Packing Like A runDisney Princess!

Truth be told,   I had my first official foray into the world of RunDisney at the 2014 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.  Needless to say I am no expert, but I AM hooked!

Pack like a runDisney Princess Mickey and Minnie Jacqui with her medal

Since the completion of that run that lasted over 3 hours in the nonstop, driving rain, I’ve since signed up for more magical miles. I started out 2015 with the Walt Disney World 10K, and am heading back for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  I can hardly believe that I will be tackling yet another half marathon! Perhaps it’s not so surprising. 

Pack like a runDisney Princess Mickey and Minnie
Photo: Disney

Just recently, I read a blurb from the great Jeff Galloway who said that the half or full marathon has become a mission of many individuals in the 40+ age range. Like it or not, I fall in that category! I won’t bore you with the details of my fitness history; that’s for certain.  However, I will say that I always maintained that I would never be a runner…too boring! Ha! Still, I was long intrigued by RunDisney.  Why wouldn’t I be? The prospect of combining a lifelong love (Disney!) with a healthy activity was very appealing.  Thanks to the persuasive powers of some very special friends, I ran (and completed!) my first runDisney race. 

Pack like a runDisney Princess 10K with Donald


A humble beginner, I hope I can help some of you with a newbie packing list for the upcoming Princess Half Marathon Weekend.

How I plan to pack like a runDisney Princess!

The first thing on my list is SHOES.  Whatever you do, please run in shoes you have already put some miles on.  I pack my stability running shoes for the races and my Minnie RunDisney shoes for the parks.  If you want to pack sandals for after your run, I recommend some with support.  FitFlops or Skechers are a great example of these.

Pack like a runDisney Princess

1.   Shoes
2.   moisture wicking athletic socks
3.   comfy (and cool) top and bottoms such as capris or shorts
4.   tutu or SparkleSkirt (It IS Princess Weekend after all)!
5.   clothes you are willing to throw away as you run. (It can be cold at the start and       you can just peel those babies right off as you run). Some runners prefer to use a large garbage bag for early morning warmth.
6.   sports bra
7.   Gym Boss timer to track your intervals
8.   A running belt or fanny pack.  There are plenty of water stops along the course, so I find that a running belt with water bottles is not necessary for RunDisney races.
9.    phone or camera for pictures with the characters
10.  smartphone holder
11.  small energy bar for sustenance as you go
12.  sunscreen
13.  baseball hat or headband to comfortably keep your hair back
14.  hair ties
15.  sunglasses
16.  race paperwork and confirmations

Pack like a runDisney Princess

I am sure I will learn much more along the way. In the meantime, I hope my packing list helps other beginners with some essentials for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. 

I hope to see you on the course! See ya real soon!


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Chayanne Coming To The Amway Center

Chayanne at Amway Center

Chayanne | EN TODO ESTARÉ TOUR | Amway Center

Puerto Rico’s own, Chayanne, announced he is hitting the road in what will be his first solo, national tour in four years. Featuring shows in over 15 cities across the nation, his tour scheduled to kick off August 1 and run through September 14. He will perform titles from his latest album released in 2014, “En Todo Estaré.” The album features his hit single “Humanos a Marte,” an infectious and rhythmic tune that debuted to a standing ovation at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Chayanne plays the Amway Center on Sunday, August 2. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

Chayanne, the Latin pop icon, is known around world for revolutionizing the industry by incorporating electrifying choreography and back up dancers to his productions. It’s a trend he set that was later adopted by many other artists who have partnered with live, experiential event producer Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN). CMN is respected for their expertise in producing and executing some of the most exhilarating events around the globe.Chayanne is excited to launch his En Todo Estaré Tour so his fans have the opportunity to experience and be a part of a real “Fiesta en America.

Some of Chayanne’s historic projects include music video, “Este Ritmo Se Baila Así,” directed by choreographer Kenny Ortega that earned him an MTV Video Music Award for Best International Video and a Grammy® nomination for Best Performance: American Pop Latino. Chayanne has sold more than 50 million albums and has had a number of successful world tours including, Gigant3s tour in 2012 with Marc Anthony and Alejandro Fernandez. Also, he is consistently a strong presence on Billboard charts with several songs and albums.

For more information about Chayanne and upcoming show dates please visit or You can also connect with Chayanne on Twitter @Chayannemusic, Instagram @Chayanne and Facebook:


SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 | 7 P.M.



TICKETS$36, $60, $76 & $126. Buy tickets at, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at  All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the arena, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

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