Apr 24, 2015

Five Blogs to Love: runDisney Edition | Friday Five

Welcome weekend! Last week's Friday Five was Five Brands to Love. I enjoyed that post because I enjoy sharing things I love and reading about brands and products others love. It's a great way to discover new brands. This week's Friday Five linkup topic is another that I enjoy writing and reading. It's a topic we've covered before, but always worth a revisit for more sharing. This week's topic is


Five Blogs to Love: runDisney Edition

1. Fairytales and Fitness

Fairytales and Fitness is a great blog by two great gals, Lacey and Meranda. They share their experiences traveling, training, running, and have a healthy love of Disney. Their blog is one I'm sure to check in with regularly. They are also one of the reasons why Rock 'n' Roll VA Beach is high on my list. They always have a lot of great things to say about that race. When I started running, it was one of the blogs I found early, largely due to all their posts around runDisney, while I was doing my early research about what I got myself into. I came for the runDisney, stayed for the awesome blog.

2. We Run Disney

Speaking of runDisney related blogs that I found early and still read, We Run Disney is a blog by a mother-daughter racing team, Pam and Christine. They write great posts about their training and races, but you get two very different angles in one blog, which makes for a good reading experience. Pam even just recently completed the Boston Marathon and Christine the BAA 5K. They have some great experiences together and have an awesome bond that is fun to read.

3. Team runDisney

Sticking with the Disney related blogs, Team runDisney is a great resource to read about runDisney races. After signing up for my first half as the WDW Half Marathon, I came across this site. It's not just one person's blog but a plethora of posts about runDisney. There are so many posts about individuals' experiences at runDisney. I spent time over two days binge reading them all. I loved reading about the races, the courses, and the experiences. It really built my excitement to run the race. If you're thinking of runDisney, this is a great one stop shop. Team runDisney is more than just a blog, it's a community. They have an awesome, active, and welcome community on Facebook. Go ahead and join for lots of great conversation.

4. 4 Well Rules

4 Well Rules the running and healthy living blog of Juliana. I know what you're thinking, "what, no more Disney blogs?". Now her title may not say "Disney" but Juliana is a regular contributor to the #MagicalMickey linkup that I cohost every Monday for great Disney posts. She even has a page on her site dedicated to her runDisney recap posts (something I should probably do). One of the things I love about her blog is she always seems to have lots a pictures. It's something I enjoy and want to do more pre-thought and planning on for my blog. Go check her out.

5. Run the Great Wide Somewhere

The last blog on my list is the blog of April over at Run the Great Wide Somewhere. She is another blogger is a healthy love of Disney and a regular contributor to the #MagicalMickey linkup (you should be too). Her bio on her site starts with "I love Disney." That's what it takes to round out my list of running and Disney related blogs. Her blog covers her journey, successes and failures, to get healthy. Her journey has some elements much like mine, using a runDisney race as something concrete on the calendar to boost getting healthy. Her blog is a great read, and she also regularly participates in this Friday Five linkup as well.

Linking Up


Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: CourtneyCynthia and Mar. Check their posts (Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run to see the full set of links). I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!


Our hosts:

You Signed Up for What?!

Mar on the Run

Eat, Pray, Run DC


Some other good reads, pulled from the link up:

This is where I usually put more links from the linkup to go read, but I just gave you 5 blogs to read, so go read those now instead. Your Disney side will thank you. If you don't have a Disney side, we'll work on that.




18 comments:

  1. I love your list and read all these blogs regularly and also got hooked on them because of their Disney aspect of course! Thanks for putting us on your list and mentioning that our love for Disney is a "healthy" one..lol. Ironically enough you were the first blog we mentioned on our post too! We do hope to see you at VA Beach some day!

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    1. Glad you like the list. It is a healthy love, haha.

      I saw that. Thanks for including me! I've been there a couple times for vacation, but that was before I ran. Looking forward to when I can work it out. I have some friends that just said that they signed up for it, but dont think I can swing that trip this year with all the other stuff I have, haha.

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  2. I hope you'll forgive me when I tell you that I've only been to Disney twice. I had a great time both visits, though!

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    1. I'll allow it ;-)

      You enjoyed it so thats what I like to hear.

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  3. I've read April's blog and Pam's/Christine's blog for some time now, and will definitely check out the others.

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  4. I'm pretty sure my blog is Disney free! ;-)

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    1. That may be true, but I still enjoy yours too ;-)

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  5. Definitely a great list for Disney fanatics!

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  6. Thanks for the shoutout John! I've really enjoyed participating in your Monday linkup and learned a lot of new Disney tips along the way!

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    1. You're welcome. I love having you a part of it and love reading your posts every week. I look forward to seeing what your post will be about.

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  7. Great list of runDisney blogs! There are a few on here that aren't on my reading list that I need to check out!

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    1. Glad to introduce to some new ones. They're all good reads.

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  8. Good list for the Disney lovers, I'll have to shoot this over to my friend Emily.

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    1. Perfect list for the Disney lover in your life.

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  9. thanks for the shoutout! I was out of town this weekend so I didn't write a list but you would definitely be on it if I did :)

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    1. You're welcome. Love reading your posts. In fact, I'm going to go read your post from the linkup now.

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