Disney Princess Half Marathon Recap

by Bobbi from nhershoes on February 26, 2015 · 0 comments

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Well friends, sorry for the week of being MIA! I was out in Florida EXPO-ING it up with team Raw Threads as well as running the Disney Princess Half Marathon! This was my second Disney race and much, much better than my first. This past fall I did the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon (spontaneously), but didn’t really blog about it. It rained from beginning to end and I was thankful just to finish!

Here’s 10 fun things you should know about the Disney Princess Half Marathon:

#1. The races starts at the BUTT CRACK of dawn! They have to get all the runners through before the parks open, so most all races start at 5:30am which means you have to be at the start line at 4:30am and leaving your house or hotel even earlier! In my case 4am and had about 2 hours of sleep because I was not being able to sleep the night before (adrenaline) . Also did I mention I was working a 4 day expo right before the race, yep I am one of those crazy runners…officially!

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#2. I decided to run in Raw Threads, since they hooked me up with the race entry! It’s so easy to create a LOOK with their clothes. I went as Queen  Elsa, because how cute is this Frozen tank top?! I also had my snowflake capri’s from Raw Threads on, but sadly they aren’t selling them anymore. They are so comfortable, but all of their clothes are. I also wore a bit of sparkle, with my Sparkle Soul head band I got at the expo.

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#3. They have fire works for every corral (yes even the last ones), it makes the start a lot more exciting and you get super pumped up! I was in corral G and it took us about 20 minutes to get to the start line, so all the fireworks made the time fly by.

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#4. There were characters all along the highway from Epcot to Magic Kingdom and every so often there would be some kind of entertainment along the side of the road.  This varied from kites shaped like birds with “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” playing in the background (which was awesome because everyone started singing along!) to characters such as Jack Sparrow and the Heroes, and some music!

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#5. We got to run through the Cinderella’s CASTLE!  The first half of the race may have been my favorite and LOVED running before the humidity and heat picked up! But really I was just so excited to run down Main Street and run through Cinderella’s Castle, it made the race special! 

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and even got to wave to Princess Anna and Queen Elsa!

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#6. Yes there were lots of princess, but villains too! I didn’t wait in line to take pictures with a lot of the characters, because the lines were crazy long! But it was still fun to see them all lined up on the side lines.

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and by mile 6 the sun came up and the sky was absolutely beautiful!

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#7. Even though there are like 20,000 runners in this race (crazy right?!) I managed to still find friends a long the course and chat for a while. I love that it’s an all girls (well mostly) race, everyone is so sweet to run with and they are all super excited to be there!

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#8. Yes, the parks were fun to run through, but you actually race along Disney property outside the park for most of the second half of the race. I didn’t mind, because the views were spectacular. Maybe it’s because I am not used to seeing all of the GREEN!

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#9. All the mile markers, cheer squad signs were super cute and festive! I loved that they had each mile marked and had the time displayed as well. Even though I started almost 30 minutes after the first corral, so my time was off it was still nice to have an estimate.

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#10. Coming up to the finish line I was feeling GREAT (I still am so surprised how great I felt) and right as I turned the corner I saw Princess Sofia!!! It’s RJ’s favorite princess!!! I got a little teary eyed at this point, because I was missing her big time…but of course I had to get a photo. How cute is she?!

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And then I WAS FINISHED!!! I sprinted to the end and was SOAKED!!! Hello humidity :)

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I loved the metals this year, so girly and fun.

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At the finish I met up with my friend Kate from Raw threads and we celebrated!

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I tried my first Beermosa! A Blue Moon beer with a splash of orange juice.

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A couple race official photos….

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Cause, why not?! BE STRONG!

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The rest of the day was spent at Disney World soaking up the sun and enjoying Magic Kingdom!

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I would highly recommend this race for a few reasons:

*HIGH energy from other runners and spectators
*Lots of distractions in every mile, to keep your energy up!
*The opportunity to take pictures with characters if you didn’t care about time
*Getting to wear a costume
*Mostly all girls which made for a really fun atmosphere
*Tons of Disney music
*Running down Main Street and through the castle!
*Flat course
*Real bathrooms in Magic Kingdom!
*Tons of water stops
*VERY ORGANIZED! (but only at mile 9 do they have Guu)

Question: Have you ever run a Disney race? 

