Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday Disney Magic

So I won't deny that it's been a tough week.  Not a horrible week, but a tough week full of really long, intense work hours.  I've needed a bit of a pick me up and today I got just that of the most magical variety - the Disney magical variety!  In case you missed the announcement last week, not only is the Pro Bowl coming to Orlando, there is going to be a 5k in partnership with Disney that takes place on Disney property.
Try not to judge me, but I'm not a huge football fan.  I am, however, a HUGE Disney fan and love finding some unique Disney experiences that involve running.  This sounded cool, but no way was I going to be able to swing a trip down to Disney for it.  And then .... I found out today that I am going to have to be on Disney property for a work event that also coincides with the Pro Bowl activities!  What are the odds?!  I'm so going to try and run this one now.  Let's hope there is a medal :)

And then I got home.  It might be childish, but getting things in the mail makes me really happy (even if I know they are coming).  If you've never heard of Harveys, they make really fun bags/purses/accessories out of seat belt material.  That also makes them super durable.  Last year, they came out with these great bags for the Disneyland Diamond Anniversary that had throwback designs.  I snagged the Pirates of the Caribbean one last year during the Disneyland Half Marathon and my friend chose the Peter Pan design.

There were a number of others to choose from as well including Autopia and Enchanted Tiki Room - all were amazing, but with a $198 price tag, I couldn't justify more than one.  I absolutely love my bag and get compliments on it all the time - especially at Disney.  I pretty must stalk most things Disney including the Disney Store site.  Recently, I saw one of the designs - Dumbo - pop up there and without thinking twice, I added it to my cart and ordered some Disney magic!
Adorable right?  And it arrived today!  And I love it!  And if you think I'm not going to connect this to running, you have another thing coming ... because I can't wait to bring this baby out for next year's 5th anniversary Dumbo Double Dare, part of the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!  Because these were made specifically for Disneyland's 60th anniversary, they won't be around forever.  A little to frilly for you?  There's also a Star Wars design on the Disney Store site in a few different styles.
This would be so fun for anyone running the Star Wars Half Marathon (Light Side or Dark Side)!  Sometimes all it takes to help turn your week around is a little Disney in your life - and a reminder that I have some exciting runDisney events in my future!

Are you thinking of running the Pro Bowl 5k?
What picks you up during a rough week?
What is your favorite Disney ride that you would love to see on a Harveys purse?

8 comments:

  1. I knew that disney hosted other (non-Run disney) running events but i've never been able to run any of them. That is super cool about the pro bowl 5K and even more cool since you have to be there anyway! I really do hope they give out medals!

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    1. Seems wrong to run a race at Disney and not have medals ... but we will see. Regardless, I'm pretty excited. I honestly didn't know that they hosted other races - that's pretty neat!

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  2. You know there will be a medal, it's Disney. GO FOR IT!!!!

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    1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Technically I don't think it's a "Disney" race, just takes place on Disney property. Hoping for the best :)

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  3. Those are really cute bags! Getting something in the mail is always fun - even if it's something I ordered. I should be getting some boots tomorrow .... :-)

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    1. Hope your boots turned out great! I agree, I love getting things in the mail - something to look forward to!

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  4. Those bags are super cute! I've only done one Disney race --WDW half--it's just not my thing. Altho I won't lie, I'd like to do Disneyland, just to feel balanced...

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    1. Come out and do Disneyland next year - it will be the 5th anniversary of the Dumbo Double Dare (10k and the Half Marathon)! Anniversary races are always extra fun :)

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