Vote for President Loki Fun Running Costume Inspiration

If you're looking for a non-traditional costume idea for an upcoming runDisney race weekend, or another superhero-themed race, I've got a few ideas for you, based on popular Marvel characters and featuring some unique apparel designs available in my Etsy shop.

Following Hawkeye's Kate Bishop and Captain Carter from last week, today I'm sharing some ideas for dressing up as President Loki.  You can find these and other pop-culture-inspired running costume ideas in my Etsy shop here:

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Note that the costume pieces I've been highlighting from my shop, including the President Loki garments, are made to order. Printing and shipment times vary but are clearly stated on the Etsy listing. These ideas I'll be sharing require some thinking ahead, and are definitely not "quick costume ideas."

Vote for President Loki All-Over Print Costume T-Shirt

President Loki Variant Apparel Options and Suggested Costume Accessories

Vote for President Loki All-Over Costume Lightweight Men's/Unisex T-Shirt – Now this t-shirt is something to Get Excited About! Channel your inner President Loki by dressing up as the popular god of mischief variant as he... View on Etsy
Vote for President Loki All Over Print T-Shirt Dress – Channel your inner President Loki by dressing up as the popular god of mischief variant as he appeared in his streaming series. The character was inspired... View on Etsy
CRZ YOGA Women's Naked Feeling Workout Leggings 25 Inches - High Waisted Yoga Pants with Side Pockets Grey Olive Medium – Designed for yoga or training. Crafted for unrestricted movement, fits you like a second skin.; Sleek, buttery-soft Naked Feeling collection, slightly compressed, 4-way stretch and squat... View on Amazon
Superhero Helmet Crown Horns Non-Removable Cosplay Costumes Prop Halloween Party PVC – Made of hard PVC material,sturdy and durable to wear.; Inspired from the original movie version of superhero helmet,hard horns and details are realistic for cosplay Thor,it... View on Amazon

Hawkeye's Kate Bishop Costume & Other Hawkeye-Inspired Tops

If you're looking for a non-traditional costume idea for an upcoming runDisney race weekend, or another superhero-themed race, I've got a few ideas for you, based on popular Marvel characters and featuring some unique apparel designs available in my Etsy shop.

Today I'm sharing some ideas for dressing up as Kate Bishop, as well as other running t-shirt designs inspired by the recent hit Disney+ series Hawkeye. You can find all of these and more fun pop-culture themed running gear in my Etsy shop here:

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Note that the costume pieces I'll be highlighting from my shop, including the Kate Bishop costume shirt, are made to order. Printing and shipment times vary but are clearly stated on the Etsy listing. These ideas I'll be sharing require some thinking ahead, and are definitely not "quick costume ideas."

Kate Bishop was introduced into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) in the Disney+ series Hawkeye. In comic form, Kate becomes the familiar Hawkeye character.

In the series, her costume is a big part of the character, as she finds branding an important part of being a superhero. She tries to get Clint Barton to change his look and improve his recognition among the public. By the end of the series, he does change into a kick-ass costume, but also seems to hand the reins over to Kate.

LadyHawke? HawkShot? Lady Arrow? I have an idea...

Kate Bishop All-Over Print Costume T-Shirt

Suggested Costume Pieces & Accessories for Kate Bishop Running Costume

ODODOS Women's High Waisted 19" Inseam Dual Pockets Workout Capris, Yoga Running Gym Athletic Capris Leggings, Black, Medium – Choose from solid, Heather and Space-Dye Colour. You decide what's best for you. You're covered by our 100% full money-back guarantee.; If you don't love our... View on Amazon
CRZ YOGA Women's Seamless Athletic Long Sleeves Sports Running Shirt Breathable Gym Workout Top Arctic Plum - Relaxed Fit Large – Seamless fabric: Breathable, moisture-wick and four-way compression stretchy fabric with less friction to keep you dry and comfortable.; Athletic round neck design, raglan long sleeves allow... View on Amazon
Med PRIDE Transparent Medical Tape (Pack of 12 Rolls) - First Aid Adhesive Clear Surgical Bandage Tape For Wound Dressing Care No Latex, Breathable And Hypoallergenic - 1 inch x 10 Yds – TREAT EVERY WOUND WITH CARE: This top quality medical tape comes in handy in a great variety of situations, which is why you should keep it... View on Amazon
Sohapy Funny Bow and Arrow Sets Kids Toy Archery Set for Target Outdoor Garden Fun Game Sport & Party Favors (Multi-Colored) – Package include:Pack of 20 12" Bow & Arrow Archery Sets; Random Colors.; Material: made of environmentally friendly plastic, Safety,Non-toxic, Durable and Lightweight.; How to use:Each Bow... View on Amazon

Hawkeye Mantra Tops for Runners

Want to channel the focus of archers Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, but don't want to go full into costume mode? We've got some fun Hawkeye-themed shirts featuring mantras inspired by the series logo and style.

