Fall Races

This is one of the last calm weekends I’ll have for a while, yet it is packed with Football, Racing, Food and Yoga!  I really hope I survive all of the activities I have planned.

Labor Day weekend is my first trip to California for FUN!  I’ve been for work and for a PanCAN Conference, but never for FUN!  My friend Frank and I are traveling from Milwaukee and Chicago, meeting at LAX and beginning our magical Disney adventure.  I have been dying to do a Disney race and when the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge came up, I was determined to do it.

Disneyland Medals - I'll be earning the first 3

Disneyland Medals – I’ll be earning the first 3

Run Disney

Now the problem with Disney races is that they sell out in minutes, so when the day came to register, I logged in and it was sold out before I could commit to it.  I was bummed, not sure what I was going to do so I looked into running for a charity, with that I was in… I was super excited, had to raise a little money but I got into a race that I really wanted to do.  So I will be running for A-T Children’s Project, it is a charity that I knew little about, but they do a lot of races around the nation, so I figured why not.

A-T Children’s Project is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support and coordinate first-rate biomedical research projects, scientific conferences and a clinical center aimed at finding a cure or life-improving therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia, a lethal genetic disease that attacks children, causing progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems, and a strikingly high rate of cancer, especially leukemia and lymphoma.

So now I’m all signed up for the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, which is a 10K and half marathon on the same weekend!  I’ll be running the 10K Saturday morning and the Half Sunday morning.

Coast to Coast

Disney gets you hooked by having a coast to coast medal too, so if you do a race in California and Florida in the same calendar year, you earn some extra bling, and since I was planning 13 half marathons this year, I figured I better do 2 Disney races.  So this November I am doing the Disney Wine and Dine in Orlando.  So I’ll earn a total of 5 medals for all of my Disney races and challenges!  3 from Disneyland and 2 while at Disney World.

I’m planning on doing the Disney Princess Race in 2015 or 2016 it’s on my bucket list of races I want to do.

I still have several races to complete this fall and I’m excited and nervous all at the same time, I can’t wait to cross the finish line at each and everyone.

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