It's Official

It's official....I have signed up for my first of what I hope to be many more Run Disney events.  My friend Emily and I are going to run the Expedition Everest Challenge 5K and Scavenger Hunt in Animal Kingdom on May 4!  We are both incredibly excited for this event.  It is run at 10 pm, so at least we won't have to deal with quite as much heat since the sun won't be out.  I have been wanting to do this one for years, and I think it will be a good way to start with Run Disney. 

Emily has family that lives in Orlando, so we will be able to spend the nights we are there at their house.  Yay for saving money!  Plus, my annual pass to Disney will still be good in May, so I won't even have to pay for tickets.  Emily will get a pretty good discount on park tickets since we are in the race, plus there is an after party at Animal Kingdom after the race so we will be able to ride several of the rides there that night.

So far the hardest part of this process has been naming our team!  We worked together on Thursday night and spent every second that we could trying to think of a creative name.  We wanted it to be something Disney or Everest related and racked our brains trying to come up with something.  I was so proud of one of my ideas---"Happily Everest After"---but we decided that it sounded to much like we were getting married!  Ha ha!  Then I was really stuck on trying to make something work by combing "forever" and "Everest" into "Foreverest"!  Finally, after lots of thinking by both of us, we decided on "Whistle While You Run."  At least we stayed with a Disney theme!  When I went online to register our team yesterday, though, I almost had a crisis when I realized the "Whistle While You Run" was ONE LETTER too long!!  So, I had to compromise with "Whistle While U Run".  Now, we just need to start working on what we will wear!

Tomorrow is the NFC Championship game in the Dome!!  I am so excited for the game and can't wait to be there.  The Zac Brown Band is singing the national anthem (yay!) and P.O.D. will be the halftime entertainment.  Both of those things make me even more excited.  I am so happy that they decided to have a halftime show that will keep the mood in the Dome pumped up!  Last week, we watched what seemed like thousands of kids throwing footballs one by one, with the most monotone sounding announcer saying all their names, ages, etc.  Not so entertaining!  My biggest hope (besides the Falcons winning) is that Samuel L. Jackson will be back in person to yell at us to "Rise Up"!  I mean, he can't still be busy with Django Unchained, right?  We shall see!

No comments:

Post a Comment