Shooting for a PR Hawkeye Runner Race Women's Sport T-Shirt – Get ready to shoot for a PR (personal record) in your next race or stay focused during training with this fun t-shirt inspired by Hawkeye. Text... View on Etsy
Runner Aiming for a PR Hawkeye Runner Race Women's Sport T-Shirt – Get ready to aim for a PR (personal record) in your next race or stay focused during training with this fun t-shirt inspired by Hawkeye. Text... View on Etsy
On Target for a PR Hawkeye Runner Race Women's Sport T-Shirt – Get ready to aim for a PR (personal record) in your next race or stay focused during training with this fun t-shirt inspired by Hawkeye. Text... View on Etsy
Shooting for a PR Hawkeye Runner Race (Chevron Variant) Women's Sport T-Shirt – Get ready to shoot for a PR (personal record) in your next race or stay focused during training with this fun t-shirt inspired by Hawkeye. Text... View on Etsy

Captain Carter from What If...? Costume Running Outfit Idea

If you're looking for a non-traditional costume idea for an upcoming runDisney race weekend, or another superhero-themed race, I've got a few ideas for you, based on popular Marvel characters and featuring some unique apparel designs available in my Etsy shop.

Today I'm sharing some ideas for dressing up as Captain Carter; in coming days and weeks I'll highlight some other Marvel-inspired ideas. You can find my Etsy shop here:

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Note that the costume pieces I'll be highlighting from my shop, including this Captain Carter shirt, are made to order. Printing and shipment times vary but are clearly stated on the Etsy listing. These ideas I'll be sharing require some thinking ahead, and are definitely not "quick costume ideas."

Captain Carter, a variant of the WWII-era hero known to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), was featured in the popular animated series What If...?, featured on Disney+.

In this different world, where a single decision made by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Peggy Carter changes the course of her life, and her reality, a woman became a kick-ass super-soldier superhero instead of Steve Rogers (Captain America).

I've got a fun costume t-shirt of Captain Carter in the cartoon style seen in the series. It would be easy to match this colorful and bold printed costume top with other garments and elements to make a fun running costume.

Captain Carter All-Over Print Costume T-Shirt

Suggested Costume Pieces & Accessories for Captain Carter Running Costume

ODODOS Women's High Waisted 19" Inseam Dual Pockets Workout Capris, Yoga Running Gym Athletic Capris Leggings, Deep Navy, X-Large – Choose from solid, Heather and Space-Dye Colour. You decide what's best for you. You're covered by our 100% full money-back guarantee.; If you don't love our... View on Amazon
NEWZILL Compression Dress Sock (15-20mmHg) for Men & Women - Cotton Rich Comfortable Socks - BEST Stockings for Business Casual, Running, Medical, Athletic, Edema, Diabetic (L/XL, Brown) – COPPER COMPRESSION SOCKS - Copper is a great conductor of electricity, we extended its natural property to rejuvenate blood circulation through your legs through copper fibers... View on Amazon
Canvas Web Belt Military Style Antique Silver Buckle/Tip Solid Color 54" Long (Brown) – Antique Silver Buckle; Fully Adjustable; 54" Long - 1-1/4" Wide; Canvas Material. View on Amazon
Handmade Captain Carter Shield Metal Prop Replica Screen Accurate Marvel – Size :- 24 Inches Shape:- Round Color As Shown In The Pictures ✪ MATERIAL :- Metal ✪ SHIELD :- This Super Hero Round Shields Were Neither Clunky... View on Etsy

runDisney Mashup Running Costume Idea: Princess Fennec Shand

Princess Fennec Shand Mulan Mashup All-Over Print Costume Casual Leggings – Embody the strength of two popular Ming-Na Wen characters with our Princess Fennec Shand Mulan mashup running costume leggings. The design uses the patterns and shapes... View on Etsy
Princess Fennec Shand Mulan Mashup All-Over Print Costume T-Shirt Dress – Embody the strength of two popular Ming-Na Wen characters with this fun t-shirt dress design that mashes up Mulan with Fennec Shand! The design uses the... View on Etsy

Princess Running Costume Idea: Luisa Madrigal

Are you looking for something different to wear for the upcoming Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend? If you're running but don't want to dress up like one of the race theme princesses, or any princess, for that matter, how about something non-traditional, but still Disney?

