Monday, May 18, 2015

Earrning My Wings: Running The Tinkerbell Half Marathon

We have all heard the quote "Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life."  Well I adore a great pair of shoes and running shoes are no exception and they have indeed changed my life. I have previously shared my passion for running here highlighting fitness focused posts. If you follow my blog regularly you know I have embarked on and currently am on a weight loss journey.  I am not a natural "runner" or athlete in any way shape or from however, I do LOVE to run. Running provides me with positive energy as its gives me a sense of freedom and accomplishment.

I previously shared with you here that I was participating in The Tinkerbell Half Marathon weekend at the Disneyland Resort for the 2015 activities. The entire week was magical to sum it up.  My family and I stayed at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and I participated in the "Pixie Dust Challenge" a running challenge that combines a 10K (6.2) miles on Saturday and a half Marathon (13.1) miles on Sunday for a total of 19.3 miles in two days. It truly was a challenge for me as I had NEVER run a half marathon previously let alone 19.3 miles. "Run Disney" events are fun for me as I am a huge Disney fan and the course allows participants to run though the parks while dressed up and provides photo opportunities with characters and Disney landmarks. It was a personal challenge and accomplishment for me to participate in and complete the runs. I was fortunate to attend New Balances "girls night' event prior to my 10K where a multitude of treats and treatments were available for event attendees and influences. However, I share this experience with you because I think it is is important to remind one another to challenge and push one another to positive achievements. Whether they be personal, fashion, or fitness focused. Prior to my weight loss journey when I tipped the scales at four hundred pounds I never thought I would be participating in half marathons. They say never say never and I am already signed up for my next "Run Disney" half in November and a few other local runs in the next coming months. What could you accomplish if you had the strength to believe, how would you earn your wings?














 What has been a challenge you have overcome recently?


Photos by: Rocksana Salcedo & Jimmy Nguyen
This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.

25 comments:

  1. Your race costume was amazing! Loved seeing the finish line picture of mickey. That's something I did not get to see when I crossed. Actually I don't even remember which characters were there. I was just so concentrating on finishing! Congrats to you! -M

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  2. Hey Meranda,

    I really wanted to be maleficent for the !0K lol and that what I came up with my favorite part was the wings. I think goofy was there when I crossed the finish line,
    I am extremely thankful to my boyfriend and best friend for snapping photos during the event they always capture moments that we miss as runners. Congrats on the finish. Thank you so much for your comment and stopping by!

    XO Miss Erin

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  3. Your costume was so cute!! Huge congratulations!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. I had a blast running around that park in wings haha, thank You Shauna I appreciate it!
      Xo Miss Erin

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  4. Your costume was so cute!! Huge congratulations!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. I had a blast running around that park in wings haha, thank You Shauna I appreciate it!
      Xo Miss Erin

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  5. I can't believe I haven't heard of this before! This is definitely an event I'd love to do soon :) Love your pics and those shoes!!!! I currently own bright coral ones but love the neon green ! x

    http://www.liveshoptravel.com/

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    1. I was the same way when I discovered Run Disney I was like umm how did I not know about this haha. The disney runs are so much fun a great memory and expreince.
      XO Miss Erin

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  6. I can't believe I haven't heard of this before! This is definitely an event I'd love to do soon :) Love your pics and those shoes!!!! I currently own bright coral ones but love the neon green ! x

    http://www.liveshoptravel.com/

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    1. I was the same way when I discovered Run Disney I was like umm how did I not know about this haha. The disney runs are so much fun a great memory and expreince.
      XO Miss Erin

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  7. Way to go, girlfriend! YOU DID IT! Amazing job- and what a cool place to run!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks Ashley, It was such a "magical" experience.
      XO Miss Erin

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  8. I have always wanted to do this run! It looks like so much fun!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. If your ever in town and want to I am your girl Melanie!
      Xo Miss Erin

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  9. Thanks for sharing these photos. xx
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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    1. Anytime, than for stopping by!
      Xo Miss Erin

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  10. Such a great event and well done you!!! x

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and stopping by!
      Xo Miss Erin

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  11. These pictures are amazing! Your race outfit is too cute. Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment!!
    xo, Caitlin
    http://thesolcompass.com

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  12. I have a few friends that also participated in this marathon and I say High 5 to all who participated!!! You are amazing running for that many miles having never done it before. And congrats on your weight loss, you look fabulous.

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Thank you so much for your comment! I really love hearing from all of you!
Xo Miss Erin

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