This weekend is all about Run Disney. I am in Disneyland and ready to conquer my 8th half marathon of the year. Disneyland is so magical because you are surrounded by people who BELIEVE. Believe in what, you say? It depends, and is different for each and every person you come in contact with. What is the common denominator is that this is a place where dreams come true.
I love doing Run Disney for a couple of reasons. One reason is because there is a standard of excellence that is unprecedented when the Disney brand is attached to it. If you have ever been to one of the Disney parks you know exactly what I’m talking about. For the most part you won’t ever see a piece of trash on the ground, everyone goes out of their way to help you with anything you might need, and if you are dressed as a princess then you are addressed as such. Every “t” is crossed and every “i” is dotted. From the firework start to the many Disney royalty and characters throughout the courses encouraging you and taking pictures with you, to the AMAZING medals draped around your neck as you cross the finish line, it truly is a magical experience.
The other reason is just that MAGIC. The magic that is created when you believe that your dreams are possible, that nothing is impossible if you dare to put action behind them. Run Disney welcomes and offers free online training and nutritional guidance for anyone who dreams of running through the finish line. When you look around at the start line you see every shape, size, color, and princess there is from Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella, to Mulan and everyone in between. You know that the thousands of women, and a few men, stand there waiting and believing that they can do the challenge ahead of them just as strongly as they have always believed in the characters of their childhoods and what they represent. Walt Disney said it best “If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.” In this case one step at a time.
This week on Live Big With Ali Vincent, airing Saturdays at 5:30 p/4:30 c, I’m experiencing a different type of childhood dream and aerial experience. Tune in and check out exactly what I mean!
Until next week,
August 30th, 2013