Official 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon Thread - Take 2

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  1. Princess on the Run

    Princess on the Run Sprinkling Pixie Dust!!!

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    I have the Nikon Coolpix AW100. Its waterproof to 33 feet deep, shockproof to something like 4-5 feet and takes great pictures. I had a Coolpix before it and loved it but it was dropped a few too many times and started acting wonky. It still took great pictures but the setting would sometimes change themselves. I was surprised it wasn't more expensive. I'm not a great photographer so I do buy high end fancy stuff since I don't know how to use anything that complicated. This is very affordable and even a camera-idiot like me can use it.
     
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  3. tinkeramy

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    Both of my previous princesses I ran with the camera in my hand for the very reason MoonFaerie mentioned - I take A LOT of pictures and I didn't want to have to keep pulling it out of a belt, probably dropping everything else I put in there. It was no problem. Last year, it was kinda misty and I noticed that my friend's pictures kept getting cloudy every time she pulled it out of her belt due to the high humidity. If it's same conditions, open your camera before you are ready to take the pics and let it adjust to the air around.
     
  4. Cripey

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    Well, not too many...since it was a 5k (and dark), there weren't that many opportunities. I mostly had it because I was with a 10 year old and it was her first 5k ever so I wanted to document some of that accomplishment for her...and I didn't wear a fuel belt for that race either. The camera was the only thing I carried in the SPI belt, so it wasn't too hard to get in and out when I wanted it...and I didn't have to worry about anything else falling out when I did. I can't stand to run for very long with something in my hands though, so carrying it was not an option. When my BF and I ran W&D and planned to stop for pics, he was the designated camera keeper. For that, we bought a small zipper camera case at Best Buy that had a belt loop on the back of it and just slid it onto his fuel belt and carried it there...that worked great...easy to get to and put back quickly so we could be on our way. We plan to do the same for Princess. If you wear a hydration belt, check the brand's website...alot of them make accessories (pouches, etc) that work with their systems specifically that you can add as needed. I wear an Amphipod belt (which I highly recommend if anyone's in the market!) and they have alot of great options to customize the belt to fit your needs. We just waited too late to get anything ordered before W&D...but got lucky with the camera case fitting on the belt perfectly.
     
  5. PrincessV

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    Glad you got some info - and don't sweat it if the dx winds up being exercise-induced asthma; I have it and just use an Albuterol inhaler before running. Works great!

    :rotfl2:

    I love this idea and was so hoping to see at least one Vanellope at the race!

    I think this is something you have to test individually... My SpiBelt bounces all over with anything heavy in it and drives me nuts; I only use it for short runs to hold a car key and lip balm. My double-pouch iFitness belt works well if I keep the pouches in back.

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    I can now say that I'm adequately prepared should race-day weather conditions include a cold wind and endless drizzle. Got out there and got it done in just such conditions last night and survived! :rotfl: (I loved my summer rain runs, but that was when temps were in the 90s; I wasn't so sure about low 60s/ high 50s with a cold wind and rain.)

    I also had a race nightmare last night... I blame my very tired legs that wouldn't stop twitching and spasming all night. Dreamt I was doing a 5K and it was an unorganized mess: start was inside a warehouse and no one knew that the race had started for 5 mins, we had to crawl over the world's largest piece of driftwood, and there were random pedestrians standing around all over the course. I quit after a mile and deleted the race from my RunKeeper account, :lmao:
     
  6. Tracerr00

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    I just looked up the Amphipod site because I need a belt. These look great. I'm totally going to order one! Now just to decide on which one ;)
     
  7. julieamedeiros

    julieamedeiros Can't wait to go back!

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    I have a registration to sell for the PHM if someone wants one. (not mine :).
    Its for my mom who did so well training and then had a stress fx of her pelvis. She is going to walk the Family 5K with the grandkids instead and Disney won't let her change the registration so she has to pay again for the 5K and loose her $$ for the half. If interested send me a PM or email. Thanks!

    jjjmedeiros@comcast.net
     
  8. Princess on the Run

    Princess on the Run Sprinkling Pixie Dust!!!

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    Careful with this because Disney technically doesn't allow it. My understanding is that they kind of turn a blind eye so long as you aren't obvious but in all reality, if caught they can ban you from any future events. There's a FB event page for PHM on runDisney's FB fanpage. People frequently post there looking to buy bibs once races are sold out. There are a lot of people asking about PHM and race retreat now.
     
  9. Princess on the Run

    Princess on the Run Sprinkling Pixie Dust!!!

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    :rotfl2: Hysterical, you guys!!! I frequently have messed up dreams as races get closer. Sometimes I'm a rockstar carrying someone across the finish line and other times, I'm falling on my butt or at the wrong location or in the wrong costume. LOL!!!
     
  10. Cripey

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    hope you find one you like! Personally, I wear the Full Tilt Velocity, i think that's what it's called. It's the one with a single bottle that sits horizontally across the back. That one is the most comfortable belt I've ever tried on. For whatever reason, it just fits me perfectly. And what I like about having the bottle on the back is that you have the whole rest of the belt on both sides to customize. Normally for training I have added one pouch on the side to hold my ipod and key. There is a pouch built into the part that holds the bottle too, but it's not so easily accessible on the run if you need to get in there...but good for things like ID, etc. that you won't normally need during your run. For a long race/run, I add another pouch on the other side so I can balance out the Clif shots...2 on each side. And then, for the dog days of summer, I add two snap on hydration flasks (one on each side) for extra water...some of it to drink, but most of it to pour over my head when I'm running in 100+ degree temps. (And those are cool too because you can add them to sit vertically or horizontally...whatever is more comfortable for you.) Kinda feel like a pack mule on those days, but it's the only way I can get through them in that heat. Anyway...all that to say that's really what I love about the Amphipod systems...the versatility. you can add, remove, and move things around to adapt to whatever you need for any particular run, and like I said, they just seem so much more comfortable to me.
     