Luisa Madrigal is one of the heroines in the latest animated Disney feature film, Encanto. 

The main story revolves around her sister, Mirabel, who wears a whimsical outfit with lace-look trim, flower details, and other pretty and intricate design features. We have a few Mirabel costume pieces available in our Etsy shop. I will share the pieces at the bottom of this post as well.

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Dress up as the strong Luisa, whose magic is extraordinary strength. Luisa works to balance the responsibilities of her gift with the pressures she feels from those who rely on her.

Luisa great character to channel during a runDisney race or other costumed run. Her signature song, Surface Pressure, is a great workout song with a catchy beat -- hum along during your run, or add it to your running playlist!

Luisa is also a perfect companion costume to join up with a Mirabel runner. Pick up Mirabel and Luisa running outfits for a pair of running sisters, or running besties.

Costume running is even more fun when you do it together!

Luisa Madrigal Running Costume Shirt, Skirt, and More

We offer a few different Luisa-inspired costume pieces in our shop. Luisa wears a lilac blouse with red ribbon and lace-look trim at the bottom. She also wears a dark purplish-blue skirt. In addition to a costume shirt and skirt, we have a t-shirt dress, and a pair of Luisa-inspired leggings for those who prefer that style instead of a skirt. These four items are featured below:

Encanto Inspired Luisa All-Over Print Costume Lightweight Women's T-Shirt – Dress up as the extraordinarily strong sister of Mirabel Madrigal, Luisa, with our fun Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume t-shirt. Channel Luisa's power of strength... View on Etsy
Encanto Inspired Luisa All-Over Print Costume Skater Skirt – Dress up as the extraordinarily strong sister of Mirabel Madrigal, Luisa, with our fun Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume skater skirt. Channel Luisa's power of... View on Etsy
Encanto Inspired Luisa All-Over Print Costume T-Shirt Dress – Dress up as the extraordinarily strong sister of Mirabel Madrigal, Luisa, with our fun Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume t-shirt dress. Channel Luisa's power of... View on Etsy
Encanto Inspired Luisa All-Over Print Costume Casual Leggings – Dress up as the extraordinarily strong sister of Mirabel Madrigal, Luisa, with our fun Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume leggings. Channel Luisa's power of strength... View on Etsy

Luisa Madrigal Running Costume Accessory Ideas

Luisa makes for an especially easy running costume because she doesn't have a lot of accessories -- there's nothing large to carry or bulky to wear to achieve her look.

She does wear purple bands at her wrists, and a red ribbon in her hair. You can use sweatbands or a headband to approximate this look, with athletic gear, for your running costume. I would probably accessorize with a red Headsweats hat. You could also consider carrying a prop barbell or dumbbells to showcase Luisa's strength. See ideas below.

Suddora 4 Inch Arm Sweatbands - Thick Cotton Armbands for Gymnastics, Basketball, Tennis, Football (Purple) – ➤Keep Your Grip – Super absorbent 4 Inch wristbands wick up sweat before it can make your hands slick. Perfect for gymnastics, tennis, basketball, baseball, football,... View on Amazon
Headsweats Supervisor Sun/Race/Running/Outdoor Sports Visor, Red, One Size – Eventure knit shell with Eventure terry sweatband; Eventure elastic back provides custom fit without any adjustments; Flat front panel perfect for custom logo application; Black undervisor... View on Amazon
Inflatable Barbell (1 piece) Novelty & Gag Toys, Party Supplies & Accessories – Great feats of strength are easy with this Inflatable Barbell.; Vinyl; 52" in length. View on Amazon
Liberty Imports Adjustable Dumbbell Toy Pretend Workout Set for Kids Gym Exercise - Fill with Beach Sand or Water – ✅ KIDS EXERCISE: Take your kids to the gym with this awesome adjustable dumbbell set!; ✅ INCLUDES: Includes 6 weight plates, dumbbell bar, and 2 lock... View on Amazon

Mirabel Madrigal Running Costume Pieces

Dress as Luisa one day, and Mirabel another! Or join forces during your upcoming race by dressing up as both magical sisters. See our Mirabel-inspired costume gear below:

