You see, I have never in my entire life wanted to run a race more than I want to run the Princess Half. There are so very many reasons I want to run the race. I love Orlando, I have so many friends there from the 2 years I lived in Celebration. Meaning, well I LOVE disney world. You can’t live in Celebration (a town that was formerly OWNED by Disney) and not be in love with the parks. World drive is a long road that leads directly from Celebration to Magic Kingdom & Downtown Disney in one stretch… We own almost every classic Disney movie you could imagine.
Plus, out of all of the races I have run, the most inspirational ones have been Columbia Iron GIRL and Baltimore WOMENS classic. Both women oriented races. There is something so extremely empowering about thousands of strong, bad ass, inspirational women together kicking some booty.
More than both of those things combined, though… Running the Princess Half in Orlando would be a huge milestone for me. To run in a place that completely crushed me. Orlando wasn’t good to me. Well, no.. Excuse me, I was not good to Orlando. The city is amazing and I loved living there, but I showed it no respect. I was a burn out. I bounced from server job to server job, I smoked so much weed I can’t remember a good portion of my time there. To come back, 4 years later healthy, happy, and strong…. It would be an amazing feeling to cross that finish line… Sort of a way to prove to myself how far I’ve come. Sure, I’ve already run a lot of races, by then I’ll have my second half marathon under my belt. But, to go back to a city that took a lot from me, its all about the symbolism.
Oh && I’m going to dress up as Mulan. She’s my favorite Disney ‘princess’… The rest of them all what? Fall in love… She does too… But while she’s AT WAR!!! She becomes one of the strongest women in history. (ya know.. Fictionally speaking) that’s pretty bad ass in my opinion.
I’d try to make a dress similar to this one:
I’m so angry that I have race dreams that are bigger than my wallet. With wedding/moving we are pinching pennies every chance we get…. Even with my second job. We have a new house and business expenses to save up for… I can’t justify a large race fee, AND plane ticket. Thankfully I have plenty of friends from my time in FL that I wouldn’t need to worry about a hotel… But I still cant justify both a ticket and an entry fee. Le sigh.
So, I’m determined to raise the money. Sell baked goods, make crafts & sell them on etsy. Make T-shirts, maybe? I make some yummi candy, maybe I can sell candy?
All I know is that I’m going to raise money for this race entry, and plane ticket. I’m so determined. haha.
I even set up a shop!! You can buy all things Wild Things RUN Free! Tshirts, Tank Tops, Undies, Duffel Bags, Buttons…
If you’re looking to buy some new fun fitness/lounge apparel (and even a few fun dresses) please consider!! Every penny I make will be going toward runDisney Princess Half Marathon!
Check it out here at the Wild Things RUN Free shop
Have you ever done anything creative and outside of the box to raise money for an event? Or just to raise money, in general?