A Runner’s Life Is Not For Me????

Lisa running dopey

By Frances

I had the honor of cheering on my friend Lisa in her quest to complete the Dopey Challenge. What is the Dopey Challenge? It is a challenge that includes 4 days of back to back races where the runners complete 4 races. A 5K on Thursday (3.1 miles), 10K on Friday (6.2 miles), 1/2 Marathon on Saturday (13.1 miles) & a Full Marathon  on Sunday (26.2 miles) totaling 48.6 miles. There photowere 7,000 runners that registered to complete the Dopey Challenge in spring 2013.

I was expecting the weekend to be fun with the exception of getting up at 3:00 am. I also was there to just support Lisa and to cheer her on in what I would have considered … well, A Dopey Challenge! Saturday morning was my first morning to be in full cheer mode for her. Lisa’s mom, Patty, and I devised a plan that she would see her off at the start. I would see her at the Magic Kingdom. Patty would try to make it to the Magic Kingdom but was unsure if she could make it in time & then back to the finish line to see Lisa cross the finish line.

As I waited in line to board the motor coach at 3:30am, the vibe of the runners and their supporters was almost palatable. There were people dressed up as Donald Duck, Tinkerbell, Minnie Mouse and more. The crazy part was, it wasn’t just the women. Men were dressed up just as much! There was an excessive amounts of smiles and laughter that could have easily powered the city of Monstropolis for a week.

I parted ways with Lisa & Patty at Epcot to make my journey to the Magic Kingdom via the monorail. There were families boarding the monorail to cheer on their loved ones. There was a couple that live in Orlando that go to the Magic Kingdom every race to cheer on the runners. There were so many stories that I really became inspired. I always thought of running as a non spectator sport but here were a bunch of people going out to spectate at too early in the morning.

I saw families cheering on loved ones. Dads seeing their kids and picking them up for hugs. Wives kissing their husbands has they ran by. High fives given freely to anyone and everyone.

I also formed a few hour bond with the other spectators around me. We were all making sure no one missed seeing their friend or loved one. When they passed us, we were all cheering for them. It brought tears to my eyes to see all of the loved ones faces light up with the realization that they had their very own cheer section.

Here is a video of Lisa running through the Magic Kingdom: Click Here

Disney running events can be incredibly expensive but incredibly thrilling from the runner and spectators point of view.

I have never ran a race at Disney. But I plan to soon.

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Happy Friday Pictures!!

Start this weekend off with some Disney inspiration!

sky magic kingdom sunset

 

 

magic kingdom walt moon

Is it a baseball or the moon?

Chip and dale

Is there a happier pair?

Cinderella castle

It makes you want to say ahhhhh!

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Disney Inspired Bangle Bracelets on Etsy

Just wanted to share the newly updated etsy shop over at Picturing Disney!

Enjoy these adorable Disney inspired bangles and more.

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Check the announcements section of the shop for deals like the current promotions: Free Bangle with the purchase of a Tiki Handbag OR Buy 3 Bangles and Get 1 Free!   Plus all Mouze readers get 10% off of orders of $15 or more  with promo code: MOUZE

Happy Shopping! 🙂

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Are you a biker or surfer? Teen Beach Movie

Teen beach movie

By Frances

My nine year old daughter has become obsessed with the new Teen Beach Movie. She knows the dances and she has taught her five year old brother the “Cruisin’ for a Brusin'” dance. In honor of my daughter, here is a test to find out if you are a biker or a surfer. This was on one of the kids menus at the Walt Disney World resort! Enjoy!

1. What sounds more relaxing?

A. The open road with the wind in your hair

B. Sandy beaches and sweet waves

 

2. You’d NEVER be seen wearing …

A. Brightly colored surf shirt

B. Leather jacket

 

3. When you’re feeling overheated, how would you cool off?

A. Cool breeze on a fast bike

B. Take a dip in the big blue sea

 

4. Do you prefer to slick up your ride with …

A. Engine oil

B. Board wax

 

5. When you’re feeling stressed, how do you handle it?

A. I rev it up!

B. I just chill out!

Score: Add up the number of times that you picked A, then add up the number of times that you picked B. If A is higher, then it’s time to rock ‘n roll because you are a Biker. If B is higher, then it’s time to catch a wave because you are a Surfer!

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Enter to win a Disney Inspired Candle & a $25 Disney Gift Card

Yacht cub candle

Disney holds a special place in all of our hearts. If it doesn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this blog 🙂 Enter below to win a Yacht & Beach Club inspired candle to help you imagine your next Disney vacation. PLUS a $25 Disney Gift Card to help you buy a special souvenir.

Enter HereFree gift card, win free gift card

Contest ends August 25, 2013 at 11:59pm. The winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.

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Would you love a $100 Disney Gift Card?

Disney Gift card beach

Mouze Kateerz has teamed up with several blogs to do a special giveaway of a $100 Disney Gift Card. It’s very simple to enter! All you have to do is CLICK HERE to go to the Rafflecopter page and Like our pages and follow us! The giveaway will run from Today – Sunday, August 18th!

We really hope a Mouze Kateerz or Magical Vacations by Me fan wins!

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Free Disney Tickets Scams: BEWARE!

Park tickets

By Frances

Over the  last few days I have been seeing tons of “Free Tickets to Disney” all you have to do it like the page and they are yours. I actually liked one of the pages and started to read. The page was founded less than two weeks ago. It only posted about the free tickets. Little to no content AND it was waayyy to simple to get them.

Here are some things to look for on Facebook to figure out if the contest is legit or not:

  • Check the actual name of the page and the URL – Usually there are misspellings or added punctuation since they are not “official.”
  • Look at the date founded for the page. If it has been found recently … it’s probably a scam.
  • Look to see if the page has actually posted anything else. Does it have any real content? If they haven’t or don’t …. it’s a scam.
  • Check to see the contest rules. If they don’t have any … it’s a scam.
  • Ask yourself, “Is The Walt Disney Company actually sponsoring this giveaway?”  If you think not, then it’s probably a scam. You will know if Disney is behind it because there will be all kinds of rules, regulations, and disclaimers. Disney knows how to protect themselves.
  • If it’s too good to be true … it’s probably as scam.

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Nobody does fireworks like Disney!

Please enjoy pictures of Disney fireworks. Please enjoy!

Magic Kingdom fireworks castle

fireworks

epcot illuminations fireworks

Disney Fireworks

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Parade Time!

By Frances

I live in Atlanta and it seems as if it has been raining all summer. I was looking for a Disney pick me up and I ran across pictures of the parades. Please enjoy a look through Mouze Kateerz parade pictures.

Sulley parade

mickey minnie parade

donald parade

woody parade

Disney cast members, Disney parade, Disney parade schedule. Disney vacation planning

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Needing to be Disney Patriotic?

Hall of Presidents

For all of the Disney fans out there who can’t get enough Disney… In honor of the 4th of July you can go to the Disney Parks Blog and get a special Hall of Presidents wall paper.

 

Click here to to be directed to the Disney Parks Blog,

 

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