Encanto Inspired Mirabel All-Over Print Costume Lightweight Women's T-Shirt – Dress up as the ordinary, extraordinary Mirabel Madrigal with our whimsical Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume t-shirt. Note that this is a printed shirt with... View on Etsy
Encanto Inspired Mirabel All-Over Print Costume Skater Skirt – Dress up as the ordinary, extraordinary Mirabel Madrigal with our whimsical Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume skirt. Match this with the Mirabel t-shirt available in... View on Etsy
Encanto Inspired Mirabel All-Over Print Costume Casual Leggings – Dress up as the ordinary, extraordinary Mirabel Madrigal with our whimsical Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume leggings. These color block style leggings use the shades... View on Etsy

2021 Virtual Race Round-Up (May - December)

While I continue to work through knee pain, I haven't really been able to make any running goals. Unfortunately my overall fitness has been a victim of this, but I hope to make some changes in 2022.

Anyway, in 2021 I participated in very few in-person events. I also completed just a handful of virtual events, mostly walking. 

These virtual runs (walks) are mostly completed in my neighborhood or local trail, so they unfortunately aren't particularly memorable; individual reports would be even more boring than the usual race report. I still want to note them, especially to shout out the charities involved, so here are some brief recaps from virtual events I completed in the last half or so of 2021.

1 Run 4 Life 4 Miler 2021

This was a live event that I elected to complete virtually. I've participated in this race 3 times in person, and virtually in 2020.

2 Global Energy Race 10K 2021

This worldwide event went virtual for the second year in a row. The charity run boasted unique swag for a free entry. I have participated in the Global Energy Race 3 times in person, and virtually in 2020.

  • Completed: October 10, 2021 on local trails
  • Charity: Feeding America
  • Cost: FREE
  • Swag: Tote bag, cooling towel, finisher medal (submitted date-based results required)
  • Time: 1:44:25

3 Park Falls Virtual Turkey Trot 2020

This local race in Park Falls, Wisconsin was forced to go virtual due to the pandemic. It had a Thanksgiving theme with the option to run anytime up until Thanksgiving Day. I completely forgot about this run during 2020, so I completed it in 2021. 

  • Completed: December 7, 2021 on local trails
  • Charity: Lord's Cupboard Food Pantry
  • Cost: $39.00
  • Swag: Long-sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal
  • Time: 47:05

4 Smashed Santa 5K 2020

I signed up for this affordable virtual race with some neat holiday swag back in 2020. I ended up completing it around Christmas 2021.

  • Completed: December 10, 2021 in my neighborhood
  • Charity: Nikolas Ritschel Foundation
  • Cost: $31.68
  • Swag: Long sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal, holiday socks, beanie, Santa beard
  • Time: 49:46

5 Daytona Beach Turkey Trot 2021

This was a live event last year that I had hoped to attend but I was unable to participate in person. The race director very kindly let me convert to a virtual race at the last minute. 

  • Completed: December 13, 2021 in my neighborhood
  • Charity: Funds were raised to support the largest school team of race participants
  • Cost: $31.03
  • Swag: T-shirt, finisher medal
  • Time: 49:46

6 Santa's Twilight 5K 2020

This was another in-person event that I was able to convert to virtual after registration. The race took place in 2020 but I didn't complete it until 2021.

  • Completed: December 15, 2021 in my neighborhood
  • Charity: Give A Day Foundation
  • Cost: $35.06
  • Swag: T-shirt, finisher medal
  • Time: 49:58

Addendum 9/28/22: I gave this shirt away (Goodwill) in September 2022

Addendum 9/28/22: I gave this shirt away (Goodwill) in September 2022

Dress Like a Princess for Princess Race Weekend 2022!

Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World is coming up at the end of February. Get ready for costumed running fun by dressing up as one of the featured princess characters for this return to in-person princess running. The featured characters are

Cinderella for the 5K
Tiana for the 10K
Mulan for the Half Marathon

The main costume garment pieces featured here are from Etsy small business sellers (including us), most offering print-on-demand shirts, tanks, skirts, and leggings. I've picked out accessories to add to the costumes to make your look more authentic and memorable.

Cinderella Scullery Maid Costume Shirt & Skirt

Scullery Maid Cinderella Costume Accessories

When wearing her maid outfit, Cinderella wears a simple white rag in her hair. She uses a broom, and a bucket with rag for cleaning. And, while getting ready for her day, she sings to helpful blue birds and mice.

