My Calendar for the next 6 weeks

Wharf to Wharf, The Giant Half Marathon San Francisco, D23 Expo, Disneyland Half Marathon Dumbo Double Dare Challenge oh my!

Next Sunday July 28th, I’m running the Wharf to Wharf race which is 6 miles from Santa Cruz to Capitola California.  I ran it last year and I really enjoyed it.  This race is known far an wide as a fun event.  Bands set up in the driveway of beach houses and play as you run by.  People stand on their balconies and squirt people with their hose.  Spectators hand out oranges, water, licorice and even beer to some.  There isn’t a medal involved, it is just a fun enjoyable race with beautiful scenery.

The following weekend, August 4th, I will be running The Giant Half Marathon.  This is put on by the San Francisco Giants.  I ran this one last year too and loved it!  The finish line is inside AT&T Park on the field!  As a Giants fan that is pretty cool to be on the field and take pictures from that point of view.

The following Thursday, August 8th-12th, my family and I are heading to Disneyland for 4 days.  I will be covering The D23 Expo on the 9th, 10th and 11th while my 3 year old daughter drags deedee (that is what she calls daddy) around the parks.  I’m sure they will ride Small World, Tea Cups, the Little Mermaid and wait in line for the princesses 187 times 🙂  I am very excited to get media access to The D23 Expo for all the fun events and be able to share them with you.  I’ll be kicking off my D23 Expo experience with participating in the runDisney #D23Expo 2.3-mile Fun Run.

2 weeks later we will be back at Disneyland August 29-September 2nd for our annual pilgrimage to the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend.  I am running the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, which means I will be running the 10k Saturday and the half marathon Sunday.  My 3 year old will be running the Kids Race too.  I LOVE Disneyland Half Marathon weekend.  It is so fun at the expo and see everyone walking around the parks wearing their shirts and medals.

Next stop after Disneyland Half we will be hopping a plane from LAX to Savannah to go to Disney’s Hilton Head Resort for the week.  My sister-in-law has a a DVC villa there for the week.  Never been there and very excited.  Has anyone ever been to the Savannah/Hilton Head area?

My longest race this fall is the Marine Corp Marathon in DC end of October.  My first time to DC, so that will be fun.  I have to keep training with a busy schedule, so balancing everything and not getting to worn out will be key.

Will anyone be at any of these events too?


  1. Lani (@armytbonegirl) | 22nd Jul 13

    I’ll be at MCM!!

  2. Cyanne (RunStretchGo) | 22nd Jul 13

    Wow! You a booked up and running 🙂 I’m tired just thinking about it.

    Can’t wait to see pics from everything, as they all sound like such fun races.

  3. Britt @ Fit Fit Britt Britt | 23rd Jul 13

    I went on a trip to Savannah and Disney’s Hilton Head Resort for my birthday last year! Hopefully you will get to meet Shadow! 🙂 In Hilton Head, my friends and I enjoyed the resort most of the time… there are lots of great restaurants in the area too! Our favorite was Robert Irvine’s eat! There are also some great shops in Coligny Plaza and several miniature golf places nearby too! As far as Savannah, weather didn’t cooperate much, but we found this adorable shop called “Back in the Day Bakery” which had sandwiches and lots of delicious, home-style treats (note: they are closed Sunday and Monday). Whew! Hope you have a great time!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 23rd Jul 13

      AWESOME! Thank you SO SO much for the tips and info. I can’t wait to explore somewhere new. 🙂

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