 

 

 

 

 

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{Introducing} Soul Shred 2015

by Bobbi from nhershoes on February 13, 2015 · 4 comments

in NHS Fitness

Well friends, I am so excited to announce NHS’s very first Soul Shred.

This has been such a sweet labor of love for me and the team. If you have done one of my other Shreds in the past, you know that my greatest desire is for you to walk away taking all that you have learned and applying it to your everyday life for a lifetime.

I don’t like the word “diet” and I am not a huge fan of the scale. I believe in NON SCALE VICTORIES and not letting the scale determine your triumphs. I am not gonna lie, losing a few inches and dropping a few pounds always feels amazing, but at the end of the day, being ‘skinny’ is not where we should find our TRUE JOY!

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This is where the SOUL SHRED is like no other Shred I have ever done before. This Shred is is designed for people looking to connect overall health and fitness to their relationships with Christ. Those who are looking to find freedom from what the world says about health, beauty and fitness by becoming faithful stewards of the temples He has given each and everyone of us.

It is also my first At-Your-Own-Pace Shred (minus the Launch, but I’ll explain more at the end) where you can purchase and start this devotional shred whenever you want! It’s going to be available 365 days!

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This is a FOUR WEEK devotional shred with THREE SECTIONS for each week that will guide you through your Quiet Time / Holy Hour / One-on-One Time or whatever you would like to call it.

SECTION ONE: God’s Word {Soul}
You will spend time in God’s Word as you will be lead through a particular passage of Scripture.

SECTION TWO: Interactive {Mind}
We will go through some questions, application and prayer. Each week has been purposefully crafted by one of four incredible women of God who had this Shred in mind when they wrote their study.

SECTION THREE: Workouts {Body}
This is where we will get our sweat on with 20 minutes of H.I.I.T. workouts, which all can be done at home. These workouts are shorter in time than the normal NHS Shreds, but that’s because this Shred is designed to encompass THREE aspects of working out… MIND, BODY & SOUL!

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WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED:

FOOD:
I am including a four-week optional challenge in the back of the journal called THE CLEAN 30, which will include what foods to avoid for the four weeks. You will consume only the most natural, God-created, nutrient dense foods. Like I always say, 80% of what you look and feel like is contributed by what you put in your body.

I have also included a sample Meal Plan as a guide.

VIDEOS:
I have partnered up with four lovely ladies who will share their hearts with you through devotions and videos each week as you process all that you are learning through the Shred.

COMMUNITY:
There will be an optional secret Facebook group where we will fellowship together as a community of Soul Sisters.

OUR DESIRE:
Our desire for this entire Soul Shred is to help guide you to becoming more disciplined in reading Scripture, more in-tune to what God has to teach you, and, of course, more physical active!

SOUL SHRED LAUNCH!
Even though this Shred is an At-Your-Own-Pace devotional shred, I wanted to make the launch of this new series a fun, one-time event that can help kickoff the new community of Soul Sisters!

We are taking PRE-ORDERS now thru Friday, March 13th.

On Sunday, March 15, all those who had purchased via pre-order will be invited to be a part of the launch of the Soul Shred and a part of an exciting community who are able to take on this devotional shred with myself and all of the incredible contributors who sought God’s Wisdom when helping with the weekly devotions.

HOW TO PURCHASE:

You can receive the Soul Shred E-Book (no paper, PDF) by CLICKING HERE for $15.

You can receive the Soul Shred Soft Copy (7 x 7 soft, staple bound) by CLICKING HERE for $24. This will be shipped to your home in early March for those who pre-order.

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Soul Shred 2015

February 11, 2015

Friends, I’m beyond ecstatic to announce the new NHS Shred! This project has been in the works for many years and finally, with the help of so many incredible people, I’m proud to announce the Soul Shred! It is a four-week devotional that is filled with workouts, clean eating, prayer, hope and truth. This is […]

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{Virtual} Coffee Date + {Giveaway}

February 5, 2015

It’s been about a month since our last coffee date and a lot has happened. The first being COFFEE is back in my life, so grab a large cup (I have a large on here) and let’s have a coffee date. If we were having coffee right now…I would tell you how this month is […]

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