One month from now, hubs and I will be headed down for a whirlwind race weekend in Orlando, FL – on a mission to earn this:

Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2012 Medal

I am soo excited – I have not run a night race since my first 5K – and after all, it’s a runDisney event so how could I NOT be excited, right? Exactly. That’s why I’m just as excited that I’ll also be earning this sweet medal on November 10….

Jingle Jungle 5K bling πŸ™‚

Now, running a 5K + a half marathon in one day might sound a little zany, but believe it or not, it’s part of an even bigger mileage plan on my training schedule…see, my coach wrote that I should be hitting 20 that day as well – so I’ll run the 5K in the morning, head back to the resort and catch a few around Saratoga / Downtown Disney, rest and then rock the night race that evening! Whew, kinda tired just thinking about it, but that good kinda tired, y’know?

Anywho, I am sure you’re interested to hear who won the giveaway…so here it is, there were 24 entries (says 25 in the comments, but one is my own pingback):

…which was:

Congrats, Robin! You won an entry into the Blue Ridge Marathon! Please email me at khiguchi at gmail dot com and I will forward your information to the race directors for your super special registration code.

Even if you’re not Robin and you’re totally amped about the idea of running the Blue Ridge Marathon, I’d highly encourage you to! This race features amazing vistas, world-class organization and much, much more at totally reasonable fees:


  • Before 12/31: $80.00
  • Before 3/10: $90.00
  • Through: 4/17: $100.00


  • Before 12/31: $65.00
  • Before 3/10: $75.00
  • Through: 4/17: $85.00

So hop on over and register today while it’s still fresh in your mind, eh?! πŸ™‚ And if you have any questions whatsoever about the race or associated events, just let me know and I’d be more than happy to track down an answer for ya!

What’s your favorite place to run in?

10 thoughts on “Motivation Monday…and a BLUE RIDGE MARATHON GIVEAWAY WINNER!

  1. Stepping up your miles, sounds awesome! Any RunDisney event is on my bucket list! Soon, I hope.

  2. Krissy, I am still toying with running the 5k in the morning and obviously the WIne and Dine 1/2 at night. The Jingle Jangle medal is very cute. We are staying at the Caribbean Beach and hope we can meet at some point over the weekend.

  3. That’s awesome! I have one Disney medal and it is the pride of my collection… I NEED MORE.

    Ummm, I love San Francisco, but that goes without saying. I loved running in New York as well.

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