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Registration is now closed. If there are extra medals once the arrive I will open registration again. 

I created this event to help train and celebrate running the Glass Slipper Challenge at Walt Disney World as part of Disney's Princess Half Marathon weekend. The Glass Slipper Challenge is a 10K on Saturday followed by a half marathon on Sunday. To help encourage me and my Princess friends and for those who are not making it to Walt Disney World for the Glass Slipper Challenge but still want to be a part of the action, I thought up the "Earning My Glass Slipper" virtual run. There are two options, either the 1.93 mile training run or the 19.3 accumulative run. You can do the challenge at anytime, anywhere. The medal are the same, except for the laser engraved distance. The are a 2" color die cast custom medal. The cost for the race is $19.30, one dollar for each mile I will be running for Give Kids The World, and that includes shipping. You can chose you medal below. I have included some info about GKTW and their mission. Please check out my fundraising page as well. 




http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/amanda-farmer-2/disneyprincessweekend2014

I am running as part of the Run GKTW Team. My goal is to raise $3,000 for Give Kids The World, a non-profit that exists solely to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. These deserving families are treated to week long fantasy vacations to Central Florida where accommodations, attraction tickets, entertainment, meals and more are all provided at no cost.
Give Kids The World has been awarded a four-star rating for sound fiscal management for eight consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities. In 2010, GKTW was recognized as the #1 most fiscally responsible charity by Worth Magazine, and MSN Money named GKTW the Highest Rated Charity in America in 2012. Give Kids The World’s commitment to accountability and transparency assures supporters that their donation is used in the most responsible and efficient way possible.
Since its founding in 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 125,000 families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. In 2012, the Village served 7,337 families—the highest number in the organization’s 27 year history. During my trip to Orlando, I will have the opportunity to visit Give Kids The World Village and see the impact of your donations first-hand. I hope you will consider sponsoring me for this very worthwhile cause. 


Registration is now closed. If there are extra medals once the arrive I will open registration again. 



 
 
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I am so excite to be running the Glass Slipper Challenge at Walt Disney World in February! I signed up today to run with Team Give Kids The World. I will be fundraising between now and February, trying to raise at least $3,000. Give Kids The World is such a wonderful organisation and I am so happy to be a part of this effort. As a thank you to anyone who donates at least $10 I am offering a custom stamped medal race charm. You can see examples below. If you would like a charm all you need to do is donate and then you can send me an email at dinofunrun@gmail.com telling me what you would like stamped on your charm. Thank you all for your support! The link to donate is below. http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/amanda-farmer-2/disneyprincessweekend2014

 
 
Friday was hard. Really hard. Like, I almost cried hard. Okay, that's not fair to say. The workout itself was not that hard. It was the accumulation of the week's workouts. Saturday I was just too sore and tired to do anything. :( So instead of one rest day this weekend I had two. Honestly, I needed it. I am loving Insanity and want to follow it as much as I can but I also need to listen to my body. I wasn't before and that is how I ended up inuring my knee. 
Today was another day I didn't want to workout. But today was not soreness, just laziness. So I got myself up and made myself do today's workout. I did take a few long breaks but I didn't quit. 
As far as progress, I have not taken measurements yet, I will next week, but my weight was down 0.4 pounds from last Monday. I can see some changes already and I am getting more flexible everyday. 
I do think I need to make a note of which DVDs have a lot of jumping so I can tape my knee for those, at least for a few more weeks. It still feels just a little weak. 
And tonight I decided not to wear shoes. I only have running shoes and things just didn't feel right. Barefoot was surprisingly comfortable! I may have to try minimalist shoes. 
 

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    My name is Amanda, I am a runner and a full time student. I started this blog to share my experiences training for and running races as well as coordinating virtual races. I hope to use my blog and races to inspire others to get out there and run. In March 2013 I started my first "virtual" 5K and plan to host many more in the coming months. I want this to be a fun, safe place to share and inspire. The name of my blog was inspired by the fact that even when I am out running alone, I know I am not on my own. I have my online running buddies, husband, family and friends with me at all times. 

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