This is something I never saw coming. I knew I would be willing to work 2nd jobs, pack a lunch, get rid of satellite TV and cut our budget to travel. But I never figured there would be running involved. Somehow I do blame this all on my little sister, but in the end it did get me another trip to Disney.
If you know me you know I
am was a pretty sedimentary person. Stairs, only to avoid the elevators that I might get trapped in. Walking, only because I need to get to my next location. If you have seen the movie Wall-E and the people who float around and never walk in the movie you know I could generally be OK with that concept. I don’t like to exercise! No into sweating, being tired or thinking I might just die of exertion. Yup, that was me. In early September I couldn’t even run for 5 min straight. I assumed I could but let me tell you, it was ugly! I even threatened to take my child out of the will that night while trying to run for 5 min straight. She found that very funny and kept running.
So how does this relate to Disney and why the heck did I run for five minutes that night? We (my child and I) had signed up to run a Disney 5k. I thought it would be so easy, you had to keep a 16 minute pace or be swept. No problem! I get to go to Disney, I can do this!!!!!
On the plus side, if you book a Disney run you also are eligible for discounts. Yup, saving money and Disney vacations. My two favorite topics rolled into 1 blog post. You can save on your hotel and on your park tickets! Win/Win!!!!! So we gladly took Disney up on the discounts and booked a room at All Star Sports. The theme fit perfectly! The hotel was $110 a night including taxes and park tickets were $155 for 2 day base tickets thru Run Disney. Regular Disney tickets would have been $195.96 a person.
If we had booked thru Disney like normal it would have been $741.94, thru Run Disney we paid $593.65. We had the added expense of our race entries, but we still were under $700. If you travel with more than two people and not everyone runs the savings would be greater.
I will do a race and trip recap in other posts. We had a great time and hope to go it again next year. We are even shooting for a longer distance if you can believe that!