas.
Mickey looking over two tall Elsas. (We kept trying to think up new things to do with our hands. We weren't super-successful.)
Not sure who these furry, fuzzy fellows are (anyone??), but they sure were enthusiastic. They kept saying, "Twins! Twins! Twins!" to us. (In the moment, at 5:40 a.m. midway through a half-marathon, it cracked us up. Realizing it loses something in the translation...)
Not sure who these furry, fuzzy fellows are (anyone??), but they sure were enthusiastic. They kept saying, "Twins! Twins! Twins!" to us. (In the moment, at 5:40 a.m. midway through a half-marathon, it cracked us up. Realizing it loses something in the translation...)
Dark photo of brightest spot on the course for us: the cheer section near Mile 5 (6?) comprised entirely of members of the Red Hat Society. For whatever reason, we got totally fired up whooping and hollering with those fine ladies.
Dark photo of brightest spot on the course for us: the cheer section near Mile 5 (6?) comprised entirely of members of the Red Hat Society. For whatever reason, we got totally fired up whooping and hollering with those fine ladies.
women running half-marathon
Us high-stepping with the cutest group of little girls out on the streets of Anaheim. (Dimity was trying to direct them to do certain moves, not realizing their dance was choreographed. Again, a hilarious incident at the time, by then about 6:35 a.m.)
3 women after running half-marathon
We got our wings!! Dimity (left) and me flanking our phenomenal expo assistant--and good friend--Kristin. She's so warm and wonderful, a few mother runners even had Kristin sign their books at our expo booth. Love her!
women who just ran half-marathon
And, that's all for this go-round. We'll be earning our Coast-to-Coast medal next month--dressed once again as Queen Elsa x 2 because we shot our creative-wad on this costume--at Princess Half. Hope to see many of you there!

If you ran Tinkerbell Half Marathon, we'd love to see your photos, too. Please tweet them to us @TheMotherRunner, using hashtag #TinkHalf. 

 

13 responses to “2014 Tinkerbell Half Marathon Race Report

  1. It was so awesome to meet you both at the Expo. I enjoyed hearing your talk on Saturday! You guys are my idols and I feel privileged to be in the 1/2 Marathon Prove it Challenge group. You looked amazing in your costumes!!!

  2. Great to see you two and meet Kristin at your booth. I wish I’d gotten to hear one of your talks, but it was also a family vacation, so my expo time was limited. I love my new 13.1 sweatshirt, and Sarah got to see me wearing it in Downtown Disney on Monday morning. This was my first half-marathon, and it was so fun, thanks to your training plan.

  3. Hey SBS! What a fun trip and a fun race… did you even get to run?!? 😉
    I especially appreciate the bathroom picture – OMG I know that situation too well. Thanks for making me laugh this morning!

  4. Met you both – and the fantastic Kristin at the expo. Kristin was so great to talk to. We have similar 6 year olds and I felt like I had a new BRF/kindred spirit. Looks like the race went well, hope you had a great time in So Cal. I’m earning my C2C later this year with Dumbo and the Wine and Dine. Hope to see you at another race soon!!

  5. The “fuzzy boys” are the lost boys from Peter Pan. They were riding the carousel when I ran through this morning. So great seeing you in San Diego and at the Expo. Countdown has started to Princess. Coast to Coast, woohoo!

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