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Sarah Shupp Is the Every Day Runners Biggest Ambassador


Sarah Shupp is a blogger, fellow Altra ambassador, and runner who is joining me today for a few easy miles.

Sarah Shupp Doesn’t Hate Running. I Promise.

Running first entered her life as a way to lose weight and she quickly fell in love with the sport.

(Contrary to what it says on her shirt!)

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Megan Biller and Princess Minnie

Megan Biller is THE Expert on Running & Walt Disney World!


Today I’m talking with Megan Biller about two of my favorite pastimes: running and visiting Walt Disney World!

In addition to the many (too many?) races that are run at Walt Disney World each year, there are lots of options available when it comes to running on property while you’re visiting for vacation any time of year.

Megan wasn’t a runner growing up, but she did develop a love for Walt Disney World in her younger days.

And that love for Disney didn’t waver as she’s grown up.

In fact, while visiting the parks for her honeymoon she remembers seeing folks wearing medals around their necks and realized that marathon weekend was the weekend prior to her visit.

And once she had started to get into running, she figured that if she was going to run she might as well run races at Walt Disney World!

And the rest is history!

Megan Biller During the Inaugural Dopey Challenge

Megan Biller During the Inaugural Dopey Challenge

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5 Reasons to Spectate a Race (with Video)

I’ve run about 20 half/full marathons so far, and yet one thing that I’ve never done is attended a race that I wasn’t running to support the runners.

As a runner that has always appreciated the spectators that have been at the races I’ve run, I have been feeling the need to cheer at a race for awhile now, and simply haven’t made it happen. But that all changed this weekend, when I got to experience the joys of cheerleading with my daughter while the wife ran the Princess Half Marathon.

I had a blast watching the race, and if you need a reason to spectate a race, press play to get my top 5.

If You’ve Been a Spectator at a Race Before, What Other Reasons Do You Enjoy Watching/Cheering a Full/Half Marathon?

What They Don’t Tell You About WDW Marathon Weekend

I can still remember back to 2010, the year I ran my first runDisney race–the full marathon during the WDW Marathon Weekend.

I remember going to the expo, feeling completely lost but eventually finding my way to get my bib and race shirt, before literally reading every word that was written about what to do on the morning of the race.

After running the race, however, I realized there were quite a few things that they didn’t tell me about making the most of out of the WDW Marathon Weekend and some of what they did say was complete BS.

I’m taking this year’s WDW Marathon Weekend off, but having run either the full or the half in each of the past 4 years, I’ve got a pretty good handle on what one needs to do in order to successfully navigate the expo, get to the starting line, finish the race, and enjoy the parks afterward.

If you’re running any of the WDW Marathon Weekend races this year, I hope this helps and that you have a great race.

And if you’re running the full on Sunday, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll be watching outside of the Studios. Look for the beard and make sure to say hi!


A Wine and Dine Chat

The Wine and Dine Half Marathon is coming up quick, and I for one, am super excited that the race will be here in just a few more weeks!

This race is easily my favorite runDisney event that I’ve run, and I look forward to the race every year. I’ve run the race every year that it has been in existence, and I’m looking forward to making it a perfect 5 for 5 this year.

Wine and Dine, Wine & Dine

Looking Forward to Another Wine and Dine Half!

What Makes the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Special

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