The Road to runDisney’s Tower of Terror 10-Miler

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler weekend is coming up fast! This race is Saturday, September 29, 2012. It is a nighttime road race that features pavement, grass, and sand terrains. As always, there will be on-course entertainment. After the race, Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts for the runners and supporters the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash, which features the park’s best attractions, entertainment, and characters. Other runDisney events that weekend include the Disney Happy Haunted 5k Trail Run and kids’ races. More runDisney race weekend details can be found on their website.

I’m still preparing for the 10-Miler, adding more miles each week. Since I signed up, I’ve survived 24 runs adding up to over 72 miles. A year ago, all of this would’ve seemed impossible, but thanks to the motivation of good music, quotes, and friends, I know I will make it to my goal at the end of this month.

Because I am training for a Disney race, I had to put some Disney songs on my running playlist. My favorites are:

  • “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” – Mulan
  • “Zero to Hero” – Hercules
  • “A Star is Born” – Hercules

They always give me the motivation to break my personal records.

When music isn’t enough to get me through another run, I search “running” on Pinterest. Here are the best quotes I’ve found:

Source: via Lindsay on Pinterest

This last picture and motto became my mantra for this race. No one (including myself) saw me as a true athlete or runner, but by signing up for this race, I decided that I would make my own rules and prove that I can do anything I set my mind to.

If you plan on running or hanging out in the parks race weekend, let’s meet up! I’m staying at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort with my friend and recent Disneyland half-marathoner, Katherine.

My weekend plans:

  • Friday, Sept. 28- Arrival
  • Saturday, Sept. 29- Race Day
  • Sunday, Sept. 30- D23’s Epcot 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • Monday, Oct. 1- Celebrating Magic Kingdom’s & Epcot’s birthdays / Departure

Here’s my official countdown made on Magical Kingdoms. See you at the finish line! Ticker