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Mindy at mile 18 of her first marathon, "doing what I love!"
Mindy at mile 18 of her first marathon, "doing what I love!"

Mindy Bobe, a.k.a. Road Runner Girl, is heading to Walt Disney World this weekend for the Disney Marathon. It’s a girls’ weekend for this Daphne, Ala. mom of two boys—Hayden and Sawyer—and Mindy, 34, will don a Snow White costume for the occasion. Also running 26.2 with her are her fellow BRF "princesses" Cinderella, Belle, Pocahontas, and Tinkerbell. Says Mindy of the event (her second marathon and not her first Disney race, by the way): The only goal I have for this race is to have a blast! We plan on running, laughing, and taking lots of pictures on the race course!”

Best recent run: The best run I’ve had recently was an 18-miler about a month ago. It was one of those runs where I felt like I could run forever. At the end of the run I wanted to keep going. It felt like me and the pavement were one!

"Running through Cinderella's castle was like a fairytale!"
"Running through Cinderella's castle was like a fairytale!"

Disney love: RunDisney races are my absolute favorite because you can feel the magic when you’re running! I love everything Disney and being able to run through Cinderella’s castle is like a dream come true! I love seeing all the characters along the route and stopping to take pictures with them. The RunDisney races are super organized and so much fun!

Ramping up (others') running: The Weekly Chase [on Mindy's blog] is all about setting and achieving goals. I believe goals can be more successful when you have support and encouragement from others. In The Weekly Chase, we tell each other our goals and encourage each other to complete them through a weekly link up. We also have a Facebook group where we can check up on each other throughout the week and see how we are all doing on our goals for that week.

No looking back: I started running about three years ago as a way to lose weight and get into shape after having my two boys. I never knew I would fall in love with running and that it would change my lifestyle! Now I can’t imagine my life without running in it.

Favorite place to run: Right outside my front door! I am fortunate to live in an area that is perfect for running!

Just keep running. One of my running dreams is to earn the Disney Coast to Coast medal. This is where you run a race in Disney World in Florida and a race in Disneyland in California all in the same year. I’d also love to run in Ireland one day!

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12 responses to “Follow This Mother!

  1. What a great post! Have fun, Mindy! I’m running the marathon this weekend as my first full AND my first runDisney event. I’m looking forward to the fun and magic of Disney all along the course.

  2. Thanks for representing for us Alabama mother runners (I live in Mobile). I agree, we do live in the perfect place for running – but I can take the heat! Would love to do a trail run at Blakely some time but not by myself; do you know anyone who runs there?

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