Cinderella in Rags Housework Scullery Maid All-Over Print Costume Skater Skirt – Before going to the ball and becoming a Princess, Cinderella was ordered to work as a scullery maid in her own home by her stepmother Lady... View on Etsy
CHARM Wide Headband Bandana for Women - Mens Large Hair Turban Head Wraps Boho Band White – STRETCHY, BREATHABLE AND STYLISH HEADWRAP - Our head bands are designed to fit snug, and secure with an elastic band comfortably sewn into the hairband. This... View on Amazon
Rubies Costume Company 36" Witch Accessory Straw Broom (Discontinued by manufacturer) – Brand new authentic licensed Pegan Witch broom; Great accessory for any Child's or Adult Pegan Witch costume; This posting includes: 36" costume accessory witches' broom; Please... View on Amazon
Disney Cinderella's Jaq Plush – Small – 8 inches – Genuine, Original, Authentic Disney Store; Detailed plush sculpting and embroidered features; Glittering velour hat and jacket; Knit shirt; Faux fur tuft; Felt tooth; Soft ears and... View on Amazon

Princess Tiana Lily Pad Costume T-Shirt Dress

Princess Tiana Running Costume Accessories

Complete Tiana's look with these accessories. A running style athletic headband is a great costume piece that's practical, too. Tiana wears long green gloves and a delicate green jeweled necklace with the lily pad dress. Neither of those accessories is particularly runner-friendly, so depending on your pace, your goals, and your photo op ambitions, choose the accessories that will work best for you.

Tiana Headband, Running Headband, Yoga Headband, Frog Princess Tiana Yoga Headband, Princess Headband, Princess Tiana Headband – Complete your costume with this adorable and comfortable moisture wicking headband! Headband measure 9" wide x 4" tall, tapering in the back to about 1.5" tall. Made... View on Etsy
ZAZA BRIDAL 15.5" Long Shiny Stretch Satin Dress Gloves Below-The-Elbow Length 8BL-Lime Green – Satin Below-the-elbow Length(8BL) Gloves Available in Many Colors.; One size Fits Most.; Stretch quality.; Approximately 15"~15.5" in length from the tip of the middle finger to... View on Amazon
EVER FAITH Rhinestone Crystal Luxury Banquet Ball Floral Waterdrop Necklace Earrings Set Green Gold-Tone – Elegant floral jewelry set with pear-shaped drop for bridal or prom. Made of crystals. Wearing this kind of jewelry will make you more eye-catching.; It will... View on Amazon

Warrior Mulan (Fa Ping) Costume T-Shirt Dress

Warrior Mulan Running Costume Accessories

Complete your warrior Mulan look with these fun accessories. Make sure you're comfortable carrying props for the distance you'll be running as Fa Ping, and double check that your props comply with runDisney rules if you're running a WDW race.

You could carry a foam sword like the ones featured below, or check your local dollar store toy section for something similar. Wear your hair up, tied with a green ribbon. Carry Mushu with you for dragon power!.

16" Foam Prince Sword Toy Set Party Supplies (6 Pack) – Each package comes with an assortment of foam swords with blue with yellow handles and red with blue hand covered handles. Perfect for distinguishing separate team... View on Amazon
Berwick Offray 068878 7/8" Wide Single Face Satin Ribbon, Emerald Green, 6 Yds – Single face satin ribbon is a silky, lush type of ribbon, and 7/8" width is perfect for wedding and seasonal decorations, gift wrapping, embroidering, sewing, and... View on Amazon
Mulan Mushu Dragon Plush Doll 12" – Cute and Collectible; Soft and Cuddly!; Size: about 12inches; Ship by 4px, 8-14 days arrive. View on Amazon

Princess Running Costume Idea: Mirabel Madrigal

Are you looking for something different to wear for the upcoming Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend? If you're running but don't want to dress up like one of the race theme princesses, or any princess, for that matter, how about something non-traditional, but still Disney?

Mirabel Madrigal is the heroine in the latest animated Disney feature film, Encanto. Dress up as this extraordinary, ordinary character who saves her family with her own special kind of magic. With costume pieces featured below, you can channel Mirabel's energy and unique look during Princess race weekend or for another costumed run.

Mirabel, born into a magical family, wears a unique outfit that is embellished with fun floral designs and child-like details.

