Disney Sisters: RunDisney and New Balance Host Fun Run for Attendees at #DisneySMMoms

RunDisney and New Balance Host Fun Run for Attendees at #DisneySMMoms

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Disney Sisters ran their first runDisney event at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration
and did so well they landed right on the cover of ESPN Magazine!

Ok well maybe not, (we actually were pretty close to last place) but at least the first part is true.
You guys - We ran our first runDisney race!

Now for some of you, this may sound like not a very major accomplishment. (It was only 2 miles - not quite a full marathon. Heh.) But for us, it might have well been a 25 mile run. It was THAT big of a deal to us! Let's start by saying, we are NOT runners. The name of fun run didn't quite make sense to us because, we thought what could possibly be fun about running? LOL.

We have a Disney bucket list of all things. (Most Disney fans do.) With the popularity of runDisney growing with every race, we have added a runDisney race to that list. To be able to cross off anything from your bucket list feels very gratifying! So when the opportunity arose to participate in the fun run while at #DisneySMMoms we hesitated, then we held our breath and signed up. (And doubted ourselves all along the way.) There were friends along the way that made it easier, like the private Facebook group for the participants. (Thanks to Kuleen of The Disney Kids.com!) What a wonderful support system! Also before the start of the race, New Balance was on hand helping us to prepare by teaching us proper running form/techniques.

But even still pushing ourselves to do something so out of our comfort zone was scary. Right after we signed up, we started training and preparing for the run. Working hard to get in better shape made crossing the finish line that much more rewarding. (Not to mention the large amount of other runners, friends and family cheering us on at the finish line in a closed to the public Cars Land.) Whoa! We still can't believe WE DID IT!!! Our families were proud of us, but even more important - we were proud of ourselves! This was such an incredible experience, we cannot put into words the magic that we felt. It was definitely the highlight of the conference.

For those of you who question if you should do a runDisney race. We have compiled a little video that we think may answer that question for you. (FYI - the correct answer is YES!!!)

Want to see what's it's like to run through the Disneyland Resort before the Parks open in a runDisney Race? This magical video will take you from the starting line at Downtown Disney into Disneyland Park and finally through Disney California Adventure to get to the finish line in Cars Land! Watch this once in a lifetime experience from our perspective (sorry it's shaky - we were jogging) as part of the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration! 

For more information or to sign up for your next runDisney Race: 
You can follow runDisney on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
See ya at the finish line!!!

Full Disclosure: We were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. The Disneyland Resort offered a discounted rate for all attendees and their families. This is a once in a lifetime experience and we are grateful to Disney for allowing us to participate. We'll be sharing unique things seen and heard throughout the Celebration. Please keep in mind these our own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of the Walt Disney Company.

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