I use the term “making” here a little liberally as I only actually made from scratch one part of my costume for the Enchanted 10k – the rest of more of how I put the costume together from various pieces I had or bought. But I was really happy with how it turned out, so I wanted to share what I did to make my Snow White running costume!
The shirt I used is from one of my favorite running shirt companies, Raw Threads. They make shirts inspired by tons of Disney characters. I actually got this one as part of a mystery pack that I had ordered, which is when you can get three shirts at a discounted bundle price, but you don’t know which ones you’ll get. Receiving this one is actually what inspired me to do a Snow White costume! Even if you don’t want to do something like this, any blue running shirt will work for the costume. I just like the bow with the apple because it adds a bit extra “Snow White” to it.
February 21st the second Enchanted 10k, and also my second time running it! We were up bright and early, and I got into my Snow White running costume that because of the cold temperatures now had leggings and running sleeves to it.
We got on the bus around 3:30, so that we could stand around in the cold for two hours. It was only in the low forties that morning! I had brought a throwaway sweatshirt but I was still freezing the entire time until I started running. There were 5 corrals, A-E, and I was in C. Last year the corrals started about 10 minutes apart, but this time it seemed to be even longer, about 12 minutes. I started at 5:55 am. I planned to take it easy since I was running the half marathon the next day.
I have a lot of hobbies – quite honestly, I have so many of them that I don’t have enough time to do everything that I want to do! One of my hobbies is scrapbooking. However, I’m so behind on my scrapbooks. I used to do one for all of our major vacations. Well, I still haven’t finished the one from our 1st anniversary cruise to Bermuda.. which was almost two years ago now 😦
Maybe you’re like me, or maybe you’re just not very crafty. Well, you can still have some awesome scrapbooks to store the memories of your Disney races thanks to the Etsy shop Love Run Scrapbooks! She makes up Disney themed running scrapbooks that you can just put your own pictures into. It’s super easy and makes for an awesome keepsake!
In addition to the scrapbooks where you can put your own pictures, she also offers really nice race bib books to keep your race bibs in. There are a variety of differently themed books that you can choose from, and if you want something designed to a specific race she can do custom orders as well!
A little more than 3 months to go until the Tower of Terror 10 miler! But that aside, it’s actually time to start thinking about the next Disney race: because registration for Princess Half Marathon weekend opened this week for AP/DVC members, and will be on this Tuesday for everyone else. As you might know, I did the Enchanted 10k last year. I was thinking I would do the Half Marathon this time around – it makes sense. I could do 10 miles in October, and then I should be fine working up to 13.1 by February, right? I didn’t want to do the Glass Slipper Challenge yet because I haven’t done a half yet and I worried that it would be too much.
And then my husband chimed in. He said, “you did the very first Enchanted 10k. Wouldn’t it be cool if you did it every year? You should do the Glass Slipper Challenge.” Yeah, that’s a good point… but it also costs more money. And he says, “I just got a bonus at work and I would love it if you used some of my money to sign up for the Glass Slipper.” Isn’t he absolutely the best? I think he might have more faith in me than I have in myself sometimes. But he really believes I can do GSC so I’m going for it! I am now registered for it. Crazy stuff!
But back to the race at hand. This was week 6, with the longest distance I’d had so far in this training. Since I’ve done a 10k before, the furthest I’ve ever really run is about 6.2 miles.
For me, one of the most exciting parts of running the Enchanted 10k was getting to plan out my costume! I love costumes of any sort but especially Disney ones. I didn’t want to do anything super elaborate since I did have to run in it. And since it was my first Disney race, and a Princess one at that, I knew I had to pick my absolute favorite Princess: Belle. So if you’re looking for ideas for an easy Belle costume, here’s what I did!
On Saturday, February 22nd, I was in Disney World and woke up at 3am. Why, you ask? Well, because I was running the Enchanted 10k! It was my first race longer than a 5k and it was an absolute blast. I know lots of people are curious about it so I thought I would write up a quick recap!
The day before the race we hit up the expo in the morning. I picked up my bib, shirt, and pin. We also looked through all the booths. There wasn’t too much I was interested in, but I did purchase a flip belt to hold some of my stuff while I run. I used it during the race and it worked really well!