Mirabel Madrigal Costume All-Over Print Polyester Running Costume T-Shirt

Cute Mirabel Costume T-Shirt Design Also Available in Youth and Kid's Sizing

Encanto Inspired Mirabel All-Over Print Kid's Costume T-Shirt – Dress up as the ordinary, extraordinary Mirabel Madrigal with our whimsical Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume t-shirt. Note that this is a printed shirt with no... View on Etsy
Encanto Inspired Mirabel All-Over Print Youth Costume T-Shirt – Dress up as the ordinary, extraordinary Mirabel Madrigal with our whimsical Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume t-shirt. Note that this is a printed shirt with no... View on Etsy

Mirabel Madrigal Costume All-Over Print Polyester Running Costume Skirt

Ideas for Mirabel Madrigal Costume Accessories

Encanto Inspired Mirabel All-Over Print Costume Casual Leggings – Dress up as the ordinary, extraordinary Mirabel Madrigal with our whimsical Encanto cartoon film character inspired costume leggings. These color block style leggings use the shades... View on Etsy
Ethnic Style Bag Lady's Everyday Crossbody Shoulder Bags Women Tourist Handbag – Outer material:polyester.Inner material:canvas; Strong durable made of thick quilted woven cotton and at the same time lightweight.Practical design with plenty of room for your cell phone.wallet.makeup... View on Amazon
Puma Optical Frames Unisex Round Green Green Transparent PU0107O-30001251-006 – Temple Length: 140mm; Lens Width: 48mm; Bridge Width: 20mm; Frame Shape: Panthos; Lens Color: Transparent; Imported; Comes with a protective designer case and cleaning cloth; MSRP: $109.00. View on Amazon

Replica Mirabel Madrigal Costume Sling Purse Bag

If you've got the time, this replica bag could be a perfect accessory for your Mirabel Madrigal running costume.

NOTE: The prop bag ships from China and delivery time is about 30 days!

For less than $8 including shipping (price at the time of posting), you can get your hands on this fun costume bag.

Unfortunately, there is no size information for the bag in this listing. There is an option to purchase the bag along with other costume elements. The entire package is for children, so the bag may be on the small side -- which could work out well as a running costume prop.

Local Race Report: Holiday Stress Buster 2021

This was my fourth time participating in the Lake Helen Stress Buster, always on Christmas Eve. Previous reports: 2016 | 2017 | 2019.

With nearly 700 finishers, this was by far the largest Stress Buster I've attended. It was fun to see such a large and festive group, with many runners dressed in holiday gear or funny Christmas outfits.

Training & Goals
In July my persistent but manageable knee pain became acute and I went to an orthopedic doctor for help. Unfortunately, while prescribed physical therapy exercises have helped with strength deficiencies, my knee pain persists. I'll be trying different treatments to get back on track. Meanwhile, I'm mostly walking. 

Race Day: December 24, 2021
Lake Helen is close to home. I arrived with plenty of time to find a nearby parking spot and get my bib. It was about 55°F with 94% humidity and clear, sunny skies as the race began.

There were a lot of West Volusia Runners at the race. I haven't been going to meetups so I saw a lot of unfamiliar faces join in our group photo. 

Mile 1: 16:15
After a five minute warm-up walk, I decided to try running 30 seconds between 2 minute walk intervals. I met up with my friend Lauren during this mile and we stuck together with these intervals for the rest of the race.

Mile 2: 16:52
Course support is provided by local residents who cheer on the runners as we head through the cute town of Lake Helen.

Mile 3+: 16:31, 1:56*

Recommendation
This is always a nice little local holiday race. The course through Lake Helen is pretty and festive, and the event is well-managed. It's flat and fast for racers looking to PR and it's very walker friendly, too. Recommended.

Chip time: 51:10
Placement details: 32/39 in Age Group, 543 overall out of 693 finishers
Race Amenities: Cotton t-shirt, medal for all finishers, free race photos
Cost: $22.17

*I forgot to turn off my Garmin until well after crossing the finish mat.

Race branded photo and featured photo (c) Almost There Photography
Running to the finish line photo (c) Marieann Bannan

Princess Race Weekend Outfit Ideas: Officially Licensed Leggings & Tank Tops

In their Zazzle shop, Disney offers a huge selection of officially licensed apparel and other gear. I previously shared how to use Zazzle's tools to customize race t-shirts, and shared some simple printed costume pieces using leggings with matching tank tops.

Marathon Weekend Costume Ideas: Officially Licensed Disney Character Leggings & Tank Tops

Design Your Own Officially Licensed Disney Race Shirt

With Princess race weekend coming up at the end of February, I thought I would highlight Zazzle's offerings featuring the race mascot princesses:

Cinderella for the 5K
Tiana for the 10K
Mulan for the Half Marathon
Moana for the Challenge

The all-over print racerback tanks are made of a soft ring-spun polyester/spandex blend. 

