2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 28.18
(Run/Walked = 28.18, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series

I was contemplative when runDisney decided to hold a virtual 5K series during the summer of 2016. I wasn't sure if the cost was worth it or not, but I also knew that there aren't many things to keep me motivated during the Arizona summer, so I thought I'd give it a try. I decided to sign up for the full series which includes three virtual 5K races. Each race completed earned a medal and completing all three races earned a series medal. The registration fee also included a tumbler. Once the series was over, participant tumblers and medals would be mailed.

A link was sent to participants to go to the runDisney website to print out participant bibs. They included one bib for each race and one for the series.

Since these races are truly in summer, I completed all three races on my treadmill. I didn't have any issues completing the miles required.
I had moved after I signed up and my medals were mailed to my old address, but were then returned to the post office. I had to go to the post office to pick them up and at that time I was notified that I'd have to pay $7 to get them. I agreed to pay, although I did think this was rather ridiculous that runDisney sent them COD. When I got the box home and opened it up I was very impressed. The tumbler is pretty cute and the medals are very impressive - all four medals are metal with color and the size rivals some of my half marathon medals. Overall, I'm very impressed by the medals and it made the cost a little more justified.
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Yellow Shoes Virtual 5K Bib
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Red Pants Virtual 5K Bib
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White Gloves Virtual 5K Bib
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Virtual Running Series Bib
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Completed Yellow Shoes Virtual 5K
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Yellow Shoes Virtual 5K Medal
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Yellow Shoes Virtual 5K Lanyard
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Completed Red Pants Virtual 5K
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Red Pants Virtual 5K Medal
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Red Pants Virtual 5K Lanyard
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Completed White GLoves Virtual 5K
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White Glove Virtual 5K Medal
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White Glove Virtual 5K Lanyard
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runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series Medal
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runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series Lanyard

The tumbler and medals came in a nice box
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It included the following certificate
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The four medals came each wrapped in plastic and packed in a box
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Top of the medal box
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Side of the medal box
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Medals in the box
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Plastic Tumbler

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon - 5th Anniversary

It was a chilly start to the morning for this 5th anniversary race. Thankfully, the front of my corral was under an overpass so a group of us that met up during the 10K huddled together under the cover and geared up for the race.

It ended up being a pretty nice morning to be out for a run.

This was an exciting race for me because I am a Legacy Runner for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.  That means that I was participating in my 5th race (every Tinker Bell race so far).  This entitled me to a special bib, a legacy runner gift, my name on a board at the expo and a special lanyard.  It was fun to see all the support for legacy runners!

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In a corner of the expo there was a sign for legacy runners and my name was this very long list
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Pixie Dust Challenge Bib - Notice the Legacy Runner notation
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Coast to Coast Wristband - since I completed the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon and if I finished the Tinker Bell Half I'd receive the Coast to Coast Medal
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Participant Shirt
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2016 Pixie Dust Challenge Participant Shirt
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Official Program Guide
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Legacy Runner Gift - Tinker Bell Mirror with saying "How magically five years have flown by. A quick little wink, the blink of an eye. We congratulate you on your anniversary, and celebrate your five year legacy."
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Bondi Band
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Car Magnet
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Commemorative Medal Replica Pin
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Commemorative Pin
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2016 Pixie Dust Challenge Bondi Band
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2016 Pixie Dust Challenge Car Magnet
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2016 Pixie Dust Challenge Commemorative Medal Replica Pin
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2016 Pixie Dust Challenge Commemorative Pin
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2016 Tinker Bell Weekend Commemorative Charm Necklace
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Coast to Coast Commemorative Medal Replica Pin
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Participant Drawstring Bag
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend T-Shirt Front
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend T-Shirt Back
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2016 Coast to Coast Tech Shirt
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The rain stopped before we started to move forward
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Minnie and Daisy at the start to send us on our way
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Minne, Daisy and the announcers
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Mile 1
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It's my favorite pirate once again
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Coming out of Tomorrowland
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Mile 2
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A little blurry, but Tinker Bell is out there for photos
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The Lost Boys do love hanging out at carousels
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Back side of the castle
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See, I can smile on a race course and what better place than coming through the castle
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Heading in to Frontierland
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Mark Twain River Boat
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Sorry for the blur, but there are two fairies outside of Golden Horseshoe for photos
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A beautiful morning to be in Disneyland
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Headed down Main Street towards the entrance
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World of Disney
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Mickey's Fun Wheel with the World of Color Fountains going
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Goofy and Chip and Dale were outside of Silly Symphony Swings for photos
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Radiator Springs
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Strolling through Cars Land
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The lady behind me is so happy
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Heading for the exit of Cars Land
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The Tower is hiding behind the greenery
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So many fun things to see
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More fairy friends out for some photos
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The White Rabbit doesn't seem to be in a hurry this morning
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Mile 4
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Going through the Esplanade by the entrance to California Adventure
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Mile 5
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Mile 7
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Mile 9
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Mile 10
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Mile 11
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Mile 12
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Coming in to the finish line stretch
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Mile 13
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Always a big smile when you hit that last timing mat
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Notice anything strange about this finisher photo? Yep, they put the 10K I Did It border on it
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2016 Pixie Dust Challenge Finisher Photo
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2016 Coast to Coast Finisher Photo
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2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Medal
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So many lanyards - there's the normal lanyard and the legacy runner lanyard
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So fun, I had to show it again
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2015 Pixie Dust Challenge Medal - I love all the colors and the size of this medal
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2016 Pixie Dust Challenge Lanyard
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2016 Coast to Coast Medal
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2016 Coast to Coast Lanyard

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