Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stephanie Harris's Tinker Bell 10K & Half race report

Submitted by Stephanie Harris @Steph_Harris12

The inaugural Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon in 2012 was what I'm calling my "gateway" race. It's the race that started it all for me and my running journey. My motivation began in 2011, when I saw my childhood friend, Heather, training for races and then Disney released the photograph of the Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon medal. I was in!! I didn't care what I had to do, but I needed that medal and I WANTED it bad! I emailed Heather for some get going pointers and printed the photo of the medal and taped it to the wall in front of my treadmill. My training was off!

I already knew that I'd be doing the 2014 Tink, but the added bonus was the new Tinker Bell 10K. Of course, Disney has to tempt me with a new race and new medal. I've got to learn some self control!! The bummer was there was no bonus medal like the Dumbo Double Dare. Oh well! I love the bling. This race was also a family race, which it seems like most of my races are now involving my family. This is awesome!! Not only is it a great way to spend time together, but it's healthy!

Read the rest of the report here.

Team #Run3rd: Shannon Coleman, Stephanie Harris, Tracy Burwell, Linda Iroff, Joy Iroff,
Lupe Steele, Cheyanne Witte, Sarah Diamond and (front) Dawnley Burwell