The fantastical Disney Princess weekend has come to an end and recaps are cropping up everywhere as princesses (and a few princes) are getting back home, catching up and getting back to work. The DisBroads have also been busy posting their very own recaps on their blogs, more on that soon!
While this catch up and blogging happens I wanted to take a moment to share what I feel to be one of the very best experiences I had over the Princess weekend. This was my first runDisney weekend and I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I wanted to do was find my broads and create memories together and, oh yea… run a little race in between.
I left with one of the most amazing memories.
One of our very best friends Bonnie was at the Enchanted 10k with her mom Patricia who was starting out of a different corral. They said goodbye, love you and good luck as we got ready to run together as DisBroads and Co.
While in line at Epcot for a picture Bonnie spotted Patricia, she yelled “mama!” and we all cheered loudly, and I am sure embarrassingly, lucky mom. Leave it to the DisBroads! We were not only celebrating how well she was doing and we could see the pride in Bonnie’s eyes. It melted my heart. She passed us! Go mom!
Even though that was cute and fun, that wasn’t the end. About a quarter of a mile from the end, and miraculously, Bonnie spotted ‘mom’ in the sea of people! She left us to go run in to the finish hand in hand with her. Her mom bested her previous time by keeping going the entire way, she didn’t stop once. Bonnie and Patricia were BEAMING.
When I saw this picture I had to share it with as many people as I could. (Remember this time reflects the time that the FIRST corral started, not the corral “mom” was in!)
I enjoyed the 10k more than the half, and this was only one of the reasons.
My big take-away from this weekend was that everyone can do it. This type of environment is such that runners are welcome, but slow runners, interval trainers and fast walkers seem to be even more so. The course was full of inspiration everywhere you looked. Between people walking it with “boots” and those amazing pregnant princesses, *cough* DisBroad April *cough*, I loved being a part of it.
Congratulations princesses. You are a big deal.
Do you have an inspirational Princess story to share? I want to hear it. Link me in the comments.