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Old 07-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #1216
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Aww Pattie, I am so glad you are back and ready for 2013! Your hair should grow back- usually by 6 months most women have the hair back. Princess is in 7.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:25 PM   #1217
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I registered yesterday for the half marathon and booked my hotel (Port Orleans, Riverside). It's my first time and I am doing it alone! I am nervous (terrified actually) and so excited at the same time. Has anyone else ran/walked alone?
Hi and welcome !!

Congrats and you will NOT be the only one walked/running by yourself. I ran/walked Tinker Bell 1/2 by myself earlier this year and loved it. I usually do run with DH but he sat that one out and he will cheer me on for Princess.

This will be my first 1/2 at WDW and I'm also running by myself and I'm nervious too about the detail like the buses and getting to the race start. But running the actual race doesn't worry me at all.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #1218
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I registered yesterday for the half marathon and booked my hotel (Port Orleans, Riverside). It's my first time and I am doing it alone! I am nervous (terrified actually) and so excited at the same time. Has anyone else ran/walked alone?
I ran/walked in 2010, it was a BLAST! Did I mention I was injured too and forgot my camera battery? LOTS of people around you and many alone so its easy to find comraderie....and lots to keep you entertained along the way.

Totally fun and worth doing alone! Welcome, I might be at POR as well....still deciding.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:33 PM   #1219
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Thanks for all of the reassurance about doing this alone. I am NOT a runner by any stretch of the imagination. My comfort zone is yoga and a nice stroll outside. This is going to push my limits physically and mentally/emotionally. I chose this race because my family and I are huge Disney fans! I thought there was nothing better than a trip to the Magic Kingdom to get me motivated!
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #1220
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I'm leaning pretty close to signing up for 2013... it's just me getting over my buyers hesitation right now. I'm running my first marathon 2 months before (WDW Marathon) and so that's also making me a bit nervous.

Still, I love the Princess Weekend and I've done it the past 2 years and so I really, really want to keep up the tradition!
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #1221
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Hi everyone! It's been a really long few months. After being all registered for the 2012 Princess (with hubby), a breast cancer diagnosis totally derailed me. I had bilateral mastectomies in mid-January, came to WDW to watch hubby and daughter-in-law run the Princess (I think I cried the whole time!), started chemo March 1, resumed running (sort of) around the beginning of June. The race folks deferred my 2012 registration to 2013, and hubby just registered yesterday. Now I'm so excited I can't stand it!! Hope to run a half at the Outer Banks in November, just to make sure I can still do it. Now the problem is two-fold: where to stay and how much can we afford. We LOVE the Polynesian but rented points to use at Animal Kingdom last February and really enjoyed it. How to decide..... I can't call WDW yet until we have some idea of budget and chemo brain makes this stuff even harder! Now if my hair would just grow back - I will need it to hold a tiara.

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:15 PM   #1222
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Anyone else staying at POFQ? - we haven't before, but dbf wants to depart from our go-to usual choice, Pop Century. Are we going to love it just as much as Pop?
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #1223
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I love both side of Port Orleans! It is the smallest resort on Disney property but it's very cute and the pool is great (hopefully we will get some nice weather that weekend). I am staying on the Riverside and haven't been there since it was the old Dixie Landings. One thing that is nice about this resort is that it is not as far away from the parks as the Pop Century. It also has a food court, which is nice.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:42 PM   #1224
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Anyone else staying at POFQ? - we haven't before, but dbf wants to depart from our go-to usual choice, Pop Century. Are we going to love it just as much as Pop?

This is where we stay for the Princess. I have never stayed At Pop, so I can't compare. I just made my reservation for POFQ for this Princess - now just to hope for discount rates.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #1225
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Hi All!
I registered yesterday for the half marathon and booked my hotel (Port Orleans, Riverside). It's my first time and I am doing it alone! I am nervous (terrified actually) and so excited at the same time. Has anyone else ran/walked alone?
Even though someone has always registered with me, I have done all of my half marathons alone. The first year (2009) I came down with a girl friend. She was slower than I was and didn't want to hold me back, so we just agreed on a place to meet at the finish and went on our way. Every other year I came with my DH. He is faster than I am and I didn't want to hold him back, so again, we just agreed on a meeting place. That being said, I never felt alone. I would chat with others in the corrals before the start, then if I saw someone on the course whose shirt or costume I really liked, I would compliment them on it. Once I saw Santa Claus, and since it was just after Christmas, I thanked him for my present! So, at Disney, even though you may be by yourself on the course, you're never alone!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #1226
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Hey, Pattie - welcome back! Glad to hear you are back in action! Just get one of those big 'ol curly Merida wigs that they are selling at the Disney store!

I always wanted to be a redhead!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #1227
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I registered yesterday for the half marathon and booked my hotel (Port Orleans, Riverside). It's my first time and I am doing it alone! I am nervous (terrified actually) and so excited at the same time. Has anyone else ran/walked alone?
I ran it this year for the first time and ran alone. This year I'm doing it with a friend. I still had such a blast doing it by myself. No worries. We will all be there too! Where in NJ are you? I'm in Point Pleasant.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #1228
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Anyone else staying at POFQ? - we haven't before, but dbf wants to depart from our go-to usual choice, Pop Century. Are we going to love it just as much as Pop?
POFQ is our home away from home. We have stayed there 6 times and it will be 7 this december. I love that it is smaller and has only 1 bus stop. The pool is really nice and has a slide. WE have done POP once and although it was cool we didn't love it as much.
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I'm leaning pretty close to signing up for 2013... it's just me getting over my buyers hesitation right now. I'm running my first marathon 2 months before (WDW Marathon) and so that's also making me a bit nervous.

Still, I love the Princess Weekend and I've done it the past 2 years and so I really, really want to keep up the tradition!
I'm doing Mickey too, first full marthon for me too. I'll be traveling solo for the full. Let me know if you want to meet up for either race!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #1230
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[QUOTE=ColleenG;45452911]I ran it this year for the first time and ran alone. This year I'm doing it with a friend. I still had such a blast doing it by myself. No worries. We will all be there too! Where in NJ are you? I'm in Point Pleasant.



I am in Princeton. Not too far from Point Pleasant! =) I asked a few friends to do it with me but they didn't think they could do the full 13.1 miles. Maybe next year?
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