The Sunny Set: #268

I’ve been a Disney fanatic my entire life. I think I’ve been to Disneyland over 30 times and I’ve also gone to Disney World and even Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, when I went on the Disney Cruise with my family. It’d be a dream come true to work for Disney someday; I’d love to dance in the parades as Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella. As she says, “a dream is a wish your heart makes…”
That’s why I am absolutely thrilled about this week’s goal, which a friend of mine suggested to me:
#268: Run the Disney World half marathon.
This sounds like a dream come true! I’ve never been much of a runner until recently but I think this would be the experience of a lifetime. Participants get to run through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot; donning Minnie Mouse ears, Goofy hats, or whatever Disney character garb strikes your fancy. Where do I sign?
But a lot will have to happen in order for me to accomplish this goal. The race is on January 8 (which is during the school year) and I’d have to fly out to Florida. Hopefully it would become either a family or a friend trip–so if any of you would like to join me–I’d love to have you come along! Also, the race costs $135 to participate and then there’s the cost of airfare and a hotel. So there will definitely need to be a family chat regarding this new project. Oh yeah, and then I will need to have a training schedule; right now it’s an accomplishment to run 3 miles let alone 13. So if any of you have a workout routine you’d like to share–I’ll all Mickey Mouse ears!
Click here if you’d like to go to the official website.
What goal will you work on this week?
Keep shining,
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

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  1. Caitlin Bresette says:

    That would be such an amazing race! I was actually looking at marathons and half marathons, and I noticed they have a Disneyland half marathon as well. I believe it’s in September so it’ll be a year away, but you can always run the race in Cailfornia if school gets in the way of flying to Florida. Good luck! 🙂

    Posted on 8.30.10 | Reply
    1. How funny you mention that! I was just looking into that tonight; I think I’m going to do that one instead. It’s just too much to fly out to Florida. But hopefully you and some other Chi O’s will join in on the fun!

      Posted on 8.30.10 | Reply
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    1. Shopping: I had to buy some new outfits for the upcoming Rush extravaganza and I always love a good find. Thank you, Forever 21!

    2. Jamba Juice: Fruit, especially when blended, is just so refreshing.

    3. Dad at Toastmasters: It was so nice to bring my dad as a guest to Toastmasters tonight. He even spoke a little bit and having his being there meant the world to me.

    4. My final Toastmasters meeting: As bittersweet as it was, it was a night to remember. Many people were wearing yellow to honor me and they even gave me yellow flowers. To add the cherry on top, I won best speaker!

    5. Baking sugar cookies with my dad: It’s a always a special treat to bake; and hey, I didn’t mess up the recipe! Never mind that I only had to add butter and an egg. Still, they tasted delicious with a touch of lemon frosting!

    Posted on 8.31.10 | Reply
  3. […] for completing Sunny Set Goal #268 which you can read here, I won’t be flying out to Disney World to complete the marathon. But I have found something […]

    Posted on 9.4.10

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