Note that there are two styles of leggings: full-length regular fit; and capri length with a high waist. Both are made using a comfortable, breathable polyester/spandex blend, and neither has pockets. 

Both the leggings and the tanks are made using a cut-and-sew process; the design elements on the different pieces of fabric might not line up exactly. This is normal and shouldn't be too noticeable while wearing. 

The leggings and tanks are great for racing but also comfortable for post-race park hopping.

Cinderella for the 5K: Leggings and Tank Top Ideas for Princess Race Weekend

Princess Cinderella "Express Yourself" Jumbo Character Leggings

Found on Zazzle

Cinderella poses with a sassy look on her face. She holds a glass slipper in one hand as she wears her ball gown with iconic choker necklace and hair in a high, loose bun. The princess is featured large and bold along one leg; the rest of the leggings have a subtle blue pattern with text that reads "Make Your Own Magic".

Selection of Cinderella All-Over Print Tank Tops

Cinderella | Have Courage Tank Top – Cinderella sitting in her blue dress next to the phrase "Have courage and be kind". View on Zazzle
Cinderella | Crowned By Friendship Tank Top – Disney Princesses are empowered heroines who dream, create and celebrate magical adventures! They help inspire young girls to see how brave, strong and fearless they are.... View on Zazzle
Cinderella | Dream Big Tank Top – Disney Princesses are empowered heroines who dream, create and celebrate magical adventures! They help inspire young girls to see how brave, strong and fearless they are.... View on Zazzle
Cinderella | Friendship Is Fearless Tank Top – Disney Princesses are empowered heroines who dream, create and celebrate magical adventures! They help inspire young girls to see how brave, strong and fearless they are.... View on Zazzle
Cinderella | Dream It, Then Do It Tank Top – Disney Princesses are empowered heroines who dream, create and celebrate magical adventures! They help inspire young girls to see how brave, strong and fearless they are.... View on Zazzle
Princess Cinderella 3 Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle
Cinderella - Kindness Rules Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle
Cinderella | Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Tank Top – This modern, pop art design includes Cinderella & her fairy Godmother in a bright, comic print. View on Zazzle

Tiana for the 10K: Leggings and Tank Top Ideas for Princess Race Weekend

Princess Tiana "Fearless" Jumbo Character Leggings

Found on Zazzle

Tiana is shown posing in her iconic light green ball gown. The princess is featured large and bold along one leg; the rest of the leggings have a beautiful purple pattern that contrasts with Tiana's green outfit. The purple pattern includes icons like a carriage, castle, and hearts.

Selection of Tiana All-Over Print Tank Tops

Tiana - Eager and Ambitious Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle
Tiana - I am a Princess Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle
Tiana - Dreams Are The Spice Of Life 2 Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle
Tiana - Inspiring Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle
Tiana - Confident Princess Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle
Tiana - Cooking up a Dream Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle

Mulan for the Half Marathon: Legging Options and Matching Tank Top Outfit Ideas for Princess Race Weekend

Mulan "Fearless Dreamer" Jumbo Character Leggings

Found on Zazzle

A big bold print of Mulan is featured on one of the legs of this pair of Disney leggings. A village building is shown on the other leg; the background image is a starry night on dark blue.

More Officially Licensed Mulan Leggings

Mulan Illustrated Panels Pattern Leggings – Disney's Mulan | Pattern featuring illustrated panels of Mulan and Black Wind. View on Zazzle
Mulan "Loyal Brave True" Flower & Spirit Pattern Leggings – Disney's Mulan | Pattern featuring watercolor flowers, guiding spirit, and symbols for "Loyal Brave True". View on Zazzle
Mulan Illustrated Panels Pattern Capri Leggings – Disney's Mulan | Pattern featuring illustrated panels of Mulan and Black Wind. View on Zazzle
Mulan "Loyal Brave True" Flower & Spirit Pattern Capri Leggings – Disney's Mulan | Pattern featuring watercolor flowers, guiding spirit, and symbols for "Loyal Brave True". View on Zazzle

Two Awesome Mulan All-Over Print Tank Tops

Mulan and Mushu 2 Tank Top – Princess View on Zazzle
Mulan | Fearless Dreamer Tank Top – Disney Princesses are empowered heroines who dream, create and celebrate magical adventures! They help inspire young girls to see how brave, strong and fearless they are.... View on Zazzle

Moana for Princess Race Weekend Challenge Runners: Officially Licensed Leggings & Tank Tops

Whether you're dressing up in a Moana-themed outfit for one of the weekend's races, or looking to channel the character while park hopping later in the day, there are a lot of options featuring Disney's Polynesian Princess.

