Our first half marathon was at the 2011 Princess Half Marathon where our love affair with running (and specifically, runDisney) began. The irony of this whole experience is that we've never really been princess-y girls. We love Disney and the magic of running through its parks, but the princess connection has never really been there for us. So you probably think it's ironic that the Princess Half was our first. The real appeal to me was that it was a women's focused race in Disney. A race where women supported each other, and gave each other high fives and hugs at the finish line. The magic wasn't that many were dressed as Aurora, Belle, or Jasmine, but that we were all champions. Champions for having the courage to register for the race. Champions for having the tenacity to train through the chilly (and often snowy) winter months. Champions for boldly crossing a finish line, whether it was your first or one hundredth. It was then that I learned princesses of all speeds, shapes, and sizes were champions too.
|Mom and Auntie Allie proving princesses can be |
champions after last year's Princess half marathon!
On Friday, Mom and I each received an incredible box full of gear for training and race day. I am overwhelmed by Champion's generosity and of course, we're both really excited to try out our new duds. A flurry of text messages, photos, and phone calls was exchanged Friday evening as we ooh'ed and ahh'ed over our new running gear. We both tried out some of the capris this weekend and our initial reviews are very positive! We'll be sharing more feedback in another post on the product specifics.
But for now...tell us, what makes you a champion?
Disclaimer: As part of our partnership with Champion, we were provided running gear, but received no additional compensation. As always, our opinions are our own and we're excited to talk about what it means to be a Princess Champion!