Picking Out My Princess Half Marathon Costume

Ugh. Monday. Coming down with a cold.

I haven’t had a cold in over two years, and I’m really hoping to kick this one fast!

Despite my runny nose and sore throat, I ended up getting in five easy miles while watching the Chargers v. Colts game. It wasn’t the 10 miles that I should have gotten in, but I felt happy that I got any in.


Just in case you were ever wondering what my exciting gym setup is like.

While I was checking out Twitter (@eastcoastk) this weekend I saw a ton of people tweeting about finishing their Disney races! I am now getting pretty excited about running the Princess Half next month!

I’m currently trying to decide between these two for the tutu portion of my costume:

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Should I be Cruella or a Dalmatian? <<< not a question I thought I’d ever ask.

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Both of these tutus are from Race Junkie on Etsy.

I am willing to put a big bet down that it’s going to be hot on race day, so I want a costume that is simple.

I can pair one of these tutus with a simple black or white top and black capris and be ready to roll. No bulky, slippery, sliding or potentially annoying accessories necessary. The only bummer is that I will have no need to wear a tiara.

What do you think? Cruella, Dalmation or a different skirt?Β 

Is dressing up for a race silly?

Have you ever completed a runDisney race?

– This will be my first. I had signed up to do Mickey’s Jingle Jungle last year but it ended up falling the same weekend as the Fort Lauderdale Half so I didn’t go.


  1. January 13, 2014 / 6:55 am

    I think costumes at certain race are fun, and I know Disney really encourages them! Make sure to practice running in the skirt before race day! I like the dalmatian skirt!

    • January 13, 2014 / 11:57 pm

      Yes, I definitely well test it out! I was just telling a friend today that I am going to look like a crazy person running down Fort Lauderdale beach in a tutu πŸ™‚ Although it certainly won’t be the oddest thing I’ve ever seen on a run… πŸ™‚

  2. January 13, 2014 / 7:48 am

    Go with the Dalmation! It is super cute! Well, do what you want, but that is my vote πŸ™‚

  3. January 13, 2014 / 8:27 am

    Dressing up for races is awesome! It makes me smile when I see people dressed up. πŸ™‚

    • January 13, 2014 / 11:59 pm

      Some costumes make me question people’s sanity… especially those big full body costumes. How do they not sweat to death?!

  4. Nicole
    January 13, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    You could totally do a princess-colored skirt so you could wear a tiara πŸ™‚ Both of them are super cute, but I love the Cruella one! I’d loveee to do a runDisney race, but Florida’s a bit of a hike for me haha. I’d be down for dressing up for a race though. πŸ™‚

    • January 14, 2014 / 12:01 am

      You’ll have to come for a runDisney run and make it a racecation πŸ™‚

      I am leaning towards the Cruella skirt as well just because it’s so different!

  5. January 13, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    I am so excited for you! A princess half sounds so fun, I really want to do one someday. I signed for email alerts since they fill so quick. My first instinct is polka dots, but both are so adorable. I just want to see lots of pics!! Your gym set up is awesome. Our TV’s are far away from the treadmills. They have ellipticals right under them and eyes are old so I can hardly see them lol

    • January 14, 2014 / 12:03 am

      I know, they sell out SO FAST especially for being fairly expensive. I was on the site hitting register as soon as it opened this year!

      That little tv is so hard for my eyes too. I can only watch football on it because I just follow the ball and don’t worry about focusing on too many details πŸ™‚ I could never watch a regular show on that thing!

  6. January 13, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    I am partial to Sparkle Athletic skirts! I wore a tutu once and it kept chafing my elbows/arms (weird right) since I am so short.

    • January 14, 2014 / 12:07 am

      Ohhh I can definitely see how that could happen. I will give my tutu a test before I get to Disney to make sure that doesn’t happen. The Sparkle Athletic skirts are really cute (and so reasonably priced!). I may have to get one just because!

  7. January 14, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    I vote dalmatian! I wore a tutu under my sparkle skirt for the WDW Half and it is definitely more chafy than a sparkle skirt. Be sure to put glide everywhere it might tough.

  8. January 14, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    Both tutus are super cute but I really love the Cruella tutu! I can’t wait to get dressed in costume for race day!

    • January 15, 2014 / 4:00 pm

      Me too! I know cruella isn’t exactly a Disney princess, but it’s such a cute tutu!