Officially Licensed Moana Leggings

Moana | Sail By The Stars - Pattern Leggings – Meet Maui from Disney's animated adventure, Moana. He's half god, half mortal, all awesome! Here we see the South Pacific demigod pulling back the sun in... View on Zazzle
Moana | Land And Sea Are One - Pattern Leggings – Let's get tropical! Amazing colorful patterns from Disney with a Moana inspired mosaic of the ocean islands of the pacific. The ocean princess's boat making waves... View on Zazzle
Moana | Maui - Shape Shifter Pattern Leggings – Meet Maui from Disney's animated adventure, Moana. He's half god, half mortal, all awesome! Here we see the South Pacific demigod pulling back the sun in... View on Zazzle

These Moana-inspired pattern leggings match well with a variety of different tank top styles, from bold images taken from the animated feature to matching patterns, here are some great options.

Officially Licensed Moana Tank Tops for Princess Weekend Running or Park Hopping

Moana | Heihei - Very Important Rooster Tank Top – Heihei is one very important rooster. This cute little animal is inspired by Disney. His friendship to Moana, the ocean princess, leads him on an amazing... View on Zazzle
Moana | Floral Pattern Tank Top – Revisit the magical world of Moana with this cute pattern inspired by Disney! Featuring the ocean princess herself and a beautiful floral pattern, this colorful design... View on Zazzle
Moana | Pua The Pot Bellied Pig Tank Top – Let us introduce Pua, the pot-bellied pig from Moana. This playful piglet is the beloved pet, sidekick and best friend of the Ocean princess, Moana. Pua... View on Zazzle
Moana | Retro Poster Pattern Tank Top – Get motivated to explore beyond the horizon with this retro Disney inspired poster. Become a bold adventurer like Moana! This patterned print features baby Moana, the... View on Zazzle
Moana | Sail By The Stars - Pattern Tank Top – Meet Maui from Disney's animated adventure, Moana. He's half god, half mortal, all awesome! Here we see the South Pacific demigod pulling back the sun in... View on Zazzle
Moana | Pua - I'm No Bacon Tank Top – Look at Pua! This cute character from Disney's Moana is so adorable you could just eat him up. No wait. This cartoon pig isn't for eating!... View on Zazzle
Moana | Maui - Island Lifter Tank Top – This intricate Polynesian inspired tribal art hails from Disney's awesome animated adventure, Moana. Here we see the loveable demigod, Maui under attack by Te K?, a... View on Zazzle
Moana | Island Daughter Tank Top – This adorable design depicts the young island princess, Moana long before her big ocean adventure. Even before she became Daughter of the Ocean, it was clear... View on Zazzle
Moana | Discover Oceania Tank Top – Find what lies beyond the sea with this enchanting design from Disney's Moana. This beautiful ocean scene shows the two epic adventurers, Moana and Maui on... View on Zazzle
Moana | True To Your Heart Tank Top – Discover Moana, the demi-god Maui, their little pig friend Pua and the rooster Heihei in this cute design from Disney! Together these amazing animated characters follow... View on Zazzle
Moana | Set Your Own Course Tank Top – Sail across the Pacific Ocean with Disney's Moana, an adventurous and headstrong young girl who strives to save the people of Motunui. Accompanied by the mighty... View on Zazzle
Moana | One With The Waves Tank Top – You ever seen an ocean princess before? Well you're in luck! Here's Moana with her arms held wide and flashing a big smile in excitement. This... View on Zazzle
Moana | Sailing Spirit Tank Top – Check out Moana surfing a stencilled wave! This ocean heroine has no fear with her sailing spirit guiding her. This Disney character has her oar in... View on Zazzle
Moana | Kakamora - Coconut Pirates Tank Top – Cute little coconut creatures sounds like fun right? What if I told you they were the mythological kakamora from Disney's Moana!? These pirates covered in their... View on Zazzle
Moana | Adventurer, Voyager, Wayfinder Tank Top – Moana is a sweeping animation about an adventurous 16 year old girl who sets sale on a brave journey to save her people. Moana is Disney's... View on Zazzle
Moana | The Ocean Is Calling Tank Top – Is the ocean calling you? Revisit the magical world of Moana with this cool, ocean themed design from Disney. Our cartoon heroes Moana and Maui, making... View on Zazzle

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