2014 Disney Princess Weekend- Expo Edition

Well, after a spur-of-the-moment 3.5 mile run with Sara yesterday (we were supposed to be walking) and an hour long strength session with Trainer Jen this morning, I guess I’ve recovered from Disney’s Princess Weekend. Victoria and I participated in the Glass Slipper Challenge- running the 10k on Saturday and the half-marathon on Sunday. It was a weekend filled with girl time, running and not nearly enough sleep, and concluded with the award of three gorgeous medals. (Victoria’s weekend also included some vacation time! She’ll fill you in on that soon.)

Let’s back up a bit though- to Thursday afternoon (for Vic) and Friday morning (for me), when we visited the race expo.

Disney doesn’t do small- even the expo is a Major Event. Tons of shopping, seminars, and even a beer cart! It’s very well organized, and also has some of that Disney magic we all know and love.

Here are some expo moments we captured-

Vic and Heather outside the expo entrance.  Glass Slipper Challengers, holla!

Vic and Heather outside the expo entrance. Glass Slipper Challengers, holla!

An overview of the expo.

An overview of the expo.

Run Disney nutritionist Tara Gidus and the mother runner authors; Dimity  McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea speak at a seminar.

Run Disney nutritionist Tara Gidus and the mother runner authors; Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea speak at a seminar.

Dorothy and me with Sarah Bowen Shea (and cute baby boy who couldn't stop staring at SBS.)

Dorothy and me with Sarah Bowen Shea (and cute baby boy who couldn’t stop staring at SBS.)

Dorothy's haul!

Dorothy’s haul!

Favorite booth from the Princess Expo? I bought a few new Sweaty Bands and a six pack of cupcakes from the Yum Yum truck. Victoria got the very last Glass Slipper Challenge Sweaty Band.

12 thoughts on “2014 Disney Princess Weekend- Expo Edition

  1. I was like a kid in a candy store! They had everything you need for a race (well, we never found Amphipods in town) for an everyday run or to show off your accomplishment. SpiBelts, Yurbuds, Sweaty bands (which never fell off during 13.1 miles, wahoo!) Thank goodness we had to get back to preschool carline! I could have shopped all day. Sarah Bowen Shea was so down to earth, it was like trying on clothes with a girlfriend! “Get the small size! If I had boobs like yours…..” lol! BTW the “It’s all good, I ran today” shirt is sooo comfortable and I’ll remind myself that often when I’m at home with 3 kids this summer! Note: you don’t have to be a race participant to attend the expo. When’s the next Run Disney race?

    • Oh! Which Sweaty Band did you get? I’m slightly obsessed with those! But considering one headband was all I purchased at the expo, I’m pretty proud of myself!

      What else did you get?

  2. What booth didn’t I love would be a better question. πŸ™‚ Outside of the Minnie shoes, I probably spent the most at Sparkle Athletic this time. I’m sad that I missed a cupcake truck. That’s almost unheard of for me.

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