Most of you that are reading this blog are familiar with runDisney. Running events held at the west coast and east coast locations of Disney are quickly becoming a favorite habit and an ultimate dream! I have run two events here on the east coast – Wine & Dine Half 2011 and Expedition Everest 2012 – and I am definitely dreaming of running the west coast events, Disney Land Half & Tinkerbell Half!
But have you ever dreamed of just going out for a run WITH the runDisney folks? You know, to pick their brains about the ins and outs of their amazing creation or maybe if you’re very lucky, get the scoop on something new? Well, Erin over at For the Love of Disney Running, had this dream and she shared it with me. I immediately took to the dream because I would love to be a part of runDisney. To work in a place that is all about running AND all about Disney?!? That would be the ultimate dream come true! Now those of you that have had the privilege of participating in a runDisney meet-up at one of the races, well, you have already somewhat lived this dream. I haven’t been a part of a meet-up…Yet!
So we asked, and asked and finally they answered! YES! They
would meet us for a run! So at 6am on a Tuesday morning in July, we met up with
Bob Hitchcock from runDisney by the pool at Port Orleans French Quarter. Bob is
the Public Relations Manager/Content Producer for runDisney. And a really nice
guy! Especially considering he met with us to run and chat so early in the
morning! It was nice to have the personalized attention, instead of fighting the crowd for it!
|Our meeting spot at the pool, Port Orleans French Quarter|
|Bob & Erin|
|Scenes from the run on the Port Orleans Riverside side|
|WAY ahead of me! Wait!!!|
|I love the Old South feel of this resort!|
|Perfect path for running...|
I considered this my speed work for the week!
It was fun and really awesome to make that connection! I
made sure he knew I had NEVER been to a pre-race meet-up before too! Hoping my
name will stand out when the emails start pouring in for the next one! :-)
|And this was MY pace - not theirs!|
|Port Orleans French Quarter|
Who would you like to run with from the Disney family?