  11. Cripey

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    revisiting the D&B Princess bag convo again...I was just reading today's Disney Parks blog and there was mention of the new D&B design being released this weekend for the WDW Marathon (I would SO buy it too, I love the colors and the pattern!). At the end it mentioned this:

    "Additional quantities of bags will be released at the Expo for those who missed the pre-order."

    I know I've read a few times that there were rumors that there wouldn't be any at the expo, so I'm hoping this means there may be some Princess ones at our expo too in case anyone, like me, wants to mull it over in person! Although, I'm sure whatever "additional quantities" are there will go fast. I may not even make it in time to get the chance to decide though. I likely won't get to the expo until 12 or 1 on that Friday. I'm kind of hoping the one being released at the marathon ends up in the stores eventually, maybe without the commemorative tag with the marathon logo. I really really like it!
     
  12. cantwaitvaca09

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    Do you have a picture of the one for the marathon.
    I am still hoping that they will change the bag for the princess so its not the same as last year
     
  13. cantwaitvaca09

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    Never mind I found it.
     
  14. Cripey

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    Click here...bags are toward the bottom of the article.

    From what they've posted for Princess pre-orders, the bag looks the same as last year. Kind of a bummer...it's the same as last year for Tink too.
     
  15. wildernesswookies

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    Hi-
    I would love to be added to the group. Can you please add me?
    Thanks!
     
  16. VickiHD

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    I LOVE the bag for the marathon. But I would not buy one with the special marathon tag. I also hope they end up in the stores.
    Last year's tink D & B ended up in the Vault 28 store in DTD last May. Of course without the 1/2 marathon tags on them. They were "flying" off the shelves.
    So I am keeping my fingers crossed about the marathon bag in the stores.
    I really really want one.
     
  17. Cripey

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    hmmmm, we're planning on being down there again for F&W Fest this year...maybe some will turn up! I'll definitely be on the hunt.
     
  18. jodipaige2004

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    Injury question for you:
    Has anyone had Morton's Neuroma? Let me back up for a moment and say that may not be what I have, but I am getting different diagnoses from different professionals. No one seems to know anything for sure except that is not a fracture (had an x-ray and bone scan).

    Podiatrist thinks it is biomechanical issues resulting in scar tissue, ortho dr assumed it was a tear of plantar plate, PT thinks it is a neuroma. Besides rest (well, no running - still walking around gingerly to live my life), ice and Aleve, I have had 2 rounds of shockwave therapy and now 1 round of ultrasound. The shockwave seemed to further aggravate things and my foot is quite swollen. It is going down but very slowly. The actual "problem" is a sharp pain in the ball of my foot when running.

    Any thoughts or advice? Has anyone else dealt with anything like this? It is beyond frustrating not knowing exactly what the problem is when we are 7 weeks out and I have now lost over 3 weeks of running (I am cross-training but it's just not the same).

    The PT said the next step would be cortisone if the ultrasound doesn't alleviate the swelling.

    I am just desperate for answers or advice so if you have any thoughts, please share! I have worked so hard and trained for almost a year now. I was up to the 13.1 and feeling fine so this is so disappointing. At least with a fracture I would know what to do and what the healing time would be.

    Help!

    Jodi
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  19. poohbear8

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    Where have you seen the Gold Bond product? I'm almost out of BG and was going to get more, but cheaper is better. :thumbsup2

    :cool1::cool1: Congrats! Thank you for sharing the video!! Where did all of the buildings come from? I have never seen them before.

    Be sure to double check your straps before the run. I'm a dance mom (not a crazy one, LOL) and from experience the straps are not always sewn in tight. I would maybe carry two safety pins with me just in case.

    Thank you for this!

    I carried my Olympus 850sw in my spibelt for the 5k last year and never took it out. It did not bounce. The first time I used it as a test run on the treadmill, I had it on the wrong spot and it was making me feel like I needed to pee. Once I peed and moved it, I didn't have any issues.:rotfl2:


    :goodvibes:goodvibes I can't tell you too much, but my mom had it and had surgery to remove it. I did find this, which is what she sent me to read up on it. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mortons-neuroma/DS00468

    I would say, before you get cortisone shots, be sure to read up on why they use them and what results you can expect. I had several in my heel for PF which did a little to nothing. The Dr lead me to believe they would "fix" it, when in reality it was a bandaid. I was pain free for a day or so and found out later there were possible side effects he never mentioned.
     
  20. Cripey

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    I was gonna mention this too...the podiatrist I see for PF mentioned shots as a last resort and said I would have to stop running if I got one because a side effect was that it would make it more prone to tearing and then I would have a bigger problem on my hands! (Or feet, I guess :) ). Right now I'm just stretching and taking naproxen and its helping, slowly but surely. This reminds me that I forgot to reschedule my Thursday appointment with him this week...must remember to do that first thing!
     
  21. IMGONNABE40!

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    A fellow walker on the breast cancer 3-day had it-that is how I learned about it. I have seen it at Walmart and it also is available on line through Amazon.
     
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