Every month my friends over at Mouse on the Mind host a blog hop of “Kill, Refurb, Marry” – and this month’s topic is Disney Sidekicks! Here are my choices – what would you choose?
Kill – Cheshire Cat
To be fair, he is a cool character – I want to kill him more in the sense of, “gahh I hate you!” rather than “I wish you weren’t in this film.” He’s not necessarily a villain, but he’s a troublemaker, and he doesn’t seem to feel bad at all for Alice, even when she’s at her wit’s end and crying about home. He’ll always point her in the wrong direction. And I’m a cat lover, so he gives my cuddly creatures a bad name!
Highlights: The series of nonsensical adventures that Alice goes through are cute and captivating. There is a lot of silliness going on here, making it a pretty funny movie.
Low points: Well, this was a highlight too, but the movie is just silly. There’s no real consistent plot to it, and sometimes it just gets a little too ridiculous for me. The nonsense goes on for a little too long – I prefer a little more plot in my movies, or at least memorable songs.
Music: There are a lot of songs in this movie, but most of them are super short or else just not that interesting. But with so many mini songs that are so well known, I’m quite surprised that nothing from Alice in Wonderland appears on my set of Disney’s Greatest Hits CDs. You have “The Unbirthday Song,” “I’m Late,” which are the most memorable, but you also have Alice singing “In a World of My Own,” “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” and the flowers singing “All in a Golden Afternoon.” Lots of different songs throughout the whole movie – basically every time Alice goes somewhere else or meets someone else, they sing a song.
I’m not going to lie, one of the things that I get most excited for when it comes to a Disney race is putting together a costume. I love costumes! For the Enchanted 10k I did a simple Belle costume. This time around, a group of friends that was going decided we should do a group costume. We settled on Alice in Wonderland, and we had Alice, the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee/Tweedle Dum. My costume was Alice!
Raw Threads, which makes awesome running clothes, especially with Disney themes, was the place where most of us decided to get our shirts. They had a big Alice and Wonderland collection. My shirt said “Alice” on the front, and I got the tank top instead of the t-shirt. I actually got really lucky – I ordered one of Raw Threads’ mystery packs, where they sent me 3 random tank tops for a low price. And one of the tanks I got was Alice! These are super comfy and I highly recommend them. You can also buy Raw Threads gear at the Run Disney expos.
Last week I shared a picture of the tutu I’m wearing for the race, so this week I figured I’d share the tank top! And I mentioned I’m doing Alice in Wonderland. It’s actually going to be a group costume with some other friends who are also going to be the Cheshire cat, Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee/Dum! I got my tank top from Raw Threads, which makes a lot of fun Disney shirts.
This week’s training was the usual 30 minutes on Monday/Wednesday, and then a 4 mile one on the weekend. I’ve done 4 miles before but not in a bit, since mid April. So it would be the furthest I’ve ran in awhile. Plus with all of the crazy hot weather we’ve been having, I knew it would be a little tough!
16 weeks to go. That’s 4 months. It’s exciting because it means I’ll be in Disney in 4 months! But it’s also a little scary because I’ll have to be ready to run a 10 mile race by then! As I mentioned last week, I have a pretty good idea of the basics of my costume. I’m going to be Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and I at least have a tutu and a tank top to wear! So this week I wanted to share the tutu I’ll be wearing. It’s from Race Junkie, who makes some of the cutest Disney running tutus!
So this is Week 3 of the Jeff Galloway training program for beginners. Here’s what Week 3 looks like:
This week I decided starting out that I wanted to take things a little easier. There were a few reasons for this. 1. I’d been keeping a pace under 12:00 min/mile, and I know that’s not going to be sustainable for me on longer runs. 2. My legs were sore from maintaining a regular running schedule so I didn’t want to push them too hard. 3. It was supposed to be very hot this week and I knew the heat would get to me.
Today I bring you another review of a fun product that could be used by Disney runners – hair bows by Wonderful Accessories on Etsy! One of the things I love about today’s feature is the fact that it’s an item that can be used by runners and in races, but it’s also perfect for any time! These would be adorable just to wear around the theme parks to bring a little more Disney magic to your outfit.
Wonderful Accessories does a number of different hair bows inspired by different Disney characters, movies, and theme parks. Many of the characters even have numerous variations in different colors or with different pictures, so you can choose which one you like the most. The bows come with a cute picture in the center, something that a lot of other Etsy bows don’t have.