Sunday, October 2, 2011

Vacation Running

As many of you know, my Disney World vacation is just 5 days away!  I have everything all set—our villa is rented, our flights are booked, our dining reservations are made—I have even started packing.  One thing I have left to plan is when and where I will run.   A lot of people through their diet and exercise habits out the window when they go on vacation.  I used to be one of those people.  This time I am determined it will be different. 
I will try to eat right on this trip.  No, I will not be as strict on vacation as I am at home, but I will try to make good choices.  I will still have a Dole Whip at the Magic Kingdom and a chocolate covered caramel square in the German shop in Epcot.  All the walking will burn more calories, so a small increase is daily calories won’t be that bad.  My eating goal will be to make better choices, but still enjoy myself.
 On my training schedule the week we will be there are two thirty minute runs and a three mile run.  I found a great website that suggests fun places to run while on vacation at WDW.  One run I plan to do is around the Boardwalk/Epcot are resorts.  On the website, it says the run is 2.4 miles.  That should fit perfectly in with my thirty minute run.  I would also love to try a run all the way around seven seas lagoon.   A view of the castle and all my favorite resorts would be so motivating.  It would be a small glimpse of what the Disney Princess Half Marathon will be like. 
What do you do to keep your good health habits on vacation?  Have you ever run at Walt Disney World outside of a race? 
A dream is a wish…


  1. I think running Disney at any point in time would be amazing. Especially around the lagoon. (I love water views). Let us know how it goes!

  2. You said you had to fit in "two thirty mile runs" and I about spit my water on my monitor. Ha!

    I'm excited to follow your training, and run with you at the Princess!

    Have a great vacation!

  3. Haha! Opps, typo! I can't even imagine a 30 mile run.