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Friday Five: My Favorite Moments from the 2019 WDW Marathon Weekend!

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I’m so excited about jumping into the Fridays with Fairytales and Fitness Blog Link Up after meeting Lacey at the 2019 Cigna Blogger Event! More on that soon. Until then, be sure to check out Lacey’s recap!

Now. About runDisney’s 2019 marathon weekend. I had TONS of awesome moments and laughs … far too many to list in one post! So for now, here’s my …

Five Favorite Moments from runDisney’s 2019 WDW Marathon Weekend

(I’m excluding the finish line because that’s just too easy, lol!)

1.) Our joint meet up with Heather Jergensen, Kimberly Estabrook, and Gerald from RezRuns!

The fact that so many folks took time away from their busy vacations to visit with us and each other fills me with gratitute. What a total blessing!

2.) Spending time with my race gals and guys!

I couldn’t imagine this weekend without Jackey, Jennalyn, Leslie, Stephen, (my hero,) Nicki, Kaitlin, Christopher Savio … who’s a total blast to run with, Stefan from Germany, our Liner pals Sage, Anna, Amy, Jason, and Deb, Gerald, Heather and Kimberly … best YT buddies ever, and new friends like John and Derrick who had me laughing so hard on Monday night that I almost peed my pants!

Well, maybe I kind of did. ๐Ÿ˜‰

3.) Karaoke at Kimonos!

So. Much. Fun. And the perfect way to top off our Sunday although being up for nearly 24 hours didn’t help my singing much!

Well, nothing can. #vocallychallenged ๐Ÿ˜‰

4.) Riding Expedition Everest! This video says it all…

5.) Everyone who said hello to us throughout the weekend!

You just don’t know how much it warms our hearts when people take the time to say hello, whether in the parks, at the expo, or on the course. YOU are the reason why we do this and we’re so grateful!!

So yeah. This year’s marathon weekend was a TOTAL blast and I still feel like an exhausted bundle of emotion mush! Stay tuned for lots more on this topic here, on our YouTube channel, and podcast.

And for everyone who completed a race or challenge last weekend, CONGRATULATIONS, you are a rockstar!!

About the author: Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger, vlogger, wife to an amazing guy for 26 years, mom of two wonderful boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that plus she can quote most lines from Talladega Nights. Shake and bake!

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  • Deborah Brooks January 18, 2019, 9:49 am

    would you believe I have still never run a Disney race!? I need to get on that ASAP. Looks like you had a blast congrats

    • Laura Bowers January 18, 2019, 1:10 pm

      Seriously? Okay, yeah, it does surprise me how you’ve never done a runDisney race. You’d love it!! Hope to see you at one in the future! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kim G January 18, 2019, 10:14 am

    Looks like an amazing and very fun weekend!

    I’ve never done a Disney race but it’s on my bucket list.

    • Laura Bowers January 18, 2019, 1:11 pm

      runDisney races are so much fun! Hope you get to do one in the future although warning: they are addicting! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Lacey Balliet January 18, 2019, 11:41 am

    It was so nice meeting you as well as the other ladies at Joyful Miles. That video was so fun to watch. I haven’t rode that ride in many years. I don’t remember that pause at the top being that long either. Glad to hear your hat was saved. That would have been a bummer, they are so expensive. Note to self not to wear a hat when I go on that side. Thanks again for linking up with us:)

    • Laura Bowers January 18, 2019, 1:12 pm

      That pause was just long enough to make us start to freak out, lol! And oh my gosh, with all that heat, Jennalyn would have been miserable without her hat! Thanks for doing the link up and stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • bethan January 18, 2019, 3:09 pm

    This sounds like an amazing race weekend! I’m slightly over racing these days (just not feeling it), but my exception would be RunDisney, it just looks like so much fun! Oh and the medals are amazing! x

    • Laura Bowers February 5, 2019, 5:53 pm

      They are so much fun … and very addicting! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  • Wendy January 18, 2019, 7:20 pm

    One of the best things about destination races, to me at least, is meeting up with other running bloggers. The race is fun but there’s nothing better than being with your peeps! Looks like you had a blast!

    • Laura Bowers February 5, 2019, 5:55 pm

      Running peeps are everything and it was so lovely connecting with other running bloggers! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Marcia January 20, 2019, 9:31 am

    Looks like all kinds of crazy fun! I always thought I’d run the Princess Half when my girls were really into princesses. Somehow that never happened. Congrats!

    • Laura Bowers February 5, 2019, 5:57 pm

      Never too late to do Princess with your girls! You all would love it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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