This was it. This was my day. My 40th birthday spent doing a half marathon in Disneyland.
It’s no secret that I love Disney. Over the years I have acquired a few fun items. I never had a good place to display them. But we are now done home schooling, and that opened up a wall that was once covered in learning material. The wall was a blank canvas that I chose to decorate in all things Disney.
Last May I went to Disneyland to run the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. I went with a couple girlfriends and no children. Such a weird, yet wonderful, experience. My one friend wanted to try pin collecting, so we all jumped on that band wagon. I blame this new obsession on her. I love everything about it… well, except the price tag. Those pins are not
I needed one last item to add to a wall dedicated to all things Disney. This hand painted laughter sign fit perfectly. The word was inspired by this quote: “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” I’m not actually sure Walt Disney said this quote, however the internet thinks he did. Either way, I enjoy the phrase.
Doh! The big day. A Disney Half Marathon. And, not only that is was the second race of the Rebel Challenge. The Star Wars 10K + Star Wars Half Marathon = Star Wars Rebel Challenge. 2 races in 2 days. 3 medals. I woke up at the should-still-be-sleeping time of 3:30am. I didn’t do much for costumes. But, I did decide to wear orange. I
Saturday was the first race of the Star Wars Rebel Challenge at Disneyland. It was a 10K, which at this point, is my favorite distance. It’s more challenging than a 5K. But not near as challenging as a half marathon. I still feel fairly new to running. I’ve actually not run many 10K’s and the next day would only be my 3rd half marathon. So,